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      14.03.2014 17:09
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      good solid stapler

      I have had this stapler in my home office for a number of years. I think we paid around 8 or 9 pounds for it at the time, but I wouldn't buy a cheap one as I give it a fair bit of wear and tear.

      This is a rather smart black version of the machine we all know so well. It has a slightly rubberised feel to the feet on the bottom to stop it slipping, and the top is lsightly widened at the front to make it more ergonomic for the heel of your hand as you push down. It is a nice solid weight so that it doesnt move around everytime you shove papers into it.

      The base has the standard metal plate to receive and fold the staples, which can be twisted round to have the staples folded out instead of in. The body of the stapler is black plastic, but the internal parts which hold the unused staples are all metal. The staples are easy to load, simply open up the black plastic handle, pull back the spring loaded feeder, place in a whole strip of staples, let the feeder slide back, and close the handle.

      Its very hard to get a stapler wrong, and there are loads to choose from, but I, personally, am very happy with this particular purchase.

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      07.08.2013 17:48
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      A good quality item of stationery

      I have had this stapler for about 6 months now and it still works perfectly. I needed it for attaching important documents together at home. I found paper clips were just not working. I purchased the stapler from WH Smith as I have known this retailer to provide quality stationery in the past. The stapler cost me £9.99 at the time and I believe it still costs around the same price. The stapler was preloaded with staples however I decided to purchase an extra pack of 2000 at a cost of £4.99 so I did not have worry about buying anymore in the future.

      The stapler is of an average size. It is black with the WH Smith name printed in white on the side. The staples are also of an average size. The size you need to look out for are 26/6. It has a smooth surface on top which adds to the ease of using the stapler.

      It works perfectly. The maximum number of sheets it staples is about 10. Any more than this and the staples don't work. It works with great ease. It is not one of those where you really need to push down hard to get the staple through all the sheets. I have never had a staple jam or get stuck either. It is very efficient and works smoothly.

      In summary, if you are looking for a quality stapler, you won't mind spending an extra few pounds. There have been no problems with it and it works exactly as it needs to.

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        15.03.2013 23:48

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        A well preforming stapler at a reasonable price.

        I only do the occasional stapling when for documents and after buying a few cheap staplers i decided that I can no longer put up with the misery of jammed staplers that are near impossible to fix.
        So I decided to go a respected shop and get a decent stapler that ACTUALLY works without braking in less than a week.

        This black simply designed WHSmith stapler does EXACTLY what you would expect:
        -Holds large amount of staples (no specific staples needed)
        -Durable with a good ergonomic design (some staplers can become very painful after prolonged use).
        -Staples are dispensed accurately with a very rare odd mistake.
        -looks quite nice and low profile.
        -GETS THE JOB DONE.

        However, I must say that there is a slight problem when it comes to power as it can only manage around 17 pieces of paper whereas some more expensive product can preform a much higher amount. So if you are looking to use it for heavy duty purposes then please reconsider as it would seem this stapler is more comfortable in the office. Over all, a great little stapler that will last for a very long time (if well looked after and properly maintained).

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        22.02.2013 15:33
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        A good home/desk stapler

        I've had my WHSmith stapler for quite a number of years now, I don't use it much but it is a desk draw essential.  I can't remember how much I paid, all I do know is I wouldn't have paid that much for a stapler, so it was probably one of the cheapest in the shop, I am guessing around £6 or £7.
         
        This is what I would call a "normal" sized stapler, it's not one of the mini kind, but it also isn't for really large documents, or long arm for stapling in the middle of A3.  It also takes the "normal" sized staples, which I think are 26/6.  The stapler either came with an extra box of staples or I bought some at the same time as purchasing it as I have never replaced them.  I think they are quite cheap to replace at about £1 for a box of 1000.
         
        This stapler will staple through quite a number of pages of paper at one time, perhaps around 15, which for me is usually enough.  Sometimes if I am stapling a really thick document and the staple doesn't seem that secure I turn the document over and staple it from the backside too.  I have never had any problems with the stapler's functioning.  It's a simple but efficient design where the top of the stapler lifts and a spring pulls the stop back from the staple try so you can add more staples.  I also haven't had any jamming problems or issues where more than one staple has tried to come out at one, which is something I have found with other staplers.
         
