Often, when conducting construction work, there is a need for a strong and reliable connection of materials among themselves. To this end, special construction staplers are often used. Such devices connect objects with special brackets. They can be different types and forms.
The basic requirements that are presented to such brackets can be found in GOST 4028-63. Such consumables for staplers are most often produced by whole blocks in which there are many pieces at the same time. This allows you to significantly reduce the load on the device for fastening materials. Separate fasteners are fastened with a special tape.
Such blocks need to be inserted into a specially designed department on the device. When you press the device, the bracket automatically in one thing will be pushed out.
It is worth remembering that the mechanism of each individual stapler is also designed for certain size and the form of consumables, it must be considered when choosing. Such fasteners make it possible to make the process of fastening construction and finishing materials the fastest and easy.
Species in form
Staples for the construction stapler can be classified on various grounds.
Such models are products from which legs are directed down. These types of brackets are quite rarely used when carrying out installation and finishing works, but they are necessary to fulfill certain activities carried out in the process of economic activity.
Preferably, this arcuate variety is used if it is necessary to firmly fix the wires and a cable of different purposes and sections.
These samples are universal. They are often used during construction and finishing works. They can be made from a variety of materials. You can use them almost everywhere, except for fixing the wiring.
T-shaped varieties are most rarely used in practical activities. They enable strong and durable connections that will not bear any load. At the same time, everything is done as the maximum hidden method.
During the selection of fasteners for the construction device, it is necessary to take into account their size. To date, producers produce models with the most different sizes.
U-shaped and T-shaped varieties can be released in two versions.
28. Such samples are more often used to fix cable parts with a cross section of 4.5 mm, the thickness of the clips itself starts from 1.25 mm, and the height of the ends – 10-11 mm.
36. These products for instruments have a thickness of 1.25 mm, the height of the cooled ends can vary in the range of 6-10 mm. These adaptations are most often taken to work with wires, the diameter of which is 6 mm.
P-shaped devices also have their specific dimensional values.
53. These samples have a thickness of 0.7 mm, a length of 11.3 mm and a height of the legs from 4 to 14 mm.
55. This type of bracket is most often used for electrical equipment. The height of the legs most often is 12 mm. The sizes of the wire used are 0.83×1.08 mm.
140. These brackets have an increased degree of rigidity, with a height of 6-14 mm, a length of 10.6 mm, with a thickness of 1.25 mm.
And you can also distinguish several separate types of such brackets.
Type 300. The models of this group are small fastening devices in the form of the letter T. They have a hat, the thickness of their metal rod 1.2 mm. They can have a length of 10, 12 and 14 mm. As a rule, they are taken to fix different materials to plywood and other wooden basics.
Type 500. Represents a finishing option not equipped with hats. Length is also 12, 14 or 10 mm.
Remember that each type has its markup. Often you can meet models with the designation of SM53-12B, in which the type and size of the bracket is also specified.
The length of the leg length is of paramount importance. After all, it is precisely from this parameter that the strength of the future connection will depend. The thicker the design that needs to be copped, the longer the leg should be. In this case, more powerful equipment will also need. Otherwise, consumables are simply not clogged into the surface.
The thickness of such a spare part must be seamless depending on the type of material being processed. For the most durable products, it will be enough for fasteners with a small thickness (in the range of 0.75-0.8 mm). If the material is more subtle, then the fastener is completely able to approach, the thickness of which varies from 1.25 to 1.65 mm.
Such devices for connecting materials can be made from various metals. Consider the most common options.
Stainless steel. Most often for the manufacture of such consumables is used in stainless steel. It is such models that have found the most widespread use in construction work. If they are used when fixing solid structures, then preference should be given to tempered samples made of stainless steel. Such brackets have sufficient resistance to mechanical loads, they will be able to provide the most reliable and durable connection. These varieties of fasteners are distinguished by high resistance to corrosion formation, so they can be used to fix structures that will be placed in the future in the open air. But it is worth remembering that such products are considered rather fragile, they can easily break under the influence of transverse loads.
