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NOVUS electric tackers

Correct tacking

Stapling, of course, isn't always a substitute for nailing, screw mounting or gluing. But in many cases, stapling has replaced traditional techniques – wherever fitting screws is too complicated, nailing hardly possible or too time-consuming and gluing impractical or even harmful to the environment. 

NOVUS tacker technology ... 

guarantees robust tools, sturdy, eco-friendly materials and high impact power. Tried and proven in rugged, everyday trade use, in DIY practice and around the home.

What exactly is tacking?  

Tacking involves driving staples, nails or pins home with the aid of a tool.  

You could also say it means working more simply, quickly and easily than with a hammer and nails. Whichever way you look at it, tacking has one enormous advantage: tool and fastener are coupled to one another - leaving one hand free for other tasks instead of having to exactly position the workpiece to be fastened, as was the case in the past!

Tacking naturally cannot always replace nails, screws and adhesive, but it has already superseded the tried-and-tested methods in many areas - basically wherever screws are too complicated, nails almost impossible or difficult to insert and gluing impractical or even harmful to the environment.

NOVUS tacker technology ...   

is your guarantee for robust tools, sound, environment-friendly materials and high impact power. Technology that has been tried and tested in tough everyday conditions by craftsmen, DIY handymen and household users.   

Before you begin ...   

there are a few basic points to be noted when dealing with tackers. Tackers are striking tools whose mechanism of action is based on a pin striking a fastener and driving it into the material.

This results in a recoil effect which also depends on the length of the fastener and/or thickness of the material. It manifests itself in the fact that the tacker lifts away from the material before the fastener has been driven in completely.

Experienced craftsmen compensate this effect by applying more pressure. If you are using a tacker for the first time, you should press the  tool firmly against the material with your other hand. You will soon notice that you rapidly gain your own feeling for the amount of pressure needed to compensate this recoil effect.       

And another tip:  

Tack a few test fasteners in a scrap of material before you start so that you can optimally adjust the impact power to the material concerned.     

Set the impact power slightly higher than actually needed, for wood is a natural product and varies in hardness. 

If you follow these instructions, you will derive much enjoyment from working with tackers and make the best possible use of their various advantages.