        The stapler is easy to push down with one had and not much pressure, so it's suitable for children to use (slightly older ones) or for old people.  All in all this is a good plastic stapler.

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        20.02.2013 21:58
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        Another functional stapler

        When I moved out of my parents house and began living off of my savings in order to find a job, I needed CV's. These CV's needed to look presentable, and this is where this beauty came in.

        This stapler from WHSmith is a medium-sized and fairly weighty black staple with a nice bump upon the top of the stapler I suppose for comfort.

        The stapler works like any other stapler and can fit a large number (I am NOT counting) of staples in its barrel. Stapling with this stapler is quick, easy and gets the job done. I've never had the stapler jam up on me during important times and this is a relief as often it can be quite tricky to retrieve a bent stapler out of these.

        The price point for a stapler this size is also very appealing given the fact that I've had to pay nearly twice that at other shops (I'm looking at you Ryman stationery). Once you've bought it I think you'll feel that you won't need another one, I believe this to be true. I can't ever really imagine this stapler doing an unjust service and it should be with you for years to come.

        Just make sure there are staples in it before you complain!

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        08.01.2013 17:53
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        Not worth the price.

        I'm going to say that £9.99 for a stapler is really crazy. Now why would I go and do something crazy like spending my money like that? Year after year I walked around WHSmith stores in various branches around the UK and still couldn't find anything I wanted to spend my accumulated birthday gift vouchers on in their shops. Eventually, I decided to part with a ten pound voucher to make a small impact on spending my vouchers. For this reason alone, and a smidgen of insanity, I bought this stapler.

        There are many heavy duty staplers available in other places for as little as a couple of pounds. This WHSmith version ought to be the royal version of the stapler for a penny off ten pounds. So is it?

        Appearance:

        You do get a chunky stapler for your money. It comes in stylish black with 'WHSmith' logo branded on the side in white. It has staples provided with the stapler. At that price I should think so too!

        Method of use:

        To use just insert the corners of the papers that is required to be held together, with the metal staple, and press down.

        Longevity:

        It keeps on going through many hand presses. It is evident that it will have a long life. I can't really see how it could go wrong. The staples have never mangled inside the stapler.

        Just open it up to replace with staples. It's very easy to do this. They are available from WHSmith for almost as much as the stapler at around seven pounds. If you are quick they are in the sales, just now, for £4.99.

        Oh dear:

        Now it is as perfect as you would expect a stapler to be for a thin pile of pages. Here comes the but...but this stapler does not cope well with thick pages. The staple resists sticking in a staple when the pages number around ten. Go up to twenty and you'll make your hand sore with the pressure you put on the arm of the stapler. You might also grimace and groan at the effort required. Anyone who knows they will need to staple together thick wedges of pages should buy an alternative heavy duty stapler for a couple of pounds or so.

        My conclusion:

        Paying a fancy price gets you an effective stapler for small quantities of paper. Therefore, you might as well just pay less for a heavy duty stapler even for small amounts of paper because one day you might be very pleased that you have a stapler strong enough to bite through an unexpectedly mammoth document.

        I can't give this stapler five stars because of the price and that because it's not matching its heavy duty claims. Only three stars from me.

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          02.01.2013 19:19
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          A very sturdy stapler which can handle the needs of the general home or office.

          I bought this stapler around 4 years ago now and have never had to consider buying another.

          First off, does it actually staple?
          Yes, this stapler is more than capable of stapling together up to around 15 sheets of paper at once which seems about average. This stapler isn't advertised as being heavy-duty and it can struggle with massive loads which may cause it to jam, but for the average home or office this will serve you perfectly well throughout its life span.

          What is it's life span you ask?
          I honestly don't know, as I have said, I have owned this stapler for about 4 years now and it is still functioning perfectly and stapling together all of my school work as well as it did back then.

          The stapler has a large capacity for staples and will last for many months before I have to refill it. It also features a reversible staple base for being able to have the staples fold either inwards (for paper) and outwards (for material I believe) - although this is probably of no concern for most people, it does mean that this product is suitable for an market.

