Product Type: Poundland gadgets
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Handy Little Set for Students!
Poundland Office Stapler Set
Member Name: lj174
Poundland Office Stapler Set
Advantages: Stapler does the job, Available in pink or blue, Staple remover, Free refills, £1!
Disadvantages: Better quality can be found.
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.
Summary: A great value kit.