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What should I know about an electric stapler?

Jeff McRitchie posted this on Jul 7, 2015

In this age of technology, the stapler has gone electric and is now just as popular – if not more so – than manual document fasteners. But you may be wondering why you should invest in such a product. What advantages are there to buying one? This article will give you five reasons why you should buy an electric stapler for your office. 

1.) Stapling capacity. Simply put, most electric staplers can fasten more pages together than a manual device. Some products can staple upwards of 70 sheets at once, so they are great to use when you’re working with thick documents.

2.) No more pain. Manual staplers can literally be a pain to use, especially when you need to staple long documents or a whole bunch of them. This can not only lead to sore hands, it can also contribute to repetitive motion conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. When you use an electric device, the machine does all the work for you, so you’ll be totally free of pain. You and/or your employees also won’t need to possibly take time off work to visit the doctor either. This can help you save a significant amount of money.

3.) Save some time. Another reason to use this type of stapler is that it will help you save a lot of time. In addition to be rough on your hands, manual stapling can take a long time when you’re working with a big stack of papers. When you use an electric device, it will fasten your pages together in a split second. Imagine how much more productive you’ll be when you don’t spend the better part of your day (or week) stapling documents.

4.) Get it right the first time. After putting together a bunch of papers by hand, chances are your stapling prowess won’t be at its peak. This can lead to the staples being too close to the edge of the paper, too far away, or even mangled if your stapler can’t handle the amount of paper you’re processing. An electric device can solve this problem because it can staple accurately every time it’s used.

5.) There’s a device for every office. There are a huge variety of electric staplers on the market, so it’s almost guaranteed that there’s one that’s perfect for your office. One of the names you should look for is Swingline, a company that’s famous for their high-quality products. Swingline produces a lot of products that are great for the office, such as the Optima 70 and 45 (the numbers correspond with the product’s stapling capacity), as well as the Speed Grip, a portable device that can run on either battery or outlet power. Some machines can even perform center-stitch stapling so you can easily make your own booklets.

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