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I put chickenwire on a picket fence to keep the Chihuahuas from slipping between the pickets and running off.

The pickets are 1x4 ACQ treated yellow pine. 5 to 15 years old.

Used an Arrow T50 stapler. 3/8 inch stainless steel staples.

Cut the stuff with sheet metal shears.

The staples went in fine, meh and poorly about 60%, 30% and 10% of the time. Sometimes the wood was too hard and the staples stood a bit proud. Will go around with a hammer later and whack them in.

Also, putting in a couple thousand staples hurt my hand a bit, and it was awkward.

So a pneumatic stapler is called for. A trim stapler maybe. Narrow staples, 1/4 inch wide, 1/2 inch long. My Bostich narrow crown stapler would do that. Those particular ss staples seem a little rare tho.

Used 1' wide, 150' long rolls. Bought it at Rural King for $40/roll.

Rises about 20" high. It works well so far. No escapes.


2012-2024 John Greene
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