Jump to content
luggsey

New stapler time!

Recommended Posts

Time has come for a new staple gun!

Im looking at the rapid R36 but I'm unsure this one will work for 6 core alarm cable 'and' larger cat5/belden/coax?

Anybody use one, cheapest price I found is £40.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also only have a 28 mainly for 8 core, 28s can be a little bit loose on 4/6 core as it is.

I would say you would need both if you are using both sizes of cable.

Think I would have to be doing a lot of single runs, to justify the larger gauge one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone else find the rapid staple guns unreliable?

Always seem to jam up or break on me. 

Perhaps I'm a bit heavy handed with them?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, james.wilson said:

nah, I've had the same one for 20yr

Not to be a topper but just thinking mine is from c1995, now only used for the Xmas lights outside and spent a couple of days under water in 2007, but still. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, james.wilson said:

nah, I've had the same one for 20yr

LOL

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very odd, I use a tacwise stapler which is plastic lol and it has lasted years. 

I bought a more heavy duty tacwise one which was metal after loosing one - thinking it would be more robust....... Broke it! 

Back to a plastic one again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, james.wilson said:

nah, I've had the same one for 20yr

Hmm I think I got mine in around 1995 or so aswell with an rs stamp on it 

 

Ok like the new tacwise though

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine simply mis fires every few staples and drives me nuts when it does so.

never tried cleaning or oiling it mind, can you maintain them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, luggsey said:

can you maintain them?

1 hour ago, luggsey said:

never tried cleaning or oiling it mind, 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

R28 might need the pin braying back in if it's misfiring

 

If it been dropped the body might need squeezing together with a vice if splaying out where the pin is

 

The instructions say to oil them but I've never bothered

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still using my old faithful BIF Titan twin impact cable tacker I guess from around 1975-1980s, cannot get the BIF staples now so used the Rapid 28/10 and what others I can get hold of these days. Usually found if it miss fired it was the wrong staple. Often stripped mine down to maintain it. Always found it fine on 4,6,8 core cables as longs as you take care.

3.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ultrasonic said:

Still using my old faithful BIF Titan twin impact cable tacker I guess from around 1975-1980s, cannot get the BIF staples now so used the Rapid 28/10 and what others I can get hold of these days. Usually found if it miss fired it was the wrong staple. Often stripped mine down to maintain it. Always found it fine on 4,6,8 core cables as longs as you take care.

3.jpg

We have a winner!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 06/02/2018 at 12:55, norman said:

We have a winner!!

They don't make um like they used to!

i only recently retired some pliers from 25 years ago, I thought that was good going!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/6/2018 at 11:54, ultrasonic said:

cable tacker I guess from around 1975-1980s,

 

I'll loose on at least every 5 yrs

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×