Now that we have a Harbor Freight, I'll buy one of the $19 ones to use for different sized staples. I don't like having to change out the staples. It slows me down. Time is money....
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Senco staples shot thru a harbor freight 1/4" crown stapler along with titebond 3.
Using butt joints and doing it fast and dirty on the supers. They'll last a few years until I can invest in some proper wood.
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check your local pawn shops, got a Bostitch air stapler for 20.00. Look and works like brand new!
I use HITACHi N5008AC2 7/16 X 1 3/4 crown staple. Also Titebond III.
The Hitacch is a great gun. Got mine out of the pawn shop for like $75.
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...
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.
Better to get that knowledge for a nadrow crown staple than a framing nail.....took a doctor amd a pair of pliers to get that one out!
Been using a Surebonder 9630 - cost about $30 on amazon - driven a couple thousand staples for various projects - no problems.
I'm sure glad my stapler doesn't take longer staples
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Keeping bees to raise money for chordoma.
I'm looking to get a nailer/stapler but unsure of which, and now I see this thread. I would like something that will be well suited for building all hive components, be it brood boxes, bottom boards, roofs, etc. Would the Hitachi N3804AB3 mentioned be a good for this? Or should I go with something else, with a longer length nail/staple?
Yes, it will shoot up to 13/4 inch staples and that will be all you need
I use a Hitachi air nailer with about 1.8" nails. Yes, they sometimes follow the grain. I usually break off any that protrude.
Titebond III absolutely.
I have a cheap Harbor Freight nailer. It seems to have ingested a tiny piece of trash that made it fire at dangerous times. Pulling the trigger would not make it fire, but connecting or disconnecting the air would make it fire, without the safety mechanism depressed. Quite disturbing. A complete cleaning of the guts fixed it, but now I treat air nailers with the same range safety considerations I would with a pistol. It could probably happen to any of them.
I don't use the air nailer for frames. For that I use a spring-drive stapler that can also shoot 5/8" brads. Titebond does the heavy holding. I shoot the brads in from the sides so they are long enough.
I use a Porter cable ms200 medium crown staple gun with 2" B&C Eagle stainless steel medium crown staples. This along with tight bond 3 makes a very strong bond and I've never had issues with boxes pulling appart.
I use a Porter cable narrow crown stapler with 1.5" staples for frames. It might work for boxes, but for me a medium crown stapler is better for boxes.
1.5 harbor freight gun and 1/4 x 1.5 inch staples -IMG_1830.jpg for years -and are holding all of these together