Bostitch staple gun only blowing out air

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Old 07-01-18, 08:50 PM
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Bostitch staple gun only blowing out air

I'm trying to use this to staple screening to a patio door.
I secure the staple gun tight to the screen , put pressure on it, and squeeze the trigger.
I hear the exploding sound like a staple went through but all it is is an impression in the wood where the air hit.
(Fully loaded with staples).
Defective stapler?
 
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Old 07-01-18, 09:34 PM
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Might be jammed. Dump all the staples out. Can you see the tip of the driver as you pull the trigger? Or is there a staple smashed inside? Using the right staples for the stapler?

Bostich staplers usually use only bostitch staples. Not t-50's.
 
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Old 07-02-18, 03:37 AM
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It's not air. It's the actual hammer or driver in the front of the gun that is supposed to pick up a staple on it's way down. With no staple it will overshoot it's normal travel and leave that impression.

I agree, jam, wrong staples, or you've got it loaded wrong. That one takes T-50 or Stanley TRA-700 staples.
 
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Old 07-02-18, 04:45 AM
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I'm guessing that's not an exact representation of "his stapler".
 
 

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