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Do any of you have a "Fence Stapler" that drives fencing staples either air or battery operated and if so do they work good?
 
No, but I love the idea of having one. I can't tell you how many fence staples I have launched into orbit, or how many times I have bashed my thumb driving staples.
 
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And, yea, I know fence pliers have notches to start staples, but it's enough to keep up with the hammer and bucket of staples most of the time.
 
I don't like starting them with the fence pliers and don't like hitting my thumb either. I'm working a small project right now but driving a good number of staples and eventually will probably be doing a lot of fencing. Haven't figured out if I'm going steel posts or wood posts but either way I'll have to stretch and staple to get it tight. I researched several and I did see that Dewalt 20 volt unit and I may still end up buying that one before the big fencing project but for now bought this one and it came in today
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Can't really help out with this one...not sure we have any fences left, no cattle so no more fences. But of the two 1/4 sections I've seen fenced close to me in the last year I don't think they are even using staples. Combination of wood and steel t posts using plactic insulators on both with high tensile wire. We have a young friend that does custom fencing for a living...I could ask him what he uses if you would like me to.

Ryan
 
I appreciate it Ryan but I'm going to take this one out of the case and try it tomorrow. I really debated the Dewalt one but figured this one is a lot cheaper if it doesn't work well and I'm not sure how long the battery would last in the Dewalt. I had my 20 volt Dewalt grinder with a steel cutting disc on it out today cutting some welds off some steel and went through 5 of the 6.0 Ah and 2 of the 3.0 Ah batteries before the first one got charged. When 1 quit I'd take it and put it on the charger but of course it would throw the overheat light on so it took a bit to charge them. I can charge 5 at a time.
 
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Jerry.. I agree about the Dewalt's.. Both the grinder and sawzall are batterie eater's ...
They are convenient but do eat batteries as you say! One question I have is...do the newer tools eat batteries as much as the older ones? Reason for asking is I still use grinder and sawzall that used the older 18 volt batteries, but now use them with the adaptor and newer 20 volt batteries. But I get tired of running out of batteries so if I can use a corded grinder I do so. Or bring out the Honda generator if not close to electrical outlets.

Ryan
 
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Jerry.. I agree about the Dewalt's.. Both the grinder and sawzall are batterie eater's ...

Amen I should have just drug out the electric one to begin with and did end up bringing it out to do the grinding. It's like how many batteries do ya need I have 6 or 8 of the 6.0 Ah and 5 or 6 of the 3.0 Ah but if going to use the grinder or sawzall I don't guess that's enough lol
 
Ryan I don't have any of the newer stuff like the 60 volt mine is all 20 volt
 
Heck, I was trying to cut 4 bolts off a brake backing plate on a stock trailer for my neighbor to replace it. He had it too far away to use a regular grinder, so he brought his Dewalt angle grinder with 2 batteries. I think I maybe got 2 of the 4 cut off before they were dead.
 
I really like some of my cordless stuff actually most of it does decent on batteries.
 
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Give us a range report, if you would. Some of us could really use a better way of driving fence staples than a hammer.

Doug I got to play with it a little today drove probably a little over 100 staples and it did great. I had read you have to keep it oiled so I put 3 drops in before starting then about half way put 2 more drops in. The only thing that happened was I double tapped once and that was my fault held the nailer to tight and didn't allow it to recoil. I'll let you know when I get a chance to run some more staples but may be a week or so
 
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Doug I got to play with it a little today drove probably a little over 100 staples and it did great. I had read you have to keep it oiled so I put 3 drops in before starting then about half way put 2 more drops in. The only thing that happened was I double tapped once and that was my fault held the nailer to tight and didn't allow it to recoil. I'll let you know when I get a chance to run some more staples but may be a week or so
Thanks. It sure would be great to ditch the hammer for fencing if this thing will do it.
 
Always, I repeat, always my first choice. Cordless tools are great, in their place, but if you have a lot of heavy grinding or cutting to do, cordless is more of a frustration than anything.


pineywoods pineywoods ,I'm with Doug. Right tool right place . Love my cordless tools , many batteries for many tools. But if it's a bigger job I will use corded first. If i'm framing up something out come the compressor and air tools. If i'm just trimming out a couple rooms I will use my Paslode gas/battery guns.
love battery tools if say doing small job on a roof or down inside or under something. No dragging a few 100' cords for a small job.

In the picture you show Freeman Stapler, but that is an air tool, do you bring a compressor along for the fencing. Or is the fencing just around the yard area ?

David
 
Right now I'm close to power when I get farther away I have a generator
 
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