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Old 07-02-2018, 12:23 PM   #1
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Staple Gun and Staples for Reupholstering Couch

Have removed all fabric, foam, fiberfill/batting, etc. from old couch (1989 Excella).
New foam and fabric, etc. on order.

Now, what to buy as the proper staple gun (and staples) for this project?
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:47 PM   #2
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It depends.

If you are doing a LOT of stapling, an air-powered stapler (and an air compressor) is nice to have. I tend to use Bostich products because they are reliable, sturdy, and bright yellow so I can find them...

If it's just a few things that need staples, a hand-operated Arrow T-50 and a supply of their staples in appropriate length is a good, reliable one. Staple length should be figured to go through the fabric and firmly into the backing material, but not through it.

As always, personal protective gear, especially eye protection, and being careful where you put your hands to hold things while you staple them is very important. Please don't ask how I know this...
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Old 07-02-2018, 01:09 PM   #3
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I bought a Harbor Freight Pneumatic stapler when redoing the upholstery in my trailer. After one adjustment it worked great. The adjustment was to put some aluminum foil shims in to widen the space the driver has to move in. It was a little tight and the driver would stick in the fired position. Easy fix, four screws only to do this and then it worked great for the whole job. $20 well spent...

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