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How to Load Staples Into a Stanley Staple Gun

Updated March 23, 2017

Preparing and building in your home can be a great way to both save money and increase your own construction skills. One of the mainstays of the construction trade is the staple gun: it's useful for wiring, plumbing and general remodelling. Staple gun styles vary from company to company, so it's important to know the correct way to load your model.

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  1. Verify you are out of staples. The Stanley staple gun has a small window on the right side that will show you the empty chamber, but you can also squeeze the handle to confirm you are out. Put on your safety goggles and put the stapler's safety on by pushing the lever under the handle and squeeze the handle as if you were putting a staple in.

  2. Take one row of Bart staples and put aside. On the back of the staple gun, there is a black protrusion. Press on and up on this, and the spring loaded unit will pop out. Turn the staple gun on its back, and you can place the row of replacement staples into the empty chamber. Place the row staple-points up.

  3. Turn the staple gun back over. Line up the spring loaded unit with the empty chamber and press firmly back into place, securing the staples. Make sure there is a clicking noise to confirm the gun is ready for use. Disengage the safety by flipping the lever under the handle back into the "on" position.

  4. Use as instructed by the manufacturer manual. Keep spare staples handy for future use. When completed with a project, be sure to store both the staple gun and the replacement staples in a secure, safe location. If the tool falls into the wrong hands (i.e. children) it can cause serious injury.

  5. Tip

    Keep replacement staples at all times to prevent unwanted trips.


    Use safety goggles and gloves whenever in doubt.

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Things You'll Need

  • Stanley staple gun
  • Bart staples
  • Safety goggles

About the Author

Based in Eugene, Ore., Duncan Jenkins has been writing finance-related articles since 2008. His specialties include personal finance advice, mortgage/equity loans and credit management. Jenkins obtained his bachelor's degree in English from Clark University.

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