“ Brand: Poundland / Type: Gadgets - Stapler „
Even though I work in an office in the day, I also have my 'own desk' in the study at home which I use to do my own 'office work. Having lost my stapler - I was on the lookout for a new one and that's when I spotted this one in Poundland.
In places such as W H Smith - you can get a good quality stapler which actually works for around £7.99, and so at a price of one pound, I wasn't expecting miracles from this stapler to be honest. This stapler does seem to be pretty strong and doesn't look as though it would break easily.
I find that the stapler staples well - even if it doesn't like to staple more than around 5 sheets of paper, but any less than that and it does a great job.
The stapler pack comes with staples which is good as it means that you don't have to buy any. They appear to be of good quality - only thing I find is that they seem to jiggle about when they are in the stapler and so I often have to open the staple to 'sort them out'. Apart from that, there are no problems at all.
I would recommend this stapler.
Thanks for reading!
I recently bought this stapler in Halifax in the Poundland shop there which is massive. The stapler was of course £1 being Poundland, I also bought a few dvd's and something else that I cant remember.
I was with my Dad at the time as he had come up from the south to see me , so I took him to see Halifax as he had never been. He is retired now, and while going around Poundland he asked the staff several times 'excuse me how much is that ? ' I told him it's all £1 he couldn't believe it !
I also asked him not to keep yelling out 'how much is that ?'
Anyway I think he knew the price but was just amazed, so kept checking. The stapler was a good one, even if it was £3 or £4 so for £1 it was a real bargain.
Stapler ( blue ) with staples included ) plus staple remover. The stapler is a mini size one capable of stapling a couple of pieces of paper maybe 3 together.
The pack is plastic and is opened easily with scissors.
I already had a stapler somewhere, but I can never find it so I think that is why I bought this one as a spare one for the desk. It is handy for the odd stapling together of documents to make them easier to read and handle. I have lots of bits of paper and stapling them with this is handy as it's on my desk already as it's small enough not to be in the way.
I haven't had it long, and I will probably lose it before it breaks, at £1 I won't get too stressed if it stops working one day, the petrol and parking were several times that to get there !
I bought this stapler as I needed to staple some leaflets together to distribute to neighbours on behalf of our residents association of which I am a member. I was sure that I had several staplers somewhere in the house and as I thought would happen found two of them within a week of buying this one. I didn't go to Poundland specifically to buy this but I saw it in there when I went to buy some other bits and pieces and thought it was worth paying £1 even if it didn't last too long. They have now changed from the photo shown above and are now available in black and purple and I chose the purple one.
It comes in moulded plastic which I did need scissors to get into and enclosed is a purple stapler and a small box containing 500 no 10 staples which I would describe as average size. The stapler itself looks quite chunky and does feel substantial and quite solid when you hold it and you don't feel as though it is going to break or that you have to be particularly gentle with it. The purpose I bought it for was to staple three pieces of paper together, two of which was a newsletter and the third was a list of local recommended tradesmen which we produce from time to time. There are quite a few elderly residents where I live and they especially like to go on personal recommendations rather than pick someone out of the blue.
I found that this stapler easily went through the three sheets of paper and the arms of the staple closed firmly around on the back of the paper. I would think would be suitable for a lot more sheets of paper and would get through them easily but I have not used it for more than three sheets. When I first had the stapler it was filled with staples but I found it easy to refill, you just pull the top to open it up and insert the staples into the channel and then push it back together until it gives a sort of click. I have filled it up with staples three times and there are well over half the box left and as I will probably only use it occasionally due to finding my other staplers what is left will probably last me for some time.
I can say that I am very pleased with this stapler for the bargain price of £1 and consider it money well spent. It is far cheaper than any other staplers I have seen and although I haven't used it a lot I can't see any difference between this and more expensive ones. I would definitely buy one of these again (and probably will do when I can't find any of my others).
This office stapler set comes exactly as shown in the Dooyoo picture and can be found in the stationary section in Poundland and the packaging is simple yet functional.
The set comes in a plastic moulded casing and mine is pink although my friend bought one at another branch and hers is blue. There are 3 components enclosed -
- the stapler itself
- a staple remover
- a few staples to get you going
I recently decided to sort out my growing pile of old bills and paperwork so needed something to attach a few sheets together at a time but did not want to fork out the £5 or £6 required at other shops. I was therefore pleased to find this set for just a quid because, although it is not the best quality, it works fine for me.
The stapler is slightly smaller than ones I have used in the past but is not a mini stapler. It is fairly lightweight but not unsubstantial and was pre-filled with staples which was good. I tend to use it to staple between 2 - 6 pages at a time because it does not seem to be able to cope with more. This is fine for me but may be a problem for those who need to do staple loads of papers. I find it easy enough to load too.
