# Staples

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## Sizing

### If it looks like 23/6 and the first number is 23, 24, 25

...then it's likely that

the first number is the thickness, in american wire gauge
the second number is the leg length, in mm - 6mm leg length

So 23/6 is 0.573 mm thick and 8mm legs.

The fact that it's 13mm wide is left implied.

24 is a little thinner and doesn't really go longer than 8mm.

23 goes further and has more and longer sizes available.

25 and 26 don't seem so common

(outside measurements , so the usable leg length is a little shorter)

### In a size like 13/6 and the first number is something like like 13, 14, 17, 32, 35, 50, 53, 71, 80, 90, 91, 97, 140, or 4000

...this seems to be more arbitrary sizing?(verify)

The second size is still the leg length in mm.

Most common seem to be

• 13/
10.65 wide
• 53/
11.35 wide

### If it's called No. 10, No. 16, No. 18, No. 25, No. 56, No. 123, or similar

This is another system.

It seems that

• No. 16 is 24/6
• No. 18 is 24/8
• No. 10 is 10/4

### If it's inches

It's American

Crown width (side to side) is not directly specified, but is implied from the type.

Even so, it is moderately well correlated with the gauge.

For example

• 24/ and 26/ are 12.9mm wide
• 23/ is 13.0 mm wide
• 53 series is 11.3 mm wide
• 13 series is 10.6 mm wide
• No. 8 a.k.a. 6/4 is 7.1mm wide
• No. 10 a.k.a. 10/4 is 9.4mm wide

## What seems to be common?

### Classroom and office staples

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Common staples:

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

### Staple guns

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