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Top 5 Best Heavy Duty Staplers

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Best Heavy Duty StaplersIf you need to staple 50 or more of sheets of paper together, you probably need a heavy-duty stapler. With dozens of models out there to choose from, it is difficult to find one that is up to the task of stapling on a frequent basis. At ABC Office, we offer a great selection of heavy duty staplers that are ideal for stapling stacks of paper, with many able to staple far into the paper for even packaging purposes. We have compiled a list of the top 5 best manually-operated heavy-duty staplers.

Heavy duty staplers come in two different configurations. This includes flat staplers, which is stapling paper horizontally, and saddle staplers, which staple paper (usually folded) along the spine. Some heavy-duty staplers can even do both. Regardless of the type of stapling you need done, we probably have a stapler for you. Our 2 most popular stapler brands are Staplex and Skrebba.

This is our list of the top 5 best heavy-duty staplers:

  1. Staplex HD-350 Heavy-Duty Manual Stapler – This heavy-duty stapler can stake through up to 185 sheets of paper at a time and features a 4 ½” throat depth. An adjustable side guide and backstop makes alignment easy.
  2. Skrebba W115 Heavy Duty Flat / Saddle Stapler – This stapler is great for flat or saddle stapling with a 55 sheet stapling capacity. It can be mounted to the side of a bench or table and is extremely affordable. It is excellent for frequent stapling operations.
  3. Staplex HD-150P Heavy-Duty Stapler – This stapler can be used with 6 different sizes of staples and has a 140 sheet stapling capacity. It also features a nice 4″ through depth and an adjustable side guide for alignment purposes. Best of all, the price is affordable.
  4. Skrebba W117L Long Reach Stapler – Skrebba  has developed a name for reliability and the W117L is no exception. This stapler can handle 150 sheets at a time and has an impressive 10″ stapling throat depth. Dual stops adjustfrom 1/8 inch up to 10 inches.
  5. Staplex HD High Capacity Stapler – This heavy duty stapler is easy to use and offers a nice blend of capacity and price. It can handle up to 80 sheets of standard copy paper at a time and has a 5 ¼” deep throat depth.

All five of these staplers have developed an excellent reputation with our customers. We have been selling them for years and I can attest to the fact that they are made from high-quality materials and are all designed to last. These staplers can be used for packaging purposes, paper stapling and much more.

You can find our entire selection of staplers here.

Quickly Staple Header Cards and Clamshell Packaging

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Staplex S-620N Double Header Electric StaplerAre you trying to staple blister packaging to cards, header cards to plastic bags or are you trying to seal clamshell packaging shut? One product our customers finding extremely useful is our line of electric staplers from Staplex. These American-made staplers feature some of the best quality / track records around and can be customized in the factory to meet your needs.

We recently had a customer come to us looking for a way to seal clamshell packaging shut. They needed to place a few staples in strategic locations to keep the packaging shut for shipping and retail purposes. After asking a few questions, and working with Staplex, we were able to find the right electric stapler for them.

The customer’s clamshell packaging comprised of 0.0235″ and 0.0135″ plastic layers. These two layers, once folded and around the product, needed to be stapled shut. This involved placing two staples on each side of the clamshell, requiring a stapler with dual stapling heads. Because such thick plastic was being used, they needed something with a little extra oomph. They ended up buying the Staplex S-620NRDFS with RLD thick wire long length staples. The thick wire staples ended up being able to easily penetrate the plastic and clinch shut.

This is one of the above mentioned clamshell packages that were stapled shut using the S-620N.

Clampshell Packaging Staplex Electric Stapler

The Staplex S-620N double header stapler (found here), available in over 8 different variations, uses 2 simultaneous stapling heads that act in unison. Variations include models with foot switches, machines designed for header cards, thick wire variations and more.

We offer a wide range of Staplex electric staplers (found here) that can be used for a wide variety of stapling purposes. This includes stapling plastic, corrugated cardboard, chipboard, packaging cards, header cards and much more.  Because these staplers are made in the USA, the build quality is excellent and parts / servicing is readily available.

We have decades of experience in electric staplers and would be more than happy to help you find an industrial / commercial electric stapler for your manufacturing needs. Please feel free to call one of our stapling experts at 1-800-658-8788. They will be able to answer your questions, provide you with custom quotes and put you on the right path towards reliable packaging equipment.

Top 5 Best Long Reach Staplers

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Staplex S-700-1NHL Long Reach Electric StaplerA long reach stapler is a stapler capable of punching at least 4 or more inches into a sheet of paper. These handy staplers are able to staple paper where most handheld and desktop staplers can’t. We have been selling long reach staplers for years now and have a pretty good idea what does and does not work.

While we offer dozens of different models of office staplers, we have come up with a list of the 5 most popular long reach staplers that we offer. Two of these staplers stand above the rest. All 5 of these staplers have an excellent track record with our customers, have been proven over time and are extremely durable.