The staple remover is a rather strange looking item and I thought I would not use it but it has proved invaluable and has saved my nails being wrecked. You just lever it under the staple and it removes them quickly and without tearing the paper if you do it carefully.
The staples included in the set would probably fill the stapler about 6 or 7 times which is good for my purposes and they seem to be the standard size which means they are not difficult to source when these run out.
I am very pleased with my Poundland Stapler Set because it suits my needs as a moderate user. For those needing to do a good deal of stapling and need to attach 6+ sheets at a time it may not be for you.
** just a note to say that our branch of Poundland has a 3-for-2 offer on many stationary/back-to-school items at the moment **
When you buy things for £1, then you have to expect something that's going to be a bit below par when it comes to quality. Lower expectations often mean being pleased with your purchase, especially where pound shops are concerned. This set though is rather reliable and well worth the money spent, and if anything perhaps of better quality than a lot of staplers you'd end up paying more for.
Crudely stuffed into a moulded bit of plastic covering, the three elements to this set are the stapler, the staple remover, and some staples. The only gripe is perhaps that the staples aren't in a little packet or box, and as such are loose, a bit annoying as they don't all fit into the stapler in one go. The stapler itself is slightly smaller than the standard ones I've been used to, and the one I've got is blue. The two top parts separate very easily in order to put the staples in, and when you close it, I find it's always a good idea to just test it by squeezing out a stapler.
This one has a well formed base plate, which is equally solid and sturdy for the mechanism, and with an accurate base plate stamped into it to bend the staple once the force is applied. Using the stapler is pretty standard, and the curved, round ends of it make it nice and easy to grip and use. I guess I don't use it all that much, but I haven't had any issues with it or the staplers used with it, and it cost hardly anything so I can't complain.
There also quite a handy staple remover that comes with it, although is probably most handy when it comes to removing any rogue staples from walls or boards etc. The stapler it comes with isn't the best for doing this with, and although you can turn the stapler into a sort of staple gun by opening it out and sort of banging it against the wall or board, it's not ideal and doesn't always work, especially if there's not much of a backing to the surface you're stapling. Trying to remove staples from paper with this staple remover is very touch and go, and I find it easier to use my fingers and gently manipulate the used staple and separate it from the paper. The remover doesn't really work with the stapler in this way.
The staples are decent enough, but as I said earlier, it's a bit annoying that they're not in a container of their own. Having loose staples lying around isn't ideal, especially if you have kids like we do, and so this is quite notable when you open it up, discard the rudimentary packaging and then wonder where you're going to keep the staples. In all honesty, we kind of have a staple packet anyway so this isn't a complete issue, but if you don't have a container already this could be an issue, albeit a slight one.
Overall this is a decent product and easily worth the money you pay for it. Other staplers cost more, you don't get a remover or staples and aren't as reliable. This one works just fine, is easy to use and has extras. Recommended.
=Poundland Office Stapler Set=
This set was purchased from Poundland, and was the great price of a £1 coin, or 100 pennies.
I brought mine back in August 2011, as I had a good sort out that summer and ended up chucking away odd bits of stationary, and I was dedicating a plastic square container to accessories, for the sake of a £1 it was easier to treat myself to a matching set.
As well as the stapler, you get a box of staples as well as a stapler remover, they were available in Pink or Blue, we had a pink set.
The stapler is a mix of pink plastic and metal.
The stapler manages about a maximum of 8 pieces of paper, I tend to use Value paper for my Printer, so 8 sheets of that is basic paper.
=The stapler is mini size=
I should have mentioned this at the start this is the small stapler, and my daughter loves it, as it staples her homework, and with the box of replacement staples there still going strong.
=Pay for what you get=
If it was a home office then I would say avoid at all costs, your get a couple of weeks use of it, but for occasion use such as stapling the bank statements or the must have download recipes then this is perfect.
Our is about 18 months old and it works ok.
=Would I recommend=
I would recommend as a spare or an emergency stapler.
Despite having a home office I rarely have the use for a stapler and even less so for a staple remover but after a few occasions of needing one I decided to try and get a cheap one. So I headed to the pound shop and picked up this little kit which I thought would do me the job.
The stapler, as you can see from the picture, is a small variety. I would say "pocket" size but that does not really apply to office equipment. The first thing you will notice when you take it out of the packet will be how light and flimsy it feels. Usually staplers, even small ones, feel as if they have a bit of weight to them but this doesn't. You can barely feel it in your hand! That is not to say that it isn't well put together though.
Although light and flimsy it feels rather solid and if you are only going to be using this for the odd sheet it will do. Put problems start whenever you try and get it to staple more than one sheet. This struggles with anything over 3 sheets and you will find constant frustration. Jamming, catching, failing to fold....it just doesn't work well at all. Even banging it hard, the usual remedy to get a staple through more sheets won't work. This is just a light, undurable stapler.
