SKIL staple guns

Electric staple guns are used for lots of jobs involving fixing and fitting all kinds of materials in the home: upholstering furniture, fixing wall coverings, securing paper and foils, attaching softwood and panelling and much more. If you'd like to learn more about using an electric staple gun, take a look at our extensive information below.

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What is an electric staple gun used for?

  1. What is an electric staple gun used for?
    Electric staple guns are used for many different decorating jobs in and around the home, like upholstering furniture, securing wall coverings (textile wallpapers, insulating materials etc.), securing paper or foil (posters) and attaching soft wood and boards (base panels, chipboard back walls of cupboards etc.).

What is the impact control function for?

  1. What is the impact control function for?
    An impact control dial wheel – if the electric staple gun has one – lets you adjust the impact strength for different materials. Generally, a high impact is recommended for harder materials (such as hard wood), and a lower impact for softer materials (such as soft wood). The best setting also depends on the length of the staples or nails you are using.

What type of staples and nails can I use?

  1. What type of staples and nails can I use?

    Not all tackers can both staple and nail, so before you buy, take some time to think about what you want to use the tacker for. If you’re only going to use the tacker to upholster furniture, stapling is all you need. If you also want to fix wooden panels in place, say, you could really do with a tacker with a nailing function too.

    Different tackers use different sizes of staples and nails. Always check the packaging to see whether nails or staples are suitable for your tacker.

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