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The Skinny on Staples

The Skinny On Staple Families

Your tool leads to your staple family. Each family has different lengths depending on the project and different finishes depending on the environment you are stapling in.

Check out each tool family below to get the skinny on staples for that tool.

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T50

T50®

Heavy Duty General Use

Available in:

  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Monel
JT21

JT21

Light Duty General Use

Available in:

  • Steel
T59

T59

Insulated Cable

Available in:

  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
T25

T25

Low Voltage Cable

Available in:

  • Steel
  • Monel
P22

P22

Paper

Available in:

  • Steel
  • Monel
T50

T50® Family

T50® Heavy Duty Staples

Available in: Steel, Stainless Steel, Monel

T50 staples are the world’s best-selling heavy duty staple platform. Made to deliver exceptional holding power, these staples are used for all heavy duty stapling applications.

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= Fastened Material

What is being stapled to the base material.

Base Material

The harder the base (Oak, Plywood, MDF) the shorter the staple, the softer (Pine, Douglas Fir and Foam) the base, the longer the staple.

3/16” of the staple must be in the base material.

Staple Finishes

  • Steel

    Low Corrosion Resistance. Ideal for indoor applications.

  • Stainless Steel

    Corrosion Resistant. Ideal for outdoor applications.

  • Monel

    Corrosion Proof. Ideal for marine and harsh saltwater applications where fighting the elements is a must.

Manual

T50

T50®

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (504 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 1/2" (508 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 9/16" (509 Series) Steel
T50R.E.D.

T50R.E.D.

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (504 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 1/2" (508 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 9/16" (509 Series) Steel
T50X

T50X

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (504 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 1/2" (508 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
T50PBN

T50PBN

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (504 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 1/2" (508 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 9/16" (509 Series) Steel

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5700

5700

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (504 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 1/2" (508 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 9/16" (509 Series) Steel
T50HS

T50HS

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (504 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 1/2" (508 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 9/16" (509 Series) Steel

Pneumatic

PT50

PT50 

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (504 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 1/2" (508 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 9/16" (509 Series) Steel

Electric

T50ACD

T50ACD

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (504 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 1/2" (508 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
T50AC

T50AC

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (504 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 1/2" (508 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 9/16" (509 Series) Steel

Cordless

T50DCD

T50DCD

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (504 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 1/2" (508 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel

Hammer Tacker

HT50

HT50

Sizes:

  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 1/2" (508 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
HTX50

HTX50 

Sizes:

  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 1/2" (508 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
HT55BL

HT55BL 

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (504 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
HT55

HT55

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (504 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 5/16" (505 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
  • 3/8" (506 Series) Steel, Stainless, Monel
T50 Package
JT21

JT21 Family

JT21 Light Duty Staples

Available in: Steel

Built with the same quality and precision as the T50, these staples utilize a thinner wire in a smaller staple format to deliver great holding power. They are exceptionally easy to fire, making JT21 staples a favorite with crafters, women, and those with limited grip strength. Used for general home repairs, crafting, art projects, and upholstery.

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= Fastened Material

What is being stapled to the base material.

Base Material

The harder the base (Oak, Plywood, MDF) the shorter the staple, the softer (Pine, Douglas Fir and Foam) the base, the longer the staple.

3/16” of the staple must be in the base material.

Staple Finishes

  • Steel

    Low Corrosion Resistance. Ideal for indoor applications.

Manual

JT21CM

JT21CM 

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (214 Series) Steel
  • 5/16" (215 Series) Steel
  • 3/8" (276 Series) Steel
JT27

JT27

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (214 Series) Steel
  • 5/16" (215 Series) Steel
  • 3/8" (276 Series) Steel

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TT21

TT21

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (214 Series) Steel
  • 5/16" (215 Series) Steel
  • 3/8" (276 Series) Steel
JT21 Package
T59

T59 Family

T59 Staples for Insulated Cable

Available in: Steel, Stainless Steel

Made for fastening low voltage wires and communication cables without damaging sensitive communication wires. Perfect for any data, video, or communications wires up to 5/16”. The insulators come in clear or black to match the wires being fastened.

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For Insulated Cable

For Insulated Cable

Staple Finishes

  • Steel

    Low Corrosion Resistance. Ideal for indoor applications.

  • Stainless Steel

    Corrosion Resistant. Ideal for outdoor applications.

Manual

T59

T59 

Sizes:

  • 1/4” x 1/4” (591168 Series) Steel, Stainless
  • 1/4” x 5/16” (591188 Series) Steel, Stainless
  • 5/16” x 5/16” (591189 Series) Steel, Stainless
T59 Package
T25

T25 Family

T25 Staples for Low Voltage Cable

Available in: Steel, Monel

T25 staples feature a round crown design that secures wires without damaging them. The leading choice for low voltage wire applications such as garage door openers, thermostat wire, doorbell wire, alarm systems, and much more.

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For Low Voltage Cable

For Low Voltage Cable

Staple Finishes

  • Steel

    Low Corrosion Resistance. Ideal for indoor applications.

  • Monel

    Corrosion Proof. Ideal for marine and harsh saltwater applications where fighting the elements is a must.

Manual

T25

T25 

Sizes:

  • 3/8" (256 Series) Steel, Monel
  • 7/16" (257 Series) Steel, Monel
  • 9/16" (259 Series) Steel, Monel
T25 Package
P22

P22 Family

P22 Staples for Paper

Available in: Steel, Monel

Designed specifically for stapling paper, P22 staples are used on desktops and counters in restaurants, dry cleaners, floral shops, schools, and homes around the world. The P22 staple is specially designed to fit the Arrow P22 plier stapler and is great for use on bags, tags, papers, and labels.

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Staple Finishes

  • Steel

    Low Corrosion Resistance. Ideal for indoor applications.

  • Monel

    Corrosion Proof. Ideal for marine and harsh saltwater applications where fighting the elements is a must.

Manual

P22

P22 

Sizes:

  • 1/4" (224 Series) Steel
  • 5/16" (225 Series) Steel
P22 Package

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