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    Question staple gun for supers

    making up new supers wondering what type of staple gun and size staples to use. any comments well appreciated

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    I use a brad nailer that handles nails from 5/8" up to 1-1/4". It's electric so you don't have to buy the air compressor. It's $50 to $60. I use the 1-1/4" w/ glue for frames, and the 5/8" for the wedges.

    Do a search on here. Lots of info.

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    harbor freight sales a 1/4 crown stapler nailer that shoots up to 1 1/2 length staples for $19.00 I have used and abused mine and its still running great.

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    You mean you missed the sale rat!!!

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=216053
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    I shoot 2.5" 15 guage finish nails in mine. I have a 15 guage stapler, but I like the longer length on the finish nails and it doesn't crush the grain like a staple does. I shoot them at an angle which gives them much greater holding power shooting into endgrain. Angle each one the opposite direction and it pretty effectively locks the joint.

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    I just tack well glued supers with 2" brads then drill and nail with galv nails

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    I've been using 1.5" narrow crown staples for frames, and 18 gauge 1.5" brads for the supers (glued in the finger joints). The only reason I use 18 gauge is because that's the size my air nailer/stapler uses. I'm sure some will say that 18 gauge is too small.

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat View Post
    harbor freight sales a 1/4 crown stapler nailer that shoots up to 1 1/2 length staples for $19.00 I have used and abused mine and its still running great.
    I will second this.....I used to build houses for a living, and I have had nail guns of all brands...and these cheap harbor freight guns will hang right with the expensive guns!

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    Titebond and Screws!

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat View Post
    harbor freight sales a 1/4 crown stapler nailer that shoots up to 1 1/2 length staples for $19.00 I have used and abused mine and its still running great.
    +1. They have an inexpensive compressor as well. Just don't make the mistake I made on the hose. Get rubber hose (flexible), NOT VINYL (stiff)!

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    Are 5/8th" brad nails used with titebond enough for nailing frames? I'm nailing from the side and top

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    Its safer to hand the kids a cordless screwdriver and a box of screws.

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    I use HITACHi N5008AC2 7/16 X 1 3/4 crown staple. Also Titebond III.

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    The Hitacch is a great gun. Got mine out of the pawn shop for like $75.

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    I have some boxes where someone used 1 1/4" x 1/4" crown staples. They do not stay together. Most of mine are 1 1/2" 1/4" crown staples and they do well. If my gun would take longer staples I would use them...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bee Pimp View Post
    I use HITACHi N5008AC2 7/16 X 1 3/4 crown staple. Also Titebond III.
    I love my Hitachi. So light, repetitive fire. Totally will take the Pepsi challenge tho with the titebond. I use gorilla.

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    I have some boxes where someone used 1 1/4" x 1/4" crown staples. They do not stay together. Most of mine are 1 1/2" 1/4" crown staples and they do well. If my gun would take longer staples I would use them...
    I've used the 1 1/4 narrow crown. Worked fine, just back staple as well.

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    Just be careful when stapling the frame pieces. Some times a leg of the staple will follow the grain out the side of the wood. If you happen to be holding the pieces in place a little too high, you will become stapled to the frame. Ask me how I know.

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    > Ask me how I know.

    The same way I know?
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