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.