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          22.12.2012 11:58
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          Great product

          A stapler is one of those things that every house needs but will very rarely by one. This is because although they are used often they seem to last forever.

          I have had this stapler for at least 5 years. We bought it from WH Smith where we paid something like £3.99 for it, however of course this was some time ago so therefore the price is likely to have increased. However, looking on the website I can see that the exact stapler I have is being offered for the same price. In my opinion, £3.99 is very reasonable for a good quality stapler.

          Mine is different to that shown above, as is the version you can still buy today. It is a clear plastic so it shows the inside mechanisms of the stapler. It has a slight blue tint to it and has a white WH Smith logo at the end. The stapler is around 5 inches long and is what I would call a regular sized stapler.

          Of course, staplers are a way of keeping documents together sort of like a permanent paper clip. I use this stapler often and the staples that it takes are 26/6 which seem to be the most popular size and some are also provided with the stapler which is handy.

          To use the stapler you simply feed your sheets of paper into the end and then press down on the stapler. It will dispense a staple and fix the pages together.

          I have found that the stapler is easy to use. Some staplers in the past I have found stick or are quite hard to push down on but this is not the case with this stapler. It is simple to push down and it never ends up caught on the pages like I have found some staplers do. It secures my pages together with ease and it looks neat and tidy, the pages do not end up torn or with holes. The staple secures itself tightly and I never end up with that annoying bent staple look.

          A pet hate of mine with staplers is when they get stuck and the staple gets stuck and you end up having to take the whole thing apart to get it to work again. This doesnt happen at all with this stapler, instead it seems to work perfectly pretty much all of the time.

          If stapling lots together at the same time I can find that my hands begin to feel a bit sore from all of the pressing on the stapler but this doesnt give this problem and I have often sorted out a huge 3 month backlog of bank statements, credit card statements etc in one sitting.

          The stapler is powerful and certainly out performs my mini stapler I have. It can easily staple together 10 sheets of thick paper but of course any large booklets you will need one of the heavy duty staplers.

          The staples to fit this stapler are readily available. I have used all different kinds, even those that have been provided with other staplers and each have been easy to fit in the stapler and then have worked well. To replace the staples you simply pull the stapler and then insert them into the gap.

          I have been using this stapler for at least 5 years. It is strong, durable and easy to use and it looks quite nice too. For the quality I was expecting it to have raised in price over recent years but it hasnt and therefore I think that it represents superb value for money.

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          11.11.2012 12:23
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          good product, worth the money in my opinion

          I bought this stapler when my old one that I had for about 5 years eventually broke when I dropped it on the tiled floor in my kitchen and the hinge that kept the staple drawer inside the stapler broke. Of course this isn't what should happen to a stapler, but accidents happen and it was necessary to purchase a new one.

          I was very tempted to buy a cheaper one, thinking that it wouldn't matter if it didn't last very long given that I probably wouldn't use it very often, but I decided in the end that I would rather buy a better one that was larger and more substantial so that I wouldn't have to worry about how many sheets I was stapling at one time as it should be able to cope.

          This stapler cost me about £10 a few months ago. I think it's currently in my local store for £9.99, so I would imagine that's about what I paid as well. It is black in colour and has 'whsmith' on the side of it in white text. It came with some staples in it already, which was a bonus because it meant that I didn't have to buy any at the time. I didn't need to purchase any more staples for a few weeks either, although I wouldn't say I use my stapler every day or anything. I probably use it a couple of times a week, just for stapling college work together, things like that.

          As for the price of the staples to replace the ones in it initially, I believe they are sold for about £5 for 2000 staples, so I think that is really good as well. It means that you can replace the staples pretty much any time you want to without having to worry about running out, given the number you get for £5.

          The stapler was good enough to staple about 8 sheets together without any real trouble, although I think any more than 10 sheets and it wouldn't staple all the way through, or the staples might look bent. The staples were very secure when I used it, and it was fairly difficult to get them out of the paper again. I think this is a very good stapler for £10, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a stapler to buy for light use. I've not had any problems with it so far, and for £9.99 I would definitely buy it again if I was to need another one. As it currently stands though, it doesn't look like I'll be needing another one for some time!

