How to Reload a Black & Decker Powershot Staple Gun

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The Black and Decker Powershot staple gun accepts 1/4-inch to 9/16-inch heavy-duty staples and 9/16-inch type 13 nails. This particular staple gun is very handy for installing insulation, weatherstripping, mesh screens, carpeting, cabling and roof paper. It does a good job of driving nails into mouldings as well. It's a breeze to load with staples once you know how to do it, but nails require a bit more concentration.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Point the bottom of the stapler away from yourself or others and turn the gun until it's parallel to the ground.

  2. 2

    Grab the track release button located under the curved part of the stapler and push it away from you to release it from the stapler. Slide out the track.

  3. 3

    Turn the stapler bottom up and insert a strip of staples in the chamber. Make sure the staples are pointing toward the bottom of the stapler.

  4. 4

    Load nails by holding the stapler with the bottom up and facing away from you. Insert nails on the right-hand side of the chamber only, with the tips pointing out.

  5. 5

    Slide the track back until the track release button clicks back in place.

Tips and warnings

  • Wear eye protection when using your Powershot staple gun.

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