SWI87801

Swingline Optima Desktop Stapler

25 Sheets Capacity - 210 Staples Capacity - 1/4" Staple Size - Silver

Reg. Price $43.79

Our Price $23.21 Each

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Stapler features die-cast, all-metal design and enhanced soft feel for maximum durability, comfort and performance. Staples up to 25 sheets of 20 lb. paper with 25 percent greater capacity than standard desktop staplers when using S.F. 4 staples. Stapler offers jam-free performance.

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SKU
SWI87801
Manufacturer
ACCO Brands Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number
87801
Brand Name
Swingline
Product Type
Desktop Stapler
Color
Greys
Staple Size
1/4"
Strip Length
Full
Staple Capacity
210 Staples
Throat Depth
2.75"
Application/Usage
Paper
Features
Anti Jamming
Weight (Approximate)
1.80 lb
Recycled
No
Limited Warranty
Lifetime

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Swingline Optima Desktop Stapler
 
2.9

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (36)

48%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great, durable stapler

I must say I'm confused by the negative reviews. I've had this product, #878xx for about 2 years and it's been flawless. I can easily staple 25 pages with one hand and don't...Read complete review

I must say I'm confused by the negative reviews. I've had this product, #878xx for about 2 years and it's been flawless. I can easily staple 25 pages with one hand and don't have to slam it on the desk to punch thru all the sheets, just a squeeze will do it. I've even done up to 28 or 30 pages at a time and while more effort is needed, it still did the job. I always use Swingline S.F.4 staples also. No jams, ever. Wonder if the others are using bargain or lower quality staples. Use the right staples; I wouldn't put 87 octane in a Porsche. I bought the same stapler for my son when I just took him to college.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Used to be great stapler...now not so much

I write this review based on the currently available 878xx Optima stapler. I feel I need to say that because I have an approximately 8 year old unit that I would give 5 stars...Read complete review

I write this review based on the currently available 878xx Optima stapler. I feel I need to say that because I have an approximately 8 year old unit that I would give 5 stars to all day long. My old one just works. Swingline staples, cheap office store staples all no problems. 2 sheets 25 sheets no problem. I've gone even higher in the sheet count with a little extra persuasion and it will still handle it (unless I try and get really stupid). So with this history it was no question that I would purchase another one when I had to get one for a co-worker. Upon receipt I initially noticed the new one was substantially lighter than my old unit. It might still be made of metal but the new unit must use significantly thinner material. (along the lines of the old 747 vs. the new 747). Figuring it would still be a significant improvement over his old mostly plastic unit we kept it. Unfortunately not. It has been the most jam prone unit I think I have ever seen. If I can get it to successfully staple, the bent over legs of the staple are no way near symmetrical. I am not sure if the issue is in the stapler body or in the die plate. Just this morning it took me three shots to get a successful staple in three sheets of standard copy paper. On a full strip of staples it will jam up at least ten times. Jams that require completely emptying the unit and removing the jammed staple(s) with pliers. I would estimate that no more than 25% of the staples in a full strip get properly stapled. Usually one leg is good and the other leg ends up in a twisted mess. We are so annoyed with the new unit that it gets passed around to other co-workers as a joke. We will not be purchasing any more of these units unfortunately. As for my old stapler...you'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands :)

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1.0

Jams after every staple

By mrsias

from DeForest, WI, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima Desktop Stapler:

Printed on the stapler it says "Jam Free Guaranteed" this staplers jams every single staple. After each staple you have to open the stapler before you can staple again.

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1.0

This stapler is terrible!

By Unsvelte

from San Diego, CA, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Swingline Optima Desktop Stapler:

I'm almost shocked by how terrible this stapler is! I don't have much use for staplers, most of my written work existing in digital format. But occasionally I do need to put some printed documents together, and that's why I bought this Optima model a few years ago. I hardly ever use it. It most definitely has NOT been abused. Yet just now I tried to use it for the first time in months…and it simply doesn't work. Filled with staples, but won't do the job. And as you can tell from looking here on the site, this isn't a cheap model. But no matter how fancy or expensive it is…what good is a stapler that doesn't staple? Shouldn't that be the primary focus of the design? It's not heavy enough for a doorstop, and I don't have enough paperwork on my desk to use it as a paperweight. Plain and simple, it's a piece of junk! DON'T BUY IT!

 
1.0

This stapler is terrible!

