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Do you really need to use Stainless Steel?

It's been a while but My Toolkit are back with another blog. This time - Stainless Steel!

Is there any better feeling than finishing a project and being proud of what you’ve created? We don’t think there is!

But what if the beautiful piece you had worked so hard on began to stain orange from rust runs…

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All about the 140 series and why a hammer tacker comes in handy

A 140 series Hammer Tacker 🔨 can Simply be the Answer 🔨

Here we conclude our tool poster series. Ending with 140 Series Staple Guns

Starting with some guidance around Hammer Tackers.  

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90, 91, 97 Series Narrow Crown Staplers. Simplified!

90, 91, 97 Series Narrow Crown Staplers. Simplified!

Here we go into confusing 'Stapling Waters' as we look at the 90,91 and 97 Series Staplers. The differences can cause confusion as they are very close. This particular  group of fasteners have meant that people have purchased incorrect Staples........So I'l try and simplify....

 

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When to use a 80 Series Upholstery Stapler Compared to a 71 Series

Reach For the 80 Series Upholstery Stapler

Following on and providing a natural progression from last weeks poster: 'Nothing Does it Like a 71 Series Stapler'. This weeks information is all about 80 Series Type Tools.

Examples of the types of questions we often get here at My Tool Kit are:  'What Staple Gun is best for Upholstery'? 'What are the Differences between Different Upholstery Staplers'?

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Nothing does it like a 71 Series Upholstery Stapler

Nothing does it like a 71 Series Upholstery Stapler

Following on from the last 2 weeks Tool Posters on the 14 and 17 series tools. This week we examine the 71 Series Staple Gun. Arguably the most popular tool used for upholstery and DIY.

Tool owners often approach us with the following questions: " What Stapler to use for Upholstery"." Do I need an air, electric or hand stapler" "can you use a staple gun on wood" ...And so....

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The art of the 17 Series Stapler from mytoolkit

The art of the 17 Series Stapler

Here we are again with the 2nd in our Poster Series of Staple Guns.

The 17 Series Stapler. People often struggle to understand the difference between this and the 14 Series Stapler, as they are both known as heavy duty. In fact last weeks blog was dedicated to the 14 Series Staple Gun Types. Lets Talk about the 14 Series Stapler. 

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Lets talk about the 14 series stapler from MyToolkit blog

Lets Talk about The 14 series Stapler

At last, I hear the Stapler users Say! The beginnings of our tool posters for Stapler's

A question which often comes up in the world of Staplers. Is will a staple gun go through wood? well in this case the answer is clearly yes. Tubs, Pallets, Portacabins, Sign Making, Exhibition Work, Sheds, Theatre Building and much much more. All are applications where this tool comes in to its own. 

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Bad News & Good News! 7 steps to Prevent your Fence from Rotting

Bad News & Good News! 7 steps to Prevent your Fence from Rotting

The bad news is that they rot! the better news is that with a few easy steps, you can help prolong the life of your fence. 

I saw this post a short time ago and thought, I know who this would be useful for. Most of our customers, like to do things them selves. 

Interestingly the information focuses on whats going on below ground as much as above (you don't always hear about that bit), Good tip on using 'Hit and Miss' fencing too.

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MyToolkit FAQ's: what is a staple series?

Stapling & Nailing Frequently asked questions, Play it safe.

what is the crown of a staple

Back in June, here at My Tool Kit, a customer was asking about the logic around series of staple types.

The exact quote was: Why do staples have different series and what do they mean?

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Fastener Matching by mytoolkit

Types of Staples and Nails and why it's important

Hi There

I just want to remind you to of a much welcomed service we offer here

Where you can easily alleviate the frustration of trying to source or match staples or nails. Example the 71 series staple which is commonly used in upholstering....

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Upcycling, colours and other home design tips from MyToolkit

Know 4 Useful Design Tips. From MyToolKit

Hello again

Well the 1st 5 day week, since Easter weekend (its been a busy one!) and we here at MyToolKit are certainly looking forward to yet another long weekend 😊 Guessing you are too.

This week, I thought the following articles might be useful for work or/and home. We really enjoy learning about colours and shades here. Essential when it comes to design and build. One to watch, if you manage a website, is 'website colour schemes that convert'

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Joinery trends shared by mytoolkit

3 Interesting Trends for Joiners this year

Hello there.

Hoping the week has gone well for you and that your customers are happy with your good work.

