I'm beginning to make out my shopping list for recanvassing. I know monel staples are not traditional, but they start looking attractive when I think of all nails I've bent over the years. Using tacks looks to be a three handed job and I'm not sure I'll have any help. I saw staples mentioned in some other threads, but not a real comparison. I was curious as to what peoples thoughts on pros and cons were. I also wondered if staple users had any neat tricks. What is the holding power of staples as opposed to tacks, especially along the stems? Do you put more than one staple into each rib? Thanks in advance for any replies. These forums have become the third "bible" for me as I work, and I wish I'd had something like this on other skills I've taught myself by the book.