Improvised and improved stapler for securing wiring
I wanted to staple some low-voltage wire in my crawlspace, but neither my manual nor electric staple gun had a built-in standoff setting. So I improvised: I taped a 1/8-in. horseshoe shim around the piston opening on my staple gun, and that allowed me to shoot staples that stood proud by just over 1/8 in. Plus, the ends of the shim helped frame the areas where the staples would fall.
—Nick Burger, via FineHomebuilding.com
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #283