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Old 07-05-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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Question HD stapler

I'm putting a bit of foam under my exisiting seat and the stapler I have will not cut it. I'm trying to go into the seat (plastic) and it barely goes into the plastic.

Something like these.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#manual-staple-guns/=nhp9fc

Is there an option for a hand stapler that can ka pow into the plastic better without costing hundreds of dollars?? Should I use staples with the pointed ends?

I'm just a weekend warrior when it comes to upholsery.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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You could go pneumatic or electric for less than $50. Both available at Lowe's/Home Depot.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_398889-355-BTE550_0__
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:29 AM   #3
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Hand Staples

No need to go electric or air. I have used the regular old inexpensive stanley PowerShot from home depot with 3/8 inch staples in several honda seatpans. It works just fine for attaching the material.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #4
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if you have a air compressor get a harbor freight air stapler. i got mine for about 15 bucks about 10 years ago and have done a few dozen seats with it. works perfect!
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:13 PM   #5
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if you have a air compressor get a harbor freight air stapler. i got mine for about 15 bucks about 10 years ago and have done a few dozen seats with it. works perfect!
+1, bought an HF crown stapler for $20 or so and it works great on hard plastic seat pans that defy a manual stapler...also FWIW you don't even need much of a compressor, my wimpy wall mounted tire inflator worked fine as the stapler uses very little air
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:19 PM   #6
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I have 3 or 4 staplers. Electric, air and hand operated. I know the electric was useless on seats. But I think the hand operated was OK, haven't used the air one yet.

The hand operated stapler is a Duo-fast pretty sure it's this one:
http://menards.com/main/tools-hardwa...412-c-9164.htm

The key was to have the 1/4" staples, the 1/2" would go in but not every time.

Anyways if you want to borrow something let me know, I work in st. paul and can probably drop it off for you.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:51 PM   #7
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HD stapler

In the same situation I drilled many holes in base of the seat and used blind rivets.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:05 AM   #8
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I am using #5 1/4" staples. Trying to get the staples into seat plastic on my Suzuki DL. Currently have a Proshooter All in 1 model 5650. Doesn't cut it. Restapling seat vinyl. I almost bought a $37 pneumatic stapler at Norther Tool.

I may try the HF pneumatic stapler.

I just don't want to buy one and it doesn't work.

Menards? I don't really wan't to spend more that $25 bucks.

http://www.menards.com/main/tools-ha...308-c-9164.htm
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:32 AM   #9
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The harbor freight works awesome
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:33 AM   #10
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My cheap pneumatic stapler shoots T-50 standard. That's good easy to find even in SS. But I took all the safeties off for better reach, they were in the way on my BMW seats.

Someone used it on a Suzuki, no problems.
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The harbor freight works awesome
+4 on the HF air stapler.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:54 AM   #12
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+4 on the HF air stapler.
Make that a +5, it didn't even break a sweat on my hard-assed Corbin pan. My manual stapler didn't even make a mark...

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Old 07-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #13
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if using a manual stapler, make sure it is seated squarely agaisnt the seat base . . . . for me, even a couple of degrees off square keeps the 1/4 inch staples from seating fully.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:49 AM   #14
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Shit. I bought a $20 manual stanley stapler at the pot Sunday. Cranked it up to max and didn't even get the staple in.

I'll try the HF pneumatic next!
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:04 PM   #15
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i picked up a powershot stapler many years back, the kind that pivots on the tail so your hand pressure is over the head. works great, no problem with seat cover on plastic pan.
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