SWI48208

Swingline Optima 20 Electric Stapler

20 Sheets Capacity - Silver

Reg. Price $116.44

Our Price $64.04 Each

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Optima 20 Electric Stapler offers convenient plug-in or battery operation. Compact design lets you take reliable automatic stapling wherever you need it. Intuitive user control puts you in charge of where and when stapling activates. Insert paper for automatic stapling, or press the comfortable grip and let the stapler's motor do the work. LED low staple indicator shows when running out of staples. Electric stapler includes built-in detachable staple remover, stack height gauge and staple placement guides. Delivers jam-free stapling of up to 20 sheets. Uses Swingline S.F. 4 Premium Staples.

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SKU
SWI48208
Manufacturer
ACCO Brands Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number
48208
Brand Name
Swingline
Product Model
20
Product Type
Electric Stapler
Color
Greys
Throat Depth
0.25" to 1.50"
Application/Usage
Paper
Features
Staple Remover
Power Source
AC Adapter
Recycled
No

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    I am having trouble replacing staples
    Asked on 12/7/2015 by Lafrance from Philadelphia

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      I'm sorry about that! There should be a button on the back of the stapler, above the staple remover, that will eject the staple magazine to reload more staples. Here's a video from the manufacturer that should help you out with that:
      http://www.swingline.com/ajax/showVideo.aspx?id=252811

      Answered on 12/8/2015 by Sophia from LDStaff
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Swingline Optima 20 Electric Stapler
 
3.3

(based on 29 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

It is a good desktop stapler

My old, faithful swingline stapler that had been in use for over 10 years finally quit working. I loved my swingline. Another person in our office had bought the Swingline 20 and she...Read complete review

My old, faithful swingline stapler that had been in use for over 10 years finally quit working. I loved my swingline. Another person in our office had bought the Swingline 20 and she loved it. I odered one and it broke after about three staples. We returned it and ordered a replacement with very little issue. The new one works fine. It isn't as powerful as my old stapler and I wish I would have ordered a more heavy-duty unit since I have thicker documents occasionally (we have a heavy-duty stapler in our work room so it isn't really an issue). The main thing that I loved about my old stapler was the huge staple cartridge. I only replaced it about once every year and 1/2--that was nice. Our company has recently instituted a "green-team" and one focus is on energy usage. I think that the light that is continuously on and flashes when the staples are low is nice but perhaps you could design the unit so that it could be disabled to save energy.

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Optima 20 Electric Stapler

The staple stays stuck in the paper when you use the stapler. The only way you can get your paper out is to rip it out. After about 3 months of this and this...Read complete review

The staple stays stuck in the paper when you use the stapler. The only way you can get your paper out is to rip it out. After about 3 months of this and this being the second Optima 20 Swingline stapler I have bought, I decided to write this review (which is the first time I have done this). I was using the Swingline Optima staples hoping for the best results. It did not make a difference. I paid a good price for the stapler and the staples and am very disappointed in the performance.

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1.0

Optima 20 Electric Stapler

By UnhappyCustomer

from Eugene, OR

Comments about Swingline Optima 20 Electric Stapler:

The staple stays stuck in the paper when you use the stapler. The only way you can get your paper out is to rip it out. After about 3 months of this and this being the second Optima 20 Swingline stapler I have bought, I decided to write this review (which is the first time I have done this). I was using the Swingline Optima staples hoping for the best results. It did not make a difference. I paid a good price for the stapler and the staples and am very disappointed in the performance.

 
1.0

Poor Quality Product

By DonG405

from Towson, MD

Comments about Swingline Optima 20 Electric Stapler:

The second we have owned in 8 months just jammed. Their product page implies it is easy to fix - NOT. Once jammed, it's toast. I didn't return the first one because it was a pain. This time, I was the one using it so I'm certain it wasn't the quantity of pages (only 8). Lost me as a customer.

 
1.0

Home stapler - Rarely used - broken in several months

By DebMil

from Maryland, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 20 Electric Stapler:

This is a smaller version of the same stapler I have used in several office positions. In EVERY instance the staplers catch onto the pack of papers being stapled and won't release causing the stapler to repeatedly staple and then jam. In the smaller home version I have, the sensor is malfunctioning and will not stop stapling until you unplug it. It is so jammed, it is not fixable. I will be looking for another brand.

 
1.0

POORLY made product

By Fountain71

from Moses Lake, WA

Comments about Swingline Optima 20 Electric Stapler:

We have had 2 of the Swingline Optima20 Electric Staplers break down in less than one years time. They are made of plastic, and continually jam. The company refuses to give refunds, so think twice before ordering a Swingline product!

 
5.0

Product Replacement

By Mikayla

from Cobourg, ON, Canada

Comments about Swingline Optima 20 Electric Stapler:

Due to excessive daily use in the office, our stapler quit closing the one side of the staple. Promptly ACCO Brands offered a replacement. Was in contact with the US Customer Service, and then forwarded onto the Canadian Customer Service, both were VERY polite, and quick to respond with help.

 
1.0

This product does not work

By Jennkay2008

from Vilonia, AR 72173, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 20 Electric Stapler:

My boss bought me this to help simplify things in the office. It's worked one time, and after that, it has never worked again. I've tried using brand new batteries, leaving it unplugged, leaving it plugged in, and it still will not work. It does not matter if I have it set on "auto" or "manual," it just will not work. I've tried everything I can think of.

 
1.0

This product has been an extreme disappointment.

By jjjxn78

from Cape Girardeau, MO, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 20 Electric Stapler:

I purchased two of the Swingline Optima Grip (Model #48207) for our faculty to use. The main tray where you insert staples jammed on both and would not shut. Swingline Optima Premium Staples were bought and used with this product. I will not buy nor recommend this stapler EVER!

 
1.0

3rd one I bought in last year

By stevek1958

from Barrington, IL, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 20 Electric Stapler:

Does not regualrrly staple all the way through even two pages

 
1.0

Waste of Money

By Tonya22

from Chicago, IL, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 20 Electric Stapler:

This product is a waste. I have the A/C adapter and 4 batteries and the stapler still jams. I don't want to staples spit out at me after I fix the jam from trying to staple 2 sheets together. I have never used 20 sheets to staple I always use less and it still jams. This product is the worse Swingline product I have ever purchased.

 
5.0

Staples

By Betty0517

from Pasadena, TX, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 20 Electric Stapler:

I really like this stapler but the one problem I have is that i can't put a whole strip of staples in it. I always have to break some off because it doesn't fit properly.

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