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  Reply # 483384 20-Jun-2011 20:29
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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.


It's for running cables under a house, plus he's not a good mate, so I'm not really that fussed Wink

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  Reply # 483401 20-Jun-2011 21:02
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oxnsox:
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.


I realise they're not flat but lots of people use T18 and T25 staples on cat5e and cat6e cable which will cause problems.

The geniine Arrow moulded plastic ones aren't cheap in NZ.



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  Reply # 483426 20-Jun-2011 21:48
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Cable Clips + hammer = done

+1 on the don't use staples. 

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  Reply # 483445 20-Jun-2011 22:31
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Last time I used one of these things, it compress the cable so much that I was getting bad connections/cross talk in the cables.
yes have set it to the lowest setting.
Agree with illicit, use cable staples and hammer.

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  Reply # 483460 20-Jun-2011 23:25
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The problem with the settings on them is that they have is for the impact, not the depth, so it varies based on what its going into. If its an old house, IME the setting that goes in just fine to a hard piece of wood will go and chop the cable in half when you hit a soft piece.

Perhaps there are better staplers that are more smart about it, but my experiances with a cable stapler when putting some cat3 phone wire thru a few years back when it was still the done thing was less than satisfactrory.




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  Reply # 483601 21-Jun-2011 12:57
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Under the house I use a normal gun stapler to staple small cable ties to the floor then use the cable tie to hold the cable







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  Reply # 483987 21-Jun-2011 21:39
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I like to get a box of those electrician style metal tags can get the boxes from Mitre 10 mega etc..

I wouldn't use staples on cat5e/cat6 they are great for 4 core alarm cable etc.. though :)

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