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Topic # 85489 20-Jun-2011 15:21
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I've seen installers of telephone/network cables have special staple guns that shoot curved staples, allowing cables to be secured around skirting boards in homes.

I need one for a friend's place to run cables, but can't figure out the name of the equipment, or a place that hires them out.

(alternatively if you have one, and in Auckland, I'm happy to pay in cash/beer for a days hire)

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  Reply # 483225 20-Jun-2011 15:29
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What are the cables?

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  Reply # 483228 20-Jun-2011 15:34
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DSE used to tsell them.
All electrical wholesalers will too. They are only good for data/phone cable, TV Coax is too thick for them (unless you can get bigger staples/guns).

I have one I think.... haven't seen it for a while, will have to have a hunt around.

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  Reply # 483231 20-Jun-2011 15:42
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Weve got a PowerFast Cable Tacker (no.31000) that does our cabling... and no, cant loan sorry, boss would miss it :)




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  Reply # 483239 20-Jun-2011 16:07
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BigHammer: What are the cables?


Cat5

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  Reply # 483243 20-Jun-2011 16:11
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Nate, trademe have a couple http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/SearchResults.aspx?searchType=all&searchString=cable%20tacker&type=S...

Edit, you can them to do coax as well.

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  Reply # 483244 20-Jun-2011 16:13
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Jaycar has them. And they around $30ish (last year) with staples.

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  Reply # 483245 20-Jun-2011 16:16
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Hell, only $15 plus GST from Electus if you have an account. Think I will get one.

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  Reply # 483256 20-Jun-2011 16:28
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I have a 9mm stapler, which would be dodgy on Cat5. 10mm might be the better option.



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  Reply # 483313 20-Jun-2011 18:03
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oxnsox: Jaycar has them. And they around $30ish (last year) with staples.


Just hunted on their website and can't find it - do you have a product code?


@kiwitrc - don't really want to spend $80 on something I'll only use once, if I can avoid it.

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  Reply # 483315 20-Jun-2011 18:05
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Speak to @alrmtc.

He has them




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  Reply # 483344 20-Jun-2011 19:15
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nate:
oxnsox: Jaycar has them. And they around $30ish (last year) with staples.


Just hunted on their website and can't find it - do you have a product code?


@kiwitrc - don't really want to spend $80 on something I'll only use once, if I can avoid it.


Look up stapler on jaycar or electus

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  Reply # 483357 20-Jun-2011 19:42
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Staples shouldn't be used on cat5 cable anyway.

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  Reply # 483369 20-Jun-2011 20:07
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Jaycar part number: TH-2610 Cable Stapling Gun $23.90.
From current 2011 catalogue

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  Reply # 483372 20-Jun-2011 20:10
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sbiddle: Staples shouldn't be used on cat5 cable anyway.


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  Reply # 483373 20-Jun-2011 20:12
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sbiddle: Staples shouldn't be used on cat5 cable anyway.

These aren't Flat staples. For want of a better description, they're hoop shaped, which leaves a half round loop above the timber. Stables also have a plastic saddle to spread the load and minimise crushing.

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