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Question: Cable Tacker for 18 Gauge Insulated wire

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Feb 1, 2005.

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  1. 2.com

    2.com Guest

    I want to secure 18 gauge insulated wire to strips of Phosphor-bronze
    strips before soldering the connections and figured I'd use a cable
    tacker stapler.

    The problem is that I don't know what size staples to get, and
    therefore stapler, because I don't belive the listed diameter of this
    wire includes the insulation.

    "18 gauge wire is 1624.3 CM or .0403" diameter, which is 1.02mm"

    Does anyone have any idea on what stapler/staples I'll need for this
    project?

    Thanks a lot.

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
     
  2. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

  3. 2.com

    2.com Guest

    http://www.google.com/search?&q=t18+t25+t37+t75+staples+OR+stapler+-arrowfastener-com

    I'm still getting nowhere. So it looks like this is going to be a trial
    and error situation.

    I'll have to find the correct size staples, and try to figure out what
    gun uses them.

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
     
  4. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Staple sizes are stated according to the tool which uses them.
    I thought that you would see the pattern from the PhoneGeeks site.
    T18 is a 0.1875" wide staple; T37 is 0.375", etc.
    The width is truncated to 2 digits with no decimal in sight.
     
  5. 2.com

    2.com Guest

    I thought that you would see the pattern from the PhoneGeeks site.
    Well actually, the staple width is not an issue. What I need to know is
    what staples fit over an 18 gauge insulated wire. So that would mean
    finding out the size of the "arch" in the middle.

    I've read that 18 gauge wire is 1624.3 CM or .0403" diameter, which is
    1.02mm. But I don't think that takes the insulation itself into
    consideration.

    Thanks.

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
     
  6. That is probably the conductor diameter.

    Get a sample of the wire you will be using, and MEASURE IT to
    determine the staple size you need.
     
  7. 2.com

    2.com Guest

    That's a difficult thing to do. :)

    The diameter is somewhere betwen 1/16th of an inch and 2 millimeters.

    Thanks.

    Darren Harris
    Staten Island, New York.
     
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