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Buy a staple gun...

 

The fastest way to do it without a doubt.

post #22 of 28

wish there was a staple gun that held fence staples, that would be nice. Staples that those guns use are not nearly as strong as fence staples.

 

we use the between two fingers method hand flat to the fence post.


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post #23 of 28

I used needle nosed vise grips. Grabs them and holds them tight. http://www.irwin.com/tools/locking-tools/the-original-long-nose-locking-pliers-with-wire-cutter

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post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by CelticOaksFarm View Post

wish there was a staple gun that held fence staples, that would be nice. Staples that those guns use are not nearly as strong as fence staples.

 

we use the between two fingers method hand flat to the fence post.

 

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There are many different kinds of staple guns that shoot many different kinds of staples. This particular staple gun shoots 1/4" wide staples that can be anywhere from 1/2" to 1 1/2" long. Much stronger/thicker than any chicken wire I have seen.   There are other staple guns that shoot the 1/2" wide staples in various lengths also (same gauge wire staple).

 

If one really wanted to go all out they could invest in one of the cordless staplers. (the ones that run on batteries and a fuel cell which is a small metal can filled with pressurized flammable gas (similar to a butane cylinder used to fill a mini torch). These are expensive but there is no air compressor to buy and no hoses or power cords to drag around with you while working... Used one of these on my wood fence - No darn way I would be doing that sort of job with a 'hammer'! LOL!    Many times these sort of staple guns can be rented also...

 

I spent minutes stapling all the wire for my small coop. It actually took longer to just cut the wire than to staple it in place...

 

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If I remember correctly these guns I am talking about use 16 guage wire staples. Not quite as thick of a wire as what you would find on horse wire fencing but would still work if one used enough staples and if the staples were long enough for the job.

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Washers and screws are easiest but a bit more expensive.....    Staples are built to spread and twist as they go in.  One leg going one direction the other leg going the other direction.... The idea is to make them very very hard to pull out.  I use staples when I need staples.

 

Staples have one leg longer than the other. Get the long leg started with a tap and a second tap should bring the other leg into contact with the wood.  once both legs are touching you can drive them in.  Tapping them closed a little helps too.  But I dont usually have time to mess with all the staples much.

 

deb

 

Very good! I see you have learned well.

 

Let me repeat what you have said, First look at staple. See longer leg, grab that close to the sharp end and hold it. Now look at wood or post, see the grain and where the wire makes a cross. Put the sharp end of the long leg in the top left corner if you are right handed with a hammer or the top right hand corner if you are handicapped :D. Tap lightly to start the staple and not hammer your fingers. Once the staple is set then hold the fence in position and finish driving home the staple. No fuss no muss no busted fingers.

 

What gets most people is they don't think about securing the fencing temporarily so the try to do too many things with one hand and get themselves a mashed digit for their troubles. Fence stretchers are a must for a no aggravation day. They can be made or bought. For field fence, two metal T posts and some bolts and nuts work very well with a come along or a lever and hook. For barb wire a lever and hook is all you need.

 

Stretched tight and secured right make for many a restful night.

 

Jim


LOL.... Too many miles of stretching livestock fence.  If its loose its dangerous.  Also my dad taught me to let the tools do the work.  You don't push a saw you guide it .... Yata yata.  And if there isn't a tool for the job usually you can make one.

 

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post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by CelticOaksFarm View Post

wish there was a staple gun that held fence staples, that would be nice. Staples that those guns use are not nearly as strong as fence staples.

 

we use the between two fingers method hand flat to the fence post.

 

700

 

700

 

 

 

There are many different kinds of staple guns that shoot many different kinds of staples. This particular staple gun shoots 1/4" wide staples that can be anywhere from 1/2" to 1 1/2" long. Much stronger/thicker than any chicken wire I have seen.   There are other staple guns that shoot the 1/2" wide staples in various lengths also (same gauge wire staple).

 

If one really wanted to go all out they could invest in one of the cordless staplers. (the ones that run on batteries and a fuel cell which is a small metal can filled with pressurized flammable gas (similar to a butane cylinder used to fill a mini torch). These are expensive but there is no air compressor to buy and no hoses or power cords to drag around with you while working... Used one of these on my wood fence - No darn way I would be doing that sort of job with a 'hammer'! LOL!    Many times these sort of staple guns can be rented also...

 

I spent minutes stapling all the wire for my small coop. It actually took longer to just cut the wire than to staple it in place...

 

1000

 

If I remember correctly these guns I am talking about use 16 guage wire staples. Not quite as thick of a wire as what you would find on horse wire fencing but would still work if one used enough staples and if the staples were long enough for the job.

Where did you find expanded mesh for your small coops?  Is it Aluminum or Steel.  16 gauge is plenty for hardware cloth or chicken wire.  Chicken wire is about 20 gauge these days so stapling it  up is a good option.  And the idea of using a portable gun is very tempting  Since I live out in the MIDDLE of no where and at the end of the service length of power cord too.  My tools for repairs the field are a hammer wire cutter and pliers....  all can  be summed up in this,

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It can hammer staples or nails, cut 10 gauge wire, act as pliers, Pull staples and even pull nails.  The head is designed for wrapping wire around Tposts but you can do this around any object you need to secure fence to with just wire.  (They are illegal to carry in a saddle bag in CA)  The only other thing I need are a small pair of vise grips on occasion.  If I am moving Kennel panels (my main coop is constructed of kennel panels) the vise grip on the nut frees your hand to hold the back side in place and it reduces the amount of times you have to dig for the nut in the dirt.  LOL.  fumble fingers me....

 

If I am doing a major assembly or construction job of course I use the propper hammer propper nut driver and even bring out the two hundred foot power cord.    PIA to work with though.  LOL.

 

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post #27 of 28

I was just searching for the same thing. I found this, good review on you-tube. But at 800.00 ... I'll be doing it the old fashion way.

 

http://www.pasloderuralmidwest.com/purchase.html

post #28 of 28

Tapping the fence staples to adjust the leg spacing is a great idea. Why didn't I think of that before? Thanks for the tip.

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