You also get with it a pack of staples and a staple picker. The picker is fine, solid and does a treat and the funny thing is you will need the picker more than you think as the actual device won't perform the way you want so you will find yourself having to remove staple after staple after staple.
All in all this is good for light use of 1-2 sheets. Anything more and it's a waster pound
I bought the Poundland Office Stapler Set from Poundland (surprisingly!!) when I started the course I'm currently doing back in September 2011. I was only looking for something cheap to staple my coursework together and didn't need anything that would need to stand up to too much pressure. The Poundland Office Stapler Set seemed ideal because it was only £1.00 and it looked to be all that I would need for the duration of my nine month course.
It is referred to as a "set" because you don't only get a stapler, but also some staple refills and a stapler remover. I'm not going to lie and say it doesn't look cheap because, quite frankly, it does - but in my opinion it doesn't really matter what a stapler set looks like as long as it lives up to the task. For the record, the staple set is pink (it's also available in blue) and it's made of metal and plastic. It does feel a little flimsy to the touch, but again, it's understandable that it's not built to withhold a bomb blast or anything like that! It also doesn't feel like it's made to last forever, and I guess if you want something that's going to last a long time then you would need to spend more than £1.00......as I've said many times, I believe you get what you pay for!
However, those things aside, the stapler does work and so from a functional point of view it's okay. I say it's okay, but it's really only okay as long as you only want to staple a few sheets together. Anything more than about 8 sheets and the stapler simply doesn't stand up to the job. I think this is more to do with the fact that the staples are mini staples and so the prongs are only long enough to staple small wads of paper - and so again if you're wanting to staple larger documents then this isn't for you. I haven't found that the staples stick in the stapler or anything like that - and so that's a definite positive. As for using the staple remover, I haven't had that much cause to use it, but I would say that this is slightly better quality than the stapler and it's likely to last longer than the stapler. It works well, not only with the small staples supplied, but also with larger staples from other staplers.
Overall, this is an okay stapler for minimal use as long as you don't need to staple large documents.
I regularly use a stapler around the house for various purposes, mostly in connection with my occasional work as an Avon Representative. When my stapler broke quite recently, I was left in a bit of a panic as I knew I had a large order coming from Avon in the following days and would definitely need a stapler to help in the preparation of making up my customers' orders and attaching the relevant paperwork to them.
I had the idea to pop to the various local pound shops in our town centre (of which there are three in close proximity to each other) as I knew they each stocked a selection of stationery items and so was pretty confident I would get a stapler in one of the stores. The first search - which was in an independent pound shop - proved to be fruitless, as the only staplers on offer were very small, pocket-sized offerings, and I knew that I needed something bigger than that for my own uses, given the thick paper bags that I use for my Avon work.
The next shop I visited was Poundland, and I was more successful in this store. They had two staplers to choose from and the one that I selected looked to be the best quality of the two. Looking through the outer plastic packaging on the item to inspect the plastic, blue-coloured stapler and accompanying items, I could see that the "Office Stapler Set" looked to fit my criteria perfectly.
Firstly, the stapler itself looked to be of a very similar size to my previous model, and so I was quite confident that the vast quantities of staples that I still had at home would not go to waste, and I was fairly sure that they would fit this new stapler.
Secondly, the stapler looked to be fairly robust, and not particularly flimsy which is something I have found to be the case with cheaper staplers that I have purchased before. The handle part of the stapler actually looked to be quite thick and robust and so I was fairly confident that the stapler would withstand a fair amount of use.
I have had the "Office Stapler Set" for a couple of months now and have found that it works very well. The stapler copes well with attaching my order forms to the thick paper bags that I use to package my customers Avon products in, and the whole process takes mere moments which I was pleased about. I have found in the past that some staplers (especially those little 'mini' staplers that I was so keen to avoid) seem to get slightly 'harassed' or 'flustered' if I use it too quickly, or staple too much at one time, and it seems to cause paper jams and squished staples attaching themselves to customer order forms and all kinds of time-consuming mishaps.
The Poundland stapler, in comparison, copes very well with the speed at which I work, and the robust 'body' of the stapler seems to cope well with continuous use and speed, and has never 'crunched' or jammed excessively. I think I have actually only ever encountered a sort of 'staple jam' type scenario once or twice, when the little row or 'cartridge' of staples is nearing the end, and the stapler seems unsure of how to communicate this to me other than to spit out a few unspent staples in distress, or by 'mashing' a couple of staples together and squishing them into a funny shape onto whatever two items I am trying to attach together!
