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=Ecozone Eco Stapler=
I have lost count of the number of staplers we have brought over the years, the amount of times we have brought staples and they run out, and half the time is has been cheaper to buy a new stapler than the staples.
I have studied with the Open University on and off for a few years, and I like to keep copies of pieces of work and staple these together as well as my daughter using them.
=Why Eco Stapler=
After losing another stapler, I was looking through Amazon and saw this eco stapler, I was curious how it could work without staples, but thought we'd give it a go.
=Price and availability=
I brought mine about 6 months ago from Amazon and paid about £5 for it.
=How does it work?
The Eco stapler makes use of an innovative design that allows it to staple pieces of paper together without the need of staples.
=Design Feature That does the magic=
The stapler has indents in its jaw which when depressed down, enables it to fix the paper together without the need for staples.
This is lightweight and compact, and can fit into a pencil case, I have brought a 2nd one so my daughter keeps one in her pencil case at home, as she thinks it is amazing and it always putting things together.
This will not grip through thick paper, or big wads of paper, I work on the basis of what a mini stapler would staple then this does about the same
This is so simple and practical, this may sound daft but I wonder how I managed without it.
=What happened if I have clipped the wrong pieces together=
It is easy to pull apart, it takes a bit of practice to get the papers apart, but after about 3 goes it gets easy, you know which part of the paper to ease away first.
Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this Eco stapler, - it will soon become an indispensible item on every home desk.
My husband is always running out of staples for his stapler and then forgetting which kind he needs to buy to replace them so I decided to buy him this Ecozone stapler from an Animal Aid fair I went to where they were selling various eco-friendly products.
The Ecozone stapler makes use of an innovative yet simple design that enables it to staple pieces of paper together without the use of staples. It has specific indents in its jaw which enables it to fix papers together without the use of staples. It is also very lightweight, trendy looking, and small enough to fit in a little person's hand. My daughter likes playing with it and pretending to staple things and of course it is harmless since it is staple-less. Since it doesn't require sharp metal staples it is also safe to keep in your stationary box/pencil case/bag or take out with you if you think you might have need of it.
My husband was impressed but a bit dubious about this stapler first as he was so reliant on actual staples. However we have had no problems with using this staple-less stapler to staple pieces of paper together. It won't work with thick pieces of paper however, but then nor will a standard stapler.
By using this stapler we have saved a packet from not buying staples and then finding them around the house, which for some reason always seemed to happen when my husband used a normal stapler. Not ideal when you have a toddler running around barefoot indoors.
It's easy to pull apart papers that have been stapled using this Ecozone design, however not so easy to be a nuisance. My husband is grateful not to have raised blood pressure any more from battled jammed staples and tearing paper trying to get broken ones out, and I am grateful not to deal with him in those moods either!
The Ecozone stapler cost me £4.99 from the fair and can easily be purchased online for a similar price. It is not liable to break easily, in my experience, and is a lifelong moneysaver as you never have to buy staples again, which is another reason why it is so eco-friendly.
I highly recommend this stapler, which with it's simplicity and clever design makes me wonder why anyone uses normal staplers at all, since they rarely work well or last long..
5 stars from me.
I've lost track of the number of biros I've broken, attempting to prise a jammed staple from the end of a traditional style stationery stapler, using the first thing that came to hand. I own a variety of traditional staplers, though I swear I've never actually bought one. One is advertising a recruitment agency, another came I think from a 'Luxury Christmas Cracker' (you can imagine the excitement), the other four... well, that's anyone's guess. Possibly borrowed from former colleagues, in the days when I was in paid employment.
The Ecozone stapler is the only stapler that I have ever parted with cash for. It has solved many of my staple-based difficulties. You see, the Ecozone stapler does not require staples!! There is no possibility of a staple getting bent or jammed within its inner workings because it does not require any. This feature also solves my other dilemma of: why within my special pencil case of staple refills is there not a correctly sized chunk of staples for whichever stapler it is that I have managed to lay my hands on? The perspicacious amongst you will recognise that my jamming issue is exacerbated by my failure to buy the appropriate staples for each stapler and insistence upon using the 'best-fit' from my collection of staples. In my defence I must point out that they do tend to work for a few clunks before the jam occurs.
Nevertheless, I dance for joy in the knowledge that this Ecozone stapler can never cease to operate because it has 'run out', and I will never have to scour a catalogue for a correctly coded box of refills. This is because the Ecozone stapler joins paper by cutting out a small flap of paper from the pages you are joining, folding it over, and tucking it in. It is operated in the same manner as a traditional stapler: you amalgamate the pages, tuck them into the mouth of the stapler and squeeze. The pages are securely fastened.
