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Old 02-02-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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I understand you should use a hammer stapler to fasten down carpet padding. Is this a specialty carpet tool I should rent, or do they sell them at home depot? How much should I spend if I buy one? And do I have to worry about the size of staples? The old staples I am pulling out look small.
Also should I bother to get a carpet knife? All the carpet installer I've seen just use utility knives.

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I will probably be installing carpet maybe twice a year

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I will probably be installing carpet maybe twice a year
should be able to buy hammer tacker most places and I like to use a carpet knife...alot just use utility knife which will work.. prices vary I think mine was around 24.00 which i use for other purposes good investment...

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Staples size is standard? Does it matter? Like I said, the old pad staples I am pulling out look rather small.
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