Aren't saflips dangerous?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Steamandlight, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. SuperDave

    SuperDave Free the Cartwheels!

    You can think anything you want. I see a tool with perfectly flat, parallel surfaces where they meet, having no sharp edge capable of burring a staple. Whatever you call it, or however much experience (your 40 years certainly trumps my 15) you may have dealing in them. If you can't see the inherent facility of the tool, exactly how much have you learned in those decades?
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  3. Dimedude2

    Dimedude2 Member

    I like to use cardboard 2X2s for coins at the not so rare category. But I store my coins in a closet in a dry location and I try to change 2X2 s about every 8 years. Also, on the back of each 2X2 I write the month and year on when it was matted.
  4. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Do you really have to be insulting? There is no need for that. If you had ever held this tool in your hand, you would understand what I said is true. You are looking at an image and not seeing the rest of the shape of the tool. Milwaukee sends me a sample of every tool when it first came out. There are more than one model of these but none of them have a surface that is flat enough to smash a staple. It's a poor choice for that use and folks would damage coins just trying.
    In answer to your rude question about how much I have learned. Enough to know when someone is wrong about the use of most any tool you can think of.
  5. andrew289

    andrew289 Senior Analyst

    You must have a lot of time on your hands if you plan to put thousands of coins in 2x2s. Think of the expense not only of 2x2s but the staples. You need to buy a flat stapler and 2-3000 staples. What's wrong with the ziplocks? I mean seriously, if these are common circulated coins, the cost of the 2x2 could be more than the coin inside and it won't make it sell for more just because its got a cardboard ring around it. Roll the common stuff if you want to get it out of ziplocks but to put each common circulated coin in a 2x2 is a waste of time, money and energy. What are you going to buy next to keep all of these 2x2 in? more boxes? more cash out of pocket? Where does it ever end?
  6. Dimedude2

    Dimedude2 Member

    andrew289, chill dude! For coins I like to mat, I have a 10 dollar flat stapler, and staples are $5 for 5000 staples. 2X2's are 4 cents each. I try to change them every 8 years, particularly the more rare and uncirculated coins. It gives me a chance to look at my collection and enjoy the hobby and crank some good tunes while doing it. It is therapeutic.
  7. iontyre

    iontyre Active Member

    I'm with you dimedude2. Love my 2x2's and lovely afternoon and evenings stapling away with some nice prog rock tunes.
  8. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    I like cardboard 2x2's for cheaper stuff, ordinary stuff for which I don't have a Dansco. I do store quite a bit of nicer stuff in Kointain branded Saflips, but then I don't handle that stuff much at all so the high quality inertness of the Mylar outweighs the limited danger of rub marks.

    Bottom line - storage depends on the way you handle your material. I'm slowly moving toward the Lighthouse-style capsule and drawer idea, because my previous favorite, Eagle brand hard plastic with thin Mylar windows, is getting harder to find. I absolutely loved their Eagle 36 storage boxes. Anybody got any they'd like to part with?

    Better stuff usually ends up in NGC slabs and slab boxes, eventually. All my keep worthy old copper goes in 2x2 Manila paper envelopes, with the better stuff getting mini cotton pouches. I haven't slabbed much old copper yet. I'm nervous about moisture retention.
  9. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Oh, in the circles in which I travel, I still see a metaphorical ton of coins in old-school 2x2's with the square openings, not round, colored paper on the frames, and staples that have rusted and stained the paper brown. Think they're material the "market" hasn't seen in a while? Yeahhhhhhh, me too.
  10. 19Lyds

    19Lyds Member of the United States of Confusion

    Perhaps my terminology is not inline with you fine folks. Heavy Duty Pliers which I call Wire Dykes.
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