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Staples are used for temporarely or permanent joining of workpieces. Special staples, so-called tacks, are used for stapling machines. Depending on the power of the tacker and the strength of the material, staples with lengths of 6 to 30 mm can be driven in. Two techniques are used to increase the hold of the staples in the material:

resin-coated staples

The staple legs are coated with artificial reasin which is briefly softened by the frictional heat when the staple is driven in, and then becomes hard again. With this method the staple is glued into the material.

staples with so-called D -tips

These staples are spread apart when driven in which increases their holding power considerably.