safety instructions - STOCKade Fencing Staplers

PNEUMATIC ST-400 FENCING STAPLER
USER GUIDE
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READ ALL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATION
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INJURY MAY RESULT FROM INCORRECT TOOL USE
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ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION WHEN OPERATING
STAPLING TOOL
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NEVER CONNECT PNEUMATIC TOOL TO OXYGEN CYCLINDERS
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ALWAYS KEEP THIS MANUAL WITH THE TOOL FOR EASY REFERENCE
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Pneumatic ST-400 Fencing Stapler User Guide 04/12 v1
TECHNICAL DATA
Applications……………………. For stapling fencing wire to wooden posts. Ideal for
heavy duty rural wire fencing, high tensile livestock
fences, woven and fixed know fences, mesh fencing,
predator fencing, horticulture, highway boundaries and
rural utility applications.
Features………………………... Rugged, Versatile Pneumatic Power
Aluminum Alloy Housing
High Impact Hardened Steel Driver Blade
Drives 40 to 52 x 4.0mm Fencing Staples
Staple Wire Angle Guide and V shaped Guide
Adjustable Depth of Drive
Top Load Magazine
Adjustable Air Deflector
Sequential Trigger System
Swivel Coupling
Staple Lock Out Bar
Belt Hook / Wire Hook Option
Two-Hand Operation Handle Option
Dimensions (WxHxD)…………. …………………………………….. 120 x 360 x 390mm
Weight………………………….. …………………………………….. 3.7kg
Air Inlet…………………………. …………………………………….. 10mm
Maximum Permissible Operating Pressure………………………… 8.3 bar (120psi)
Recommended Operating Pressure………………………………… 6.75 - 7.3 bar (98 – 105psi)
Recommended Operating Pressure – Hard Lumber……………… 7.6 – 8.3 bar (110 – 120psi)
Noise characteristics NZS6801: 1999 acoustic measurement of sound:
A-weighted single-event sound pressure level at operator’s position: L PA, 1s=93.3dBA
A-weighted single sound pressure level: LpA,1s,1m=85.66dBA
Vibration characteristics ISO 8662, part II:
Weighted root mean square acceleration=3.69m/s²
CAUTION! AT THE WORKPLACE, ALWAYS WEAR HEARING PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
Do not operate the tool
until you have read and understood all safety precautions
and tool operation instructions.
ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION. Always wear
approved eye protection with side shields that conform to
ANSI Z87.1 (USA) and AS/NZS 1337: 19 (ANZ).
Free-flight fasteners may cause injury.
Always wear hearing protection when operating the tool.
AVOID COMPUSTABLE PROPELLANTS.
Never use
Oxygen (O2), Carbon Dioxide (CO2) or combustible gas as
a power source for the tool.
Always use clean, dry and filtered compressed air.
Ensure compressed air source is regulated and lubricated.
Do not use gasoline or other flammable liquids to clean the
tool.
Vapours trapped in the tool can ignite and may result in tool
failure and operator injury.
AVOID OVERPRESSURE.
Do not exceed maximum
permissible operating pressure 8.3 bar (120psi).
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued)
Exercise extreme care when moving from one location to
another to avoid accidental staple discharge.
Only carry the tool by the handle.
Do not carry the tool with your finger on the trigger.
Do not carry the tool by the hose or pull the hose to move
the tool.
A sequential trigger is fitted to prevent accidental staple
discharge.
Always disconnect air supply before loading and unloading
the tool magazine, clearing staple jams or before
undertaking any tool maintenance.
Never point the tool at yourself or at any other person at
any time.
Injury may result from accidental tool discharge.
Do not exceed the maximum recommended air pressure
Be sure the air pressure gauge is operating properly; check
it at least twice a day. Always use a pressure regulator.
Always use a supply hose rated for min 13.8 bar (200psi).
Do not use a check valve or any other fitting that allows air
to remain in the tool chamber.
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TOOL OPERATION
1. Before operation of tool ensure:
a) You have selected the appropriate hose fitting from selection supplied and
screw hose fitting into the tool by first removing the plastic plug
b) Smooth operation of the work contact element
c) Smooth operation of the trigger
d) All screws are tightened
e) A complete visual inspection of the tool for loose, damaged or missing
components
Never operate a damaged tool.
Only STOCK-ade Accredited Service
Agents are authorized to repair STOCK-ade tools
f)
Always wear eye and hearing protection when operating tool
g) Employers and tool operators are responsible for ensuring the safety of
anyone near or operating the tool
2. Prolong tool life with daily oiling and inspection
a) STOCK-ade recommends Paslode Pneumatic Tool Oil (R20128)
b) Add ten drops of pneumatic tool oil into the hose inlet before operation
c) Wipe off excess oil from tool air exhaust
Never use detergent oils to lubricate the tool as these will damage O-rings
and result in tool malfunction
3. Tool air line hose connection
a) Install a quick connect fitting to the tool
b) Connect air line hose to an air compressor using a 10mm (3/8”) internal
diameter air hose that has been connected to the compressor outlet
c) Connect the stapling tool to the 10mm (3/8”) inlet diameter hose using a
female connection on the hose
Ensure that the tool magazine is empty and the hose has a rated working
pressure that is no less than 13.8 bar (200psi)
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TOOL OPERATION (continued)
4. Air Pressure Adjustment
a) Adjust air line pressure to obtain 6.9 bar (100psi)
at the tool.
Note this will be indicated on the air
line pressure gauge located on the compressor
Note: This is not the compressor tank pressure gauge
5.
Staple loading
a) Draw the staple follower on the magazine back
until it locks in the rear position
6.
Staple loading continued
a) Insert the STOCK-ade ST-400 fencing staple onto
the magazine rail
b) Control the release of the staple follower and
gently allow it to move forward until it contacts the
staple
8. Test fire depth of drive
a) It is recommended that the operator test the staple depth of drive on waste
timber prior to commencing work
b) Depress work contact element against the timber and squeeze trigger
c) Note depth of drive
d) Adjust depth of drive (see Tool Operation step 9 for instructions)
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TOOL OPERATION (continued)
9. Adjusting staple depth of drive
a) Disconnect stapling tool from air supply
b) Loosen cap crew located on the tip of the lower work contact element
c) Slide the work contact element to the desired position
i.
Sliding the work contact element away from the body of the tool
will reduce the depth of drive
ii.
Sliding the contact element towards the body of the tool will
increase the depth of drive
d) Tighten the cap screw.
e) Reconnect the air supply.
f)
Repeat depth of drive test until desired depth of drive is achieved.
10. Staple depth of drive for hard timbers
a) If the staple depth of drive remains incorrect after
adjusting the work contact element, it is possible to
adjust depth of drive by increasing or decreasing
the air pressure being delivered to the tool
Caution: Do not exceed 8.3 bar (120psi) at the
tool
b) Repeat depth of staple drive test
c) For best results it is recommended that the air
pressure is set between 6.75 to 7.3 bar (98 to
105psi)
Do not attempt to fire the stapling tool without staples in magazine.
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TOOL MAINTENANCE
1. Tool Cleaning
Regular cleaning and internal oiling of the tool will prolong tool life.
a) Disconnect the tool from air supply
b) Remove all staples
c) Clear the magazine and nose sections with an air duster gun to remove
accumulated debris
d) Ensure the smooth operation of the trigger
e) Ensure smooth operation of the work contact element
f)
Ensure smooth operation of the staple follower
g) Carefully clean away obstructions for smooth operation of all moving
components
2. Compressor
Empty compressor air tanks daily to prevent moisture buildup in the air lines.
Moisture in the air lines can dilute lubricants that will dry the tool chamber and
damage the tool.
If water is present in tool oil, the oil will have an opaque appearance.
3. Tool Lubrication
a) STOCK-ade recommends Paslode Pneumatic Tool Oil (R20128)
b) Add ten drops of pneumatic air tool oil into the hose inlet before operation
c) Wipe off excess oil from tool air exhaust
Caution: Never use detergent oils to lubricate the tool. These will
damage O-rings resulting in likely tool malfunction
d) Do not lubricate magazine or work contact element as these moving
components are designed to run dry
4. Visual Tool Inspection
a) Inspect and replace any damaged or worn components.
b) Tighten any loose nuts or cap screws.
c) Replace any illegible or damaged safety warning labels on the tool.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Cease tool operation immediately if any of the following symptoms are evident.
Failure to address symptoms could result in tool damage and personal injury.
Never operate a tool suspected of being damaged.
Only STOCK-ade Accredited Service Agents are authorised to repair STOCK-ade
tools.
