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Old 02-19-2017, 12:34 PM   #1
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A Better Manual Stapler?


Bought this Mailwaukee with "75% more driving power" My question is 75% more than what?

Going into pine with T50 1/2" staples I was surprised that I still hand to hand hammer most of them in.

What might be a better one?
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:37 PM   #2
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Bought this Mailwaukee with "75% more driving power" My question is 75% more than what?

Going into pine with T50 1/2" staples I was surprised that I still hand to hand hammer most of them in.

What might be a better one?
Staples aren't made to penetrate that far, get a shorter staple.

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My preference is the forward action manual staplers like the Arrow Powershot.
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Google this phrase===> air stapler images
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Get the Makita lxt 18v. It's pretty damn handy.
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Pick up one of the old Arrow steel units - like 40 YO. They were REAL tough to squeeze, but they drove the staples well.

You can get better penetration if you press hard on the newer ones- it seems the light weight lets the stapler recoil too much while driving.
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My preference is the forward action manual staplers like the Arrow Powershot.
I just checked that out - it looks good to me, now I just have to try one.
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I use an older version of this. Works great.

http://duo-fastconstruction.com/tool...ession-Stapler

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I have the dewalt version similar to the Milwaukee. It shoots 1/2" staples into pine boards and 2x4s all the way but if I go to attempt to shoot into plywood the staples only go in half way. I tried using it when I built a headboard for my wife and ended up going out and buying a cheap electric one for $30 and that thing works great. But because of the cord I've only used it for repairing upholstery at the house.

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I manually pull the trigger on my stapler.

http://grexusa.com/grexusa/products.php5?id=50AD

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Get the Makita lxt 18v. It's pretty damn handy.


I'll second this


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Get a hammer tacker and drive them home.

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I use an older version of this. Works great.

http://duo-fastconstruction.com/tool...ession-Stapler

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I have two of the older black ones also. They work great.
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You can get better penetration if you press hard on the newer ones- it seems the light weight lets the stapler recoil too much while driving.
I agree.
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I use an older version of this. Works great.

http://duo-fastconstruction.com/tool...ession-Stapler

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They says "easy squeeze" ... is it easy as these staplers go?
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Yep. It seems to be the same no matter how hard you want it to shoot. More Like pulling a trigger than squeezing a stapler. The adjustable power knob is a great feature.

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