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Stapler with fangs

making it easier to staple stack of paper
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Stapling a stack of paper with more than 10 pages is a pain with a normal stapler. A stapler with a pair of "fangs" (or sharp pins) adjacent the staple exit could be added which would make guide holes for the staple to enter. Accomodating holes would also need to be made in the stapler base.
xaviergisz, Feb 12 2004

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Staplers, in all thier glory. [Laughs Last, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       You realize, of course, that a stapler with fangs is no longer a "normal" stapler, so your problem doesn't go away...
DrCurry, Feb 12 2004

       This would be very nice. OSHA probably will forbid it, after heavy lobbying from manufacturers of staples who love all those crooked, wasted staples.
kbecker, Feb 12 2004

       I have used something of a "super stapler" at my school library. It is specifically for stapling more than 10 pages or so. It is a bit larger than a normal stapler and uses thicker, sturdier staples that penetrate the stack quite easily. Good idea, but I guess it actually kind of exists.
tchaikovsky, Feb 13 2004

       can we have blood? haha...O negative preferably...
po, Feb 13 2004

       The "super staplers" I have seen work fine on thick piles, but they fail on just two sheets. They pushed the whole staple through. That seems to be a common problem because [LL]'s link talks a lot about "flexibility" of the heavy duty staplers.   

       With current technology offices need two sizes of staplers, for the light and heavy days. The Transylvanian Stapler offers an elegant alternative.
kbecker, Feb 13 2004


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