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About 2xEDGE staples

What are 2xEDGE staples made of?

2xEDGE staples are made of 16 gauge raw steel.

Can I paint or coat my 2xEDGE?

Yes, you can coat your 2xEDGE. A Google search on "coatings for raw steel" will turn up many options.

About installing 2xEDGE staples

How do I use 2xEDGE staples to install two-by lumber as landscape edging or garden borders?

Check out our "how to install" page for complete details about installing two-by lumber with 2xEDGE staples.

You can find all of our guides and plans on the Project Guides & Plans page. These include installation info and details about using 2xEDGE staples with different two-by lumber lengths.

What tools do I need to install 2xEDGE staples?

You can install 2xEDGE staples with just one tool - a rubber mallet. A 16 ounce rubber mallet works great for installation. Installing 2xEDGE with a regular hammer will likely dent and deform the top - or crown- of the staple. Using a rubber mallet will make 2xEDGE installation fast and easy, and the end result will be a snug fitting 2xEDGE with crisp, clean lines.

Check out our "how to install" page for complete details.

Depending on your project, other tools you might need include:

  • saw (hand saw, circular saw, miter saw, etc.)
  • speed square (to ensure your corners are set at the angle you desire)
  • tape measure
  • level
  • garden tools, e.g., garden trowel, rake, etc., for clearing the ground where you want to install your lumber

For the sake of personal safety, particularly if you are using power tools, you might consider:

  • safety goggles
  • hearing protection
  • gloves

How many 2xEDGE landscape staples do I need?

The number of 2xEDGE staples you'll need to secure and stabilize your two-by lumber will depend on the length of your lumber and your project. A good rule of thumb is that you'll need two 2xEDGE staples to install up to 10-feet of lumber. Install each 2xEDGE staple about 12-inches from each end of your lumber. Two staples installed in this way will keep your lumber perpendicular to the ground and provide good support for holding landscaping material such as mulch, gravel, dirt, or rocks in place.

Can I remove and re-use 2xEdge staples?

You should be able to pull your staples out of the ground by grabbing one end of your two-by lumber and pulling it straight up in order to leverage the staples out of the ground. As long as your staples weren't badly bent or twisted out of shape during installation, you should be able to re-use them.

About "two-by" lumber

What is two-by lumber?

The "two-by" in two-by lumber refers to the thickness of the lumber. Two-by lumber is 2-inches thick. Or it used to be 2-inches thick. The two-by lumber available today is actually 1.5-inches thick. Regardless, we call this 1.5-inch thick lumber two-by lumber.

The two-by moniker hails from the way the lumber is typically labeled. For example, a 2x4 stud, also called a two-by-four stud, is two-by (2x) lumber.

(By the way, 2xEDGE is pronounced two-by-edge.)

Two-by lumber is easy to find at hardware stores, lumber yards, and big box stores like Home Depot and Lowes.

What two-by lumber works with 2xEDGE staples?

2xEDGE staples will work with the following common two-by lumber widths:

  • 2x2 (two-inch by two-inch; actual: 1.5-inch x 1.5-inch)
  • 2x3 (two-inch by three inch; actual: 1.5-inch x 2.5-inch)
  • 2x4 (two-inch by four inch; actual: 1.5-inch x 3.5-inch)
  • 2x6 (two-inch by five inch; actual: 1.5-inch x 5.5-inch)

What is the best type of two-by lumber to use with 2xEDGE staples?

For many applications, pressure treated lumber (PTL) rated for ground contact is an inexpensive option that supplies long lasting performance. You can stain or paint PTL to suit your aesthetic.

If you prefer to use materials that are not chemically treated, cedar is a good choice.

You can also use untreated lumber and stain or paint it to suit your aesthetic and prolong the viability of untreated lumber.

About your order

When my 2xEDGE order is delivered what will I receive in the box?

Your package will include the number of staples that make up the 2xEDGE bundle or bundles that you've purchased, and any standalone 2xEDGE staples that you've purchased.

Lumber is not included in your 2xEDGE purchase. Neither are any installation tools such as a mallet.

To understand how many staples you should expect to receive, check out the "WHAT'S IN THE BOX" info that is included in every product page.

What shipping service will deliver my order?

We use the United States Postal Service (USPS) for shipping.

For complete details about 2xEDGE shipping please see our Shipping & Delivery page.

When will my order arrive?

We use USPS priority shipping for all orders. Orders typically make it to our customers within 3-5 days though often times delivery takes 2-3 days.

For complete details about 2xEDGE shipping please see our Shipping & Delivery page.

How can I track my order?

We use the United States Postal Service (USPS) for shipping and will send you a tracking number by email, text or both, once we've dropped your package off with USPS.

If you didn't receive or can't find your tracking number get in touch. We're happy to assist with this.

For complete details about 2xEDGE shipping please see our Shipping & Delivery page.

Can I cancel my order?

When we receive an order we work fast! Please contact us as soon as possible with your cancellation request by phone or email. If we haven't already shipped your order we will do all that we can to cancel it.

For complete details about cancelling your order please see our Returns, Refunds & Cancellations page.

Can I return some of my order?

We have a no-hassle returns policy. If you need to return part or all of your order, please contact us and we can start the return process.

To be eligible for a return, your 2xEDGE staples must be in the same condition in which you received them. 2xEDGE staples that have been installed or used in any way are no longer considered to be in original condition and cannot be returned.

For complete details about our returns policy please see our Returns, Refunds & Cancellations page.

My staples arrived damaged. What should I do?

We take a lot of care with our packaging and strive to get your order to you in perfect condition. In the unfortunate case that your 2xEDGEs arrive on your doorstep damaged, we'll right the situation in a hurry.

Please check out our Returns, Refunds and Cancellations page for complete details about how we handle damaged goods.

My order arrived and my staples are rusty. What should I do?

If your staples arrive with some rust on them they are not damaged. 2xEDGE staples are made of raw steel. That means they might arrive on your doorstep without rust, or with some rust. In time they will rust. If you have questions about 2xEDGE staples and rust, please email us at hello@2xedge.com and we'll assist.

Store policies

What is your shipping policy?

For complete details about our shipping policy please visit our Shipping & Delivery page.

What is your returns policy?

Complete details about our returns policy are available on our Returns, Refunds and Cancellations page.

What is your refund policy?

Complete details about our refund policy are available on our Returns, Refunds and Cancellations page.

What is your order cancellation policy?

Complete details about our order cancellation policy are available on our Refunds, Returns, and Cancellations page.

What are your terms of service?

For complete details about our terms of service check out our Terms of Service page.

What is your privacy policy?

Complete details about our privacy policy are available on our Privacy Policy page.

About 2xEDGE LLC

What are your office hours?

Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm CST. For questions related to our office hours and order shipping please see our shipping and delivery policy.

Where is 2xEDGE LLC located?

2xEDGE LLC is headquartered Chicago, Illinois USA. Please check our contact page for address details.

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