By Unsvelte

from San Diego, CA, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima Desktop Stapler:

I'm almost shocked by how terrible this stapler is! I don't have much use for staplers, most of my written work existing in digital format. But occasionally I do need to put some printed documents together, and that's why I bought this Optima model a few years ago. I hardly ever use it. It most definitely has NOT been abused. Yet just now I tried to use it for the first time in months…and it simply doesn't work. Filled with staples, but won't do the job. And as you can tell from looking here on the site, this isn't a cheap model. But no matter how fancy or expensive it is…what good is a stapler that doesn't staple? Shouldn't that be the primary focus of the design? It's not heavy enough for a doorstop, and I don't have enough paperwork on my desk to use it as a paperweight. Plain and simple, it's a piece of junk! DON'T BUY IT!

 
1.0

FAKE NEWS

By Reception

from BC, Canada

Comments about Swingline Optima Desktop Stapler:

This stapler has a big bright yellow sticker on the side advertising its' "JAM FREE GUARANTEE". It is currently sitting on the desk at my work jammed up with nobody able to fix it. Not only did it jam, it jammed worse than any other stapler anyone has ever seen. Also, we are using "high quality staples", whatever that means. Garbage product, would not recommend.

 
1.0

This product SUCKS

By notpleased1

from Berkey, OH 43504, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima Desktop Stapler:

I have one of your staplers sitting next to me. The numbers on the bottom, which are inked on, so that they come off, areT1432 9. On the side of this non-functional paper weight, is in rather large print, "Jam Free" and under that it says, "Guaranteed". There is a lie here, either "Jam Free" or, we will see, "Guaranteed". We are a pre-school and have paperwork that many times need to be stapled. We bought this paper weight thinking it will serve our needs. It certainly did not, nor live up to your hype. We use the required "Premium Staples", still it jams.

 
1.0

Can't stop jams

By Lpfred

from Champaign, Illinois

Comments about Swingline Optima Desktop Stapler:

After a few months of light use, it now jams every time I try to use it. The bar which presses on the staples will not retract, so the next staple can never advance. Like many others, I am both surprised and disappointed that Swingline would make such an inferior product.

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2.0

NOT Jam Free

By Sarah

from Goodhue, MN 55027, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima Desktop Stapler:

The stapler says "Jam Free Guarantee" on the side, but it certainly is not that. Jams on me all the time. This last time as I was unjamming it, the whole unit came apart into 5 different pieces. Not worth my time to try and fix. Nice looking stapler, but after a year of use, it's going in the trash. Too bad.

 
1.0

Used to be great stapler...now not so much

By Paragongx

from Maumee, OH

Comments about Swingline Optima Desktop Stapler:

I write this review based on the currently available 878xx Optima stapler. I feel I need to say that because I have an approximately 8 year old unit that I would give 5 stars to all day long. My old one just works. Swingline staples, cheap office store staples all no problems. 2 sheets 25 sheets no problem. I've gone even higher in the sheet count with a little extra persuasion and it will still handle it (unless I try and get really stupid). So with this history it was no question that I would purchase another one when I had to get one for a co-worker. Upon receipt I initially noticed the new one was substantially lighter than my old unit. It might still be made of metal but the new unit must use significantly thinner material. (along the lines of the old 747 vs. the new 747). Figuring it would still be a significant improvement over his old mostly plastic unit we kept it. Unfortunately not. It has been the most jam prone unit I think I have ever seen. If I can get it to successfully staple, the bent over legs of the staple are no way near symmetrical. I am not sure if the issue is in the stapler body or in the die plate. Just this morning it took me three shots to get a successful staple in three sheets of standard copy paper. On a full strip of staples it will jam up at least ten times. Jams that require completely emptying the unit and removing the jammed staple(s) with pliers. I would estimate that no more than 25% of the staples in a full strip get properly stapled. Usually one leg is good and the other leg ends up in a twisted mess. We are so annoyed with the new unit that it gets passed around to other co-workers as a joke. We will not be purchasing any more of these units unfortunately. As for my old stapler...you'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands :)

 
1.0

Time to Make a QC visit to the Factory in China!

By Sanford

from Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima Desktop Stapler:

We have 2 of these Model 878xx staplers in our office, an older issue and the current version. Both of these "Jam Free Guaranteed*" labeled staplers continue to jam which costs us time & $!. In a business, ROI is essential to profitability, so professional quality tools are purchased with the expectation of required performance. These staplers are not of the quality level we expected from ACCO/Swingline!

 
5.0

sturdy good rubber grip

By Geneva

from Buford, GA, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima Desktop Stapler:

I was given a free product to review Swingline Optima Desktop Full strip stapler. This product it very sturdy an heavy. spring back opens for standard staples. has a rubber grip on top that's helps it from slipping form your hand. rubber grip on bottom to keep it in place

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