In the case of the latter occurring, I have been equipped with a handy little tool in the Pound land "Office Stapler Set" by way of a plastic "Staple Remover" which is basically a little metal 'gripper' with a spring mechanism and four little metal 'fangs' which fit neatly underneath a squished (or simply unwanted) staple perfectly. There is plastic surrounding the two 'arms' of the metal gripper which provide protection to my fingertips. All you need to do to operate this little gadget is to place two of the 'fangs' underneath the unwanted staple and push down on the plastic ends of the gripper so that the four 'fangs' meet underneath the unwanted staple. This may sound fairly complicated but in fact it is extremely easy to do, and I have managed to remove several staples without incident (or injury..! Which, by the way, is not something that can always be said if I have attempted to remove a staple with my fingernails.. Enough said.!) The spring mechanism in the gripper allows the staple remover to be closed over underneath the staple and when I pull the gripper up, the unwanted staple pops up, out of the paper it has been embedded in. Voila!
The third item that completes the Pound land "Office Stapler Set" is quite simply, a small supply of replacement staples which fit the stapler perfectly, as you would expect. I was not particularly disappointed with the rather small quantity supplied, given that the whole set of three items was so cheap. The only rather negative point I have to comment on in terms of the replacement staples is that I would have preferred it if they had been supplied in a small box or wrapper. As it is, they were supplied 'freely' in the plastic outer packaging that enclosed all three items in the Stapler Set, and as this has of course long been discarded, I now have no way to store the staples, so they have been left to roam about a kitchen drawer.
This is a very minor niggle, and one that I'm happy to overlook, given the overall impression that this little Stapler Set has made. I think it is really fantastic value for money and I am very pleased with my purchase, given it's robustness and ability to cope with my paperwork and workload, particularly in the run up to the Festive season, which is a time of year when I am at my busiest. Therefore, I would wholeheartedly recommend the Poundland Office Stapler Set and think it is a great value item.
Since being at university, I have found myself up to my eyes with various sheets of paper from printouts of presentations, essay documents, sheets of note taking. With hundreds of sheets which were fairly disorganised, I decided I needed a stapler just so I can group together the right pieces and prevent myself from getting all of my work messed up and to prevent it going missing. I wandered to a stationery store to see the cheapest stapler at £6.00 which I felt personally was quite expensive for my needs, and it did not even look that great.
Imagine my look when I was walking around Poundland picking up some cupboard fillers when I stumbled upon this. For only £1.00 I was not expecting the best quality in the world, but this little office set seemed super for what I needed it for. It contains three different elements. The first being the stapler, which is fairly smaller than your average stapler, but not as small as the mini ones, therefore making it convenient to carry around in my bag if I need it. It also contains a staple remover which is a very handy extra which I would never have thought to pick up, and it has already turned out to be extremely useful! Finally, it comes with a few refills of staples to top up your stapler once you run out. As you can see in the image, the set is in a shade of blue. My particular one is in a hot pink which is perfect as you can pick whichever one matches your personality more. I am unsure if there are any other variants of colours.
So for £1.00, I was not expecting the bees knees of staplers, and I knew it would not be as effective as perhaps ones in the office where I work, but the core use of my personal stapler was to simply attach a few bits of paper together here and there, therefore I would not need it regularly. The stapler itself is quite light and does seem a little of poor quality as the staples sometimes move around within it, and it is obviously made of cheap materials, however the colour is the novelty value which mainly sold it to me. It managed to staple all of my pages effectively in one go and proved very useful. However, if you are needing to staple more than about ten, this is when this particular stapler starts to struggle. Even if you press down hard with all of your body weight, you can not seem to get through this many sheets of paper, but this is expected with such a cheap stapler. Another thing to note is that it does come preloaded with staples in it, however there's not many, therefore you have to quickly refill it. Despite not going through a large number of sheets of paper, it met my needs and I was not expecting it to be as effective as it was for the price which I paid.
The staples themselves are also of quite a high quality, and you get something around eight refills worth which will probably end up lasting me a fair while, but obviously that depends on how often you use the staples. They stay in place firmly to keep your paper together, and you definitely would be unable to tell these came in a set from Poundland. The reason I found that the staples were so effective was that when one did not quite attach properly, I had to use the staple remover which comes with it. This is a handy little tool which saves you having to break your nails trying to twist out a staple. It comes with a firm grip, and allows the staple to pull out without ripping all of the paper which is very handy.
Overall, I am extremely impressed with this little office set. Obviously it is not of the best quality, but if you were after that, you would not be purchasing a set like this from Poundland. I would definitely recommend this to all students, as well as it being quite useful for children who are still in school as it is quite a safe little kit. I know it would also come in useful for some adults who have to deal with documents also, but if you are working with a large amount of work, I would recommend that you spend a little more to get a more high quality kit. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps.