Yes, You Can Have Your Staple Gun Repaired

Published by Naseem Muaddi on July 22nd, 2013

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Rob Martinowski

If your staple gun misfires or is no longer firing at all, chances are it needs repair – not replacement. And we know just the man for the job.

We met Rob Martinowski at DLT Upholstery Supply’s first annual “Open House” event last month, where he was running a “Staple Gun Check-Up & Repair” booth. While his primary role at DLT is in customer service and inventory, he also happens to be a self-taught staple-gun expert.

That’s no overstatement. Rob knows just about everything there is to know about high-grade staple guns. He can diagnose a gun’s problem, take it apart and repair it for much less than it would cost you to buy a new one. In fact, he says most repairs only cost about $25.

Here’s how you can have Rob service your staple gun:

Call DLT Upholstery Supply at (800) 458-3500 and ask to speak with Rob. He’ll either ask you to mail your gun to their warehouse in Oak Lawn, Illinois or drop it off at a nearby branch. When he receives the gun, he’ll diagnose its problem and call you with a price estimate. If you agree to the price, he’ll repair your gun and ship it back. If you don’t, he’ll ship the gun back and not charge you for the diagnosis or estimate. You can’t lose!

Call Rob even if your staple gun isn’t in need of repair. He can give you advice on how to keep it in top shape. Some preventative maintenance tips he shared with us include cleaning our gun once a year with Crazy Cleaner and oiling it frequently with alcohol-based lube as opposed to oil-based lube, which tends to collect dust and cause clogs.

DLT sells all the necessary cleaners, lube and replacement parts you’ll need. Of course, they carry high-grade staple guns too.

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7 Responses

  1. David Adam says:

    I have 2 Roberts electric staple guns I use for installing carpet.. One is brand new and didn’t work out of the box.
    The other needs a tune up of sorts… Is this something you’re aquipped to handle..? Thanks in advance… Dave

    • Charles Heath says:

      Dear Rob Martinowski, my name is Charles, and I live in England. 30 years ago, I ran my own upholstery business. I have a few Atro staple guns that I’d like to put back into working order.
      I can easily find model numbers, but right now (I’m in bed recovering from spinal surgery), in principal, are you able to supply serviceable parts for those guns please?
      So far, I’ve not been able to find anyone who can help me in England.

      Thanks for the opportunity,

      Charles Heath

  2. raymond says:

    lam looking for a place in Austin,Tx to have staple gun fixed. When I shoot the air to it the air comes out the two rear holes it has in the handle.

  3. Ruth brown says:

    My respesco staple gun keeping mis firing

  4. I am so glad this article resurfaced. I called DLT once and one of the ladies answered the phone. I asked to talk to “your staple repair guy” and she didn’t know who I was talking about. I kept trying to remember where I had heard about there being a guy on the staff who specializes in staple repair, and the conversation deteriorated to the point where she seemed to think I was a sexist pig who didn’t want to deal with a woman. I finally gave up, but now I am redeemed! –Jim

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  6. Gary steele says:

    I have great respect for you. How you worked at West Coast custom s so hard. The long arm sewing Machine. Did you find that necessary. Do you have an old machine I could purchase from you I still have my singer 111 when I bought when I was 19 years old it has no reverse and that is real annoying.

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