The company I work for have had several of the heavy duty staplers. The stapling capability is great, but the staple tension rod is held in place by a small piece of plastic. That can break. I have wondered why the stapler is made with metal, but the one small part that holds it all together in working order is made of plastic. A heavy duty stapler is only as strong as its weakest part.
I have used swingline heavy dury staplers on the job as a supervisor and trainer to organize manufacturing and training documents. The heavy duty stapler fits these needs perfectly. These staplers are well made and virtually maintenance free.
This stapler is a good stapler, but the reason for the 3 stars is that the staples seem to be the issue since they have been outsourced overseas. In my forum, everyone is starting to go to the DUAX stapler and we found the DUAX staples work flawlessly in this stapler. So, it's not the stapler that has problems it's the staples. Swingline warranty is fabulous, so if they want people to stay with the product they really need to look into the staple issue. My 2 cents.
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