Fencing staple gun

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Farmboymark, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Just wondering what the best type of staple gun there is for putting stock fence up with, I’ve seen some over £1000 some for less than £50.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Goweresque

    Goweresque Member

    Location:
    North Wilts
    Be careful! You're stepping right into a gang war among fencing contractors as to what stapler is the 'right' one to use.

    I thought I was just posting a few pictures in the fencing pics thread and got my card marked for making an innocent comment about staplers. I think its the fencing version of 'Which pickup should I buy', or 'Which tractor brand is best?', passions run high! :D:D
     
  3. Grassman

    Grassman Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    Usually anyone who has already spent a lot of money on one will tell you anything cheaper is poorer. This applies to virtually everything in life:banghead:
     
  4. tepapa

    tepapa Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    @Willie adie

    I've got the stockade ones @ around £500 for compressed air gun and circa £1k for the gas gun.
    Are they good? yes, gas one is a little heavy, they put staples in well which I'm happy will last the life of the fence. Staples are pricy especially 50mm's as you have to buy the gas ones.
    Are the cheaper versions any worse?, I don't know. The people that use they don't have any complaints . They are a lot cheaper to buy and staples are half the price. If I didn't already own the stockade I would seriously consider the other brands, which I think are the same gun under different stickers (tejep, Montana, senco).

    I don't mind paying the initial out lay for the stockade but expensive staples to go through it wind me up when other makes are half the price.
     
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  5. Use paslode 1st fix nail gun quite a bit, seem pretty good, I believe they make a staple gun. I can't comment on that tho, never seen one
     
  6. Grassman

    Grassman Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    Good honest reply!
    Is 50mm staple necessary? 40mm is biggest I use.
     
  7. Grassman

    Grassman Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    I use a bostitch gas nail gun which will do 90mm but it struggles to get them fully in.
     
  8. tepapa

    tepapa Member

    Location:
    North Wales
    Used to use all 40mm's but gone up to 50mm's now. Just for better holding especially on barb or single strand fences. No one has got time to knock the odd staple in if one has come out so why not try to stop them coming out to begin with.
     
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  9. Grassman

    Grassman Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    I did a post and rail job recently and did it with screws instead of nails.
    I was quite satisfied with it. I haven't costed the difference in price but working on my own it was certainly easier.
     
  10. Grassman

    Grassman Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    I find it depends a lot on the staples. Some 40mm have a good barb on them. Some don't have any.
     
  11. Yea, paslode will bang 90s in for fun
     
  12. Grassman

    Grassman Member

    Location:
    Derbyshire
    With mine it depends on the brand of nails. One brand goes in perfectly. Another leaves 5 mm to finish by hammer.
     
  13. Willie adie

    Willie adie Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    John. i cant justify the stockade. everything more expensive than the tjep.
    yes the tjep staples are a bit narrower but thats the only difference the gap to hold wire is the same and the length is the same.
    ive never had an issue.
    the thing that rankles me is stockade themselves and stockade owners totally dismissing the tjep. montana etc. as some mickey mouse tool. and most have never used it.
    i would like to have seen who wouldve bought what if they were launched at the same time.
    stockade were undoubtedly lucky that they had no competitor to go up against.
    why not have a go of one John.
    you may be pleasantly surprised.
     
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  14. Cheesehead

    Cheesehead Member

    Best thing for knocking in staples, cheap and never fails and will knock a variety of different staples and nails.

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  15. Goweresque

    Goweresque Member

    Location:
    North Wilts
    If you'd ever used plastic fence posts you wouldn't say that! Trying to hammer staples into them is prone to lots of mashed fingers and copious swearing.....whereas a stapler does this as fast as you can pull the trigger:

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  16. Cheesehead

    Cheesehead Member

    I think if we used plastic posts we'd be smacked around the head by the not so silent silent partner
     
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  17. Can you power them by a tractor with air or are they canister type things
     
  18. Pilgrimmick

    Pilgrimmick Member

    Location:
    Argyll
    And fingers!
     
  19. Goweresque

    Goweresque Member

    Location:
    North Wilts
    You can get pneumatic ones, I have a Bostich one, requires at least 90psi to fire in the staples fully, and they're not as thick as normal farm ones, though about as long.
     

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