Top 5 Best Long Reach Staplers

Kings Of Long Reach Stapling

  1. Skrebba W117L Long Reach Stapler – With a 10″ stapling depth, few staplers can compete with the reach of the Skrebba W117L. This stapler has always been popular. Not only does it have a long throat depth, it can also staple up to 120 sheets of paper at a time.
  2. Staplex S-700-1NHL Long Reach Electric Stapler – With a 9 ¼” stapling depth, few other electric staplers even come close to accomplishing what the Staplex S-700-1NHL can do. Not only can it reach where other staplers can’t, but it can also staple up to 40 sheets of paper at once.

Other Popular Long Reach Staplers

  1. Staplex HD-150P Heavy-Duty Stapler
  2. Staplex HD-350 Heavy-Duty Stapler
  3. Staplex HD High-Capacity Stapler

Do you notice a trend here? That’s right! Staplex is by far one of the most popular brands of staplers we offer. American made, Staplex staplers far outlast the foreign competition.

You can find our entire selection of office staplers here.

Best Rated Saddle Staplers (Electric & Manual)

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Staplex SS-45NHL Heavy-Duty Commercial Saddle StaplerSaddle stapling has many benefits and is best suited for booklet making and stapling paper at odd angles. There are a lot of good saddle staplers out there (and a few lemons). We have been selling saddle staplers for decades and have refined our offerings to 3 highly rated models.

These saddle staplers have continued to show time and time again that they have what it takes to get the job done and last for years. This list includes two electric staplers and one manual stapler. I have personally used two of these staplers and vouch for the effectiveness of them all.

Best Rated Saddle Staplers

  1. Lassco Skrebba W115 Saddle Stapler – This saddle stapler is manually operated, but don’t let that fool you. It is still as tough as most electric staplers and is extremely easy to use. This stapler can convert from saddle stapling to flat stapling in just seconds.
  2. Rapid 106 Electric Saddle Stapler – The Rapid 106 has always been popular with our customers. It is easy to use, is well built and is extremely versatile. It can be converted from saddle to flat stapling in seconds and can even be linked together with multiple Rapid 106 staplers for simultaneous multi-stapling capabilities.
  3. Staplex SS-45NHL Dual Capacity Commercial Saddle Stapler – Staplex has developed an excellent reputation for not only making some of the best commercial staplers, but also some of the best American-made staplers around. The SS-45NHL is perfect for industrial and commercial saddle stapling jobs.

These staplers are extremely easy to use, hold up well with continued use and are affordable priced. You can find our entire selection of staplers here. Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 for answers to any of your stapling questions.

Lassco Wizer W-115 Skrebba Heavy Duty Stapler Review

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Lassco Wizer W-115 Skrebba Heavy Duty Saddle StaplerWhether you are stapling multiple sheets of paper together or are stapling chipboard for retail sales purposes, a versatile stapler can save a lot of time and frustration. One stapler you should seriously consider is the Lassco Wizer W-115 Skrebba heavy duty stapler (found here). We have one of these staplers in our showroom and I have had a chance to use it. This is my review.

To begin with, the W-115 Skrebba is a manually operated stapler. This isn’t a bad thing. The W-115 Skrebba has a handle that is angled and designed in such a way that it is very easy to operate. The stapler includes a clamping mechanism that allows it to be mounted to the side of a table or workbench. This model has been around for well over a decade and is time proven to be a reliable stapler.

Some of the biggest benefits of the W-115 Skrebba is its ability to do both saddle and flat stapling. This eliminates the need for two separate machines and is a big money saver. The W-115 has a knob that can be loosened that allows the stapling plate to be adjusted for one or the other. This probably only takes a few seconds.

The stapler head is capable of stapling through 55 sheets of standard copy paper. This is far more than a standard stapler and is perfect for bindery jobs or daily jobs that require continuous use.

You will notice when you remove the stapler from the box that it really doesn’t weigh much. It weighs in at about six pounds. This means the W-115 is extremely easy to manage and move around. The build quality, however, is exceptional. We sell a lot of these W-115 Skrebba staplers and I never hear complaints.

The W-115 includes side guides that are very easy to adjust. This is especially nice for booklet jobs that require two staples along the spine. This guide can be used for saddle and flat stapling.

The W-115 uses 1/4″ (W118-D), 5/16″ (W118-A), and 3/8″ (W118-E) heavy-duty staples. You can find our W-115 Skrebba staples here.

Overall I really like this stapler. While it isn’t electric, it is still pretty fast and can easily be used throughout the day without any issues. This stapler is well put together, time tested and you should be very happy with it.

You can find the Lassco Wizer W-115 Skrebba heavy duty stapler here. You can find our entire selection of staplers here.

