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?
Things that impressed me:
- Easy to assemble and get operational; great instructions!
- No air lines or cords. Great molded plastic case!
- The staples are as good or better quality than the best I’ve ever used.
- You can easily set the staple drive depth (I like to just touch the wire, not mash it into the post).
- Easy to angle the staple properly to catch separate grains of wood (better retention)
Staple lengths include 1½”, 1¾” & 2” with 9ga barbed divergent point design. Battery is good for 3000 hits; fuel cell is good for 750 hits.
Written by Tim O'Byrne - Working Ranch Magazine.