A local hardware store was selling off a handful of odds and ends, and I
noticed a couple of Arrow staplers for $5. This is the all chrome,
heavy stapler. It looked like one I already had, but mine was rusty and
I'm always looking for it, so I figured this was too cheap to pass up.
So anyways the model number engraved in the stapler is T-25M, but the
single-sheet exploded parts view inside the packaging says it's a T25P
The printing on the blister-pack packaging says I'm supposed to use T-25
It lists a bunch of other sizes that (I guess) are possible if you have
the right stapler:
T18 (3/16" - 5 mm)
T25 (1/4" - 6 mm)
T37 (5/16" - 8 mm)
T75 (1/2" - 12 mm)
I had been to another hardware store a week ago and picked up some T20
staples (for my other gun, which is the same model as this gun) and they
work fine in this T25 gun (and these T20 staples are made by Arrow), but
it's got me scratching my head wondering why the T20 size doesn't show
up in the above list.
The Txx naming system seems to be trade-marked by Arrow, but I'm
wondering what the hell it's supposed to mean, and what exactly is the
difference between T20 and T25.
It always pisses me off that they don't indicate the actual width (in
inches, mm, etc) with these staples. It's always according to this
strange Txx code.
And why is it that only Arrow seems to make staples for these guns?