Even if you’ve never worked in an office a day in your life, we’ve all dealt with staples. Those annoying small bits of metal hold paper together well. When you need those paper separated though, there’s nothing worse than tackling staples without the right tool. Electricians are more than familiar with the pain of stubborn staples. The next time you’re rewiring on the job site, put down the flathead screwdriver and pick up the Staple Shark.
The Staple Shark is an innovative, dual-ended tool available from Rack-A-Tiers. Tradesmen have learned to use a variety of makeshift tools to remove commercial staples on job sites. For electricians, this is particularly annoying because of the prevalence in wiring. With a Staple Shark in hand though, you’ll tackle staple removal in half the time.
What is a Staple Shark?
Constructed from hardened steel, the Staple Shark available at Rack-A-Tiers is a dual-ended tool that serves multiple purposes. Given the name Staple Shark, you can guess that its primary function is to remove staples from cabling and wires. The staple removing end of the Staple Shark makes it easy to quickly and safely remove staples from any size of cable stapling.
However, the Staple Shark isn’t a one-trick pony. You’ll find three more tools hiding in this handy product. There’s a nail puller on the other end so you can remove bent or unnecessary nails from the around the job site easier than using a hammer’s teeth. Next, you’ll notice that same end functions as a sturdy pry bar. In a pinch for a square? The pry bar end of the Staple Shark has inch marks so you can quickly square and measure when installing cables.
Did we mention the Staple Shark isn’t just for removing staples? Flip the tool over on the staple removal end, and you’ll find two perfectly spaced holes that allow you to hold staples in tight places when installing new cabling or wiring.
The Staple Shark is a beauty of tool because it makes staple removal a breeze, but also because it is sturdy and lightweight. The tool was made using hardened steel in the production process. Hardened steel is a simple term used to refer to medium or high-carbon steel. To be considered hardened, the steel is given a heat treatment and quenched in water. The steel is then tempered.
Quenching the steel results in the formation of metastable martensite, which gives hardened steel its desired strength. Hardened steel is heated at extremely high temperatures to create strong, resilient steel. It is often the preferred method in the production of machine parts and tools, such as the Staple Shark.
Why is a Staple Shark Useful?
Staples are a necessary part of cable and wire installation. Any jobsite with wires and cables you work on will have staples, and have them in abundance. The requirements for staples using Romex, for example, is one staple every 4 ½ feet to support the wires. Additionally, staples must be used within 12 inches of any box. With so many staples support cables and wires in the average home or business, you can save a lot of time. Rather than wasting your day removing staples with pliers, flathead screwdrivers, or whatever other tool you have at hand, use the Staple Shark.
Get Your Staple Shark from Rack-A-Tiers
At Rack-A-Tiers, it’s our job to make your job easier. That’s why we carry products like the Staple Shark. Are there other ways to remove staples? There sure are. Will you find a faster tool than the Staple Shark? We doubt that. We not only pride ourselves on selling great tools to North America’s tradesmen, but we believe in showing you all the ways they can help too. For a quick video on the Staple Shark’s speed and versatility in action, click here.
Keeps your eyes peeled to the end of the video. You just might find the Staple Shark has one more hidden use to help you unwind after a hard day’s work.