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Certified Tool Solutions: Valued Customers are the Greatest Asset

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Certified Tool Solutions, Inc. is a family-owned and operated company located in Acworth, GA that specializes in repair and service of Ramset, Paslode and STOCKade tools, as well as drywall automatic taping tools. They also repair many other types of construction related tools such as dustless sanders. Craig Bailey, who with his wife Susan founded Certified Tool Solutions, Inc. (CTS) in 1997, has over 30 years of experience in the drywall tool repair industry.

Craig Cross is the third member of the CTS team says, “CTS is a Factory Authorized Warranty and Repair Service Center for Ramset Gas and Power Tools, as well as Paslode tools. We are also STOCKade’s Preferred Warranty and Repair Facility in the US.”

Reflecting on the history of CTS, Cross believes, “Resiliency and integrity have helped CTS get where it is today. I’ve been with Craig and Susan since 1998, when I began dating their daughter. Ever since that time, I’ve been called Little Craig, and they are like my mom and dad.”

During their first 10 years of business, CTS kept growing, until the economy crashed in late 2008. Cross notes, “We had two major customers discontinue repair work with us in order for them to survive the downturn. At that point, Craig and Susan were just trying to keep the business going. So, I left CTS in 2009 (to help them survive the recession) and worked with the local sheriff’s department for six years. I still worked part-time (two to three days a week) to help out. I knew I would eventually come back to work for CTS when the economy turned around.”

Cross believes a major reason that Craig and Susan were able to weather the economic downturn is based on their faith and integrity. “Their motto has always been old-fashioned quality service at reasonable and affordable prices. Slowly things began to turn around, and now I’ve been back at CTS full time for the past couple of years. The goal has always been to provide quality service in a timely manner. We always try to get a turnaround in 24-48 hours.”

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The Tool Carrying Road Warrior

Jeff Payne is the Whites Rural territory sales manager for Tasmania. Jeff relocated from Queensland 11 years ago. Since starting at Whites, Jeff Payne has made it his mission to travel every country road in the Tasmania. "Living in Hobart means that I am on the road every week and spend a lot of time on the Midland Hwy travelling North. I have found that one of the best ways to meet farmers is to drive the back roads whenever I can."

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Peter Larkin’s ST315i Fencing Staple Gun

The old adage that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence has proven to be a time-consuming reality for Peter Larkin and his wife Judith who own a twelve-paddock 31acre lifestyle farm where until recently they had a mixture of horses, ewes and lambs.

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Cordless Fencing Staplers Saving Time & Increasing Benefits

STOCKade is the world’s leading manufacturer of fencing staplers, staples and other wire fixing systems so it’s no surprise there ST400i cordless fence post stapler is proving a hit.

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Extreme PEL Power Staple Wood Post Claw Insulator

Designed for use with 45 and 50 mm length STOCKade divergent point barbed fencing staples. This insulator is the ideal solution for building farm electric fencing. Use the ST400 pneumaitc fence stapler gun or the ST400i cordless fence stapler gun with the Insulator Guide Attachment for a no fuss installation. 

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Tornado Helps Contractor to Raise the Standard

After a reasonable winter and benign weather continuing into the spring, the agricultural fencing sector has got off to a good start this year. We look at what Tornado is doing to enable its contractor customers to make the best of the promising start to the season. Tornado is first and foremost a fencing manufacturer, rather than a manufacturer of other things who dabbles in the fencing sector. It has a single-minded determination and focus which has arisen from its history – a history which saw the company develop from a contracting business. The Tornado team brings from that heritage a unique understanding of what it takes to design, manufacture and install an effective fence for every situation.

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STOCKade ST400i Fence Post Staple Gun a Boon for Contractors

For solo fencing contractor Charles Saario erecting multi-strand wire fences on rural properties used to mean long hours of backbreaking work – often operating in difficult and hilly terrain.

The 64-year-old former dairy farmer, who nine years ago became a full-time fencing contractor, lives in the sleepy Gippsland hamlet of Meeniyan (population about 500) and spends most of his days digging postholes and stringing wire on farms within a 35-kilometre radius of the town.

