staple gun for fencing

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  1. shdybrady

    shdybrady Well-Known Member

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    In the next week i plan to start build a fence with field wire. Is there a staple gun out there i can use to secure it? I am having a hard time finding one heavy duty enough.
     
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    7thswan Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not one I have ever seen. You buy staples by the pound and pound them in with a hammer or fence pliers.
     

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    Paslode makes both a pneumatic and battery powered models. They demonstrate them going into pine posts. They do well. Don't know how well they would perform in hardwood though.
     
  4. Tom VH

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    How about a sheathing stapler? !/2" crown, galvanized,, 16 gauge, either pneumatic or "Paslode" makes a cordless gun. For pneumatic, you'd need a gas compressor or compressor and generator, (have, rent or borrow). If you don't have a huge fence project, a hammer and bulk staples, is a good way to go.
     
  5. Bearfootfarm

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    Use REAL fence staples and a hammer or you risk them pulling out
     
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    get the staples that have barbs on them.....they stay in good. They are harder to hammer in, but they don't come loose. Sorry....don't know of a simple easy way to do it. A smooth shank staple will not hold.
     
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  7. hippygirl

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    Ugh...staples.

    I ran my garden fence by myself last week and banged my left thumb/hand SO many times...but I got 'er done!

    Sorry, I know that's no help but I had to chime in with it anyway. :D
     
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    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

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    I sometimes hold them with a pair of needle nosed pliers if my thumb can't take any more abuse ;)

    It can also help to bend the staples a little to close up the gap if they are spread to far.

    It's aggravating, but if you do it RIGHT the first time, it can last 40 years or more
     
  9. plowjockey

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    +1 here. Get some pliers and just do it right.
     
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    There are a couple other options to make the job a bit easier.

    Staple Driver: insert a staple in one end and smack the other end with a hammer
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    Hired-Hand Driver: this gismo holds a strip of staples and automtically feeds them one by one
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  11. braggscowboy

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    Dang, they think of everything any more. Looks like it work to get steeple started, steeples are what Okies call them. How could America lag behind any country with all the smart people who are always thinking of a better way. When driving in a hard post, be careful and wear safety glasses. I knew a old person who had one eye, steeple bounced back and hit him in the eye. Got to watch the roosters also, my mom had one eye all of her life because a rooster flogged her. Good place to put that in with all the chicken people on here with kids and grandkids.
     
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    anyone make a Pneumatic staple gun for fencing?:runforhills:

    Imagine if they had something like that...

    :grit:
     
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    I like the bottom one.

    Is that a "steeple" feeder mechanism, in the handle?
     
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    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    Yes, it's like a magazine for a gun except it holds staples.

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    CF, I have a serious problem with the way this guy is driving staples. You never want to drive the staple all the way tight. You need to staple loose to allow for stretching and tightening the wire. By it's nature, wood can differ greatly in hardness. You would never be able to adjust such a device to properly set the staple every time.
     
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    really it is not that hard to use your hammer and if your scared your going to hit your fingers use plyers to hold the staple until you learn to hammer,

    by the time you drag all the other around my guess is you will just end up using a hammer and loose staples in time, either get a pail with a nice handle and put your staples in it about 1/5 full and you can put most of your tools in it that as well, Hammer and fence plyers, cutters if needed, and you can walk your fence and easily carry your tools with you, for repairs, even if you drive nice to be able to get out and take your bucket with you and many times one will find more repairs so taking the bucket with one helps,
    I just use the bucket and hammer for building fence as well, going to be building some 3/4 mile of fence next week and I would not even consider using a nailer and I have worked as a professional carpenter/builder for 30 years, and have a good number of nailer's and staplers, but not for wire fence, and am no young buck either,
     
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    .....................This......my Paslode would shoot like 14 ga, staples , 1\2" wide and 1 5\8' long. The air compressor that you need is one that will produce ~120 psi and low volume .........these air powered models work off a high pressure and each trigger pull doesn't take much volume !
    .....................In fact I would usually turn the pressure down too 90 psi because anything higher will drive the staples in too deep and often cut the wire in half . The old fashioned , Hammer driven staples do work , but , quite often the legs will "spread eagle" and achieve very little Depth which correlates too "LACK of holding power" . Once you use a Paslode staple gun for fencing you'll never go back to the old way . , fordy
     
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    All that just needed repeating
     
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    Ah, maaaaaaaaaaaan!!!

    It never occurred to me to see if there was anything available to HOLD the staples! (drops head in ignorance)

    Oh well, it's done. :D