SmartTouch Compact Stapler

25 Sheets Capacity - Red, Silver

Reg. Price $24.15

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Smooth and quiet stapling operation
Low-force, reduced effort design makes SmartTouch up to 50% easier to use than traditional staplers
Half strip with ergonomic design and soft-touch accents
QuickLoad front magazine for fast and easy staple refilling
25-sheet stapling capacity using S.F. 3 staples
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ACCO Brands Corporation
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Desktop Stapler
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Ergonomic Design


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SwinglineSmartTouch Compact Stapler

(based on 8 reviews)

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Very smooth to operate

By KimD

from New York, NY, USA

Comments about Swingline SmartTouch Compact Stapler:

The overall stapling is great and easy. You do not need to push too hard when stapling a bigger stack of papers. The only downside is that you cannot put in the whole strip of staples. You'll need to put in only 3/4 of the strip.


Terrible Stapler, Doesn't Work!

By Nancy139C

from New York, NY

Comments about Swingline SmartTouch Compact Stapler:

Broke and doesn't staple before I even used 1 strip of staples. Worse stapler I ever bought.



By Ughh

from Arizona

Comments about Swingline SmartTouch Compact Stapler:

This product doesn't work. It keeps jamming. Generally like Swingline staplers but don't buy this one.


Poor quality. Incorrect documentation.

By rbd107

from Gaylord, MI 49735, USA

Comments about Swingline SmartTouch Compact Stapler:

Sad, This stapler is designed to hold in your hand for use. I found that the stapler often failed when used pointed down or up. To keep this stapler from misfiring I had to hold it horizontally. The package documentation containing this stapler says it uses S.P.'4' staples. I bought a box of same only to find they were to large. A close examination of of my Swingline SmartTouch low force stapler shows S.P.'3' staple size. You cannot find the staple size on this stapler until it is empty. When staples are loaded the size is hidden under the staples.



By Shaun

from Florida, USA

Comments about Swingline SmartTouch Compact Stapler:

I couldn't figure out how to load the staples. Turns out the staple holder was taped closed with INVISIBLE, unnoticeable tape so it didn't eject when I pushed the tab at the back. Why couldn't they have use yellow tape or written some instructions? AARRGGHH! When I finally loaded the staples and used it, the metal tongue that pushes the staple was outside of the tray. It wasn't bent properly at a 90 degree angle. I bent it back so it was inside the tray but then the staple tray wouldn't stay shut. IT WAS UNUSABLE. MINE IS IN THE GARBAGE CAN NOW. WHAT JUNK!


So Much Easier to Staple

By TimE

from Berkeley, CA, USA

Comments about Swingline SmartTouch Compact Stapler:

Ergonomically, this has been great for my hands... so much less effort needed to staple. It's comfortable to hold and to staple. For durability, I've been disappointed. The quick load button falls off each time I re-load it. After three years, the quick load button no longer releases the magazine (I need pliers to do that... which I don't mind, but in the past it would take ten to fifteen years for a Swingline product to require the pliers treatment)


stapler jammed and now staple drawer will not open

By cragsdale

from Tulsa, OK, USA

Comments about Swingline SmartTouch Compact Stapler:

Loved this stapler when I first got it. Used it often almost daily, loaded it up with staples several times with no problem. Today it won't staple and cannot get the quickload button to release the staple drawer, going to have to send this back after only 1 month of use.


Stapler Never Worked

By UnhappyStapler

from Palm Bay, FL, USA

Comments about Swingline SmartTouch Compact Stapler:

I just purchased the Swingline Smart Touch low force stapler (US Patent 7.703,652; 66506WMT-50 06443P001) this morning. It works fine as long as there are no staples in the stapler. As soon as I load staples, it is impossible to push the handle and base close enough to staple. I have tried a full tray, half tray, and a very small quantity of staples. No luck. As a right-handed stapler, the stapler will only staple if I use my left index finger to push the tray in all the way while I am stapling. Needless to say, I don't like having my finger in the middle of the stapling action! Am I missing something?

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