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Author Topic: What is a good desktop stapler?  (Read 3000 times)

superboyac

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What is a good desktop stapler?
« on: January 06, 2011, 01:10:53 PM »
I'm so fucking sick of staplers that suck.  I've been here at work for a year now, and I'm trying not to be a Milton, but man, 90% of the staplers here are USELESS!!  The cheap one they gave me can't handle more than 10 pages without a problem, and it has no heft to it.  A stapler needs to be heavy and made of metal, I'm sorry.  i don't care if there are good plastic ones.  I only want metal staplers.  So I went around the office and tried all these other staplers around, they all have some issue.  One of them was good, but the staple plate was broken.  The one next to the copy machine sucks, which is why it's there.  If it were good, somebody would have stolen it by now (like me).  Then I tried other ones lying around...but they all fucking suck.  I have now spent half and hour trying to staple something.

So...

Please let me know a stapler that is great that you love.  A stapler that will make you turn into a Milton.  That's the one I want.  Now, i don't want the actual red Milton stapler, I know that's out there.  You get the point...

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Re: What is a good desktop stapler?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 01:11:52 PM »
Mary Beth ( Secretary)  does it for me
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Re: What is a good desktop stapler?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 02:02:53 PM »
I'm trying not to be a Milton...

Not even trying, but still doing such a great job!  :P

Don't worry, there will be plenty of cake to go around and no salt for your margarita.

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Re: What is a good desktop stapler?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 02:24:14 PM »
As I said in the IRC channel:

Did this topic REALLY just happen?

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Re: What is a good desktop stapler?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 02:25:46 PM »
one stapler is not enough.  you need two minimum, a normal desktop stapler, and then at least one or two big ones for more than a dozen or two dozen pages.

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Re: What is a good desktop stapler?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 02:42:31 PM »
Mary Beth ( Secretary)  does it for me
Lucky!

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Re: What is a good desktop stapler?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2011, 02:43:37 PM »
one stapler is not enough.  you need two minimum, a normal desktop stapler, and then at least one or two big ones for more than a dozen or two dozen pages.
Ah!  I think you are right.  I'm writing all these manuals which are always in the 30-100 page range.  How about this:
http://www.officedep...lackSilver/#firstTab

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Re: What is a good desktop stapler?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2011, 04:59:44 PM »
Take the easy way out (I do) ... Just send electronic copies of everything and let the other poor bastard go hunt down a friggin stapler.

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Re: What is a good desktop stapler?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 03:25:34 AM »
Swingline 444 or 747 are classics and work well.
Buy two and return the one doesn't tack 20 pages on the first try.
Bostitch is good, but I don't know any model names.
The ones with a cast metal base and/or arm are usually better.

Also, do not underestimate the value of quality staples; I AM SERIOUS.
A good 50% of all stapler problems I ever had were from cheap staples.
The staples should be chisel-tipped and SHARP.
Avoid wimpy "wire" staples (leave that to copiers), cheap 'no-name' and house brands.
Swingline 'Premium' S.F.4 is a good all-around choice.

If you routinely have to staple documents of 30-100 pages, get the Etona cartridge staplers, they seem flimsy at first (plastic, bleah), but they work surprisingly well.

If you're ready for something different, I cannot recommend the Rapid "Classic 1" plier-style staplers enough.
Buy 'em here:
http://www.johnsonstapler.com
and you can get great service on them as well (they ARE worth repairing...).

Holy crap, I just realized what a stapler geek I am... hold me up I'm feeling dizzy...  :redface:

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Re: What is a good desktop stapler?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 10:32:49 AM »
Bow to the stapler.  ;D
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Re: What is a good desktop stapler?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2011, 10:25:30 PM »
Bow to the stapler.  ;D

Behold one of the gods of "desktop" electric staplers:

staplex.jpg

http://www.staplex.c...traheavycapacity.htm

And if you need to hold more than 100 sheets together, they have some manual ones that support up to 200 pages. http://www.staplex.c...eavycapacityhand.htm

They make normal handheld electric ones too, but their cheapest stapler goes for about $80.

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Re: What is a good desktop stapler?
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2011, 01:49:03 PM »
I'm so fucking sick of staplers that suck. 

You're not the only one...
Today I put 31 pages in the external stapler of the Xerox Phaser 3635MFP: FAIL.