I like the convenience of this combo stapler and staple kit. There are three stapler sizes and three staple sizes, small, medium and large...Excellent! Designed with the ability to staple anywhere on a page, who could ask for anything more in a stapler... Bravo!
I had high hopes for this stapler, but sadly it fell WAY short of being my dream stapler. The plastic housings of all three sized staplers are thin/cheap and, worse yet none of them set a staple correctly the first time, ever time. It mashes the staple more often than not-requiring staple removal and retrying...after a few misses, the project is often damaged. The staples that come with it are thin wire and cheap, too. The colored coating comes off in the staple setting process so it looks chipped once set. I will likely be returning this item.
I have been wanting a stapler that could be used in the middle of a page for a long time. These are not made to last a lifetime, but for the great price I did not expect them to be. All three staplers work and will need to be gently used, which is acceptable as long as they hold up for awhile with reasonable use. The drawer seemed like a nice idea but you can not put staples in it without them being effected by the magnets, making it almost impossible to open the drawer. This would not have prevented me from purchasing. I am pleased with my purchase and will purchase again if they do last awhile. I will need more staples soon so hopefully they will keep them in stock. This was my first purchase from Scrapbook.com, I will be a returning customer.
This is a great item for scrapbooking. You can staple anywhere on the page with 3 different sizes of staples. So you can cluster larger things or just add small details. The magnetic board makes it so easy and the price just can't be beat. I think everyone needs one of these in their craft room.
I was so excited when I saw this, I bought it the same day! I really enjoy using staples on my layouts and loved the idea that I could finally place them anywhere on a page, as I usually create 12 X 12 layouts.
While, it's true, you can place a staple anywhere on the page with this, it limits how many can be clustered. Because of the way it works with the plastic base, I found it impossible to place a bunch of staples close to one another. If the base was placed over an existing staple, the stapler wouldn't staple another properly.
As an example, I have added a lay out (The Cabin) which was made using this tool. The 2 large copper colored staples were placed with the large stapler. For the rest, I had to go back to my regular stapler.
For the staple sizes, I found that any mini staples, no. 10 size work with the smallest stapler. Unfortunately, standard size staples are just a tad bit too tall for the medium one. I have not looked for replacements for the large stapler yet.
Used in this layout: The Cabin
I love the idea of this tool, but I am very disappointed that my stapler doesn't work very well at all. I haven't been able to get a single successful staple from the medium sized stapler. With the large and small, it has been hit and miss, with far more misses. The staple either doesn't close at all, or goes in crooked.
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