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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

    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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    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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    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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    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
    +1. That tool really is the dog's doo dahs and well worth getting if you have much to do. The crimps that it uses are damned good for joining wires too.

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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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    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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    Type in Eze pull pliers nz
    into google these are the best things for pulling out stapes and joining wire!!!!

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    A cheap flat wrecker's bar. Open up the end slot with an angle grinder and perhaps taper the edge so it slides between the wire and the post, then lever out the staple. If necessary, a tap with a hammer to get it started. Job done with no damage to staple or wire. Cost 6. Works for me.

    http://www.thatcable.com/product/300...th-Chisel-Ends

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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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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Quote Originally Posted by MC130 View Post
    Your father had a hammer?

    My father had to use the heel of his boot
    your father had boots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillyScale View Post
    your father had boots?
    Yup

    Mum moaned about the finance payments, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidroberts30 View Post
    coz its a 120 cheaper than the link above
    You get your hammers for free?

    I will say however, I paid 60 odd for my ezepull. That was 12 years or more ago.

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Quote Originally Posted by MC130 View Post
    Yup

    Mum moaned about the finance payments, though
    You had access to finance?

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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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    I agree with the cheap bolt cutters.In hard wood it is far easier to cut the staple across the top takes two seconds and no effort.If the cut ends offend you they come out easily with fencing pliers.

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    http://www.google.ie/imgres?imgurl=h...QEwAQ&dur=1281

    what you want is a carpenters hammer

    see the way one claw is longer than the other ideal for fencing, make sure it doesn't get used as a chipping hammer when welding as it damages the point

    LIDL orALDI every now and then have 2 hammers for 5 I think it is, one is a regular claw hammer and the other is a carpenters hammer

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Quote Originally Posted by MC130 View Post
    Your father had a hammer?

    My father had to use the heel of his boot
    Your father had boots!!!

    My father was barefoot. Had to use a stone-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toshak View Post
    Your father had boots!!!

    My father was barefoot. Had to use a stone-


    B4 long someone will be on to say that they're father had no legs and done miles of fences every day walking on his hands and straining wire with his teeth, headbutting staples in etc. etc...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulscots View Post
    B4 long someone will be on to say that they're father had no legs and done miles of fences every day walking on his hands and straining wire with his teeth, headbutting staples in etc. etc...........
    I'd not be surprised either with all this expensive kit when a modified flat wrecker's bar will do a better job for little over a fiver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulscots View Post
    B4 long someone will be on to say that they're father had no legs and done miles of fences every day walking on his hands and straining wire with his teeth, headbutting staples in etc. etc...........
    You knew my grandfather?

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    Re: Tool to remove staples

    Would have to agree about a finger knife section.
    Get a piece of flat steel 2 ins wide max , 2 ft long max and with a right angle bend on the end (So you can wack the end to drive it into the staple if its tight against the wire )
    Drill the steel and bolt the knife too it and weld it so the bugger does not come off.
    Had mine 30 yrs or more

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC130 View Post
    You knew my grandfather?
    Possibly! Did he have a tweed coat and flat cap to match?

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