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Old 11-16-2008, 09:26 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 11-16-2008, 09:44 PM   #2
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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.
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.

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Old 11-17-2008, 05:42 PM   #3
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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.
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i thought crown staples were the long thin ones? (usually used in cheap furniture assembly)

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Old 11-17-2008, 06:40 PM   #5
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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
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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.
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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.
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Thanks Skymaster, that clears it up for me.
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"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.
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Thanks!

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a stapler can be the staple fastener of a shop grooooooooooooooooan :}
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