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Swingline Optima 45 Stapler - cannot slide tray back in stapler, no staples jamming

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Sometimes the rectangular insert where the staples sit on, gets dislodged. On the underside of channel insert is a spring and when correctly seated is in between the tabs of the bottom piece. If the insert isn't in between the tabs, it sits too high and makes it difficult to open and close the staple tray. The staples will jam.

Posted on Nov 06, 2014

  • Cheryl Carter Dec 09, 2019

    Thank you. How do you check the spring to see if it isn't seated correctly? Is there a way to get it apart to see the seat? It doesn't jam every time, just on occasion. The slide that the staples are in will stop in the down position and it is really hard to get it pushed back up again.

  • Thomas Chandler
    Thomas Chandler Jun 13, 2020

    i have same problem and trying to get into that slide seems like a major task even if possible..I have disassembled the stapler removing top and bottom and separating the sides with the 4 hidden screws but that slide sits in the middle of the stapler assembly and its difficult to get to .. the plastic slide have some wires from the circuits glued and screwed that interfere with complete separation of the sides to be able to work on that inner assembly.

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