A staple gun is used for stapling into upholstery, wood, etc. It is one of the most commonly used machines used for carpentry and upholstery. It is useful for household purposes like stapling books or pages for a craft project or stapling fabric for upholstery. These guns are primarily of two types: electric staple guns and the hand-operated ones.
Upholstery Staple Guns
Upholstery staple guns have more power as they can insert staples into wood, fabric, leather, felt or any other material. Certain varieties have a rechargeable battery, and hence, last longer. Electric upholstery staple guns are expensive, with price ranging starting from $100. Loading and using an upholstery staple gun is also simple.
Electric guns are easier to use as compared to the hand-operated ones. You just have to plug it, insert staples, and pull the trigger at the place you wish to staple. You do not have to manually exert pressure, as an electric gun works on electricity or battery. Therefore, it works efficiently when you need to staple wood or even masonry. This is one of the biggest advantage of an electric stapler over the hand-operated one.
Electric staple guns can be used for industrial as well as household purposes. Their designs and prices vary according to the purpose for which they are used. The simple ones used for household purposes can cost between $20 to $50, while those used for commercial purposes can range anywhere over $100.
Before using an electric stapler, make sure you read all the instructions in the manual provided. The most important thing that you must remember is to use the correct size and type of staples in order to avoid jamming the gun. There is staple track at the back of the stapler. In an ordinary electric stapler, there is a black handle at the end. On pulling the handle, the compartment for staples slides out, where you can load the staple for the gun. The pointed heads of the staples should face downwards. You must also remember to load one entire stack of staples together so that the staples do not bend and get jammed.
In case the staple gun jams, you should follow the above process to open the staple compartment and remove the bent staples. Do not reuse these staples. Empty the compartment completely and replace with new staples. It is also advisable to use gloves to protect your hands from the staples. You must also make sure that you use the staple gun in a well-lit area. Some staple guns can also be locked when not in use.
Electric staplers are very useful and are almost as easy to use as office staplers. However, you need to be careful while handling a staple gun and keep it away from children. Secondly, check whether the staple is completely inserted after stapling it. Due to its varied applications and easy use, staple guns make an effective tool for household and commercial purposes.