Rapid 106 Electric Saddle Stapler Review

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

ISP Rapid 106 Electric Saddle and Flat StaplerAre you in need of an electric stapler that can be used to do both saddle and flat stapling? One model you may want to consider is the Rapid 106 electric saddle stapler (found here). I have used the Rapid 106 stapler and this is my review.

To begin with, the Rapid 106 electric stapler is used for stapling booklets, paper, retail packaging, chipboard and more. It is considered by many people to be one of the most versatile electric staplers available today. The Rapid 106 Saddle Staple has been around for years and continues to use the same time-tested design as it had 10+ years ago.

The Rapid 106 is designed to be mounted to the edge of a counter, table or workbench by use of a clamp. It is very easy to mount, and once installed, is very solid. This saddle stapler is easy to loosen the clamp and re-position the stapler if needed.

The Rapid 106 is electric powered, using a motor to staple paper. The Rapid 106 staple head is capable of stapling through up to 40 sheets of standard 20# paper at a time, which is pretty nice for an electric stapler. The staple head itself has a pressure adjustment dial that allows the operator to adjust the striking force of the stapling head against the anvil, depending on the amount of paper being stapled.

The motor in the Rapid 106 can be activated by use of a micro-switch or a foot pedal. This versatility makes the Rapid 106 extremely easy to use. I personally like using the food pedal on the Rapid 106 because I can hold the paper with two hands. This is often referred to as hands-free operation.

A guide can be set up on the stapling platform of the Rapid 106 if you are double stapling paper for booklet making. Simply slide the folded paper one direction, staple and then slide the paper to the other side of the guide and staple again.

The entire stapling process takes just seconds. While I have personally used the Rapid 106 more for saddle stapling, the stapling platform can be adjusted for flat stapling. This adjustment takes just seconds. The ability to do both saddle and flat stapling is really nice in a stapler of this size.

One of the nicest features is the Rapid 106’s ability to be linked up with several staplers for simultaneous operation. This is sometimes referred to as ganging. A kit is available for the Rapid 106 that will allow multiple staplers to be used at the same time.

Overall I really like the Rapid 106 saddle stapler. It is very affordable, considering what it does, and the production speed benefits over a manual stapler are tremendous. It can be used for heavy-duty and continuous stapling without any problems. I highly recommend this model.

You can find the Rapid 106 electric saddle stapler here. You can find our entire selection of staplers here.

How Secure Are Check Signers?

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Automatic Check and Document SignersSo you need to sign employee payroll checks, invoices, contracts and other documents on a large scale. You may want to consider using an automatic document or check signer. There is one question may have crossed your mind. How secure are check signers?

I can’t say blame those of you who have concerns over check signer security. The ability to sign documents and checks using a legal signature can be a bit of a security concern. It shouldn’t be though. Several measures have been put in place to make check and document signers secure.

One of the most common security measures found in most check signers is a lock and key. This is designed to make it impossible to gain access to the signature plate itself unless you have a key. This can be considered the first level of security.

The second level of security is a pass code. Most higher-end and business check signers (both cut sheet and continuous forms) require that a pass code be entered on a keypad before the check signer can be used. This ensures that only authorized people are using your machine.

Both of these measures should put your concerns to rest. Check signers are great machines to have around and can be used to sign documents and checks of all sizes. You can find our entire selection of document and check signers here.

Top Three Best Saddle Staplers

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Staplex Saddle StaplerSaddle staplers are a fast and effective way to staple paper along the spine or crease. There are many different models available, ranging from manual to electric. So which saddle stapler should you use? Here is a list of the most popular saddle staplers we offer.

You will want to ask yourself a few questions before purchasing a saddle stapler. First, how many sheets would you like to be able to staple? Different staplers have varying stapling capacities.

You will also need to determine if you need an electric or manual saddle stapler. Manual models are generally good for low to medium-volume stapling where electric is ideal for medium to high-volume stapling. Also be aware that electric staplers are available with micro switches, foot pedals and buttons for stapling. Be sure the electric stapler you get is set up the way you like it.

I have spoken with many customers over the past five years and have put together a list of the best saddle staplers based on this feedback. So here’s my list:

Top 3 Best Saddle Staplers

  • ISP Rapid 106 Electric Stapler – This is easily our most popular saddle stapler. It has a built in micro switch, a foot pedal and can be linked together with other Rapid 106 staplers for simultaneous stapling. It can also be adjusted from saddle to flat stapling and is designed to be mounted to a bench or table.
  • Skrebba W115 Heavy Duty Stapler – This saddle stapler is manually operated and is a workhorse. It is well built. Although manually operated, it is very easy to use. It can be adjusted from saddle to flat stapling, has an adjustable backstop and is designed to be mounted to a bench or table.
  • Staplex SS-45N Electric Saddle Stapler – Staplex continues to be one of our customers’ favorite brands. The SS-45N is heavy duty and designed to be used on a table or bench. It includes a footswitch for hands-free operation.

You can find our entire selection of staplers here. Happy stapling!

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