I have a Craftsman EasyFire Stapler/Nailer, Model# 68514. I need to know how to load brads/nails into this tool.
Craftsman Stapler/Nailer EasyFire Model# 68514
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Knowing how to use a tool correctly and in a safe manner is imperative. You can go to managemylife.com and you will be able to download your manual with just the model #. I hope this will assist you until your expert can respond to your question.
Unfortunately, the model number cannot be found on managemylife.com. I have been unable to find a manual anywhere. For what it's worth, the model number brings up the tool when searching on the Sears site: sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00968514000P?prdNo=4&blockNo=4&blockType=G4
I am sending you an image showing how to load the staples in your staple gun. The model is slightly different than yours, but the instructions apply to your model.
I also have this stapler (68514) and cannot figure out how to load the brad nails. (9/16 inch) I printed out the image above, but figure 4 which shows the insertion of the brads shows them going into a very wide slot that they fall all around in. If you just try to have faith that that could possibly work and slide the slide forward, the row of brads just gets crunched up. There is no obvious slot to hold the nails. I have talked to 6 sears/craftsman people on the phone already, and none of them can find a manual. I went to Sears and Home depot to show my stapler to the sales people, and nobody could figure out how to do this. I have searched online for manuals. I really really hope you can help me!
Linda, the nails (or brads) should be attached to a strip that holds them upright. Insert the strip so the brads are on the right side as shown in figure 4. The brads should be glued together and mounted on a strip that fits the channel on the stapler. You might need to buy some new brads.
Thanks, Jimmy. I did get my problem solved - by my husband, who studied your diagram. He tucked the brads tight to the left side of the slot (with the stapler upside down; it would be the right side with the staple right side up), and it worked! I am wondering about the strip issue though, as I haven't seen those. The brads I have and the ones I've seen at the stores here (San Francisco Bay area) don't have a strip, but are very lightly "glued" together in a row. I sure do appreciate your help, as I hate to lose a usable tool, even one as humble (but functional!) as this one is.
Linda, I am glad you got your problem worked out. My wife had a stapler we used some brads in and I remember some way the brads fit into the tray for the staples. I may be mistaken about them being mounted to a strip. The brads might fit into the groove for the staples.
Follow the directions except put the brad nails on the LEFT side when bottom of stapler is facing up. Step #4 is incorrect!
by Joe Kihnke
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