ChatterBank1 min ago
How do I fix my basic office manual stapler? It's the simple sort that has a plastic runner thing on a sort of rail in the bottom bit where the staples go and a spring with a loop on each end. The spring has come out and I cannot figure what bits the loops attach to. The loops at each end of the spring seem to be at 90 degrees to each other. There is a sort of hook on the metallic thing in the 'lid' bit that goes up but the spring won't stay hooked onto that. I'm driving myself barmy trying to figure it out!
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One end of the spring attaches to a loop device on top of the "slide" that keeps the staples secure against the front, the other end goes through a slot in the top of the channel directily above the aforementioned attach point. The spring then goes around (up through then back down through) a slot. The device looks almost like a pulley. When it comes back down through the slot it fits against the bottom side of the channel snd extends to the rear of that channel where it attaches to another "loop" like the first one described. The last loop is at the hinged rear of the stapler. Best of luck! (No, I don't have anything better to do today)...