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Old 03-01-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Best Hammer Tackers?


What do you guys think are the best most trouble free hammer tackers? I am so sick of all my Arrow tackers that never work or 1 out of 5 that works ok...
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I have had good luck with Rapid and Prebena

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I hate the arrows.. I bought the new DeWalt, not once have I had a problem yet.. And a few bucks less !
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I like the yellow Stanley's, or preferably the Rapid 11 ones just like them. Long and skinny without the big fat head.

http://www.staplerwarehouse.com/p-10...er-tacker.aspx

http://www.stanleytools.com/default....+Hammer+Tacker
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the yellow stanely just mentioned is great.. but dont buy the fatmax model which might be the dewalt... i have one and its a peice of junk
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I like to hang my tacker in a hammer holder, how do you hang the thin tackers? I also have a duofast that is a nice gun but you have to deal with that spring and removable clip that always drops off the scaffold and gets lost...
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I like to hang my tacker in a hammer holder, how do you hang the thin tackers? I also have a duofast that is a nice gun but you have to deal with that spring and removable clip that always drops off the scaffold and gets lost...
I made a metal hook and fastened it to the tacker. Paslode thin metal hooks work great.
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Bostitch H2B is the best IMHO. They don't make them anymore, but you can usually find them on ebay. They fit perfect in a hammer holder too.
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Bostitch H2B is the best IMHO. They don't make them anymore, but you can usually find them on ebay. They fit perfect in a hammer holder too.
Thats what I have the most of. Just the other day one broke beyond repair, and I kid you not I was ready to go postal. They were the best tackers.
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Can you get staples easy for them?
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Staples are no problem. All the yards around here stock them, however you aren't going to find them at the big box stores.
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Kuikens or Home Supply?
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Kuikens, Glen Rock Lumber and Godwin Tool all have them....I'm not sure about Home Supply as I don't go there very often.
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I buy the staples by the case. Which I belive is 24 boxes. Much cheaper if you go though alot of them.
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i use duofast, never have any problems
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I like to hang my tacker in a hammer holder, how do you hang the thin tackers? I also have a duofast that is a nice gun but you have to deal with that spring and removable clip that always drops off the scaffold and gets lost...
I use a rear pouch on my bags and put it in there.
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These are the ones i like to use . I make sure im at the right angle when you hammer down .




Bostitch hammer tacker .



Arrow fastener .
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That works too. I got the canvas nut bag that iron workers use for steel work, it hold the stapler plus staples pretty good.
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Bostitch H2B is the best IMHO. They don't make them anymore, but you can usually find them on ebay. They fit perfect in a hammer holder too.
This

The only problem is that the power crown staples cost way more than t-50 staples. Someone should buy the production rights to the H2B from Bostich and rework them to use t-50's. I'd pay a mint for a new H2B that used cheap staples.
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That works too. I got the canvas nut bag that iron workers use for steel work, it hold the stapler plus staples pretty good.
Aren't you afraid of a staple piercing your nuts?

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