Wide Crown Staples

Wide crown staples are a type of fastener commonly used in various construction and woodworking applications. These staples are distinct from standard or narrow crown staples due to their broader crown width. The crown refers to the flat, horizontal part of the staple that comes into direct contact with the material being fastened.

Wide crown staples are typically characterized by having a wider crown, usually around 1 inch (25.4 millimeters) or more. They are available in various lengths to accommodate different thicknesses of materials. These staples are most often used with pneumatic or electric staple guns, and they are driven into the material with considerable force.

Common uses for wide crown staples include:

  • Roofing: Wide crown staples are often used to attach roofing felt or underlayment to the roof deck.

  • Insulation: They can be used to secure insulation materials in place.

  • House wrap and sheathing: Wide crown staples are employed in fastening house wrap and sheathing to the exterior of buildings.

  • Upholstery: In certain upholstery and furniture-making applications, wide crown staples may be used to attach fabric or padding to frames.

  • Pallet and crate construction: They are used for building pallets, crates, and wooden boxes.

Wide crown staples provide greater holding power compared to narrow crown staples, making them suitable for applications where extra strength and stability are required. They are especially valuable in projects that involve securing materials that may be subject to tension, wind, or other forces that could cause standard staples to pull out.