Misc. Shop Stuff #48: Markwell DP2 Diamond Point Stapler

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 11-15-2014 09:08 PM 2039 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Not a big thing, but definitely one of those “used one a long time ago, now I want one” things that so many of us can identify with.

I worked at the local lumber yard when I was in high school, and spent many hours repairing windows, storm glass, picture frames, etc. in the back room. When my wife wanted an old window re-glassed for pictures, it reminded me how much I hate using these things:

ebay is a wonderful thing for finding the most obscure things… It appears diamond point staplers were marketed as either Red Devil or Markwell, with the latter being much less expensive (sought after?). So that’s what I found, along with a box of NOS fasteners that will last me several lifetimes.

here’s the ‘ammo’

And a pose:

That’s it, just a quick welcome to a new shop tool. As always, thanks for looking.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#1 posted 11-15-2014 10:10 PM

Nice, I put some points in a cheap hobby lobby frame recently. I used a “putty” knife to push in the points. I was afraid I was going to break the glass.

-- Putty

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#2 posted 11-15-2014 10:13 PM

I did break one of the four I put in, doing just that… :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 11-15-2014 10:54 PM

I typically used a screw driver or putty knife. I broke the glass on the last display case I tried it on. I probably should get the right tool as well!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#4 posted 11-15-2014 11:09 PM


-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 11-16-2014 04:14 PM

Goodness, glad I am not the only galoot to break glass with a screwdriver! :)
Looks like a cool tool, Smitty! Congrats,

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#6 posted 11-25-2014 06:58 PM

Having never messed with windows/frames was wholly unfamiliar with this tool. Thanks for the enlightenment Smitty!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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