Cheapest way to secure buttcap to racquet?

#1
I have some new racquets coming in that aren’t in my grip size, so I ordered the correct pallets. Only problem now is I realized I need to secure the new buttcaps into the frame somehow, and a pneumonic staple gun that can get through the graphite costs at a minimum $150. I think that’s a silly investment for something I’m going scarcely use. Has anyone had any experience with some of the $20-35 dollar staple guns or an alternative method? Thanks.
 
#6
Besides it possibly being a pain to remove in the future, I doubt this would hurt the racquet, correct? Anyone else try it? I guess there aren’t any cheaper ways to securely staple it in.
no problems, stronger than shoe goo imo, just exacto knife the buttcap if you want to remove it. FYI I sand down the bottom 1 inch of the handle and clean it before I glue things.
 
#7
You can use either Shoe Goo or Super Glue. Use a dab of Goo on the major 2 or 4 surfaces near the tip of the cap. When you slide the cap on the handle, the material will slide down creating the seal. A thin blade will cut thru the Goo. If you use Glue, use one drop on the 2/4 surfaces. You can dissolve the Glue using nail polish remover.
 
#8
I have glued many a buttcap in my hacksaw racket adventures. I have also added all sorts of weight nonsense under the buttcaps of many rackets. I finally relented and purchased a 30 dollar narrow crown pneumatic stapler. My glue of choice is Bob Smith's super thin super glue. There is probably something better but after trying more than several other glue options I settled on Bob Smith's glue. His outfit makes a wide range of glues for various uses. Bob Smith is well known in wood working circles.
 
#9
I have glued many a buttcap in my hacksaw racket adventures. I have also added all sorts of weight nonsense under the buttcaps of many rackets. I finally relented and purchased a 30 dollar narrow crown pneumatic stapler. My glue of choice is Bob Smith's super thin super glue. There is probably something better but after trying more than several other glue options I settled on Bob Smith's glue. His outfit makes a wide range of glues for various uses. Bob Smith is well known in wood working circles.
Thanks for the brand recommendations. How well does the stapler work for you and how did you get it for 30 dollars? Honestly I’d still feel more comfortable if I could find a cheap and secure way to staple.
 
#13
I have two manual staplers for attaching targets to backboards but neither could attach a buttcap. I wish I had known of the Arrow T50Red prior to buying this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015W10UAG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

But seeing as I have an compressor it is a wash price wise. I am lazy, I would have preferred the T50Red so I wouldn't have to start up my compressor. However, I would like to see the T50Red in operation with a 1/4" crown staple through a buttcap into the hairpin.
 
#15
I have the DEWALT Carbon Fiber Composite Staple Gun. No issues going thru butt cap/pallet/hairpin. It's super light compared to the other (metal) staple gun.
I was able to do a price match at my local Home Depot ($29.97) to Ace Hardware ($19.99).
https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-Carbon-Fiber-Tacker-DWHT80276/302712299
https://www.acehardware.com/departments/tools/fastening-tools/staplers/2803005
What size staples do you use??


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#18
The arrow red is able to penetrate a graphite hairpin? If so, I guess this is what I want.
I have two manual staplers for attaching targets to backboards but neither could attach a buttcap. I wish I had known of the Arrow T50Red prior to buying this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015W10UAG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

But seeing as I have an compressor it is a wash price wise. I am lazy, I would have preferred the T50Red so I wouldn't have to start up my compressor. However, I would like to see the T50Red in operation with a 1/4" crown staple through a buttcap into the hairpin.
Every hairpin is different. When you use the red arrow staple gun, on most cases it will not staple all the way in, so I use a light hammer and a metal punch to finish a job. I recently bought this on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/BOSTITCH-T6-...h+stapler+gun&qid=1560441893&s=gateway&sr=8-6

But really is overkill..
 
#19
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