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FAQs About Staples, Staplers and Tackers
The following questions are commonly asked about staples, staplers and tackers:
What is the difference between a stapler and a tacker? There is some confusion about these two types of machines, especially when a tacker is sometimes called a staple gun. They are two different types of machines. Staplers are used to clip paper together with staples, and usually operate on smaller staple sizes. Tackers are used to drive staples through wood and plastic. They use heavy duty staples and far more power than most staplers. Therefore, one needs to be careful when using a tacker.
What do the different staple sizes mean? There is not a universal standard size of staples. As a result, there are many different staplers that operate on staples of different gauges (widths) and shanks (legs). The first number is the length of the gauge, while the second is the length of the shank. For example, 24/6 is a staple that is 24mm long and 6mm tall. Heavy duty staples usually have far longer shanks than their office counterparts.
What does a heavy duty stapler do? Heavy duty staplers are larger than most handheld staplers. Some may even operate based on a large lever that the user has to pull. This is because heavy duty staplers are designed to fasten many sheets of paper together, and therefore, require more force to use. An office staple can fasten a couple of sheets of paper together, depending on the size of its shank. However, large office reports or school term papers may be dozens of pages long. They need a heavy duty stapler to hold them together.
If you operate an upholstery or carpentry shop, then you most likely need staple guns, staplers, and tackers. There are many heavy duty pneumatic and electric supplies that you need to remove and install staples in carpet, upholstery, and wood. To get all of the staples, staplers, and tackers that you need for your job, though, you will have to talk to several companies. When you contact a business, ask them if they have an online catalog that lists all of their upholstery guns, cables, wires, and mini stapleless fasteners. Make sure they sell different sized boxes and packets of the wires, cables, and staples that you need for your biggest jobs. You should also make sure they have tools that you can use to remove prongs from wood so you can change your design if you need to. Ask the office manager to give you references so that you can contact the other businesses and consumers that use them. This is a great way to determine how reliable they really are. If their clients have good things to say, then you should ask the companies to give you price quotes. Ask them to include shipping fees and remove discounts from your total so you can compare them easily.