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Where can I download a manual for Bostitch T5 Staple Gun

If you want to know how to load the staples, lift the wee flap at the end with the inscription " lift to insert staples".....
12/10/2023 11:25:22 AM • Stanley Hand... • Answered on Dec 10, 2023

I would like to see how the swing line 101 Tacker spring assembly goes

not car so moved this to TOOLS (hand) google the user manual or as maker SWINGLINE
1/22/2023 12:58:28 PM • Hand Tools • Answered on Jan 22, 2023

The blade on my black and decker radial arm saw is locked up. It will not move even by hand.

moved you out of cars to tools well some have brakes, so hands not cut off, as it spins down. what is the job here. not told what ACT is being attemped or if you lost the manual that covers all this. some blade bolts are LHT , left hand treading so , learn that first if doing blade swaps. buy this used and need to learn how to use it? NO MODEL SAW TOLD at all, nor country told, some are different outside our USA< so not told. is this the blade spin locked up, NOT TOLD add more words or tell what your are attempting/ I guessed blade but gee I do no know what's up here
10/12/2022 12:54:15 PM • Black & Decker... • Answered on Oct 12, 2022

M18 battery one led flashing rapidly when put on charger the charger is solid Greenbush if I put it in my impact the driver light comes on but no action and the batterystill flashes one light..

its not a car so move you to TOOLS (general)most times the battery is now NOGOOD>Milwaukee M18 Cordlessbla bla.never have just one battery or not be able to tell which end is wrong of 3.battery ,charger or tool
9/10/2022 2:45:27 PM • Hand Tools • Answered on Sep 10, 2022

I have a Stanley SharpShooter

Here is a copy of the instruction manual for your stapler.

1. Press end clip in, then up.

2. Pull out spring assembly.

3. Load staples into channel.

4. Reinsert spring assembly and

snap end clip into place.



1. Squeeze stapling end of hammer

tacker together, taking care to

avoid sharp staple.

2. Remove locking pin.

3. Press end clip in, then up.

4. Pull out spring assembly.

5. Remove staple channel.
6.Clear and reassemble

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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7/31/2022 5:06:49 PM • Stanley Tools... • Answered on Jul 31, 2022

Bostitch hardwood flooring stapler. The Staples misfire. I have to keep pushing on the Staples to make the gun fire properly

take a small brush like one you would use to clean a gun. clean it well and use gun oil to lube it
4/27/2022 7:21:10 PM • Hand Tools • Answered on Apr 27, 2022

When hooking up the cen-tech 60581 charger/starter

I don't think so, It did that on one of my lawn tractor batteries but not on the other lawn tractor or car battery, I suspect something is wrong with the battery.
4/10/2022 8:33:41 PM • CEN-TECH Heavy... • Answered on Apr 10, 2022

Screws aren’t regular screws. What tool can I use to get them out

Probably torx although we have no idea what your referring to
3/19/2022 10:24:34 PM • Hand Tools • Answered on Mar 19, 2022

I need a zero size phillips bit, and a zero size square drive bit.

For the first, I used "Phillips 0 driver bit" in my Google search. That got several links, including https://www.amazon.com/Phillips-Driver-Long-Miniature-Screws/dp/B07NBP3D7K . The second search was "#0 square driver bit". Amazon had a single bit in stock. Ace Hardware has this 2 pack: https://www.acehardware.com/departments/tools/power-tool-accessories/screwdriver-bits/2160976. Both of these are 1" long 1/4" hex shank for use in any quick-change 1/4" bit holder. I hope this helps. Cindy Wells
2/15/2022 5:24:17 AM • Hand Tools • Answered on Feb 15, 2022

