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    Tool to remove staples

    Other than the standard fencing pliers are there any good tools out there to remove staples from stock netting.

    I have a good distance of fence to take down and re-erect. Details of any home made tools or ones to purchase which would ease the work load would be appreciated

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Quote Originally Posted by mghadley View Post
    Other than the standard fencing pliers are there any good tools out there to remove staples from stock netting.

    I have a good distance of fence to take down and re-erect. Details of any home made tools or ones to purchase which would ease the work load would be appreciated

    Many Thanks

    MGH
    get a claw hammer with a forged handle and sharpen the 2 claws with a grinder so you have something that will work on the same principal as the fencing plier

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    we always used to use an old combine knife finger cut in half with a handle welded on , now days we use a komatsu 360

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    +1 for the combine finger. Just pull on the handle as you hit it and the staple pops out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC130 View Post
    +1 for the combine finger. Just pull on the handle as you hit it and the staple pops out.
    I used to do this but found that they would come away from the handle at the weld point after not too much hammering. Changed to a piece of old cold chisel steel ground down to a point and welded onto a handle. Has lasted better than a combine finger so far.......

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Quote Originally Posted by Sals dasd View Post
    we always used to use an old combine knife finger cut in half with a handle welded on , now days we use a komatsu 360
    Quote Originally Posted by MC130 View Post
    +1 for the combine finger. Just pull on the handle as you hit it and the staple pops out.
    Quote Originally Posted by goweresque View Post
    I used to do this but found that they would come away from the handle at the weld point after not too much hammering. Changed to a piece of old cold chisel steel ground down to a point and welded onto a handle. Has lasted better than a combine finger so far.......
    your all pinching my hammer design

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Quote Originally Posted by davidroberts30 View Post
    your all pinching my hammer design
    Why ruin a good hammer?

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Quote Originally Posted by MC130 View Post
    Why ruin a good hammer?
    coz its a 120 cheaper than the link above

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Quote Originally Posted by davidroberts30 View Post
    your all pinching my hammer design
    Never ever hit two hammers together, a good friend ended up with a splinter in his lung.
    Make the staple remover from something softer than the hammer.
    If in doubt get a bigger hammer

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Best thing I've found for staples is a smallish bolt cutter with a chipped blade (Don't ask how I found out!)

    I'd get the cheapest Chinese boltcutters about a foot long, & just cross groove the jaws with an angle grinder enough to grip a staple without being able to cut it. A groove about 1/8 - 1/4 " back from the tips is great.You get a really good grip & staples can usually be pulled without bending & can often be re-used (did I tell you my ancestors were from Ceredigion?)

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    If you have an old haybob tine or similar (who doesn't) cut a length 6" or so, and grind it down like a pencil at one end - but the ground bit needs to be at least twice as long as the sharpened bit of a pencil - so a gentle increase in width.
    The tip wants to be really pointy so you can get it just into the staple even if it's almost buried - whack with hammer.
    Same principle as combine cutter bar finger idea.

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Not as cheap as the above suggestions, but a brilliant tool for removing all but the tightest driven staples. A lot quicker and easier than driving something in behind the staple. Work like fencing pliers but loads better.

    http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com/mvf...l-fencing-tool

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    Quote Originally Posted by poorbuthappy View Post
    Not as cheap as the above suggestions, but a brilliant tool for removing all but the tightest driven staples. A lot quicker and easier than driving something in behind the staple. Work like fencing pliers but loads better.

    http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com/mvf...l-fencing-tool
    Farming must have gotten too profitable. My father did all his fencing using a hammer, a pair of pliers out of the ark, a piece of scrap angle iron with a slot cut in it to tension barbed wire and a scrap cutter bar mower finger to remove old staples, total cost about 3 and sixpence, 'cos thats all he could afford in those days.

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Quote Originally Posted by goweresque View Post
    Farming must have gotten too profitable. My father did all his fencing using a hammer, a pair of pliers out of the ark, a piece of scrap angle iron with a slot cut in it to tension barbed wire and a scrap cutter bar mower finger to remove old staples, total cost about 3 and sixpence, 'cos thats all he could afford in those days.
    Your father had a hammer?

    My father had to use the heel of his boot

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Quote Originally Posted by goweresque View Post
    Farming must have gotten too profitable..

    No, labour's gotten to dear!

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