How to Load Staples Into the Stanley Sharpshooter Stapler

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The Stanley Sharpshooter Staple Gun is a heavy-duty staple gun you can use for upholstery, decorating, crafts or construction. The gun uses Stanley heavy duty staples from 1/4 inch to 9/16 inch long. A loading window on the front of the gun lets you see when you're almost out of staples, and the locking handle prevents staples from being fired off accidentally.

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  • Staples

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  1. 1

    Ensure the handle safety is on and the handle is locked down.Turn the stapler so the bottom is facing up.

  2. 2

    Release the loading latch at the end the stapler and pull the slide open.

  3. 3

    Lay a stick of staples in the loading channel with the legs of the staples facing up.

  4. 4

    Push the slide in until the loading latch clicks and catches.

Tips and warnings

  • Stanley recommends choosing staples long enough that approximately 3/16 inches of the staple penetrates the items being stapled.
  • Never point a staple gun at a person or animal. Always hold the gun facing away from you.
  • Engage the handle lock whenever you set the staple down to avoid accidental discharge.

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