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« on: November 18, 2006, 02:42:35 PM »

OK, so I bought a staple gun, it Looks like it will work great, but I have a problem

The biggest it gets is 17/32 and 9/16th of an inch. It goes up to 5/8ths but those are nails, I am using The staple gun for the Wedge, and I was wondering If I should go for the 17/32 or a 9/16th if I'm supposed to use 3/4ths of an inch nails on the wedge. Cause the Staple gun doesnt show that it can hold 3/4th inch staples...  angry

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2006, 04:28:48 PM »

What kind of staple gun?  A T50?  A J21?  A pnumatic 1/4" crown stapler?  I'm guessing either the T50 or the J21.  You can staple the wedge from the bottom (as it sets in the hive) into the top while holding it tightly against the foundation, but it won't be long enough to go through the foundation.  Of course a nail through wax foundation isn't what holds it in, it's the pressure from the wedge that holds it in.

I prefer, if I'm getting to choose, to buy the grooved ones and use a wax tube fastener as it's much easier, stronger and quicker than nails.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006, 12:02:40 AM »

 Undecided

Wax tube fastener?
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2006, 10:24:11 AM »

Wax tube fastener:

http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=231

http://go.netgrab.com/secure/kelleystore/asp/product.asp?product=102

Look at item number 165
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2006, 02:43:25 PM »

The brand is Arrow T50.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2006, 08:47:38 PM »

I'd use the longest ones.  Put the frame upside down on a solid surface push the wedge in tight sideways against the foundation and staple straight down into the top bar.
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