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I have the chance for this Ideal stapler to follow me home. Is it worth trying to turn it into a treadle hammer, Oliver-style, with my 100 lb PW on the bottom? I respect the opinions here and if it could've been done, I know someone has.

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Greetings Cleetis,

 

Treadle hammer not so much... It would take more modifications and would yield a poor unit..   I suggest you use that unit for a stand for a vise...

I used an old drill press for one and it works great..

 

Forge on and make beautiful things

Jim

 

 

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That is a book binding stapler  don't destroy it by trying to make something out of it that will break it.  Get it working and sell it to make  or buy what you want.   Any thing it will forge you can do easier and faster with a hand hammer

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I believe that is a box stitcher, which is used to put the staples in the bottom of cardboard boxes.  I put a LOT of hours on one working at an apple packing plant.  Might not be quite as valuable as a book binder.

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Yes FF39, it is a box stitcher. I, too, have spent hours at it. We have two, and I did some Frankenstein-ing to get one working, but this one is calling me to be repurposed.(:

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