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          08.11.2012 11:39
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          stapler from W.H Smith

          I bought my stapler from W.H Smith several months ago when the cheap model I was using failed to operate. I use a stapler fairly often as I like to keep important papers stapled together before filing them. I needed top replace the stapler quickly as I had lots of accommodation confirmation emails in connection with my trip to Australia. I decided to buy a more substantial stapler as I was fed up with the short life scan of cheap models.

          The W.H Smith stapler I purchased looks different from the picture provided. My model is transparent and looks more funky than the usual black versions. It comes preloaded with 6 x 26 lots of stables and cost me just under £4. It is really easy to operate and doesn't require much of a push to deliver a stable in the right place. Unlike its cheaper rival,this stapler can cope with several sheets of paper . I have stapled up to 6 sheets with no problem.

          My cheap staple was always jamming,requiring me to open it and remove the damaged staples. I have had no problem so far with my latest model. I have not used all the supplied staples yet,but replacements are available from W.H Smiths at a cost of £3.19 for 2,500 staples. The stapler is easy to open and the replacements simply slot in behind the spring.

          Overall this is a really well made stapler that is well worth the increased price tag as far as I am concerned!

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            05.11.2012 17:11
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            Good quality stapler

            I am a neat freak when it comes to documents and paper work. I have a filing system for all of the paper work I have for things like bills and insurances. A stapler is an essential part of keeping certain pieces of paper with others, I have this stapler from WH Smith.

            I can't remember how much I paid for my stapler exactly as I've had it from about three years now but I think it was around the £3 mark. It is available to purchase from WH Smith stores or online from their website.

            The stapler I have is a little different from the picture. Mine is transparent with no colour, the only thing it has is the WH Smith brand name. I personally love the see through stapler as it looks a lot different from the normal black ones you get, it looks quite quirk and mechanical. The shape of the stapler is like any other brand, it is quite chunky so easy to use. It has the normal refillable tray underneath the bit you push down to put the staples into, it's easy to pull the top off to refill. On the bottom of the stapler is a metal plate that stops the staples from ruining the bottom of the stapler when it's being used.

            To get the stapler to work you simply slide in the paper you want stapling together then push down on the top and the staple will be put into place and that's it, you are done. I've found the stapler easy to use and it staples quite a few sheets of paper at the same time. When I first got my car insurance there were about 10 sheets of paper and the stapler didn't have any problems in putting the stapler into place. The stapler comes with staples already included when it's purchased but I've used all of them. I purchased a pack of staples to put in this one for around the £3 mark for 2500, these staples were easy to place into the stapler and I didn't encounter any problems.

            I think a stapler is essential piece of stationery for both home and work offices and at around the £3 mark I think this stapler from WH Smith is perfect. It is made to a high quality, looks a little bit different compared to others and staples a number of sheets of paper with ease. It's recommended by me.

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              01.09.2012 00:44
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              great stapler from whsmith

              As someone who is always filing and storing paperwork, be it car insurance documents, tax forms, paid bills and receipts and also past coursework and essay assignments a stapler was an essential item for my home. I purchased my stapler from WHSmith about 2 years ago when we moved and I think at the time it cost around £3.99 but have seen stapler these days costing more!

              The stapler I have is transparent, with the words WHSmith written in white along the side. It is of course a manual stapler, so by pressing the head and the base together with sheets of paper in between it works to staple pages together securely and effectively. It is extremely durable and I have a box of staples I purchased at the same time of about 2000 staples and I am yet to run out! The stapler is quite durable and has lasted all this time with no faults at all! I would say it comfortably staples together a good 7 pages of paper (not that I have had a need to staple more than this at one time anyway my essays were never that long!)

              When staples run out it is simple and easy to refill with a new batch by lifting the top to reveal the slot the staples go in and insert a new row of staples to fill it. I have never had any issues with staples becoming jammed or not coming out properly with this stapler - issues I have occurred in the past with cheaper ones!

