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Speedball 11-16-2008 08:26 PM

What does "crown" staple mean?
 
I picked up a sample of a 7/16" x 1-1/2" Crown staple and it has a flat top head. What does "crown" mean?
I thought a Crown staple was rounded at the top.:confused1:

CrpntrFrk 11-16-2008 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedball (Post 186057)
I picked up a sample of a 7/16" x 1-1/2" Crown staple and it has a flat top head. What does "crown" mean?
I thought a Crown staple was rounded at the top.:confused1:

The crown is the top of the staple. The staples you picked up are a 7/16" crown staple. Does not necessarily mean that the top is rounded.

Speedball 11-17-2008 04:42 PM

My smaller Bostich stapler has staples that are rounded at the top and I automatically assumed they were considered a crown staple. Guess not, thanks.

DangerMouse 11-17-2008 05:01 PM

i thought crown staples were the long thin ones? (usually used in cheap furniture assembly)

DM

skymaster 11-17-2008 05:40 PM

the "crown" is the width at the top: IE 1/4,3/8,7/16, 1/2 etc
that is why staplers are labled as 1/4 crown etc

RippySkippy 11-18-2008 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedball (Post 186462)
My smaller Bostich stapler has staples that are rounded at the top and I automatically assumed they were considered a crown staple. Guess not, thanks.


I think you may be thinking about the "power" crown staples...never quite understood the rational for them...other than it's proprietary.

ratherbefishin' 11-18-2008 11:22 AM

Rippy, I believe the inverted "V" crown design helps equalize the downward force to the legs of the staple. Less chance of one side proud.

Speedball 11-18-2008 05:44 PM

Thanks Skymaster, that clears it up for me.:thumbsup:

nailerman 11-24-2008 01:45 PM

"Crown refers to the width of the staple. It doesn't detail whether thickness, flatness, or roundness of the staple. The sample staples you picked up are 7/16" crown.

Speedball 11-25-2008 05:14 PM

Thanks!

I am soooo anxious to try out my new toy.:yes:

skymaster 11-25-2008 08:09 PM

a stapler can be the staple fastener of a shop grooooooooooooooooan :}
da devil made me do that
Happy Turkey Day:jester::whistling2:


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