This week, I thought I would keep to the recent themes of ‘Industry Fashions’ for joiners and related specialists including interior designers. Or if you are working on your own home and like to keep abreast of how things ‘look’ NB take note of the PS at the end of this blog. It will make you cringe😵 but it is a very important safety message

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Trends for furniture manufactures shared by mytoolkit

2 Good to know Trends for Furniture Manufacturing

Hello there. 

Whether or not you are in the business of making furniture, I feel sure that you will find these two points of interest. 

Perhaps, the most fast-paced sector of joinery, furniture manufacturers really have to be on the ball in terms of keeping up to date with the latest designs, news and trends in this category.  So to help you get a head start, here are the key trends for furniture manufacturers to look out for in the coming year.

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Trends for furniture manufactures shared by mytoolkit

2 More Good to Know Trends for Furniture Manufacturing

Hello there

...and a very Happy Easter to you! 

Following on from last week, when I sent you 2 pointers around the ways that furniture manufacturing and re-furbishing is trending. Part one was on earthy pastels and metal. Extending that, read about two other factors, which could help you in your quest to keep  up to date in business, or indeed for personal choice....

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An explanation of hand, air and electric staplers infographic from mytoolkit

3 staple gun types - Easy to follow guide

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How to choose the right wood, different cuts and more woodworking tips from mytoolkit

Good, Honest Woodworking Tips from MyToolkit - The Best Around

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MyToolkit guide on servicing your air stapler

Easy Guide on How to Service Your Air Staple Gun

Thought I'd dig out an instructional this week on how to service your air stapler. It's such an important thing that everyone with an air tool should know! Hope you all enjoy!
  • Firstly, ensure you have a clean, dry air and correct air pressure

Too high air pressure will cause the damper to break up. Too low air pressure will not allow the driver of the tool to return.

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Problem? The solution! When choosing a staple or nail gun from mytoolkit

Problem? The solution! When choosing a staple or nail gun

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How to Replace a Bumper in a Stapler - VIDEO

How to Replace a Bumper in a Stapler - VIDEO

We often get customers phone in to say that the driver blade is pushing out of the nose from the tool. They often think that they should grind it back.

Caution! Don’t do THAT … as it could be a broken bumper.

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How to Find the Right Manufacturer for you Staple or Nail Gun from mytoolkit

How to Find the Right Manufacturer for you Staple or Nail Gun - INFOGRAPH

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Learn about different staple types, staple finishes and all you need to know mytoolkit guide

Learn About Types of Staples and Why It's Important to Know

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3 Tips You Need When Buying an Upholstery Tool

3 Tips You Need When Buying an Upholstery Tool

1 - Power

When you’re purchasing an upholstery stapler – make sure to consider what power is needed and what power is available. We would always recommended getting an air powered staple gun (used with a compressor) wherever possible as these have the most reliable power source and are easy to service and maintain. Electric and battery tools are another option for the  DIY-ers and up-cyclers, however when used in hard wood they can have difficulty sending the staple all the way in. 

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The Most Amazing Tools For Making Fence Panels, Sheds and garden furniture 

The Most Amazing Tools For Making Fence Panels, Sheds and garden furniture 

I'm frequently asked what nail gun would I recommend for the manufacture of fence panels, sheds and garden buildings. Well, I'm going to try and script the sort of advise I'd give to our customers and stick to one brand and on this occasion I'll be with our partners at Tacwise.

The nailers described are air operated so you will require an air compressor and the type of nailer used are coil nailers – simply speaking the nails are formed in a coil in the magazine of the tool as below – simples eh!

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Different Types Of Coil Nails Explained by the team at mytoolkit

The Different Types Of Coil Nails Explained 

Having received yet another phone call to our office this week from a confused gentleman because of the different types of coil nails – I thought we should try and give some clarity. The most common type of coil nail is wire
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Fine Wire Upholstery Staples

Fine Wire Upholstery Staples

Hi again, This week I thought I’d explain a little about fine wire upholstery staples. There are two types most commonly found in the industry 71 Series and 80 Series. Both types are fired through air operated staplers and vary
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Some uses for narrow crown staples by mytoolkit

The Correct Uses For Narrow Crown Staples 

I was looking recently at what our customers use certain types of staples for and came across a very interesting article on narrow crown staples. Narrow crown staples are as they say narrow across the crown i.e. the width of
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7 Tips To Be Considered before Purchasing a Staple gun or Nail gun

7 Tips To Be Considered before Purchasing a Staple gun or Nail gun

Thought I would talk through a few tips to consider before making a purchase of a stapling or nailing tool: Whether you are considering the purchase of a stapler or nailer think what type of operational power is required ie
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