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Staplers

Staplers are essential office, home and school equipment used for putting together documents by joining sheets of paper with staples. While there are specialty stapling machines for inserting surgical staples, sealing cartons and stitching upholstery, the most common type of this simple machine is the one for fastening pages of paper.

Comparing the Different Types of Staplers

There are three general types of staplers: manual, electric and pneumatic. A manual stapler uses a spring-loaded mechanism to drive in staples.

Using this design requires simply pressing down the metal head against the base of the tool. Electric stapling machines, on the other hand, are powered tools.

While some run on replaceable or rechargeable batteries, others are plug-in models. A pneumatic staple gun uses compressed air to push out staples. Most industrial stapling machines are of this type.

Choosing the Right Stapler

Before selecting a stapler, first consider how many people will use the device, how often they will use it and what they will use it for. While a basic desktop stapler or a mini model is good enough for home users and small offices, consider a heavy-duty version for a large office.

Furthermore, note that a desktop stapler can only handle up to 70 pages at once, but a heavy-duty stapling machine can bind 100 sheets of paper or more. For a shared office with lots of users and high-volume binding jobs, choose a heavy-duty electric option.

An electric stapler is generally faster than a manual model. It is also more powerful and can, therefore, punch through thicker stacks of paper.

What Lever Class is a Stapler?

A stapler is a second-class lever because its load sits between its fulcrum and the point of effort. The load, in a stapler, is the staples while the fulcrum is the hinge between the head and the base of the tool.

The point of effort is the position where a user applies force. For a stapler, this is at the front of the head where the user presses down on the sheets of paper placed between the jaws of the tool.

What is a Stapleless Stapler?

As the name suggests, a stapleless stapler is one that does not use staples to bind pages of paper. To fasten sheets together, this stapler cuts a wing or V-shaped slot on one side of the pages and then punches a flap on the other side.

The flap slips into the slot and locks the pages together. While this is convenient and eliminates staples, a stapleless stapler can only handle up to 10 - 12 pages at once.

Since it does not secure sheets with staples, users have to handle pages bound by this stapler carefully as the sheets can easily separate and fall apart.

Why do Staplers Jam?

There are many reasons why a stapler might jam. The most common cause is thin staples with blunt points.

When pressed hard, these bend and get stuck. To avoid this, only use the type and size of staples recommended for the device.

Also, make sure to punch staples directly through paper rather than at an angle. A staple may also jam when stapling more sheets than the recommended capacity of the tool.

