# Staples

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**This article/section is a stub**— some half-sorted notes, not necessarily checked, not necessarily correct. Feel free to ignore, or tell me about it.## 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

### What about width?

**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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**This article/section is a stub**— some half-sorted notes, not necessarily checked, not necessarily correct. Feel free to ignore, or tell me about it.Common staples:

- EU:

- 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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**This article/section is a stub**— some half-sorted notes, not necessarily checked, not necessarily correct. Feel free to ignore, or tell me about it.## See also

- DIN 7405

- ASTM F1667-15