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A size like 23/6 refers to
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In a size like 23/6,
: 23 is the thickness - in terms of wire [[gauge]]
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: 23 is the thickness - in terms of (american?) wire [[gauge]]
 
: 6mm leg length
 
: 6mm leg length
 
  
  
  
 
Staple ''width'' is not directly specified, and is implied from the type.
 
Staple ''width'' is not directly specified, and is implied from the type.
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Even so, it is ''moderately'' correlated with the gauge, e.g.  
 
Even so, it is ''moderately'' correlated with the gauge, e.g.  
 
* 24/ and 26/ (the most common) are 12.8mm
 
* 24/ and 26/ (the most common) are 12.8mm

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In a size like 23/6,

23 is the thickness - in terms of (american?) wire gauge
6mm leg length


Staple width is not directly specified, and is implied from the type.

Even so, it is moderately correlated with the gauge, e.g.

  • 24/ and 26/ (the most common) are 12.8mm
  • 23/ is 13 mm
  • 53 series is 11.35 mm
  • 13 series is 10.65 mm
  • No. 8 a.k.a. 6/4 is 7.1mm
  • No. 10 is 9.4mm


Classroom and office staples

Common staples:

  • EU:
mostly 24/6 (No. 3) or the longer 24/8
the mini 10/5 (No. 10)
6/4 (No. 8)
  • US, mini: No. 10 (a.k.a. 10/5)
  • US, home use: 6/6, 24/6, 24/8, 13/6, 13/8, 26/6 (No.56),
  • US, heavier duty: 23/8, 23/12, 23/15, 23/20, 23/24, 13/10, and 13/14
  • and a whole bunch of imperial sizes because why not


Leg length

  • 6mm tends to be good for 20 sheets
  • 8mm for 50 or so sheets


Manual staple guns

a.k.a. hand tackers, often use

  • 53 series (11.3mm wide), so e.g. 53/6, 53/8, 53/10, 53/14, etc.
  • 13 series (10.6mm wide), 13/6, 13/8
  • (sometimes type 140 (10.1mm wide)

(all 22 gauge (0.60mm) either)


See also

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staple_(fastener) http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heftklammer http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nietje http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staple_gun http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_tacker