I use only Stanely Sharpshooter staples. 3/8" for metal bead. Their points are blunt/flat. Other Staples with points will bend over.ToolNut said:OK let me ask a dumb question will regular 1/2" stables work or do you need the divergent ones from trim tex? I have used the clincher and adhesive and mud on but not stables.
Anybody that has never tried them will thank me.
The Sharpshooter hand stapler gets my vote too.