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STOCKade Delivers Massive Benefits for Cider Orchard

Steve Ostrom, the owner of Brookshill Orchard and Woodchoppers Cider is passionate about traditional British cider. So much so, he is progressively converting his 43-acre property, in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, into a specialty cider orchard growing a mix of traditional cider and common table apples.  In 2014 Steven hired local fencing contractor Alan Berry (TruLine Rual Fencing) to build an espalier style trellis system and together they have just completed stage three of a 5-year project.

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A Real Time Saver

With a 340 hectare beef block to run single-handedly, Kaiwaka farmer Marty Roest has to manage his time carefully. The farm currently has around 23km of wire and batten fences and 32km of four-wire electric fences, so the hours he spends on fence building and maintenance can add up significantly.

After seeing the Stockade ST400i Cordless Fencing Stapler in action at last year’s Fieldays, Marty says the decision to purchase one was easy. “One of the biggest benefits of the ST400i is that it is very fast and easy to use,” he says. “A farm this size is a one-man operation, so anything I can do that saves me time is very worthwhile.” 

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ST400i Stapler in Utility Applications

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David from BDLMI electric utility equipment explains how the ST400i stapler is used within the utility industry. 

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Building Fences - High-powered staple gun makes its way to the United States

Building and repairing fence is one of those jobs that is as much a part of rural life as riding a tractor. Whether on a livestock operation where it is important to keep critters in or on a vegetable farm where it is important to keep critters out, fencing is an unavoidable task. Anyone who has done fence work knows how exhausting it can be to drive nails or staples into an endless row of fence posts.

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STOCKade ST400i Stapler - Tim's Test

Straight out of New Zealand, where a lot of good cattle ideas come from, is this beauty. The award-winning STOCKade ST400i stapler is a heavy-duty cordless gun that holds 50 staples and, through a combined fuel cartridge and battery system, delivers one heck of a punch, enough to drive into any wooden post out there. Where was this when I was on the job?

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Smarter Farming with the ST315i and ST400i Fencing Stapler

I like the catch phrase ‘farming smarter, not harder’ and two new tools from Stockade, the ST315i batten stapler, and ST400i post stapler certainly tick that box.

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STOCKade - The Right Staples for the Job

Since we first started adapting Paslode power actuated nailing tools for fencing applications, STOCKade has been determined to deliver fencing staple solutions which deliver better results; faster and safer than traditional hand stapling.

STOCKade staplers are becoming increasingly common across New Zealand as fencing contractors and farmers discover our tools revolutionise the way they fence. Benefits of the stapling tools are obvious to anyone who has used them, their ease of use means anyone can achieve a consistently high quality result and dramatically reduce the time it takes to staple off any fence with fewer aches and pains.

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Efficient, Effective Fence Work

Building and repairing fence is one of those jobs that is as much a part of rural life as riding tractor. Whether on a livestock operation where it is important to keep critters in or on a vegetable operation where it is important to keep critters out, fencing is one of those chores that comes with the territory.

Anyone who has done any amount of fence work knows how exhausting it can be to drive nails or staples into an endless row of fence posts.

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Ag Innovations Awards given out during Agri-Trade Equipment Expo

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STOCKade, Raczynski and Michelin received awards

During the 2016 Agri-Trade Equipment Expo in Red Deer, Alberta, three pieces of technology were awarded Ag Innovations awards for their contributions to helping farmers complete their work.

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The Fencing Revolution is Here

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Let’s face it. If there is one task that many cattle producers dread, it is installing and/or fixing fence. Put simply, it’s a pain, and for that reason it is often put off and ignored as long as possible. After all, it is time consuming, physically tasking and when it comes to ranching, it’s often a long ways away from the ranch.

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STOCKade ST400i Cordless Fence Stapler wins innovation award

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On November 30, 2016, FenceFast, STOCKade’s Canadian distributor, attended the Ag in Motion Innovations Program awards ceremony at the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada Convention in Calgary.

Entering the STOCKade ST400i Cordless Fence Stapler, FenceFast won the Equipment Innovation Award and the People’s Choice Award.

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FenceFast attends Agri-Trade Equipment Expo

Axle from FenceFast demonstrates how the STOCKade ST400i fencing stapler works at one of the largest expo in Canada. 

