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December 09, 2009

The Great Staple-Free Stapler Debate

MBH_001_Hero New products always excite us, but rarely do they spark a debate like the one raging in our office over the Staple-Free Stapler. We can all agree on two points:

- It's an awesome idea
- It really does hold 4 sheets of paper together without staples

Other than that, we're an office divided. There are varying opinions, but two two of us with the strongest options are Natalie and Belinda, who make a point of arguing about the Staple-Free Stapler on a daily basis. Their opinions on the product follow - read them, and be sure to chime in if you've seen or used this item before!


The Staple-Free Stapler is cool, don't get me wrong. I would love to bust it open and figure out how it works. Unfortunately, it doesn't really do the job I need a stapler to do. Most of the time, if I need to go for the stapler instead of a paper clip, it's because I'm fastening like, 10 sheets of paper together. So that's one downfall.

The other one, and this is just me being OCD, but I don't like the hole it punches in my paper. I just worked really hard to make my document clean and neat and now there's a hole in it. It does make a satisfying crunching noise when you use it, though. I'll give it that. 



I love holes...they're in things like lace, paper snowflakes, donuts and the staple free stapler stitch. The stitch is ingenious and we don't use the concept often enough--a machine that only uses what is already there. It cuts, moves a piece around, and loops it closed to accomplish its goal - in contrast to introducing extraneous elements like a staple.  You can also throw packets directly into the recycle bin without removing staples.

For most, this cute as a button gadget (it actually resembles a huge button) is not going to replace the common stapler but since I usually only have to secure 2-5 pages together and file them away, it works for me!

So there you have it, folks. The Staple-Free Stapler - maybe the most controversial item we've ever carried! Check it out, along with our other great New Arrivals, and let us know what you think!


I love the idea especially for teachers of young students or for younger children. But, I wish it could be recycled - I'm not sure what ABS plastic is, or if it is recyclable. Because, one day anything will break, and one should think about the whole life of a product.

ABS plastic is recyclable!

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