Symptom
Likely Cause
Possible Solution
Weak drive
Tool not lubricated
Lubrication
Broken spring in cap
Replace spring
assembly
Tool jams
Exhaust port in cap is
Clean exhaust port – Check
blocked
air pressure and compressor
Worn or damaged work
Replace work contact
contact element
element
Damaged driver blade
Reface or replace driver
blade
Incorrect size of staples
Use only STOCK-ade ST-400
staples
Tool does not fire
Damaged staples
Replace staple strip
Magazine or nose screws
Tighten any loose
are loose
components
Staples jammed in
Remove any jammed staples
magazine or discharge area
Inspect and clean magazine
Piston shaft is damaged
Refer to an Accredited
STOCK-ade Service Agent
Air pressure too low
Check increase air pressure
Do not exceed 8.3 bar
(120psi) at the tool
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TROUBLESHOOTING (continued)
Symptom
Likely Cause
Possible Solution
Air leaking at trigger valve
Worn or damaged
Replace O-rings and
area
O-rings in trigger valve
ensure smooth operation of
housing
the upper work contact
element safety mechanism
Air leak between housing
Loose housing screws
Tighten housing screws
and nose
Worn / damaged O-ring
Replace O-rings / lubricate
Damaged bumper
Replace bumper
Air leak between housing
Loose screws
Tighten screws
and cap assembly
Damaged seal
Replace seal / lubricate
Tool skips or misses
Worn bumper
Replace bumper
driving fastener
Contaminated work
Clean work contact element
contact element
Contaminants or
Clean magazine and / or
damaged staples
replace damaged staples
preventing operation of
the magazine
Inadequate air inflow
Inspect hose fitting, hose
line, compressor and air
pressure
Worn O-ring on piston
Replace O-rings
Damaged O-rings on
Replace O-rings
trigger valve
Air leaks
Tighten screws and fittings
Air leakage due to worn
Replace seal and correctly
cap seal
torque bolts
Contact your nearest STOCK-ade Service Agent or Distributor for self service spare
parts.
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STOCK-ade ST-400 STAPLER TOOL FEATURES
Tool Features
1. Adjustable Air Deflector
The STOCK-ade ST-400 deflects discharged air away from the operator with
the adjustable air deflector
a) Simply loosen the retaining cap screw
b) Rotate the air deflector shield until you reach the desired position
c) Retighten the cap screw
2. Staple Lock-Out Lever
The lock-out lever engages with the lower work contact element and prevents
the tool from firing if there are no staples on the magazine rail
a) It is important to note that the tool will not discharge the last 2 staples.
This is to protect the fencing wire from damage caused by the tool
driver blade
b) The lever also prevents damage to the tool caused by excessive dry
firing if no staples are present on the rail
c) Note: always make sure the lever is in working condition and free of
dirt of timber fibers
3. Sequential Trigger
Your STOCK-ade ST-400 Fencing Stapler has been fitted with a sequential
trigger
a) Protects the operator from accidental discharge
b) Assists with wire damage protection
4. Belt or Wire Hook
Your STOCK-ade ST-400 Fencing Stapler has been fitted with an adjustable
wire or belt hook for left or right-handed users
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STOCK-ade ST-400 STAPLER TOOL FEATURES
5. Wire Guide Attachment – Work Contact Safety
Your STOCK-ade ST-400 Fencing Stapler comes with two types of lower work
contact elements, the V-Notch and the Angled Wire Guide. Both types can be
raised or lowered for depth of drive adjustment
a) Simply loosen the cap screw and select from any of the nine positions
available for the appropriate depth of drive for both guides. Retighten
the screw
Caution: Always remove tool from air supply when adjusting guides
6. V-Notch Wire Guide Attachment Applications
Your STOCK-ade ST-400 Fencing Stapler comes standard with a V-Notch
Wire Guide fitted to the tool
a) This is designed to neatly fit over the wire and accurately place the
staple at 90 degrees to the wire leaving the wire free to move through
the staple eye
b) The V-Notch Wire Guide assists with very accurate staple placement
and protects fence wire from damage
7. Angled Wire Guide Attachment Applications
The Angled Wire Guide comes as standard and is used to replace the V-Notch
attachment on the tool nose when required
a) This is designed to neatly place staples at a fixed angle across the
wire, while protecting the fence wire from potential damage
8. Two-Handed Tool Operation
The STOCK-ade ST-400 Fencing Stapler has the option of using a second,
front-mounted handle with the tool. This handle standard with the tool
a) Used for high volume applications to reduce operator fatigue
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STOCK-ade ST-400 STAPLER FENCING TIPS
1. Dry Fence Timber / Lumber
For best results, use air or kiln dried timber.
Air or kiln drying timber reduces shrinkage after installation.
Green timber shrinks
away from embedded staple legs over time. This phenomenon loosens the staples
in the timber and weakens the fence.
Air drying also prolongs the life of the fence wire and staples by dramatically
reducing the moisture content of the timber is caused by Copper based timber
treatments such as ACQ and CCA. This is also evident in some highly acidic native
timbers. Contact your local timber merchant for advice on timber acidity.
Use timber spacers when drying timber to increase the airflow around the timber
and speed the drying process.
2. Improve Staple Holding Power
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a) Alternate the staple angle across the grain to avoid splitting as the timber
dries
b) Dual stapling at the top and bottom of the fence may improve fence
stability in high stock pressure installations
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For best results use the Angled Wire Guide Attachment supplied with the tool
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