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Swingline Desktop Stapler, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black (44401)Swingline Desktop Stapler, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black (44401)
6.78
Item #504308
Model #44401
  • Desktop stapler delivers simple stapling performance that is perfect for daily use
  • Holds a full strip of 210 staples. Recommended for use with S.F.® 4® Premium Staples for best performance.
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TRU RED™ One-Touch DX-4 Desktop Stapler, 30-Sheet Capacity, Black (TR58483)TRU RED™ One-Touch DX-4 Desktop Stapler, 30-Sheet Capacity, Black (TR58483)
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15.86
Item #219306
Model #TR58483-CC
  • Desktop stapler delivers simple stapling performance that is perfect for occasional use
  • Stapler has full-strip capacity and holds 1/4" staples
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Swingline® Optima® Electric Stapler Value Pack (High Capacity Staples & Remover), 45 Sheet Capacity, Silver (48209)Swingline® Optima® Electric Stapler Value Pack (High Capacity Staples & Remover), 45 Sheet Capacity, Silver (48209)
90.09
Item #751833
Model #48209
  • Electric stapler staples up to 45 sheets at once twice the capacity of standard electric staplers
  • Uses 3/8" standard staples
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JAM Paper Modern Desktop Stapler, 10 Sheet Capacity, Purple (337PUZ)JAM Paper Modern Desktop Stapler, 10 Sheet Capacity, Purple (337PUZ)
13.99
Item #24448978
Model #337PUZ
  • Metal cartridge accepts standard size staples
  • The bottom of the stapler is coated in rubber to prevent it from slipping when in use. A specially crafted inner rail delivers jam-resistant, accurate stapling you can count on.
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TRU RED™ One-Touch Desktop Stapler, 60-Sheet Capacity, Black (TR58490)TRU RED™ One-Touch Desktop Stapler, 60-Sheet Capacity, Black (TR58490)
New Look!
24.99
Item #331288
Model #TR58490
  • Desktop stapler delivers simple stapling performance that is perfect for occasional use
  • Stapler has half-strip capacity and holds 26/6 or 25/10 staples
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$24.99
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Swingline Optima Stapler, 25 Sheet Capacity, Blue/Gray (66404)Swingline Optima Stapler, 25 Sheet Capacity, Blue/Gray (66404)
25.49
Item #901513
Model #SWI66404
  • Reduced-effort design staples more sheets with less effort than traditional staplers.
  • Holds a full strip of 210 standard 1/4" staples
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Swingline 747 Desktop Stapler, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black (S7074741G)Swingline 747 Desktop Stapler, 20 Sheet Capacity, Black (S7074741G)
15.86
Item #386309
Model #S7074741G
  • Modern design stapler with performance driven stapling mechanism and inner rail always delivers jam-resistant, accurate stapling
  • Protected with a coating, which is treated with an antimicrobial agent, to suppress the growth of bacteria and mold. This prevents the dry coat from degrading.
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Swingline Heavy Duty Desktop Stapler, 160 Sheet Capacity, Black/Gray (39005)Swingline Heavy Duty Desktop Stapler, 160 Sheet Capacity, Black/Gray (39005)
28.71
Item #386312
Model #39005
  • Heavy-duty, metal stapler
  • Uses full strip of Swingline heavy-duty staples (1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4")
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Swingline® Optima® Grip Stapler
17.94
Item #SS1033723
  • Die cast metal design for maximum durability
  • Full strip
Multiple options
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Swingline Optima Desk Stapler, 40 Sheet Capacity, Silver/Black (87845)Swingline Optima Desk Stapler, 40 Sheet Capacity, Silver/Black (87845)
27.28
Item #752472
Model #87845
  • Desktop stapler with reduced-effort design, ergonomic shape and soft-feel handle makes stapling easier
  • Holds a full strip of 210 standard 1/4" staples
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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.

The 5 Best Staplers For 2020

We used 20,585 customer reviews of the 330 types of Staplers we carry to determine the best Staplers for school, business, teachers, almost anything. The prices of these popular Staplers can start as low as $2.99 up to 859.99. Here are the top 5 Staplers for 2020:

Shop Discount Staplers And Save

At Staples, we understand price is frequently the deciding factor when buying Staplers and other office supplies. However, you still want the best Staplers for your work, school, or other needs. Which is why below we’ve pulled together the lowest prices out of our 330 Staplers. Prices range from $2.99 to $859.99:

Popular Stapler Brands, According To Customers

With more than 34 brands and 330 Stapler products in stock, Staples can help you find the best brand of Stapler for your home, office, or school. We looked at nearly 20,585 Stapler reviews to find the top Stapler brands in our inventory. Based on average customer ratings, the top best Stapler brands are: