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romex staple guns... #34057
01/31/04 11:00 AM
01/31/04 11:00 AM
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cavo148  Offline OP
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New Jersey
Has anyone been using romex staple guns and are they worth the money? BTW, I was thinking of getting an Arrow T-75 model, I have a T-25 for small cable and like it for tacking phone cable, etc.

Thanks,
Andy

[This message has been edited by cavo148 (edited 01-31-2004).]

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Re: romex staple guns... #34058
01/31/04 11:10 AM
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Belgariad  Offline
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Linwood, NC, United States
I bought the Powerfast staple gun about a year ago and don't know how I lived without it. The staples are a little pricey, but it has saved me a great deal of time and smashed fingers.

Re: romex staple guns... #34059
01/31/04 12:13 PM
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CRW  Offline
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Bethlehem, PA USA
I used one on a job last fall. It was cool, but it seemed that if you didn't have the stapler sitting perfectly straight and flush on the surface, it would misfire and jam. Hard to get into tight spaces.

Re: romex staple guns... #34060
01/31/04 12:38 PM
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Jim M  Offline
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Chestertown, MD, USA
I too have used the Powerfast model. It saves time, but seems to jam more than I thought it would. The staples are about $13 for 400.

[This message has been edited by Jim M (edited 02-03-2004).]

Re: romex staple guns... #34061
02/03/04 05:20 PM
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smokeeater 38  Offline
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Indiana
I love mine.

It makes it so nice when you are in a spot that it’s hard to get both hands in position to put in staples. It is so much faster that using a hammer or linesman’s pliers.


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Re: romex staple guns... #34062
02/03/04 06:51 PM
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cavo148  Offline OP
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Thanks for the info. I picked up the Powerfast the other day to try. BTW, I took a service call today for a relative who lost their CCTV security picture some time ago. I found that someone had put about a dozen staples THROUGH the audio/visual cable, between the camera and the monitor, oops!


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