Angle stapler?


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Old 05-02-11, 05:25 PM
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Angle stapler?

I find myself in need of a light gauge (20) stapler in a very tight spot - trying to staple up some fiberglass screen to the bottom side of the ridge vent. Nothing I have even comes close (the ridge board is in the way) unless the screen is extended down at least 9-10 inches below the peak. I could use something like an opened up paper stapler and just hit it every time I want to drive one in, but that'll take forever. Does anyone know of a power or even a manual tool that'll be up for this job? Appreciate any info.
 
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Old 05-02-11, 06:38 PM
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Could you get a narrow crown pneumatic stapler in the space? Mine has a really narrow nose, and I can usually get pretty deep into crevasses with it. Even if you came down on either side of the ridge and stapled it several inches below, where it would be more accessible, if you stretched it tight you may be successful.
 
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Old 05-03-11, 06:53 AM
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Could you use strips of wood and an angled finish nailer?
 
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Old 05-03-11, 07:05 AM
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My little air stapler is just too rectangular to access that pitch - top of the cylinder hits on bottom of the ridge board and that places the nose way down. I'll just have to double the material estimate. I can stretch it tight as it's going up and over the board. Amazing that all this could have been avoided if done during construction.
 
 

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