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:( Was un-jamming my cordless stapler (panasonic) and the spring flew off. I don't know what to attach it back to!!

It's the spring (skinny like the spring in a ballpoint pen) that keeps the tension on the mechanism to bring the staples up toward the front. It detached and now I can't see where to re-attach one end of it

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SOURCE: Stapler works intermittantly

If not the power source or cord, the next activation point would be the trigger. Does the stapler make any sort of noise when the trigger is depressed? What type and model stapler is it?

Posted on Nov 05, 2008



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SOURCE: Swingline Stapler Staples Only After You Open It Up....

When you lift up the top of the stapler (as though you are going to put staples in), does the pusher slide freely back and forth? It might be getting stuck at some point and not pushing the staples (either due to a worn pusher spring, or friction). First (after removing the staples) try spraying some light oil on the mechanism and lifting the top part of the stapler up and down a few times and observe how easily it moves back and forth. Also, with the top open try GENTLY sliding back and forth a little - if it slides fine with no sticking, try loading staples and using stapler. If it slides ok, but doesn't quickly return to it's "normal position" when pulled so as to put tension on the spring, rhen the spring may be worn and need replacing.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009


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SOURCE: Disassembled the stapler now need diagram to reassemble

Found user manual online but no parts breakdown, I have a phone number at 1-800-343-9329 and they might be to email you the breakdown. Wish I had better info but this is all they furnish online.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009


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SOURCE: I have a Swingline Optima Heavy duty manual

You may nave too many staples remove half of them and see it that helps

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SOURCE: electric stapler won't staple

On the side of the stapler are the instructions - no joke - stick a flathead at the lip of the metal striker and push the flat head up - while pushing the realse at the back - use A LOT of force - that is how ours popped open. It was jammed in the back with several staples that were not visible as a jamb in the front where the staples come out. the whole magazine will pop out when it is freed.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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