Originally Posted by Larry M
What size staples are you using for your fabric?
I was looking at this at AmazonSurebonder 9600
withArrow Fastener 508SS1
Not in the mood to drop $100 in a nice PC tool that i'll probably use a handful of times and the Surebonder seems to be a popular item for a very economical price
Not sure if you ended up buying the Porter Cable Triple package like I did with Compressor, Nailer, Brad Nailer and Stapler. But that stapler uses the same 18 gauge staples as the link you provided.
My first frames I used 18 gauge staples on and it worked. But when I used those 18 gauge on MDF (near the edge) like I'll need to do on each side of the column, I could see the MDF breaking away. That's why I opted for the Porter Cable US58 like so many others are using. The 22 gauge staples are much thinner.
Also, I did notice you could faintly see the 18 gauge staples pulling the fabric a few inches in each direction. So I'd highly recommend getting the Porter Cable US58.
I went with these staples from Amazon.
1 "B & C Eagle 71/10 3/8-Inch by 22 Gauge Galvanized Staple (10,000 per Box)"
Tools & Home Improvement; $11.87
1 "B & C Eagle 71/12 1/2-Inch by 22 Gauge Galvanized Staple (10,000 per Box)"
Tools & Home Improvement; $12.99
You get 10,000 (22 gauge) staples for the price of 1,000 (18 gauge) - so you'll actually recoup your investment in staples.
BTW, Home Depot has the US58 on sale right now online for $89.
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