A: Yes, if you'd like to use these to hold down the ethernet cable they will work just fine for that application. Hope this helps!
A: A claw hammer works well. You can use pliers too.
A: This is what you are looking for but uses special staples: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-Loose-Cable-Stapler-450-100/311762810
A: I used a hammer, and they come loose. The labor involved to put them into some sort of gun properly, I think would offset any benefit.
A: Yes, a hammer must be used. There is not a staple gun that fits this type of staple.
A: As the nails are already installed is why I bought these staples. It makes it very easy to place over the wire(s) and just secure using a hammer. To use a staple gun the nails will have to be removed. Then if you can find a stapler where the width of the staples matches the width of the nail holes in the plastic cover, the placement of the stapler will have to be exact to match where the holes are. If you can do this I would be very careful to make sure you do not staple through the wire itself. Then again maybe you aren't going to secure electrical wire. I hope this helps.
A: Staples must be installed with a hammer only.
|Brand||Gardner Bender||Gardner Bender||Gardner Bender||Gardner Bender|
|Name||1/2 in. White Plastic Staples For NM Cable (50-Pack)||1/8 in. White Fiber-Insulated Steel Staples (40-Pack)||5/32 in. Silver Metallic Staples (625-Pack)||1/2 in. Metal PVC Insulated Staple, Gray/Silver Dipped (100-Pack)|
|View Product||View Product||View Product||View Product|