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Choosing the Best Electric Stapler for Office Use

While experts have been predicting the “paperless office” is just around the corner since the 1980s, we think staplers aren’t disappearing from offices (or home offices) anytime soon. Here we’ve collected four of the best electric staplers for office use.

What is the best office stapler?

Office staplers are either manual or electric. Manual staplers are hand or wrist powered. You have to physically push the top-down to drive the staple through the paper.

Electric staplers use sensors or buttons to activate the stapler. With a sensor, when a sheet of paper is placed underneath the sensors, an electric motor drives the staple through the paper. With the button, you would tap on it to initiate the stapling.

For office use, an electric stapler is the best choice if you’re looking for reliable, uniform stapling that doesn’t require physical force, especially if you need to staple material frequently.

All of the staplers reviewed here run on either battery or from an AC-adaptor. Most use regular AA alkaline batteries, but some might use rechargeable lithium-ion. We’ve mentioned if they use AA-batteries.

What is the best electric stapler?

Overall, we think you can’t go wrong with either Bostitch and Swingline models. Able to staple up to 45 pages makes the Bostitch B8 Impulse 45 is a reliable choice if you need a heavy-duty stapler for the office.

Swingline makes several good-selling staplers including the Swingline Portable Electric Stapler.

If you’re looking for a middle of the road stapler, the EcoElectronix EX-25 and GizmoMate GM-X are good choices too.

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Stapler Brands

There are several popular brands, two of these are Bostitch and Swingline.

Bostitch is an American company that traces its roots back to 1896 as the Boston Wire Stitcher Company in Arlington, Massachusetts. In 1914 it produced the first modern stapler that went on to become very popular. Today, though it’s part of Stanley Black & Decker today, so you’d figure they know something about making solid products.

Bostitch makes some popular models including the Bostitch B8 Impulse 45 No-Jam Electric Stapler.

Bostitch Impulse 45 Sheet Electric Stapler Value Pack - Double Heavy Duty, No-Jam with Trusted Warranty Guaranteed by Bostitch, Black (B8E-Value)Bostitch B8 Impulse 45 No-Jam Electric Stapler

This is a good choice if you’re looking for a heavy-duty stapler that can handle up to 45 sheets at a time. It runs on batteries or can be plugged into a wall socket.

Pros:

  • Impulse Drive design for 3-times faster-stapling speed
  • Can staples to 45 sheets of paper
  • It has a suction cup for extra stability on your desk.
  • Out of the models here, it has the best anti-jam feature.
  • Reloading staples is quick with the reloading push button.

Cons:

  • On the downside, it isn’t the quietest model here.

Swingline is also an American company that was founded in 1925 in New York City, in the 1930s it created the first top-opening stapler. This innovation allowed easy refilling of a full strip of staples. This eventually became the industry standard.

Swingline Electric Stapler, Compact, Full Strip, 20 Sheet Capacity, AC Adapter or Battery Powered, Portable, Black (48200)Swingline Portable Electric Stapler (S7048200A)

This is an excellent economical stapler choice that runs on either battery or wall outlet.

Pros:

  • runs on 6 AA batteries or can be plugged into the wall
  • can staple 20 sheets at one time
  • Has a low-stapler marker
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Cons

  • On the downside, it isn’t the quietest model here.
  • Some issues with refilling staples

EcoElectronix is another American-owned company based in California. EcoElectronix has committed environmentally-responsible from product design to shipping.

EX-25 Automatic Heavy Duty Electric Stapler - Includes Staples Power Cable & Lifetime Coverage by EcoElectronix - Jam-Free 25 Sheet Full Strip Staple Capacity for Professional and Home Office UseEcoElectronix EX-25

The ​EcoElectronix EX-25 is a stylish electric stapler with a 25-sheet capacity made out of sustainable, environmentally friendly material.

Pros:

  • Can run from an AC adapter or 6 x AA batteries
  • Staples Up to 25 sheets of paper
  •  Can be used while holding it in your hand or on a desk
  • 14 point staple depth adjustment

EX-25 Automatic Heavy Duty Electric Stapler - Includes Staples Power Cable & Lifetime Coverage by EcoElectronix - Jam-Free 25 Sheet Full Strip Staple Capacity for Professional and Home Office UseGizmoMate GM-X

The GizmoMate GM-X Automatic Electric Stapler is one of the best lightweight electric staplers on the market today.

The GizmoMate GM-X electric stapler features a compact design, so as not to take up too much space on your desk, yet still durable without being overly heavy or bulky.

It can staple up to 25 sheets of paper at a time. The company say s it can staple up to 8,000 times without needing to changing the batteries.

Pros:

  • Can run from an AC adapter or 6 x AA batteries
  • Staples Up to 25 sheets of paper