Swingline 690E Electric Cartridge Stapler

30 Sheets Capacity - 5000 Staples Capacity - Gray

Reg. Price $314.16

Our Price $146.55 Each

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Enhance your productivity with the speed and exceptional stamina of this durable electric stapler. Patented cartridge technology delivers 5,000 staples without reloading. Offers a 1/4" to 3/4" throat depth, extra flexibility and capacity. Staples 2 to 30 sheets of 20 lb. paper. Use adjustment guide for precision alignments. Electric stapler includes a 5,000-staple cartridge.

  • Additional Info
ACCO Brands Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number
Brand Name
Product Model
Product Type
Electric Stapler
Strip Length
Staple Capacity
5000 Staples
Throat Depth
0.25" to 0.75"
Weight (Approximate)
3.64 lb
Package Contents
  • 690E Electric Cartridge Stapler
  • 5,000 staple cartridge


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Swingline 690E Electric Cartridge Stapler

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Great stapler!!!

By belserpa

from Columbia, SC

Comments about Swingline 690E Electric Cartridge Stapler:

Have only had it for one day and love it already. Like the adjustable throat. This is the first stapler I have had with a cartridge. Easy to load cartridge into the stapler, and I love that I have 5000 staples loaded!! It is very sturdy but has a small footprint, which works well for me. It staples up to 30 pages, but also staples nicely for small quantity of pages, which a lot of staplers don't.


Will not staple

By jwilens

from California, USA

Comments about Swingline 690E Electric Cartridge Stapler:

Had this 3-4 years. Light duty. Replaced cartridge staples and now it will not "prime." Call customer services and they said out of warranty and nothing they can do if it will not prime by trying to staple 15 times. The online help speaks of a red lever to move to clear a jam but there is no such lever on my unit. I have 690:69001 so that might be older version of this same unit.


Easy to use, very reliable, small footprint

By cdjoel

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Swingline 690E Electric Cartridge Stapler:

I love having an electric stapler. The Swingline Cartridge Electric Stapler is reliable, can actually staple as many as 45 sheets of regular grade paper which I discovered by accident and is safe to use around small children (no risk of staples punctures little fingers). The only feature I would like would be a battery powered option so that I can easily move the stapler to wherever I am working. Thanks, Colleen


Very durable for high use

By OfficeGuru

from CA

Comments about Swingline 690E Electric Cartridge Stapler:

We have these models in high use areas and they last and last - rarely jamming and easy to clear when they do.

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Cartridge Comparison Guide
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  • Number of Pages & Shelf Life
Cartridge Type
Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges Remanufactured Cartridges Compatible Cartridges
Description OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon. Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill. A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Price Factors Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges. Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch. Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.
Quality Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results. High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.
What's the difference between ink and toner cartridges?
Ink Cartridges Toner Cartridges
Printer Type Work with inkjet printers Work with laser printers
Material Liquid ink Dry powder
How it works Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page
Commonly used by Casual home users, small business and photographers Large businesses and schools
Number of Pages You Can Print A cartridge's page yield is the estimated number of pages you can print. Page yield is based on 5% page coverage. This means that the quoted page yield is based upon printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. For example, a short memo has approximately 5% coverage. If you have a cartridge that has a yield of 500 pages, it can print 500 pages of that short memo. If you are printing letters, photos or graphics, your coverage will vary greatly and your page yield will drop significantly.
Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.
Cartridge Care and Storage Only open a cartridge when you need it. Opened cartridges will eventually dry out, especially if the protective tape or clip has been removed. If you have an open ink cartridge around and would like to try and prevent it from drying out, place it nozzle side up in a plastic airtight tub. If your cartridge came with protective tape or a clip reapply both before storing. Place a damp cloth or paper towel in the tub, next to the cartridge and keep it stored in a cool, dark place.