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A need for speed, making the farm safer, and less compaction

They’re not cheap, but this cordless fence stapler will make the job go at least five times faster, says its Canadian distributor. 

Innovation drives the agriculture industry and a lot of it is on display at Agri-Trade.

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Agri-Trade kicks off Wednesday

Agri-Trade Equipment Expo has a record number of exhibitors for its 33rd year.

One of Western Canada’s premier agriculture shows is already off to a good start with a record number of exhibitors.

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Perfect fencing fast – no matter who does it.

Alberta Beef magazine interviewed Axle Boris from FenceFast, STOCKade’s Canadian distributor in their October 2016 edition.

Fencing. It’s just part of being a stockman, but repairs, rebuilding or setting up new fence for cattle, sheep or wildlife are never easy. Now, a new go-anywhere tool makes stapling wire faster, safer, and a whole lot easier.

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Fence faster with the STOCKade ST400i

Putting up wire fencing can make for a long day. Running on a single fuel cell and single battery, this STOCKade ST400i fence stapler demonstrated this summer at Ag In Motion aims to cut the amount of time you need to get the job done. How does it perform? Watch this short video to find out!

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Hoseless, fuel powered staple gun allows freedom to move in pasture

Most of the fencing staple guns on the market have to stay within an air hose length of a compressor, which is not ideal for producers who need to follow fence lines through rough terrain.

However, Stockade’s ST400i allows producers to shed the air hose tether while still maintaining the high productivity that staple guns allow.

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Pro Tool Reviews – STOCKade ST400i Cordless Fence Post Stapler

Luke Smith from Pro Tool Reviews got hold of one of the first ST400i fence staplers to land in the USA.

When he is not writing tool reviews Luke raises and trains horses in Tennessee, USA.

To give the ST400i a real-life work out, Luke took ST400i down to the farm and put it to work repairing fences on his property. 

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Fence stapling nailed

The development of STOCKade’s ST400i cordless fencing stapler was driven by farmers and fencing contractors who wanted a powerful and portable post stapling system that didn’t rely on compressors and hoses.

Built to the same exacting standards as the globally successful ST400 pneumatic fencing stapler, the ST400i combines rugged design with a gas-powered system designed to fire nails into concrete.

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STOCKade Announces the Release of the ST400i Cordless Fencing Stapler

At NZ National Agricultural Fieldays 15-18 July, STOCKade will release the ST400i Cordless Fencing Stapler.  

The development of the ST400i was driven by farmers and fencing contractors, wanting a powerful and portable post stapling system not reliant on compressors and hoses.  Built to the same exacting standards of the globally successful ST400 pneumatic fencing stapler, the ST400i combines rugged design with a gas powered system designed to fire nails into concrete.

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STOCKade ST400i Cordless Fencing Stapler

Richard has been using staple guns for the last 20 years and says he wishes he’d had the ST400i in his early days. Fencing contractor and farmer Richard Ross has been trialling the Stockade ST400i Cordless Fencing Stapler. Having been in the industry for 30-odd years, Richard has seen a few changes in tools and technology.

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World first, NZ-developed electric fencing installation system

PEL and STOCKade are making electric fencing installation faster, more accurate and safer.

Together they've created a worldfirst electric fence installation system, combining STOCKade's new ST400i cordless fencing stapler with a specially designed guide attachment and PEL wood post claw insulators.

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New staple gun off the leash

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After reviewing the STOCKade ST-400 staple gun last year, we thought we’d found the most convenient method for installing fencing staples. That was until we had a go of the new STOCKade ST-315i impulse fencing stapler, a tool which is so satisfying to use, you will find yourself wanting to staple just about every wire on the farm onto a timber post.

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The Big Daddy of Staplers is Here!

There’s a new breed of pneumatic wire fence staplers

Installing fencing can be an incredibly time consuming task. AB Custom Fencing in Vanderhoof now carries and endorses STOCK-ade’s fencing stapler systems. They are the world’s only fencing guns activated by compressed air. No more driving fencing nails by hand, as any one of STOCK-ade’s guns will save you time and money.

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Stockade stapler packs a punch

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Nailing barbed fencing staples into hard timber is difficult work. They never seem to go in straight, and tend to flatten out instead of being driven all the way into the post. There is now an alternative, as Josh Giumelli reports.

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