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Offline Billedis

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upholstery tools
« on: May 23, 2015, 01:44 PM »
I am going to re-upholstry 12 dining room chairs and need a decent 1/4" stapler.  I would like to get one that could handle larger staples if the need arises.  Any recommendations?

Thanks for your help.  Bill

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Offline rst

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Re: upholstery tools
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2015, 01:47 PM »
I use Grex and Senco staplers.

Offline Billedis

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Re: upholstery tools
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2015, 01:58 PM »
Thanks @rst any suggestions as to models, etc.  Bill

Offline slodat

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Re: upholstery tools
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2015, 04:46 PM »
I'm an upholsterer. The right stapler is a Rainco/Fasco 7C. 3/8" crown. Like this one: http://upholsterysupplyonline.com/products/Rainco-Upholstery-Staple-Gun-1%22-Nose.html

Offline live4ever

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Re: upholstery tools
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2015, 05:05 PM »
As slodat points out, upholstery staplers use a different type of staple than general purpose/construction staplers, though many people use general purpose staplers for upholstery projects, especially one-off projects.

Porter-Cable makes a nice upholstery stapler (model US58) for about $90.
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Offline rst

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Re: upholstery tools
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2015, 07:30 PM »
I use the Grex 50-AD and the 50-ADLS from http://www.thefastenercompany.com/

Offline Billedis

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Re: upholstery tools
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2015, 09:56 PM »
Thank you @slodat that looks like what I will buy.  Bill

Offline slodat

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Re: upholstery tools
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2015, 09:59 PM »
I have several of them. Use them daily.