Stapler for wood trim

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Back2PA

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Lots of trim work is done with staples in RVs (at least the ones I've had) and while I'm not a fan, there are times I'd like to be able to replicate the technique to reattach a trim board, etc. I thought this was something I could pickup at Lowe's but apparently not - everything they have shoots T50 staples, way bigger than what I'm looking for.


The staples I'm talking about are about 3/16" across and 1/2" long. I'd like to find either a battery or plug-in electric staple gun that can shoot those, but don't know how to search for it as I don't know the size designation of those staples.
 

Gizmo100

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Something like this.....

https://www.amazon.com/Roberts-10-600-120-Volt-Professional-Electric/dp/B000M34S08/ref=pd_bxgy_469_img_2/151-6497727-8016108?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B000M34S08&pd_rd_r=ed28ce43-4f6b-11e9-8a68-8de78faf44ad&pd_rd_w=jmI9C&pd_rd_wg=GRpwX&pf_rd_p=a2006322-0bc0-4db9-a08e-d168c18ce6f0&pf_rd_r=1Q2GC3E7Q4SEQ8NYF56G&psc=1&refRID=1Q2GC3E7Q4SEQ8NYF56G
 

Back2PA

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I'd say almost exactly like that, thanks. So they're called "3/16 inch crown staples", now I know  :))
 

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I don't know any that electric stapler that has enough power for some woods.  I have two of them but they are air-powered. They work well.
 

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Chris uses a variety of staplers in her yacht/home remodeling business, for attaching fabrics and re-attaching wood. (We use staples and nails/brads in the staplers.) Like RVRAC we find air staplers to be far superior & consistent. Another consideration for electric staplers is that they're heavy, especially the battery operated ones, and I get really tired when stapling/nailing overhead. The air staplers win hands down in these situations.
 

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Scott...do you have an air compressor? 

Last year I took on the task of rebuilding five 8' benches used by my daughter's roller derby team.  Soon discovered an electric stapler wasn't worth a hoot and invested in an air gun stapler.  Harbor Freight has a good selection of staplers. 

Took a while to figure out what pressure to use but after that it was great. New padding and vinyl fabric made them look like new.
 

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I just purchased a 18ga 18volt Ryobi staple gun and am very pleased with it's performance.
I just finished a 48 drawer apothecary cabinet and it set every staple below the surface. I bought the Ryobi at Home Depot but since I have found a site that has new, preowned and refurbished units all at good prices.
https://www.directtoolsoutlet.com/ryobi-18-volt-one-18-gauge-cordless-crown-stapler

I couldn't be happier with this stapler.
 

Back2PA

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The compressor I carry with me is this one. It seems like a pneumatic stapler would be very low air use for non-rapid stapling - will this compressor work?
 

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ChasA said:
I would think you'd need a compressor with a tank.


Ya I kinda figured. That's why I was thinking electric. Perhaps if I could find a 1 gallon tank
 

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Yeah air is the way to go.  Harbor freight has a nailer / stapler combo for 22.99, even cheaper if you have a 20% off coupon.
https://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/nailers-staplers/18-gauge-2-in-1-air-nailerstapler-68019.html

Lowes, HD and HF all have a small airless compressor for about $65 which would run that gun.
 

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ChasA said:
I would think you'd need a compressor with a tank.

Actually, not 100% true.  You will only be able to shoot on staple or brad nail every 5 seconds or so.  I have a small little guy like yours and used it for a small little project once.  I now have a larger one, but you can get by with your little guy, just takes a few seconds to re-pressurize.  My stapler / trim gun is a Bosch.  Be careful with that particular HF gun, if I recall it has a quirky staple or nail size, and they don't offer quite the assortment as say Bosch, or Dewault etc.  Just investigate  :))
 

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I don't know if you could use that compressor you already have.

I found it was important to be able to adjust the pressure fairly accurately to prevent too much pressure from blowing the staple deep into the wood.

I have a pancake compressor I use for my coach as I've got 22.5" tires and a smaller compressor wouldn't handle filling them. 
 

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One way to find out is just try the stapler with the compressor you have. It'll either work or it won't. I wouldn't go buy another without trying the one I had
 

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I thought I'd add a link for the Ryobi cordless stapler just for an FYI.
I like the handiness of this unit. No fussing around with airlines, lugging a compressor around.
I've shot 1-1/4 staple into some purpleheart and it buried the staple, plenty of power.

Here is a review.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBLn6CM4UT0

 

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kdbgoat said:
One way to find out is just try the stapler with the compressor you have. It'll either work or it won't. I wouldn't go buy another without trying the one I had
:)) :)) :))

These things are popular at pawn shops as well.  Just sayin.
 

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[quote author=Utclmjmpr] For WOOD trim , I prefer brads to staples.[/quote]

Me too.
 

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