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Re: A air tool I love! Air pressure is the only real control that you have while " in project ".
Penetration is determined by type of staple and density of what the staple is going through .If the material is 100% consistent you will get uniform results . Unfortunately wood is far from uniform , so you normally may need to "play" with the pressure .
Could you expand a little on what you mean by dents ?
Is the staple getting buried more then you want , or are you seeing dents from the nose piece ?
Forgot to mention , what you are stapling to the wood will make a big difference in settings . If it is a tough or rigid substance , you will get more consistent and better results than with a 'soft' substance .
It seems like it's coming from the nose piece..
As for the wood I can't remember what I picked up as it was awhile ago but I know it was 2x4
If it seems to be from the nose piece , there are 2 main possibilities .
1 The plunger that drives the staple is projecting beyond the end of the nose piece when driving the staple . This will tend to look like a narrow straight line .Reducing air pressure may help .
2 The stapler is " bouncing " when you staple .
This will tend to look more like a dent or gouge , and if you hold the stapler to the dent, it will look like it "fits" . If this is the case, hold the stapler more firmly against the wood .This might require a hand on top of the piston area, and is more prevalent with higher air pressure .
Have you tried a test using the actual material you are going to be stapling ? Depending on the top material , may turn out not to be an issue .
the wood piece I will be using is the same wood piece, however I will be stretching some fabric over it so it wont be much of an issue I don't think.