Fine wire staples are the thinnest type of staples. It is for delicate applications where the staple needs to be discrete with low visibility and where the back of the staple should be unexposed. Fine wire staples are the most common type for upholstery and framing because it has a minimal effect when attaching fabric (textiles) to wood or plastic. And it is the go-to wire when you work with breathable membrane or vinyl.
Furniture Upholstery, Vinyl, and trim, Picture frames, Automotive upholstery, Labeling
Our fine wire staples:
The next step up from fine wire is medium wire staples if you need a thicker staple for your application. A medium wire staple is an excellent staple for upholstery, but compared to a fine wire staple, it produces more holding power. This type of staple has a superb wood on wood joining capability and is therefore often used in manufacturing where the fine wire staple is not enough. The medium wire is also widely used when joining with plastic.
Furniture, Pallet, Crate, Sheathing, Subflooring,
Our medium wire staples:
The heavy wire staple is the thickest type of staple and is the one to use when the job demands a robust staple. Due to its thickness, it takes up a more substantial area when used compared to its fine and medium wire counterparts. But it provides higher holding power and is excellent when joining on wood or plastic on thick surfaces. The heavy wire is often you in house construction and in applications where you need a really robust joining.
Furniture framework, Roof shingles, House manufacturing, Packaging
Our heavy wire staples:
Many manufacturers state the wire diameter in the measurement gauge. It works as following the higher the gauge number is, the thinner the wire is, the lower the gauge is the thicker the wire. See below how the gauge number relates to the wire type.
The narrow crown is the smallest type of crown. It is easy to hide in applications after joining. It covers a smaller area then medium and wide crown staples. Often used for finish and trim and other delicate jobs, but it is also great for wood and panel work. A great choice when you want to save raw material and cut manufacturing costs.
Molding, Cabinets, Trim, Paneling, Drawers, Upholstery, Giftboxes, Fruitboxes
Our narrow crown staples:
The medium crown is as its name the crown type that comes in between narrow and wide crown staples. Used when you need to cover a larger area on your material than narrow crown allows you to do. It has more uses than a narrow crown staple and is often used in home construction.
Furniture, Pallet, Crate, Sheathing, Subflooring, Packaging
Our medium crown staples:
Of all the crown widths, this is the broadest crown type. Wide crown staples have a lot of similar uses as medium crown staples. When esthetics is not as necessary, a wide crown staple is a great choice. It covers a large area then narrow and medium crowns. Josef Kihlbergs wide crown staples are made for carton closing.
Carton closing, Packaging
Our wide crown staples:
An excellent rule for choosing the right staple length for your application is to take the thickness of the material your fastening and multiply it by three. So if the material you are fastening is 6mm thick, you should go with a staple length of 18mm. If you cannot add the desired length to your material, we recommend the closest shorter leg length available.
If your application is using fabric or other thin material, we recommend adding 4mm to the thickness of the material used. So if your material is 3 mm thick, you use 7mm leg length. If you cannot add the desired length to your material, we recommend the closest shorter leg length available.
To get a robust joining when fastening to hard materials such as hardwood, we recommend using a staple with leg lengths twice as long as the material that needs fastening. Then you can be sure it works as intended. If you cannot add the desired length to your material, we recommend the closest shorter leg length available.
A galvanized staple is the most common staple type. The staple is a steel staple that is coated with a layer of zinc to be able to handle general corrosion better. A galvanized staple is comparable in strength and appearance to a stainless steel staple. If you need an all-around staple with a long life expectancy, a galvanized staple could be the right choice for your application.
At Josef Kihlberg, we produce premium galvanized staples that do not compromise the quality, which means that the staple has the correct holding power for the application and has the proper life expectancy.
Our galvanized staples:
Copper coated staples are one of the best choices when it comes to beautiful clean aesthetics. It is excellent for transport packaging due to it works better than regular steel in non-humidity-controlled environments. Copper coated staples can oxidate faster in situations that are salty, hot, and acidic. It is the go-to staple for carton closing.
For the best copper-coated staples, there should be a certain amount of copper coating. We perfected this in our copper-coated staples. So you get premium quality staples that can handle the material, and that does the job for your application.
Our copper coated staples:
An aluminum staple is excellent for applications that need to avoid magnetism. The corrosion protection is more significant than a galvanized staple but has less corrosion protection than a stainless steel staple. Another great benefit of an aluminum staple is that you can easily cut through it without hurting your tool. Therefore it is widely used by sawmills when cutting trough wood.
Our aluminum staples:
A Stainless steel staple is for applications that need a higher level of corrosion protection or need to have a higher protection against heat. The standard stainless steel staples are 304 & 316. The 304 stainless steel staple is used for both indoor and outdoor use and protects against corrosion from milder oxidizing acids. The 316 stainless steel staple gives even greater protection against corrosion and is common when the application comes in contact with salty environments. A stainless steel staple is also a great choice in applications that need to look modern and high quality. A stainless steel staple is an environmental friendly staple, it breaks down by itself in nature, giving back important minerals to earth.
Our stainless steel staples:
If your application needs staples in a custom color, don´t hesitate to contact us
A chisel point staple has the design of the letter V, where the two flat inclined side meets at a sharp angle. The design makes it possible to drive the staple straight into the material to the crown of the staple.
This example is from carton closing but translates to other applications with paperboard, cardboard, plastic, or fabric.
1. Good clinch
2. The leg length of the staple is too long or bent too much
3. The leg length of the staple is too short or not bent enough.
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