              Overall this is a nifty stapler which has got longevity and for the price I paid it has been worth every penny! Our stapler at work often gets jammed and so I am currently trying to convince my boss to pop to WHSmith and buy some of their range out the budget as they're so much better! A box of accompanying staples from WHSmith also cost in the region of £3 but as these last forever you really are making a saving long term as it's a payment of about £7 I have made for over 2 years of usage! With this in mind I would definitely recommend it :)

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                06.07.2012 15:44
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                A great little stapler!

                Having recently finished college, I am now applying for jobs. Wanting my applications to 'look good' especially as I am applying for admin jobs. I decided to invest in a stapler; only a cheap one as I knew that I wouldn't really be using it for much else.

                As I had a £5 W H Smith voucher and so I thought that I would try to find a stapler for £5. I was in luck when I came across this black stapler. Having looked online, I can see that the stapler is available for £9.99 and so I can't remember, but it must have been on offer when I bought it.

                The stapler is quite smart to look at; all black with the W H Smith logo. It has a great professional look and looks great on my desk. Whilst it's not massive, it is quite chunky which means that it is easy to grip. The stapler also has 'rubber feet' which means that it stays where you put it and doesn't 'slide' around. The stapler also looks and feels strong.

                The stapler takes either 24/6 or 26/6 staples and this is clearly engraved on the bottom of the stapler which I think is good, as there is nothing worse than not knowing what kind of things such as staplers needs. So I thought that that was a good idea to have the written on the bottom. The stapler comes fully loaded with staples which is good; it should last me a good couple of months before I need to invest in any.

                The stapler works well. The stapler is has a 20 sheet capacity; I have only stapled a few sheets (around 5 at the most) and so I can't comment on what it's like at stapling 20 sheets - I don't think I will need to staple 20 sheets either. Judging by the way this stapler staples 5 pieces of paper; it's really good and 'staples' cleanly and fully; by that it staples properly without leaving a mark.

                So all in, if you are after a stapler for home-use then I would definitely recommend this stapler.

                Thank you for reading!
                July 2012
                Xdonzx / xd-o-n-z-x

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                22.05.2012 10:23
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                WHSmith black stapler.

                I purchased the stapler from local WHSmith store for £9.99. Although they had cheaper staplers available I didn't want anything too cheap that would break after a few times of using it. The money was coming out of work expenses anyway so I wasn't personally buying it, but I would be the main person using it. The stapler comes in one colour which is black and comes in a clear plastic box. The stapler is made from strong plastic and metal and has WHSmith in white one side of the stapler. The stapler comes pre-loaded with staplers but I decided to purchase some more anyway as the staples were on offer at the time.

                When taking the stapler out of the box it was light but felt and looked as though it was quite strong. The black plastic the stapler was made from was shiny and caught the light a little. I would be using the stapler every-day at work so I hoped that it would be strong enough to last for quite a long time. As the stapler was loaded already I didn't need to put the staples in myself until the current ones had run out. When stapling the first lot of papers (about 5 sheets), I placed the paper in the stapler and then shut the stapler down firmly. You can hear a click like sound as the stapler puts a staple through the paper and secures all the paper together.

                The stapler is very easy to refill by gently but firmly pulling the top of the stapler to reveal the part where the staple sit in. I then took a strip of staples and placed them in and gently closed the top again. The stapler was now ready to use again and worked as normal. I probably wouldn't staple anything more than 6-7 pieces of paper as I don't think the stapler would go through this much paper very well.

                I have had the stapler for well over 1 and a half years and it still works perfectly and hasn't broken. I haven't had any other troubles with it either such as staples getting stuck in it which can stop the staplers from actually working. Although the stapler cost me £9.99, I don't think this was a bad price as it has lasted a long time and works really well. The stapler has also lasted a lot longer than I thought it would. Eventually when this stapler does break (if it does), I will be sure to purchase another one of these.

                You can currently buy 2000 staples for the stapler for just £4.99 which is good value as they are normally priced £6.45 so you save £1.46.

                I give the Stapler 5 out of 5 stars for such fantastic quality.

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