|Forum topic by davidroberts||posted 10-07-2010 09:21 PM||6357 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
10-07-2010 09:21 PM
I posted this on the sister HomeReferbers site but it’s kinda quite over there, or my post was too boring to comment on!!!
A comment or two and a question or three.
I have just picked myself up off the floor after pricing 16 gauge pneumatic staplers. Why is there such a price difference between an 18 gauge and 16 gauge stapler? I guess they are more of a speciality tool, but really, the price difference can be $150.
I need to replace some areas of rotted soffits and facia on my home. I will be using 1/4” plywood and 1×6 pine, the current materials on the house. The old soffit was installed using staples. It’s hard for me to tell, but they look bigger than 18 gauge. I’ve read where 18 gauge narrow crown staples can be used to install soffit. Is this true? I don’t even know whether they make an 18 gauge exterior staple.
I also need to replace alot of 1×4 and 1×2 exterior trim on the house and garage. 18 or 16? I’m not opposed to buying a 16 gauge stapler, but why if an 18 gauge will do the job. The cheapest I’ve found is an 18 gauge reconditioned Senco for $129 on Amazon.
Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.