December 13, 2012 : How to load a pneumatic stapler

How to load a pneumatic stapler

Loading a pneumatic stapler will have slight variations from tool to tool; however, the following instructions will provide a good outline for loading the most common pneumatic stapler.

First, it is critical to ensure you have the proper staples. After identifying the correct staples, it’s time to load them. Most staple guns are either top or bottom loading. Medium and heavy wire pneumatic staplers generally load from the top while most fine wire staplers are bottom load. Before loading, be sure to disconnect the air supply and keep the stapler pointed away from you at all times.

A top loading stapler is fairly straight forward. Pull the magazine follower back until it locks into position. After the follower is locked into position, place the strip of staples over the magazine rail. The staples should move freely back and forth on the rail. The last step is to unlock the follower and release it so that it pushes the staples into the nose of the staple gun for firing.

Bottom load staplers operate differently. First, locate the magazine release generally found at the rear of magazine. Depress the release and slide magazine rail away from the nose. Turn the stapler upside down and insert the staples into the channel towards the nose of the stapler. Make sure the pointed ends of the staples are loaded so they will fire into your application. After the staples have been loaded, slide the magazine rail back towards the nose until it locks into place. Now you are ready to connect your air supply and test fire.


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