What's the Difference Between Medium Crown Stapler and Narrow Crown Stapler?

I thought there was only type of air crown stapler: narrow crown stapler. But I come across something called a medium crown stapler. I guess the staples for medium crown stapler is slightly wider than those for narrow crown stapler. Other than this, what is the difference any way? Why someone will use one over another? Does a medium staple hold the wood parts together better than a narrow staple?
Thanks in advance for any info.
Jay Chan
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Jay Chan wrote:

The difference is about a quarter of an inch. The narrow being 1/4 inch wide. When set just below the surface the narrow crown staple is less noticable than the wider crown ones. I'm guessing that the wider crown are thicker. Have only seen them used on shipping crates and sometimes pallets so they probably hold better.
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I see. Seem like the narrow crown staples are more appropriate for woodworking (such as stapling the back panel of a cabinet). No wonder there are many many narrow crown staplers, and only one medium crown stapler that I know of.
Thanks for the information that you and another newsgroup member have provided.
Jay Chan
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The narrow crown staples are 1/4" wide and use 18ga wire. The larger staples are wider (3/8, 7/16, 1/2), use a heavier wire (usually 16ga), and are available in longer lengths.
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replying to Jay Chan, Stefan wrote:

Narrow crown staplers only use narrow crown staples, similiarly, wide crown staplers only use wide crown staples, the same goes for medium crown staplers=medium crown staples. Maybe you really want to know the difference between the staples and not the staplers. *Wide Crown Staples* - Wide crown staples are typically large, heavy-duty staples. They’re mostly used in applications where the staples just have to work, without looking pretty. They’re used in construction applications, such as roofing, house wrap and truss construction. They’re also used for furniture frames and cabinet frames, and carton-to-skid attachment in packaging. - See more at: http://www.packinc.com/2012/12/your-guide-to-all-things-staples/#sthash.G8nmN0qs.dpuf *Medium Crown Staples *- Medium crown staples typically have more uses then their wide crown brothers. They play a big role in home construction, as they’re used for cedar shingles, fascia and soffits, fencing, floor underlayment, and siding. Like wide crown staples, they too can be used in furniture and cabinet frames. They’re also used in pallets, crates, and boxes. - See more at: http://www.packinc.com/2012/12/your-guide-to-all-things-staples/#sthash.G8nmN0qs.dpuf *Narrow Crown Staples* - Narrow crown staples have a narrower scope of where they’re used, but can be used in more “delicate” applications, like installing moulding, trim, and lattice. They’re used in cabinet and drawer making, as well as for fascia and soffits. Their narrow crown make them more easily hidden than their wide and medium crown brothers. - See more at: http://www.packinc.com/2012/12/your-guide-to-all-things-staples/#sthash.G8nmN0qs.dpuf
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differing holding strengths for differing materials. (roof shingles take a 1" crown for example) Fencing can use a 1/2 " crown lesser noticeable penetration holes-smallest crown- finish work
if staple is shot with the grain it may penetrate too far. if staple is shot cross grain it causes more distortion in wood product. (plywood it does not matter in this case) straight grain wood does matter, and cross grain shot produces more damage to face, with grain shot may penetrate too far, and I like 45o angle shot that grabs grain, and is less damaging to surface. just a few thoughts on staples. jloomisconstruction.com
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replying to Jay Chan, Stefan wrote:

Narrow crown staplers only use narrow crown staples, similiarly, wide crown staplers only use wide crown staples, the same goes for medium crown staplers=medium crown staples. Maybe you really want to know the difference between the staples and not the staplers. *Wide Crown Staples* - Wide crown staples are typically large, heavy-duty staples. They’re mostly used in applications where the staples just have to work, without looking pretty. They’re used in construction applications, such as roofing, house wrap and truss construction. They’re also used for furniture frames and cabinet frames, and carton-to-skid attachment in packaging. - See more at: http://www.packinc.com/2012/12/your-guide-to-all-things-staples/#sthash.G8nmN0qs.dpuf *Medium Crown Staples *- Medium crown staples typically have more uses then their wide crown brothers. They play a big role in home construction, as they’re used for cedar shingles, fascia and soffits, fencing, floor underlayment, and siding. Like wide crown staples, they too can be used in furniture and cabinet frames. They’re also used in pallets, crates, and boxes. - See more at: http://www.packinc.com/2012/12/your-guide-to-all-things-staples/#sthash.G8nmN0qs.dpuf *Narrow Crown Staples* - Narrow crown staples have a narrower scope of where they’re used, but can be used in more “delicate” applications, like installing moulding, trim, and lattice. They’re used in cabinet and drawer making, as well as for fascia and soffits. Their narrow crown make them more easily hidden than their wide and medium crown brothers. - See more at: http://www.packinc.com/2012/12/your-guide-to-all-things-staples/#sthash.G8nmN0qs.dpuf
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And if doing a roof, Use only quality Stainless staples.
A whole building project - hundreds of homes in San Jose Ca - was put in with normal steel staples and they all rusted. A wind storm took off roof after roof of shingles. It was a real mess and a nasty lawsuit. The builder won, the shingler who cheapened out had to pay for proper installation and materials. The people had tarps over their homes for many months.
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On 4/23/2015 8:15 AM, jloomis wrote:

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Not legal where I am...
John
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I would not even use a roof staple. I used to use them years ago, and only use full head nails, stainless the best. Senco Power Roofer Full Head Nails..... jloomisconstruction.com
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Let me guess, the builder was K&B, and the area st. teresa?
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That sounds familiar but it has been a dozen years or more.
Martin
On 4/24/2015 8:27 AM, Scott Lurndal wrote:

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replying to Jay Chan, Stefan wrote:

Here is more info on narrow, medium and wide crown from http://www.packinc.com/fastening-supplies/staples /
There are 3 different widths of *wide crown* staples: 15/16″ Crown – Made to fit Paslode style staplers. 1″ Crown – Made to fit Hitachi and Senco style staplers. 1-1/32″ Crown – Made to fit Duo-Fast style staplers. Primary Applications: Roofing, Truss Construction, House Wrap, Carton-to-Skid, Cabinets, Wire Lathing, Furniture Frames
There are 2 different widths of* medium crown* staples: 1/2″ Crown – Made to fit Paslode style staplers. 7/16″ Crown – Made to fit Hitachi, Duo-Fast and Senco style staplers. Primary Applications: Cedar Shingles, Fascia and Soffits, Fencing, Floor Underlayment, Furniture Frames, Roof & Wall Cedar Shingles, Pallets and Pallet Repair, Vinyl/Metal Siding, Crate and Box Assembly, Sheathing Staples
There are 3 different widths of *narrow crown *staples: 3/8″ Crown – Made to fit Duo-Fast and Senco style staplers. 3/16″ Crown – Made to fit Paslode style staplers. 1/4″ Crown – Made to fit Hitachi, Duo-Fast and Senco style staplers. Primary Applications: Fascia and Soffits, Molding, Cabinets, Trim, Lattice, Paneling, Drawers**
*Fine Wire* We have categorized every staple made from wire lighter than 18-gauge in this category. Primary Applications: Roofing Felt, House Wrap, Upholstery, Automotive Vinyl and Trim, Picture Frames
The crown is the top of the staple that you see after it has been driven into the wood. The leg is the length of the staple.
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On Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11:44:05 PM UTC-4, Stefan wrote:

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