DO: Understand The Anatomy of a Staple Gun
Normally, a staple gun comes attached to a motor with a cord. Sometimes, the motor is attached to the gun part itself. You can see and hear the motor running in order to make the compressed air system function.This part will resemble the back of a hair dryer, with a ventilation and fan system working to heat and cool the motor at once.
Staple guns that use compressed air systems are known as pneumatic staple guns. Other types of staple guns include electric and manual guns, although compressed air staple guns are by far the most popular and widely sought-after guns in the carpentry world.
Your staple gun should have an apparent trigger, much like the handle of an actual gun. This is what you can press when you want to release one of its industrial staples. These staplers will release a staple very quickly, so be sure that you’re prepared before pulling the trigger.
DO NOT: Use a Staple Gun Without Protection
Remember that staples come out of a lightning-fast air compressor, and when the staples shoot out, they are determined to punch the first thing they come in contact with. Plus, if you’ve been in the furniture industry for a while, you know how permanent those staples can be once they’ve made it to their destination. Stapling yourself in the eye is quite the unappealing experience, to put it mildly.
DO: Use Dry and Clean Air to Power the Staple Gun
Try to stay away from the following materials when powering your pneumatic stapler gun:
● Oxygen. Pure oxygen can be extremely hazardous, not only to the staple gun, but to yourself as well. In its pure form, oxygen is actually a toxic gas. It can start fires as well, so it’s best to steer clear of oxygen as a refueling option.
● Carbon dioxide. Again, this can be dangerous in its natural state. Carbon dioxide can cause explosions and spontaneous fires. If you attempt to fuel your staple gun with carbon dioxide, it will likely not work, and you may have a disaster on your hands.
● Compressed gas. Compressed gas is very different from compressed air. Do not ever attempt to fuel your staple gun with compressed gas, no matter what type of gas it is.
DO NOT: Point the Muzzle of the Gun At Anyone
DO: Inspect Your Staple Gun Every Day
DO NOT: Use the Gun if a Part Isn’t Working
As a follow-up to the previous section, if during your inspection you find that some of the parts aren’t working, you should immediately send in for repair. Do not attempt to use your staple gun if there are certain inoperable parts. Checking for inoperable parts includes:
● Seeing if the trigger, safety, or staple gun springs are working correctly – if they are not, it is time to take it in for a repair.
● Listening for unusual noises or clicking sounds.
● Watching to see if the gun acts abnormally when you attempt to use it.
If any of these instances should occur, it’s better to not risk your safety. Turn the gun off, disconnect its parts, and try to fix it as soon as possible.
DO: Fire Staples into the Wood
DO NOT: Use the Staple Gun as a Hammer
Take These Tips to Heart!
If you’re interested in learning more about staple guns, you can check out our other staple gun articles here. Now you’re well on your way to building some great pieces of furniture!