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I have an air powerd combination Brad/Staple gun. The smallest/finest staples I can find are 18 gauge with a half inch leg on the staples. I forgot to mention the staples are 1/4 inch narrow crown. I would like to use a "lighter" staple on this job, but I can't seem to find any. I'm new at this upholstery thing so maybe I just don't know where to look. Or, maybe I need to consider a different type of staple gun. My current project is trying to staple vynil material to a Luan type door panel. Most of the staples I can find are too long for this job. I like the air powerd gun over an electric stapler. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Go to Harbor Freight. For around $30 with extended warranty they have a pneumatic gun that accepts T50 staples. T50 are the most common. Just keep it oiled and the air pressure around 75psi.
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T50 staples are way too coarse. You need to invest in a better staple gun like the BeA, Duo-Fast, Senco, or Fasco guns. I have always found that any product that claims to do a couple different things is ordinary at both of them. I can get 5/16" crown staples in lengths down to 3/16", and up to 9/16" for my BeA guns. Duofast has a narrow crown gun, model #ANC 3418, that shoots staples with only a 3/16" crown, but there are only 3 different size staples for that gun.
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Here is another option for a dedicated staple gun..

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