Opinions Wanted Staple width & gauge for stretching?

tedh

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JT-21. But I just can't find a wholesale source. Grrrrrrrr.
 

tedh

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I gave up on pneumatic staplers. Too much force and they go right through the canvas. And you have to be really, really careful with the bedsheets from the tropics.
 

Scallywag

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The duo- fast stapler from United is the best! I think the staples have a 1/2" crown and 3/8" or 1/2" length. You can adjust depth too. One of my clients tried it once and I had to get him one he liked it so much. Especially good for large canvasses where a pneumatic tool is cumbersome.
 

IFGL

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I use these along with the gun, works a treat :)
 

David Hewitt

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Arrow T-50 Stainless Steel staples. They also have a nice light air operated gun, sells for $35.00. The staples lay smooth with out tearing through the canvas, the visibility of the staples location is great. A nice tool for the price.
 

Bob Doyle

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I was gonna say T-25, but that is my wire stapling gun number :) Gone through quite a few T-50's, good tool and it's everywhere so costs are competitive.
 
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