Types of Triggers

Single-Shot/Sequential Triggers

After firing the tool, the operator's finger has to release the trigger and depress the contact arm before another shot can be fired. This method is used when the user wants to be accurate with their nail or staple placement. This is also the safer option to use because of how the tool can be restricted if not used correctly. However, accidents can still always happen so its better to be safe. If you have any questions, concerns, or doubts, let us know before trying to use your tool!

Multi-Shot/Contact Triggers

The firing sequence when using this trigger type is often referred to as 'Bounce' or 'Bump' firing. After firing the tool, the operator can keep their finger on the trigger and operate the tool on the trigger and use the tool by depressing the contact arm on the work surface. Simply, the tool will fire when the contact arm is pressed against the surface, rather than when you pull the trigger. This allows the user to simply 'Bounce' the tool rapidly along a particular surface. This method is generally used when precision is not essential and there is a need for quicker production.

Note: there are more accidents when using this type of trigger on your tool. Therefor, you should take even more care when using this method. Sequential trigger's procedures should be followed with the use of any trigger.

Dual-Mode Triggers

Some modern staple and nail guns have an adjustment switch on the tool itself. This allows the operator to select which trigger mode they want to use for the job. Dual triggers can be switched from Single-Shot to Multi-Shot modes. Keen observation is required along with knowledge about the two trigger types discussed above. Always double-check that this correct mode is selected and that the proper safety measures are followed.

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