Discuss Dewalt Electricians Stapler in the Electrical Tools and Products area at ElectriciansForums.net
Pete, how can you give an opinion re the clipping ability if you have never used one? Also where is the relevance or link to so called 5ww's, do all 5ww's in your opinion not worry about clipping or just generally like Dewalt tools?Agree to expensive, plus you would never get a decent clipping job with one of those monstrosities in my opinion, still doubt if that will worry todays crop of 5wws.
Oh but I have used one and frankly find them cumbersome, and if I'm honest useless, part of the art of being an Electrician is being able to clip and dress cables in the correct way, using a staple gun, although it may be the in thing is it the right thing to do?Pete, how can you give an opinion re the clipping ability if you have never used one? Also where is the relevance or link to so called 5ww's, do all 5ww's in your opinion not worry about clipping or just generally like Dewalt tools?
Would need convincing about that Strima do you have any pictorial evidence?As with any tooling and fixing method they have their pros and cons.
For the odd single cable run then get the hammer out, multiple cables along very long runs I think these would look quite neat as the staples are quite discreet.
1/2 a dozen T&Es next to each other would look neater stapled than using standard clips IMHO.
Agree but how would it look if you had multiple cables, be thet Telephone or LV cables clipped to a visible surface, not very pretty I should think.I have a little hand stapler for telephone/alarm cable... makes a lovely neat job of tacking along skirtings etc...
Drag it out of me what do you mean? I'll lay it out as I see it then, Personally I don't like them. I think they take the skill out of presenting a neat job, I'm all for advancement, but in this case I don't agree, OK for house bashing I suppose, but for a prestige job, no thank you very much, I think cables can be damaged if used in the wrong hands, OK for clipping a few cables in the training workshop as an example, but in the real world no thanks, you can't beat a killed tradesman using traditional skills, if I have laid myself open to abuse then so be it, can't be any more explicit than that can I? I hate the things, end of.Lol Pete give me a clue.. don't make me drag it out of you.
Turn it 90 degrees....... and try harder......It arrived today while I was out hammering in boxes of clips that no-one will ever see or care about.
On the plus side I had a little play with it and it will do just nicely for lofts and stuff not on show.
I tried my best to damage a cable with it and failed miserably
I also have one I procured when I was still an apprentice. Mine also does a lovely neat job of stapling through the cable sheath and causing difficult to find faults unless you're very very careful whilst you're using it.I have a little hand stapler for telephone/alarm cable... makes a lovely neat job of tacking along skirtings etc...