Can someone here help me operate a staple gun? I just bought my first one, I've read and re-read the directions and still can't get the staples to go flush to the wood.
The one I bought is the Arrow ET2025HD combo staple / nail gun. It's made to staple over wire, and I removed the small metal guide in the front so that it should shoot the staples flush to the wood like the instructions said, but they're still sticking up about 1/8 inch, not much different from before I removed the guide. I'm using Arrow T20 3/8 inch staples, and the wood is pine. I'm stapling screen to the wood. The instructions also say to twist the top, and it has a plus and minus, but it doesn't say what this does, and which way does what.
I hate it when a simple tool like this can make me feel stupid, and I don't want it to win.
What else should I be doing to make the staples lay flat against the wood?