HD stapler

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  1. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    I'm putting a bit of foam under my exisiting seat and the stapler I have will not cut it. I'm trying to go into the seat (plastic) and it barely goes into the plastic.

    Something like these.

    http://www.mcmaster.com/#manual-staple-guns/=nhp9fc

    Is there an option for a hand stapler that can ka pow into the plastic better without costing hundreds of dollars?? Should I use staples with the pointed ends?

    I'm just a weekend warrior when it comes to upholsery.
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  2. groundrules

    groundrules Long timer

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  3. squirrelnator

    squirrelnator Mystical Adventurer

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    No need to go electric or air. I have used the regular old inexpensive stanley PowerShot from home depot with 3/8 inch staples in several honda seatpans. It works just fine for attaching the material.:D
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  4. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    if you have a air compressor get a harbor freight air stapler. i got mine for about 15 bucks about 10 years ago and have done a few dozen seats with it. works perfect!
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  5. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    +1, bought an HF crown stapler for $20 or so and it works great on hard plastic seat pans that defy a manual stapler...also FWIW you don't even need much of a compressor, my wimpy wall mounted tire inflator worked fine as the stapler uses very little air
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  6. boardrider247

    boardrider247 Weekend Anarchist

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    I have 3 or 4 staplers. Electric, air and hand operated. I know the electric was useless on seats. But I think the hand operated was OK, haven't used the air one yet.

    The hand operated stapler is a Duo-fast pretty sure it's this one:
    http://menards.com/main/tools-hardw...auge-compression-stapler/p-1448412-c-9164.htm

    The key was to have the 1/4" staples, the 1/2" would go in but not every time.

    Anyways if you want to borrow something let me know, I work in st. paul and can probably drop it off for you.
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  7. Wolkow

    Wolkow n00b

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    In the same situation I drilled many holes in base of the seat and used blind rivets.
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  8. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    I am using #5 1/4" staples. Trying to get the staples into seat plastic on my Suzuki DL. Currently have a Proshooter All in 1 model 5650. Doesn't cut it. Restapling seat vinyl. I almost bought a $37 pneumatic stapler at Norther Tool.

    I may try the HF pneumatic stapler.

    I just don't want to buy one and it doesn't work.

    Menards? I don't really wan't to spend more that $25 bucks.

    http://www.menards.com/main/tools-h...roshooter-topgun-stapler/p-1448308-c-9164.htm
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  9. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    The harbor freight works awesome
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  10. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    My cheap pneumatic stapler shoots T-50 standard. That's good easy to find even in SS. But I took all the safeties off for better reach, they were in the way on my BMW seats.

    Someone used it on a Suzuki, no problems.
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  11. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    +4 on the HF air stapler.
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  12. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    Make that a +5, it didn't even break a sweat on my hard-assed Corbin pan. My manual stapler didn't even make a mark...

    :freaky
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  13. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    if using a manual stapler, make sure it is seated squarely agaisnt the seat base . . . . for me, even a couple of degrees off square keeps the 1/4 inch staples from seating fully.
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  14. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    Shit. I bought a $20 manual stanley stapler at the pot Sunday. Cranked it up to max and didn't even get the staple in.

    I'll try the HF pneumatic next!
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  15. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

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    i picked up a powershot stapler many years back, the kind that pivots on the tail so your hand pressure is over the head. works great, no problem with seat cover on plastic pan.
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  16. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Mr. Spoil Sport

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    +6 on the Horrible Fright stapler. Shot staples through the seat pan on my XR650L like it was going through sun-warmed cheese. More than made up for some prior purchases from HF.
    :thumb
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  17. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    Well, I went to HF and got the 20 ga pneumatic stapler. Didn't think I needed the staples. WRONG. The 1000's I have already are too wide.
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  18. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    The HF uses T50 staples you can get anywhere. I don't buy mine at HF I get mine at Grainger and they are about $2.50/1000. But any HD or hardware store will have them.

    You got the wide crown stapler correct?
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  19. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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  20. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Get SS staples, they certainly are available in T50. Bummer going through all the work only to find a bunch of rusty staples a year or two down the road. And then they are a PITA to remove, all rusty they break. That corrosion also damages the vinyl.
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