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  1. #1
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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 use a Bostitch narrow crown stapler and shoot 1 1/2" staples. i switch to smaller staples for frames.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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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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    I got a Bostitch SX-150 Narrow Crown Pneumatic Stapler for Christmas this past year and it is one of the best toolsI have ever owned. I have only used it on frames and it made short order of those.

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    Porter cable crown stapler with 1-1/2 staples works great with tite bond glue.

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...itachi+stapler this is a thread on a great stapler I bought and have run 75000 stapler thru this year. It has not had any issues.

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    I'm with Ross. Just bought a Campbell Hausfield 2-1/2" nail gun at a pawn shop for $17.00. It really does less damage to the wood in the finger joint area. I'm impressed. It also shoots shorter nails (1-3/4") for frames. Previously had a Hitachi, never missed a beat. Loved it.

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    Tightbond III glue in conjunction with a "Max" brand pneumatic nailer shooting 3" stainless steel ringshank nails. (I used to use a 3lb sledge hammer to drive similar nails into the boxes). I use the overflow glue to seal the end grain. I also use BetterBee boxes, which are made from 7/8" stock, rather than the standard 3/4" stock. My assembled boxes are rock solid.

    I have a few boxes which are the standard 3/4" stock held together with just nails. These 3/4"/nails-only boxes are noticeable less rigid than my glued BetterBee boxes.

    I don't paint or otherwise seal my boxes, hence I use the SS nails to avoid rust stains caused by regular nails. Purely an aesthetic consideration.





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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    The nails I use; anything from 2-1/2" to 3" work well:

    http://www.manasquanfasteners.com/full_plastic_strip
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    (3rd year, 11 hives, Zone 5b, 5400 ft, 15.8" annual rainfall)

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    Default Re: staple gun for supers

    Porter cable crown stapler with 1-1/2 staples works great with tite bond glue
    That's what I use

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