Product Type: WHSmith in Homeware
Newest Review: ... 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 ... more
Member Name: askmeanything
Date: 08/01/13, updated on 22/10/13 (96 review reads)
Advantages: Staples small quantities together
Disadvantages: Not strong enough for thick paper piles.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Not worth the price.
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