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#17627 12/23/07 01:20 PM
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I'm looking for a power stapler to staple coax and control (security) wire. I have the basic squeeze one but it doesn't seem to have the power to consistently penetrate the studs. Anyone have any recommendations? I really don't want to go with the hammer in solution-too many runs. Thanks and Happy Holidays!


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I know that Arrow makes at least one model. I think that the one I saw was designed for electrical Lumex cable, but I'm sure they would have other models. If not, try suggesting it to them. I can see a BIG market out there as the one for Lumexm drove just far enough to penetrate well but left a little loose as per the electrical code. Be great for Cat 5e, cat 6 etc.


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The Arrow ET2025 will take T25 staples, it's not cordless. I can't understand why you need something like that anyway.

If your staples don't penetrate perhaps the gun is worn out or the staples you are using are too long.

I don't like using staples anyway unless you have to. Using any kind of staple with CAT5-CAT6 is an automatic gig from the CGs.

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Hal's right. I don't use any staples on wire, directly, whether it's voice, data, control, speaker, or alarm. I run all the wires in a loose bundle, then go back and use an electrical staple with a loosely-applied tie-wrap, at intervals just close enough to keep the drywall guys happy.

In unfinished areas, I use drive rings, every two feet or so.


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Staples on prewiring are simply asking for premature failure. Use drive rings so that there's a chance to pull the wiring out and pull new wiring in, in the event of a failure. That was the Bell System's standard for 40 years for a reason.

Surface wiring along a baseboard using a T18 or T25 is acceptable, but still requires the hands of an experienced pro.


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#17632 12/25/07 06:08 PM
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Thanks. I just picked up a T59 which shoots insulated staples. I'm not looking to staple CAT cable-mostly coax. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!


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