Product Type: Rapesco in Homeware
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Zero-To-Many. A Silver Twinkle With a Disatisfying Finish.
Rapesco Zero 02
Member Name: PhilipDude
Rapesco Zero 02
Advantages: Attractive to the eye. Does the job.
Disadvantages: Expensive for reliability. Oddly-angled. Staples sometimes don't stick.
Now I don't profess to be some master of the finer arts of stationary but there's a couple of things I had to say about this baby.
Firstly, it's extremely presentable. It brings a spot of pizazz to any modest desk in a home and work environment. The handling is nice as it sits comfortably in your hand, although I must admit that I find it far more useful to press with the palm of my hand, which you can't do without severely obstructing the entrance of the paper (I had to do a complete 180-twist to get this baby into action.)
The colour is somewhat annoying at times, if you're the sort of person that orientates yourself around a work-desk of similar colours the seemingly silver yet far duller colour can quite merrily blend into your surroundings and could probably (Luckily this hasn't applied to me) find yourself stapling a hand, finger or even a toe (In those icky, I-just-want-to-forget-it scenarios.)
Now correct me if I'm wrong but after comparing other common staplers (Including one peculiar looking online one that was shaped like a penguin) I do believe that for the price-tag of £18.67 the mainstream-brand Rapesco Zero 02 puts forward a weak case.
For an equal price I could probably pull off buying one stapler, a pasty, four packets of Rowntrees Randoms and still have enough to get a bus home from whatever screwed up place would sell a stapler for eighteen quid.
I would say it compensates with reliability, but on my first three tries I found myself frantically stapling various papers and wasted a grand total of five staples before getting a successful go in. It does offer the stapler to be adjusted as an 'outtie' as it were, yet I found this both needless and a common characteristic of most staplers.
The generic things like resupplying staples is a breeze as expected and although I noticed a vaguely weaker spring meaning that 'punch' isn't quite what it should be, it pretty much functions as any stapler should.
If you're looking for a mediocre stapler that may look 'sleek' then try Rapesco but if you're using your head and don't want to spend £18 on a miraculously dead-end device then I'd suggest going for a cheaper alternative. Personally I could stick with any other stapler (No pun intended.)
Summary: Besides it's looks the Zero-02 is mediocre and somewhat unreliable. Find a cheaper alternative.
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