SWI48209

Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler

45 Sheets Capacity - Silver

Reg. Price $219.07

Our Price $80.94 Each

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Optima 45 Electric Stapler fastens up to 45 sheets at a time using Optima Premium Staples. Quiet performance blends into an office environment. Flat clinch mechanism means neater stacks of stapled paper. 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 helps prevent you from running out of staples. Electric stapler includes stack height gauge and staple placement guides. Delivers jam-free stapling with Swingline S.F. 4 or Optima Premium Staples.

  • Additional Info
SKU
SWI48209
Manufacturer
ACCO Brands Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number
48209
Brand Name
Swingline
Product Model
45
Product Type
Electric Stapler
Color
Greys
Throat Depth
0.25" to 1.25"
Features
Anti Jamming
Recycled
No

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Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler
 
3.3

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Of The Breed

I seem to be on a lifetime quest for the perfect small business electric stapler. One that can staple at least 20 sheets. One that is reasonably priced. And one that is dependable....Read complete review

I seem to be on a lifetime quest for the perfect small business electric stapler. One that can staple at least 20 sheets. One that is reasonably priced. And one that is dependable. The Optima 45 comes as close as I've ever gotten. I'm sure the Optima 70 would do any even better job, but it fails the "reasonably priced" test for small business. The Optima 45 stapler can easily staple 30 sheets. Even though it is rated at 45 sheets, the copy paper I buy at Staples or Office Depot doesn't allow 45 sheets to be stapled. Using the Optima stapes is a requirement in order for everything to work well, but they are great staples so I don't mind that requirement at all. Finally, the staple is very dependable. It has never jammed. It is easy to add new staples. It is easy to adjust the depth of the staple placement into the paper. it is just the right weight and stays steady in use. I hope this helps some potential user.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Broken with no way to repair

We bought several of these for work. We use these for stapling a small packet to a brochure - well below the stated load for this unit. We typically use these once a month...Read complete review

We bought several of these for work. We use these for stapling a small packet to a brochure - well below the stated load for this unit. We typically use these once a month or so. None are working now and I wanted to see if there was something fixable. The unit appears to be impossible to open. After reading online info I decided to call Swingline. I'm really glad I did because within about 60 seconds of connecting with a CS person they were taking information to send me a replacement. Judging by how quickly they offered the replacement I presume that there is a known quality issue with this product. I am happy to get a free replacement rather than have to purchase another unit. The real question is how will the replacement function. If it functions well for a year (these are not used daily) then I will believe that Swingline has addressed the quality issues. I will submit an updated review. If the new unit is as shoddy as this one is then I will stick with my mediocre review.

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1.0

DOES NOT STAPLE

By LOVEMEMORE

from Orange, CA, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

THE STAPLER WILL NOT STAPLE ANYMORE!!! I HAVE HAD IF FOR A YEAR. DOES NOT WORK ON MANUAL OR AUTO!!!

 
1.0

Prefer the old Optima 45

By RJBuyer

from St. Louis, MO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

We purchased 10 of the Optima 45 that used the 1/4" staples from 2012-2016 for our office and love them. I just purchased 2 more Optima 45 and didn't realized they had been redesigned for 3/8" staples. They are also extremely loud like a gun firing and the staples do not lay flat on the back. The 2 redesigned versions are going back because they don't fit our need.

We'd love to have the old version back.

 
2.0

Not Reliable

By BusyAccountant

from Charleston, SC, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

This stapler is unfortunately more work than it's worth. When I staple a few pages, the stapling mechanism goes up and then immediately comes back down. It doesn't staple a second time, but the mechanism rests on the paper, holding it tightly in. The only way to release this is by unplugging the stapler and then plugging it back in again. And it does this each time I staple, so it takes longer to staple multiple items using this stapler than a manual, hand stapler. Unfortunately I waited too long to research the problem to look for a solution (apparently there is none, this is a design flaw) and now I am stuck with a defective stapler. I would not recommend this product.

 
2.0

Horrible

By tyoung

from Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

This is the only stapler that my team likes and they break down all the time. We have to replace each person's twice a year. I just found out that they have a warranty and hopefully this helps.

 
1.0

Loud & non functional

By Ruby

from Henderson NV

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

We purchased two of the Optima 45 last year and were quite happy with them. Purchased one this week and the new design is horrible. Very loud, sound like a small gun going off. Additionally they no longer do the flat clinch which is one of the reasons for the purchase. It will be going back.

 
1.0

LOUD

By VON1950

from Arlington, TX, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

I have purchased Optima 45 in the past several years for my company. I purchased one in April and received the updated version which now uses 3/8" staples instead of 1/4". This stapler is too loud. I had to return. It sounds like a gun firing. I staple over 300 papers a day. The noise is unacceptable.

 
3.0

Why did Swingline change the design and functions?

By OfficeUser

from Fresno, CA, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

I recently purchased another one of these as it was quiet and stapled documents flat. Now the manual/auto switch was removed and it is loud as can be when in use. it is also bigger than before. I dont like the new style or the fact that it can use heavy duty staples as I didnt need that function. Wont buy again Ill have to find something like the previous design.

 
3.0

Too Fidgety

By busy123

from NY

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

Can it staple? Yes. But it is a fidgety stapler. Confidence is higher with a manual stapler; however, an electric stapler by design does speed up a process and makes office work more efficient. The retractable "nose" is flimsy. Reloading is simple, but confidence in product (the "nose"in particular) is low. Have had for several years now and staples continue to jam at the tip. Would have greater confidence in product if this device actually popped open (for staple replenishment purposes) similar to the old-fashioned manual staplers. It would allow for a stable and solid stapling experience.

 
1.0

This product does not hold up

By Jamming33

from Northern Michigan

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

We bought two of these staplers at the same time and both have began to jam and one has had to be replaced already. They both are experiencing the same issues. We have used the recommended "jam free" staples but the problem seems to be in the operating mechanisms.

 
1.0

Jammed on first use.

By Dina

from Michigan, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

I usually don't complain, but this product never worked for me. I bought it and the staples almost 250.00 for everything. I tried to use it the first time and it jammed then the grey piece connected to the stapler carriage in the front broke off. My boss had thrown the receipt away so I couldn't even return it. So I am out a bunch of money and still no stapler. Not happy.

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