Happy Friday folks! This week, we’re going to look at the different types of staples! Exciting stuff!!! Hold on to your seats……
I’ll start with the finish found on the various staples and nails found in the industry.
Staple types tend to fall into categories of:
The staple has two main dimensions the crown and leg length. The crown will be the same in a particular type of staple but that type will be available in differing leg lengths depending on what is required.
The crown is simply described as the crossbar dimension – below is an image taken from our site featuring the 80 Series staples showing the staple dimensions.
Another staple feature I’d like to cover is the divergent point staple. Unlike the conventional staple the legs have their chisel points cut in an opposite direction so on penetration of materials the legs will deviate in opposite directions and give that extra holding power and are used extensively in the flooring industry – for example the 90 series divergent point.
Be aware use of these staples in wood can send the legs in all sorts of directions – watch the positioning of your hands – I have the scars to remind me!
I hope this has enlightened your knowledge on this absolutely……
fastenating topic of staples!!
(That wasn’t my suggestion, any complaints, contact our office “comedian”, Chloe….)
Will follow up in a future blog on the wonderful world of nails!!
Until next time.
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