Talk:Staple (fastener)

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  • Shouldn't a lot of the material on this page be moved to stapler? This page should just provide an encyclopedic entry about the staple, and refer to the stapler page for information about the actual process of stapling. -- Drago9034 01:52, Feb 10, 2004 (UTC)

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Fails to discuss door staples. --Daniel C. Boyer 20:48, 21 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Also fails to discuss medical staples. -Branddobbe 09:12, Mar 14, 2004 (UTC)

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I had no idea that staplers had two clinch settings before reading this article!

Medical staples[edit]

Cdm hip staples 376.jpg

I'm sure there's more to this topic than the single sentence the article currently gives it. Here is a relevant photo, but it should probably wait until there's more content on the subject; it wouldn't fit right now. ~ Booya Bazooka 20:26, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Staple sizes[edit]

This article fails to mention sizes and capabilities (how many sheets) of staples. -- Toytoy 20:08, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

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Why do we even need this much for a staple? 74.134.123.62 22:16, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

We probably don't but knowledge is fun. I wondered why I had to ask for 24/6 staples when I bought some the other day. Now I know. The world is probably not a better place but I'm better informed and feel better for it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.109.65.28 (talk) 12:45, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

I love staples[edit]

I really do

Me too! Me too! 71.237.222.60 02:06, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Further to your discussion on 24/06 office type staples the 24 actually relates to the gauge of the wire and the 6 to the leg length (in millimeters). Hence another popular office type staple the 26/06 staple is formed from 26 gauge wire also with a 6mm leg. Both have the same inner crown width but the 26 gauge wire is slightly thinner in diameter and therfore would have a lightly narrower overall crown size. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 210.49.230.139 (talk) 09:05, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

What are staples made of?[edit]

WHO INVENTED THE "STAPLE"????

This article describes them as "metal" or "wire" but doesn't discuss the specific composition of staples. What are some of the metals that are typically used to make various kinds of staples? Erik 15:17, 11 December 2006 Where do you stop on these things ?

Materials include electroplated nickle, zinc & copper coated low carbon iron wires, stainless steel, aluminium & brass. Plastics are also used to make some staples.

Exactly! The page says "Modern staples for paper staplers are made from zinc-plated steel wires" but the photo clearly shows copper! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.115.43.9 (talk) 21:11, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

sizes outside the US[edit]

The reference given lacks crown width. Joserbravo 18:58, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

"Staples as weapons"??[edit]

Is it truly useful to have a "staples as weapons" sections? Just about anything could be a weapon in these lights. Should the Books article have a "Books as Weapons" section? How about shoes? Sauce pans? Tires? Drum kits? -- Dan Griscom (talk) 01:42, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

This article didn't help me much. I needed to the an in-class discussion on "how to use a stapler." And i came away with the same knowledge i left with. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.66.155.211 (talk) 02:41, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

sort[edit]

this is a mess Help could someone sort it and mabe include paper staples(folding). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Commander v99 (talkcontribs) 20:05, 12 April 2012 (UTC)