Staple gun is one of the essential tools when it comes to upholstery and carpentry as you will need to staple the material and make it hold tight. For first time users, this can be a bit stressful since this tool can be dangerous if you do not use it in the right way. While you can find a lot of upholstery staple gun reviews, there is not much of the useful advice that you can follow to use this tool like a professional.
Here are our tips that will help you to maintain a high level of security while handling this tool that can be potentially dangerous and even deadly.
Make sure to check the item before stapling
The first step is to make sure that you examine the item you will staple to make sure that you use the right staples. If you need to put two pieces together, make sure that these are deep enough to penetrate well.
Also, if you need to secure the wirings, make sure these are wide enough. If these are not, you are risking to puncture the wire and cause an electrical shock that might kill you.
Therefore, a thorough examination is mandatory to ensure that you work in a safe environment without the possibility to hurt yourself.
Use safety glasses
We see a lot of times that people who work with this tool or similar ones avoid using the safety glasses. Staples may, due to the material resistance, to bounce back of the material/item and go in the opposite direction with high speed. In this case, if these hit your body, these can inflict serious injury to you.
For this reason, ensure that you have eye protection, to avoid bouncing back in the yes, which be dangerous and extremely painful. Never underestimate the safety and also always wear gloves when you work with this tool.
Unplug the staple gun when you load it
One of the things that a lot of people skip is to unplug the device while they are loading it up. Even if everything is fine, you are risking the electrical shock as you never know what can happen with the electricity.
Before you start loading it, make sure to turn it off and unplug the cord from the socket. Then, unlock the trigger and open the tray hatch to put the staples.
Then, close the hatch, lock the trigger, plug it in and start using it safely, making sure there is no one around you.
Make sure there is no water around
If your staple gun is an electrical one, pay attention to water and electricity to avoid danger. Like with any electrical device, you need to ensure that there is no water near the device or cables.
Should you see any water or liquid, make sure to unplug the device, remove water and then continue with using it. Water and electricity can kill you or even make a short circuit that will trigger the staples!