There are some jobs the trusty office stapler just can’t handle. While it may be fine for fastening together 10 pages, it can’t handle your magnum opus memoir of 200 pages or more. The advantages of a heavy-duty stapler become clear when faced with thick stacks of paper, fabric, or even plastic and roofing material that must be fasted together or fastened to something else. These tools make heavy fastening jobs easy, with minimum manual force.
Materials Make a Difference
Upholstery requires a tool that can drive a fastener through fabric, foam and wood framing. A pneumatic upholstery stapler makes the job easier. Standard asphalt shingled roofing has layers of plywood, felting, and shingles. House wrap is made of heavy plastic that must be fastened to the frame, and then siding added atop it. All these materials require a powerful tool to drive fasteners through to hold them together. While some of these jobs can be done manually, a heavy-duty tool powered by electricity or compressed air (pneumatic tools) makes the job faster and subject the worker to less physical stress.
Better Looking Results
Preparing booklets or multiple page documents for a class or presentation takes a lot of energy when done manually. Heavy duty staplers are designed to penetrate larger stacks of paper without requiring the exertion of a lot of force – this is true of the manual versions as well as electric staplers.
If you’ve ever tried to staple a thick stack of paper together, only to find a bent staple that penetrated only half the stack, or failed to go through at all, leaving unsightly holes but no fastener behind, you’ll be relieved by the performance of a heavy duty stapler. Many employ jam-resistant features that keep the tool working with less stopping and starting.
Heavy-duty staplers make work easier for hobbies, crafting, picture framing, and construction work. The handy office stapler still has its uses, but it can’t compete with the heavy-duty stapler for bigger jobs.