Manual Office Staplers

Our experience using heavy-duty office staplers with capacities exceeding 100 sheets revealed that to avoid jamming, users must have good leverage and quickly cycle the stapler in one smooth stroke. This is difficult to do if you situate the manual office stapler and work product on a typical 36" countertop or cabinet. Working on a sturdy, lower 29” table allows the operator to position his/her upper body directly over the stapler arm. This allows them to apply greater pressure and stroke speed to the stapling operation.

What typically causes staples to buckle and jam when attempting to staple thick bundles of paper is slow or interrupted pressure on the arm of the stapler. The density of the thick paper stack overcomes the tensile strength of the staples’ wire. 100+ sheets of 20-pound bond take on the characteristics of the wood the paper’s made from.

Regardless of the heavy-duty manual office stapler brand, all are performance limited by the standardized wire the staples they use. There are relatively few wire mills globally that supply all staple manufacturers with a specific range of wire types. That is so because all the staple manufacturers use similar if not identical staple-making machinery engineered for particular wire specifications. A heavy-duty Swingline stapler, for example, will use staples made of the same wire specifications as the heavy-duty Rapid. It will perform similarly in terms of its maximum capacity and resistance to jamming. That is not to say the staples are necessarily interchangeable between the brands (although often not); however, they consist of the same wire type. 

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