How to Use A Staple Gun on Wood

A handyman can’t get along without his staple gun, just like a soldier can’t go to war without a weapon. If you are a handyman, then you know how essential it is. If not, then reading this article can guide you to a successful project accomplishment.

It’s alright not to know how to use a staple on wood even when you are a handyman because the procedure is not a piece of cake. We can assure you after reading this article, you will be able to operate your staple gun just like john Rambo operates his machine gun in movies. So, grab your gear and let’s go:

What is a Staple Gun?

A staple gun is also known as a powered stapler. You can use this machine when you need to put heavy metal staples into wood or plastic. They are used in different sorts of projects such as roofing, house wrapping, insulation, carpeting, and many more.

Why Should I Get a Staple Gun?

The staple gun has thousands of uses. Here we have tried to explain a few of them:

1. Flooring Work

Why do you have to spend your hard-earned money on paying professionals to do flooring in your house when you have a staple gun? Just with the help of a simple staple gun, you can get it done quite easily. You can use a staple gun to install carpets and retracting them back on the floor.

2. Wood Work

Truth be told, a woodworking project can drive you nuts if you don’t have the right tools. When it comes to woodworking, you got to drill holes, and that requires powerful tools to deal with sturdy surfaces. And may God bless the one who finally came up with an idea of making a tool that took the process to a whole new level. Now finally, we can say, “Well, guys, this is not rocket science anymore.”

3. Construction Work

A staple gun is a crying need in construction works. In dealing with those heavy-duty tasks, you are going to need powerful tools, for sure. But when it comes to handling lightweight stuff, a staple gun is something you need. And to deal with those heavy-duty works, you can use larger staple guns, most notably in fastening tasks.

Types of Staple Guns

Generally, there are 3 types of staple guns, and are they:

Manual Staple Guns

Manual Staple Guns

The name explains it all; yeah, it requires a lot of manual labor. The good thing is this gun doesn’t require any power source to function. But we should remind you that it will cost a lot of your physical energy and patience.

Also, the staples can get jammed in the middle of your project. To deal with light household works, you are good to go with a manual staple gun, but we wouldn’t recommend it when dealing with heavy-duty tasks.

Electrical Staple Guns

Electrical Staple Guns

An electrical staple gun will need electricity or batteries to run, and they are way easier and more comfortable to handle. You can adjust the stapling process just by pressing the buttons on it. Here are some of the best electrical staple guns for wood you can get.

Pneumatic Staple Guns

Pneumatic Staple Guns

This type of gun is used to handle heavy-duty tasks as they are the most powerful guns among all of these. The power source is an air-compressor in this specific type of gun.

How To Use A Staple Gun on Wood:

A staple gun is a perfect weapon when it comes to dealing with woodwork. However, we should remind them of using it only on the work surface. Here’s how you use it:

Step 1:

First of all, you have to open the body of the gun. To do that, just press the colored latch situated at the rear. After that, by squeezing the release button, you can detach the tray the get it loaded with staples. Close the gun’s body, and hearing the clicking noise, you can be sure that it’s done properly.

Step 2:

The gun has been successfully loaded. Now, it’s time to lock and fire. In this step, you have to align the gun with the surface where you are going to staple and pull (squeeze) the trigger. Fire! Target is down. Yes! You have successfully accomplished your mission. Bravo soldier!

Well, let’s cut the drama here. Here are a few things you need to remember when operating the staple gun:

  • Be careful with squeezing pressure as it depends on the type you are using. Have a look at the manual to get the basic idea.
  • For an electric gun, minimal pressure is enough.
  • For a manual staple gun, you have to apply the maximum amount of pressure you can generate at times
  • Wear safety gloves and goggles when dealing with electric staple guns
  • Keep them away from your kids

That’s all about the procedures. We would suggest you read the manual before getting started if you are a beginner.

Final Words

A staple gun is one of the essential tools you can keep in your collection. Just by reading basic DIY articles or watching tutorial videos, you can get it done by yourself instead of paying the professionals. When it’s about heavy-duty tasks, we highly advise you to wear goggles and safety gloves.

We hope after reading our article; now you know how to use a staple gun on wood. Thanks for reading.


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About Jose Wilson

Hi, I am Jose Wilson. I am an avid DIY woodworker. I love to try out new woodworking tools. In over 6 years I have tried several wood working tools including circular saws, table saws, chain saws, and jigsaw among the rest. My inspiration came from watching my dada work. I also learned that many people didn’t quite understand how to use these tools. Today, I have helped so many people to learn the use, benefits, and how these DIY woodworking tools operate. I have created a number of work-tools related posts, built websites, and developed social media pages. Follow me here to learn more.

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