How do electric staplers work?

Oh solenoid-o mio


Maybe I’m being a bit puritanical, but I think electric staplers are, for most of us, a bit of a luxury…. We should treat ourselves.


From what I can glean, many electric staplers work by using a solenoid, a type of electromagnet that looks like a tube made out of coiled wire.

When it’s turned on, a spring-loaded ‘hammer’ is pulled up into the tube and kept in place by the electromagnet.  When the solenoid is turned off, the spring drives the hammer downwards and onto the staple.   No human needed to thump it or lean on it.


If you don’t do much stapling (and then only a couple of sheets at a time), an electric stapler is an affordable luxury.   But if your office staples documents regularly, it’s arguably a necessity.   Doing a lot of stapling isn’t fun and even the best of us get a bit tired, bored and make mistakes.  An electric stapler won’t.


Now, far be it for me to recommend a stapler, but I you should check out transparent Rexel Staple Wizard.  It’s not the strongest or most capable, but it’s definitely the most fun.  If you want something more serious that can handle heavier work, have a look at Rexel’s other staplers including the Stella 30 and Optima 40-sheet models.

There are 6 comments for this article
  1. Suhana Morgan at 11:17 am

    You really shared a great information. I badly need a staple gun. This blog is really helpful to me when I am searching a best stable gun with a reasonable price. Have a wonderful day.

  2. Euroffice Customer at 12:56 pm

    Don’t really need to do much stapling nowadays with all the stuff going digital. I agree with Emily, a normal standard stapler will do for me.

  3. Euroffice Customer at 12:55 pm

    Neon – I only know because they wore silly hats. 😉 Emily, if it ain’t broke, why fix it?

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