Why invent such a stapler? Well, the Ecozone label gives you a hint. The general idea is that traditional steel or aluminium staples are wasteful in terms of natural resources. Also, since few people save and recycle their staples so those seemingly inconsequential bits of metal end up in landfill, where they take a long time to decay, if at all.
Are there any other advantages to the Ecozone stapler? Yes! You may have had occasion to work with old documents that have been stapled. In my experience these old staples may sometimes have rusted, leaving an orangey stain on the paper (sometimes rendering valuable text indecipherable, in the centre of old exercise books for example), and sometimes they corrode and break, whereas when new they are very tricky to bend back and remove from the document, should you wish to discretely insert an extra page. The Ecozone stapler will never leave a rusty mark, and the pages can be parted again if a certain amount of pressure is applied. Whether a new page can be inserted discretely or not is down to the skill of the Ecozone stapler operator.
Size-wise the Ecozone stapler is very portable being light and small. It sits comfortably on the palm of your hand.
Downsides? The Ecozone stapler is not a heavy-duty stapler. I can staple a maximum of seven sheets of medium quality printer paper together, but add an eighth sheet and I can't operate the stapler.
You might think that the above point means there is an in-built mechanism preventing jamming, however, sadly this is not the case and I have known my Ecozone stapler to jam. Still, it was easy to un-jam- I just grabbed a biro...
The Ecozone stapler is a sound investment at £4.99, with no further outlay required.
As I am currently studying at the moment, my desk seems to be overflowing with papers and random materials about my course. My whole desk looks like someone has basically got a recycling bin and emptied it on my desk, but that was before Ecozone Eco Stapler! This handy little gadget has really neatened up my desk, without me having to go but staples every week.
My boyfriend thought it would be funny to buy one of these for Christmas for me, so I technically got it for free, however I have seen them in stores and they are about £3. If you ask me, this is a pretty good price as other staplers can cost more than that and then you have to put the actual staple cost on top.
The design is pretty neat, as it fits quite compact on my desk and I can just hide it away whenever I'm not using it. It also fits into my pencil cases if I ever need to have a stapler at school, and is much smaller than a normal stapler.
The fact that it staples without staples is great, as I never have to do the fiddly bit of putting the actual staplers in. Using this stapler, you basically have to just insert the paper into a little slot, and then press really hard, this seems to make the paper basically form a little paperclip shaped hole in the papers, attaching them together and preventing them from falling apart. All that is required is a bit of force to make them actually attach.
The only problem I could really say about this stapler was that I was only able to staple about 3 pieces at once. The slot is pretty tiny and could not fit and effectively staple more than that. So if you are looking to staple bulky amounts of work, I would suggest your average stapler.
Overall this is a neat little product to have, as it is well designed and small for on the go products. It also allows you to save that little extra bit of money that you would have spent on staples, by stapling things, staple free!
With my boyfriend having recently started his PGCE course at university, my desk is currently overflowing with various paperwork and stationary. Applying for funding for his studies has taken a lot of effort , and a lot of forms, and it's vital we keep relevant documents grouped together, so we needed a stapler so we could attach similar forms together .
I actually got this stapler for free - my boyfriend and I contacted various local stationery shops and cheekily asked if they'd be willing to help out an impoverished student . Our local independant stationer kindly gave us a box of goodies, with this included. It would normally cost around 4.99.
This stapler actually works without staples - rather handy, as you never need to worry about staples running out, or your box of staples coming undone and them being dropped all over the floor . It's hard to describe what it actually does - it sort of makes a hole in the paper, and then tucks a shred of another page into it, cleverly using the paper itself to keep forms attached together .
Using this takes a bit of force, a good hard press, but is relatively simple . I do find it much easier to use when pressing it down onto a flat surface, as opposed to just holding the stapler in my hand It has quite a stylish black and white design, and is pretty small, much smaller than a regular stapler and fitting easily into a pencil case .
The only problem with this is that it can really only staple about 4 sheets at once with any reliability - it really struggles to get through any amount of paper larger than this . I also find that on occasion, the paper staples make turning pages a little stiff, but this is easily resolved by adding a fold to the paper after stapling . The staples rarely come undone, although they can easily be unpicked by hand should we need to seperate sheets for photocopying .
I think this is a good little product, especially as we got it for free , however if you are stapling large volumes of paper, you may be better off with a more traditional stapler.
4 stars .