8 gauge barbed fence staples match the class 3 zinc
coating of Longlife
high tensile fence wire so that it will not rust
prematurely. The barbs keep the staples from coming out as
easily, especially in pine posts.
are made from higher tensile wire than other staples so that
they will not bend as easily while being driven into posts.
Notice how these "brand x" poorly galvanized staples
are the "weakest link in the chain". They are causing
the better coated barbed wire to rust prematurely which will
eventually cause the wire to break at these rusty spots.
Barbed Staples from MAX-FLEX are available in 81# packages or 50# boxes (that are no longer wooden)
and 1.8 inches (45 mm) long for pine posts or 1.2 inches (30mm)
long for hardwood posts.
Staplesfrom MAX-FLEX with all wire fences on new treated posts.
The newer post treatments are more corrosive so stainless
steel or the best coated fasteners available are now recommended
for all new construction.