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How do I Choose the Best Mini Stapler?

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A mini stapler is a small stapler designed for portability and light usage. This type of stapler is often relatively inexpensive and also of poor quality. Given the shoddy design of most mini staplers, you should not expect this type of stapler to come with any kind of warranty or hold up to long-term use. There are, however, a number of attractive mini stapler designs that are inexpensive enough to replace often. Shoppers should consider color, staple size, and design when choosing a mini stapler.

Most mini staplers work with standard staples and can staple a maximum of 12 pages together. Some staple-free staples are designed for use with even fewer pages but require no staples. Some mini staplers use smaller staples, but these are relatively rare. No matter what kind of stapler you choose, it is important to make sure that you will be able to purchase actual fasteners for use with the stapler.

Other practical considerations include portability. Some mini staplers have a safety closure system to ensure that you will not accidentally staple items together, which can be useful when carrying a stapler in your pockets. One convenient way to carry a mini stapler is on a key chain, and many of these staplers include straps for this purpose. Finally, some staplers are magnetic, allowing the light stapler to be placed on metal surfaces even if it is not horizontal.

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The main considerations when choosing a mini stapler are aesthetic in nature. These staplers come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, as well as a number of different materials. Most mini staplers are made of plastic, but there are some wood and metal designs as well. Occasionally, you may even find a mini stapler sold as part of a large set of either normal or miniature office supplies.

Mini staplers are quite popular with young people given their convenient size, so they often come in shapes and designs suitable for children. These staplers are commonly made in the shape of an animal, commonly using the moving part to form the animal's mouth. Cartoon characters and abstract designs are also popular.

When choosing office supplies that you know are of poor design, it is usually best to go with either an inexpensive or a particularly cute model. It is very unlikely that you will be able to find a high-quality mini stapler. If you are looking for a quality stapler, it is much better to choose a full-size model. With miniatures, the best option is simply to choose a model that you like and replace it when it breaks.

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