90, 91, 97 Series Narrow Crown Staples - what's the difference?
Here we go into the confusing 'Staple Waters' as we look at the 90, 91 and 97 Series Staples. The differences can and often do cause confusion as they are very similar, leading people to purchase the incorrect Staples.
So lets try and simplify...
Firstly, if you already have a tool, it is essential to double check exactly which model you have to ensure you order the correct Staples. Within the group of Staple Guns there doesn't seem to be much difference between them. However, when it comes to fixings, it really is all about the crowns (the bit that goes across the top, nothing to do with royalty!)
Many of time we have had customers who force type 91 staples though a 90 series tool, of course leading to broken Staplers!
A question that comes up quite often is " what does the series or type of a staple mean"? Well I am afraid that unlike Nails there isn't really any kind of pattern. Hence why we have created the following chart for refernce. More information on staple types can be found in our FAQ section here.
|Series||Available Finishes||Leg Length||Crown Width||Type|
|13 series||Galvanised||4-14 mm||10.65 mm||Fine Wire Upholstery|
|14 series||Galvanised||19-50 mm||10.7 mm||Heavy Duty/Furniture|
|17 series||Galvanised||19-38 mm||26.5 mm||Wide Crown/Packaging|
|32 series||Copper||15-22 mm||32 mm||Wide Crown/Packaging|
|35 series||Copper||15-22 mm||35 mm||Wide Crown/Packaging|
|50 series||Galvanised||4-16 mm||12 mm||Fine Wire Upholstery|
|53 series||Galvanised||6-16 mm||11.35 mm||Fine Wire Upholstery|
|71 series||Galvanised, Stainless Steel, Beige, Black||3-16 mm||9 mm||Fine Wire Upholstery|
|80 series||Galvanised, Stainless Steel||4-16 mm||12.8 mm||Fine Wire Upholstery|
|90 series||Galvanised, Divergent Point, Stainless Steel||15-40 mm||5.8 mm||Narrow Crown/Flooring|
|91 series||Galvanised, Stainless Steel||18-30 mm||5.95 mm||Narrow Crown/Flooring|
|97 series||Galvanised||6-25 mm||4.5 mm||Narrow Crown/Flooring|
|140 series||Galvanised, Stainless Steel||6-14 mm||10.6 mm||Fine Wire Upholstery|
|4000 series||Galvanised, Divergent Point||6-25 mm||4.8 mm||Narrow Crown/Flooring|
Generally all of this tool group can be used by flooring contractors and those in the furniture industry. However, when choosing the correct tool, the importance as aforementioned can only be based on the width of the crown in relevance to the job.
Once a decision is made about which Staple Gun you are going to purchase, then make sure you have a good source of supply for the staples. Whilst we have always supplied the 90 and 97 series, here at MyToolkit we only recently added the 91 series staple to our arsenal after popular demand.
So, to summerise...
You can watch our YouTube video for a visual demonstartion of the differnce between type 90 and type 97 narrow crown staples here:
At MyToolkit we maticulously select the tools we stock through a combination of customer demand, brand choice and range (economy to premium). You can rest assured that the vigerous selection process means all our Staple Guns offer quality processes.
I do hope this information has been of some use to you in what can be a very confusing industry.
FYI: We have now concluded our tool poster series by looking at the 140 Series and hammer tackers.
Until next time, feel free to contact us on 0333 8000 345 or drop us a line hereif you have any questions
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