- Cink Steel. Such material has the highest resistance to the appearance of rust, which is achieved due to the presence of a special top zinc coating. It is it that prevents the formation of corrosion on metal under the influence of water and oxygen. At the same time, additional processing of the material will not be required. Scales made of galvanized steel have a maximum operational period, high level of strength, relatively low cost. In addition, such consumables for staplers can be operated in any climatic conditions, so they can be used to connect structures to be located outdoors.
Aluminum. This metal is also often used in the production of brackets for construction staplers. Aluminum models also have good resistance to the formation of a corrosion layer. In addition, they can be used in aggressive media, while not ruin and will not lose their qualities. But such a metal is too soft, so it cannot be used to work with too solid objects. Most often, aluminum products are taken to fasten parts from cardboard or when wearing structures with soft tissue materials.
- Copper. Copper brackets also have excellent corrosion resistance. Compared to many other materials, copper has a significant cost, so it is not so often used for the manufacture of similar products. These fasteners can be used as decorative parts when wearing furniture structures. Often, various colored coatings are applied to them.
Fasteners made of steel base can be produced or hardened, or unkilled. The tempered variety will have a higher price, but during long-term operation, the product will be much stronger and more durable, more reliable.
In addition to stainless steel and galvanized metal, it is also permissible to take a simple steel basis. The disadvantage of such products is that in the process of use they have the ability to oxidize, and then rust, so such a connection will not be durable and strong enough.
Despite the metal from which the products can be produced, there are products with simple standard legs and with sharpened ends. Sharpened models will be much easier to enter almost any material, so the blow strength may be less.
Some models are made with nickel. This is a special method of coating, in which products look like chrome-plated. They will not rust for a long time and retain a neat appearance.
And sometimes applied and slowness. Such a coating is protective and decorative. It usually gives the products a beautiful pink or redhead. Such application is able to protect the material from the appearance of a rusty layer.
How to choose?
Before buying a suitable version of such a bracket, it is better to pay special attention to a number of important nuances. To begin with, it is necessary to decide what kind of surfaces work will be carried out. So, for furniture structures It is worth taking brackets with sharpened ends. They will easily log in. If you use a simple hand stapler at the same time, then you will have to use much less physical effort.
If you need to install vaporizolation materials, then aluminum samples are suitable. To work with the clapboard, the best option will be stainless steel. Aluminum for the lining should not be applied, as it does not have the desired level of strength, and when raging wood structures, the bracket may simply fall.
And also before choosing consumables, Think in what conditions will be operated in the future, which are connected. If they are located in rooms with an increased humidity indicator, including in saunas, baths, then the preference must be given to models made from the treated metal, which have resistance to corrosion formation.
An important criterion for choice is the load indicator that will be on the fastening element. If a small load is assumed, then standard aluminum varieties can be suitable. For fastening hard and solid materials it is better to use samples made of stainless steel.
Fasteners can be sold in sets with different numbers. Often in stores you can find blocks of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000 parts. In this case, the choice will depend on the type of installation and finishing works that will be made.
Sometimes, with constant work with such equipment, it over time ceases to shoot brackets, the fasteners can be stuck inside the device, it is also possible to depart at once a few brackets.
When malfunctions, the product often begins to bend the brackets inside, as a result of which the connection may be impossible. In order to avoid breakdowns of the tool and consumables, it is necessary to correctly choose all the parts in size and the intended load, the type of materials connected.
Many specialists advise not to acquire too cheap brackets. As a rule, they do not pass in the process of manufacturing the necessary processing, produced from a low-quality metal, so when working, they begin to be easily deformed and collapsed.
Most often the brackets buy at once with the new stapler. Remember that for each individual model of such a device, only their specific types of fasteners can be approached. As a rule, the package to the device itself indicates the number of the appropriate brackets.