I have a craftsman driver light #41993. Its

I know this is an old post but noticed there are 385 people that have viewed the post that like me were searching for a fix to their Craftsman 41993 lighted driver. The fix I found resulted in a better light than the original but being a Craftsman purist I also found a way to fix the original as well even though I put it away and use the new fix. I just wanted the original to work again. I'll start with repairing the original. The usual problem with the original is caused by corrosion from leaky batteries that ends up corroding through the metal strip connecting the + and - ends. I tore apart a new freebie led flashlight from Harbor Freight and used the guts to replace the metal strip and spring that was corroded beyond repair on my light. All it took was a little bending and snipping to make it identical to what my Craftsman had. You will notice the guts of the HF light have a nearly identical metal strip with spring attached. I cleaned the 41993 parts thoroughly & reassembled it using the remaining parts and the new metal strip and spring that I fabricated from the Harbor Freight light. It worked like a charm and my light works like it did when it was new. Now for the best part because my upgrade takes this light to a whole new level. Remove the old light and store it in a safe place. Then get another 3 1/2" Mini Flashlight from Harbor Freight item #69052 for free if you have a coupon since this item is often the freebie given away with any other purchase. I have a half dozen lying around myself so I know this to be fact. Remove the small lanyard and circular clip from the light and toss it since you will no longer need it. Pick up one super thin O-ring from a hardware store that will fit over the end of the flashlight and place it over the end of the light with the push button until it rests in the first groove. I can't give you a size since I sifted through several until I found one that fit snug with a little stretching to get it over the end of the light. Then slide the light into the 41993 and work the o-ring into handle with a small jewelers screwdriver as you gently press the light in place. This doesn't take too much pressure unless you chose a thicker o-ring. You don't absolutely have to use an o-ring but I like the professional appearance of the o-ring and the fact that it serves as a moisture barrier. The new replacement light fits so well that it looks like it was made for the 41993. The plus is that it has 9 LED's and illuminates the 41993 like the sun. Trust me that you will never again use the original once you install the new upgrade. Hope this helps another Craftsman tool junkie like me.
12/5/2021 4:19:28 PM • Hammer Hand... • Answered on Dec 05, 2021

I need a parts Diagram for a MasterCraft 8.25'' Compound Mitre Saw

I have the manual and prts list , you can phone this number for parts, the parts depot is in Ottawa 613-724-7724. if you the diagram send email to [email protected] and I will send it to you.
11/29/2021 10:06:05 PM • Hand Tools • Answered on Nov 29, 2021

Online manual for Rapitest Wps 115 Wire/Pipe & Stud Detector

go to the support center for the maunfacture site
8/6/2021 6:18:28 AM • Hand Tools • Answered on Aug 06, 2021


Check on the side of the box it will give the size it requires. It will look like this T50, T40, T25, and so on.
3/28/2021 11:20:47 PM • Hand Tools • Answered on Mar 28, 2021

Is it possible to ask a question about a Gerber multi pliers tool. With having to pay?

They have an online form... but I have had no luck getting mine replaced. I have broke 2 so far.
4/9/2020 7:51:34 PM • Hand Tools • Answered on Apr 09, 2020

My come along (American Power Pull model# 18650) was cranked back way too much and now I can't release the cable using the free spool lever. Any suggestions?

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9/20/2019 3:29:29 PM • Hand Tools • Answered on Sep 20, 2019

Stanley MR99 Riveter I dissasembled to release a

How do I dismantle the spiral from the outer casing of a yankee screwdriver
9/4/2019 8:14:59 AM • Stanley Hand... • Answered on Sep 04, 2019

I want to hook up a printer/fax machine to my Wireless computer. HOW

check whether the wifi function of printer is on or not, there is utility of brother which searches the printer on pc after installation of the software , check it
7/30/2019 12:18:42 PM • Brother Usb... • Answered on Jul 30, 2019

Makita Battery Charger DC18 RA

Maybe your battery is died, you can replace it on http://www.drillbattery.com.au/buybattery.php/makita_1220_power+tool+battery.html

3/19/2019 8:25:46 PM • Hand Tools • Answered on Mar 19, 2019
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