To keep an electric stapler from getting jammed, make sure to replace its spent batteries regularly with fresh ones.
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Staples Standard Full Strip Stapler Combo Pack, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black
Item : 489562 / Model : 24548
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  • Stapler, full staple strips and staple remover cover all of your stapling needs
  • Standard staple size
  • Easy-to-use flip-plate design customizes staple edges
$10.29
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Cynthia Rowley Stapler, Cosmic Black Floral
Item : 1738785 / Model : 44349-US
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  • Half Strip Metal Stapler
  • 20 sheet capacity using standard staples
  • 5" L x 1.5" W x 2.2" H
$4.99
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Staples® One-Touch® 1/4" Strip Mini Stapler, Fastening Capacity 12 Sheets, Blue/Gray
Item : 1828108 / Model : 44427-CC
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  • Mini stapler
  • 12 sheet capacity
  • Easy to use with One-Touch® technology allowing for seamless fastening of multiple sheets
$3.99
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Staples One-Touch Alloy Plus Executive Metal, Flat Stack, Full Strip Stapler, 30-Sheet Capacity, Black Chrome (25114)
Item : 207435 / Model : 25114
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  • 65% less effort than traditional desktop staplers!
  • Staple clinches flat for neat document stacking
  • Push button for easy staple loading
$22.99
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Stanley Bostitch AntiJam™ Half Strip Desktop Stapler, Fastening Capacity 20 Sheets/20 lb., Black
Item : 817788 / Model : B600-BLACK
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  • Desktop stapler
  • Staples 2-20 Sheets
  • AntiJam™ technology eliminates frustrating staple jams
$9.99
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Stanley Bostitch® Antimicrobial Extra Heavy Duty Stapler, 215 Sheet Capacity, Black
Item : 472522 / Model : 00540
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  • Extra-heavy-duty stapler secures large stacks and tough paper
  • Accommodates 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 13/16" and 15/16" heavy-duty staples for versatile use
  • Dimensions: 3.38" x 8.38"
$64.99
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Swingline 747 Antimicrobial Business Full Strip Stapler, 20-Sheet Capacity, Black
Item : 386309 / Model : S7074741G
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  • Business full strip stapler
  • Compatible with Swingline SF4 premium staples
  • Staples up to 20 sheets of paper
$18.99
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Staples® One-Touch® Full-Strip Desktop Stapler, Fastening Capacity 20 sheets, Black
Item : 1798848 / Model : 44436
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  • Desktop stapler
  • 20 sheet capacity
  • Easy to use with One-Touch® technology allowing for seamless fastening of multiple sheets
$11.99
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Stanley Bostitch Antimicrobial Full Strip Metal Stapler, Black
Item : 356265 / Model : B777-BLK
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  • Opens for tacking
  • Integrated staple storage in base of stapler for added convenience
  • Integrated staple remover in rear of base
$12.59
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JAM Paper® Office & Desk Sets, (1) Stapler (1) Tape Dispenser, Grey, 2/pack
Item : 2478441 / Model : 3378GY
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  • Color: Grey
  • Stapler Size: 6 x 2.5 x 1.125 inches Tape Dispenser Size: 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.75 inches
  • Quantity: (1) Stapler, (1) Tape Dispenser (tape not included)
$19.99
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Swingline® Optima® Grip Stapler
Item : SS1033723
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  • Die cast metal design for maximum durability
  • Full strip
  • Staples up to 25 sheets
As low as $20.99
Multiple options available
Swingline® EZ Touch Reduced Effort Half Strip Stapler, 20-Sheet Capacity, Black (66424)
Item : 738578 / Model : 66424
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  • Incredibly easy to staple thanks to the low force, reduced effort design
  • Rounded, even surface is steady under your hand and stapling is significantly quieter
  • Staples up to 20 sheets with standard size Swingline® S.F.® 3 Premium Staples
$17.99
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Staples® Pink Ribbon Full Strip Stapler, 20 Sheet Capacity, Pink
Item : 797102 / Model : 23073
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  • Plastic construction
  • Full strip
  • Staples up to 20 sheets of 20 lb. paper
$13.79
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Swingline® Legacy #27 Stapler, 20 Sheets, Blue
Item : 2002687 / Model : 89541
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  • Swingline® Legacy #27 Desktop Stapler, 20 Sheets
  • Holds a full strip of 210 staples
  • Dimensions: 2.8" x 2.2" x 8.47"
$23.99
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Stanley Bostitch B8® Heavy Duty Impulse Drive™ Electric Stapler, Black (B8E-VALUE)
Item : 364408 / Model : B8E-VALUE
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  • Electric stapler for automatic stapling of up to 45 pages at a time
  • Sheet capacity of 45 pages for bulk stapling
  • No-Jam technology to prevent staple jams
$69.99
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Swingline Heavy-Duty Full Strip Stapler, 160 Sheet Capacity, Black/Gray
Item : 386312 / Model : 39005
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  • Heavy-duty full strip stapler easily handles large stapling jobs, up to 160 sheets
  • Uses Swingline 2 3/4" heavy-duty staples
  • Easy to operate mechanism effortlessly clears staple jams
$49.99
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Staples® One-Touch® Heavy Duty Stapler, Fastening Capacity 60 Sheets, Black/Gray
Item : 1828107 / Model : 44429-CC
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  • Heavy duty stapler
  • 60 sheet capacity
  • Easy to use with One-Touch® technology allowing for seamless fastening of multiple sheets
$23.99
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PaperPro® inPOWER™ 20 Desktop Stapler, 20 Sheet Capacity, Blue/Black
Item : 831226 / Model : ACI1122
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  • Uniquely effortless One-Finger™ spring-powered technology for 80% easier stapling
  • Easily staple up to 20 sheets: with one finger, from the palm of your hand, or on any desktop
  • Smooth, jam-free performance
$19.99
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Charles Leonard Extra Heavy Duty Stapler, Putty
Item : 155663 / Model : CHL82640
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  • Durable steel construction with non-skid rubber feet and locking paper guide
  • Staples up to 230 sheets
  • Putty
$58.59
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PaperPro® Desktop Stapler, 1/4" Staples, Black/Grey (PPR1100)
Item : 1828130 / Model : 1100
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  • Desktop stapler will staple 20 sheets using a standard staple
  • Standard Staples
  • Lay Flat- 7.75x8.50x2.50
$30.59
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PaperPro® inPOWER™+ 28 Premium Desktop Stapler, Fastening Capacity 28 Sheets/20 lb., Black
Item : 806552 / Model : ACF1110
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  • 80% easier stapling with One-Finger™ spring-powered technology
  • Effortlessly staple up to 28 sheets using one finger or the palm of your hand
  • Built-in staple storage in base keeps two full-strips of staples readily available
$37.99
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Swingline® LightTouch, Heavy-Duty Full-Strip Stapler, 120-Sheet Capacity, Gray (90010)
Item : 486508 / Model : 90010
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  • LightTouch® is a reduced effort stapler with a soft touch handle so stapling is 50% easier and more comfortable
  • Heavy duty to match large jobs. Staple as few as 20 or as many as 120 sheets in one smooth motion
  • Metal construction ensures durability and lasting performance
$97.79
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Staples® One-Touch®Long Reach Stapler, Fastening Capacity 25 Sheets, Black/Gray
Item : 1828106 / Model : 44430
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  • Long reach stapler
  • 25 sheet capacity
  • Easy to use with One-Touch® technology allowing for seamless fastening of multiple sheets
$38.49
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Poppin Stapler, Pink, (100155)
Item : 49060 / Model : 100155
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  • Desktop Stapler
  • 5.5"L x 1.25"W x 2"H
  • Staples up to 20 sheets
$13.99
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