Electric Stanley Tre500 Staple Gun / Sharpshooter - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

  • This may or may not help, but I have one that was doing the same (as many as five at one trigger pull). I gave it the little WD40 and it still did the same. Then, I thought maybe it was the effect of not being used for a while. I proceeded to pull the trigger several hundred times (you can do this without staples loaded) and now, mine works fine. Seems to have helped.

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Jan 05, 2019 | 1,176 views

Hi this is a link to download a MANUAL for stanley tre500, I hope it helps...

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Mar 15, 2016 | 803 views

Make sure you are using the right staples for it. This will prevent lockups. You can also try spraying the staple track with a dry silicone lubricant.

The Plus and Minus is to set the strike pressure. Low for cork board, high for oak paneling.

Here is the manual, the TRE550 is close enough.

Stanley TRE550 Electric Staple Brad Nail Gun

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Jan 17, 2016 | 870 views

Staples newly purchased will always be attached when purchased and that answers your question...wherever the device u are loading has a horizontal channel, there will be a loading window at the end. Take it apart by realeasing the cap or spring at the bottom and sliding the train of staples into the channel inside. Replace cap or spring lever to original position and secure. Stapler is now loaded.

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Dec 12, 2015 | 401 views

One of the screws requires a security torx

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Jan 24, 2016 | 96 views

Morning Rhonda,

According to Stanley's own website, the TRE500 will only use either 1/2" or 5/8" brads.

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Electric Stanley... | Answered on Apr 09, 2015 | 449 views

If it's still under warranty, I'd contact the people who sold it you. This is not working correctly

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Mar 02, 2015 | 750 views

Please download the instruction sheet from the following link which explains how to load the brads. Make sure you have the correct size of brads mentioned at the bottom of the instruction sheet.

TRE500 Sharpshooter Stapler Instruction Manual

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Jul 02, 2018 | 3,904 views

I have the same staplegun. Are you sure it shoots nails? If it does I don't know it and have had mine a long time.

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Dec 13, 2012 | 760 views

buy a new one they are cheap

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Jul 20, 2012 | 717 views

Stanley Sharpshooter Staples, 3/8 Inch Leg Length, I would say as thay are stonger and deeper.

Hope this help's

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Jul 02, 2012 | 720 views

In installation of switches and lights you can use tester by continuity or by voltage reading.In continuity reading select the tester in to ohms or diode test to check the continuity and select to AC in to voltage reading to check the voltage out.

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Jul 16, 2011 | 112 views

Hi Nancy,

Do you mean it rapid fires, or do you mean fires the staples to deep?
If it fires too deep, the adjustment for that is on the back of the gun. The + and - give more/less depth. Adjust it towards the - direction to get the brad/staple to no penetrate as far.


Handie Andie

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Jan 05, 2019 | 2,114 views

Hi Rita,

Yes, the + and - adjusts the depth of the staple. You should check the setting periodically as it has a tendency to move as you handle the stapler.
Also, holding the nose of the staple flush and steady on the surface helps to drive them to the proper depth.

Hope this helps. If it does, I'd appreciate a 4 thumbs up, keeps me working... Thanks,

Handie Andie

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Jun 16, 2011 | 1,471 views

This tool only accepts brads from a minimum length of 12mm (half inch). It will accept staples from 6mm though. (quarter inch)

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Mar 29, 2011 | 237 views

look for image of brad nails on tool, load this side only.
Hold upside down.
Pull base back, and swing open......
Be sure they dont fall out, and make sure to use hi power ONLY.

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Feb 14, 2011 | 1,066 views

The stapler should have a label on the side indicating the sizes and part number. If not the sizes are 1/4" -part # TRA704 and incrementally upward to the largest 9/16" TRA709. The big box stores don't have them..I was looking online for them when I came across your question. Good luck.

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010 | 299 views

Check 4 a jam.

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010 | 249 views

Go to this link.

Electric Stanley... | Answered on Nov 02, 2010 | 792 views

That is a common problem with those guns...have returned quite few of them that did not last more then a few hundred staples...my local hardware returned them got credit for them and gave me new ones...they are a poor excuse for a staple gun but there is not much of an alternative to them...


Electric Stanley... | Answered on Aug 13, 2010 | 311 views

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