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Hi!
The Stanley TRE 300 is an electric stapler/nailer.
It will accept 1/4" 5/16", 3/8", 1/2" & 9/16" staples and 1/2" & 5/8" brad nails. How much? Depending on the size of nails or staples.
BTW it's a great little machine :)

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