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Old 03-30-17, 05:55 AM
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Opinion staple gun or a nail gun

Hello,

I have a old rocking chair Inherited by my grandfather. The chair needs to be restored, but I have fear to damage it, because is very sentimental for me.
I want to refurbish, but the chair is composed by a strange fur. in order to re-use it i will need fabrics, and probably a staple gun, or a nail gun, Which one?
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Tony James
 
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You'd use staples for the fabric, gun nails wouldn't hold.

I understand the sentimental factor. I have a rocking chair in my living rm that my grandparents bought at an estate sale to rock me in when I was a baby.
 
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Use a narrow crown (7/32") stapler with short (7/8") staples. The staples tend to flare out slightly making them hold really well.
 
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Old 03-30-17, 03:21 PM
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For upholstery I'd also recommend a pneumatic or electric stapler, much easier to get a very precise staple installed without having to fight the manual staple gun.
 
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