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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 04-21-2017 03:59 AM 715 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2017 03:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: pneumatic stapler 14 gauge garden mesh fence

I just wondering can I use my pneumatic stapler to secure some garden mesh wire to a 2×4 wooden frame ..

I’m wondering if the psi will be too strong to not tear through the mesh ( the mesh is 14 gauge)


I’m wondering if it’s just a question of lowering the psi output of the stapler

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#1 posted 04-21-2017 05:20 AM

Experiment a little bit and see what happens.

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#2 posted 04-21-2017 12:43 PM

Is it like chicken wire? A staple won’t rip through that. You need your air turned high enough to seat the staple anyway, probably around 90psi.

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#3 posted 04-21-2017 01:04 PM

test pieces with different pressures will give you the answer

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#4 posted 04-22-2017 01:02 PM

adjust it so that it doesn’t drive the staples all the way in. I don’t know of a stapler that doesn’t’ have a depth adjustment.

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#5 posted 04-22-2017 01:17 PM

Yes you can, but you have to adjust the air pressure so you will not ruin your wire. You can also try shooting through a scrap of 1/4 inch ply to pad the mesh. (this will cut down on visibility so it’s a trade off, but do-able)

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#6 posted 04-22-2017 01:22 PM

You shouldn’t have a problem with the stapler—I have done this a few times.

The staples, however, will rust very quickly in the elements and you will get rust streaks down the lumber.

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