Swingline Optima Grip Compact Stapler

25 Sheets Capacity - 105 Staples Capacity - 1/4" Staple Size - Silver

Reg. Price $36.89

Our Price $19.98 Each

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Compact stapler is ergonomically designed for handheld performance. Stands vertically or sits horizontally. Loads 1/2 strip, 105 staples. Breakthrough design delivers jam-free performance. Staples 2 to 25 sheets of 20 lb. paper with Swingline Speed-point Premium Staples. Durable metal construction for maximum durability.

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ACCO Brands Corporation
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Brand Name
Product Type
Desktop Stapler
Staple Size
Strip Length
Staple Capacity
105 Staples
Throat Depth
Anti Jamming
Limited Warranty


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Swingline Optima Grip Compact Stapler

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By Ashley

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about Swingline Optima Grip Compact Stapler:

So far this stapler has been awesome, but today it jammed on me and took about 20 minutes for me to pry the staple out of the stapler. Coincidentally, as i was trying to pry the staple out, I noticed that my stapler still had the sticker on it that said JAM FREE GUARANTEED. You might want to rethink that slogan.


Not Jam Free

By UCSupplies

from Grand Prairie, TX, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima Grip Compact Stapler:

This "Jam Free" stapler jams all the time. Using swingline staples.


does not close after loading staples

By Dan1

from San Diego, California

Comments about Swingline Optima Grip Compact Stapler:

This is the 2nd one I've tried (brought 1st one back) and neither one will close after the staples are loaded in.


keeps jamming

By Matt123

from Waukesha, WI, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima Grip Compact Stapler:

I bought this stapler because it seemed to be higher quality and built better than previous staplers I have used at work. I figured that if I spent a little more money I could get a more reliable stapler. Especially since it was guaranteed jam free!* I have had nothing but problems with this stapler jamming on two to three sheets of paper, invoices I have to send out to customers that end up getting the corners torn up from jamming. Maybe one out of every five staples doesn't end up jammed. I feel very misled.



By Kat42

from Texas

Comments about Swingline Optima Grip Compact Stapler:

I purchased this stapler quite a while ago because my only stapler was an ancient tiny thing that couldn't handle more than two sheets. I rarely use a stapler so it has been months sitting on my desk. It began to stick on the third use (using recommended staples and only stapling four sheets) and wouldn't return to stapling position without prying it back up. I used it that way for about five more uses and now it is bound so tightly I can't pry it open with a screwdriver. I'm familiar with the mechanics of a stapler and I've used several nice Swingline staplers in my life. This stapler wasn't jammed, misloaded, or used incorrectly, it just never should have made it past quality control. I noticed on one of the earlier un-stickings that the bar that pushes the staples seemed to be crooked, either bent or one side cut longer and I think it is what was binding. It's way too late to exchange at the store so I guess I'll use my tiny old reliable piece of junk and comb estate sales for an older, proven Swingline model.


My favorite stapler!

By evolving62

from Middletown, RI, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima Grip Compact Stapler:

I love this stapler. I just purchased my 3rd one today. The first one was dropped a couple of years ago and never worked right after. The second one just stopped working today, and I will get in touch with Swingline regarding this. So, I purchased another one today. This is the best stapler I've ever used. I love the compact size, and I've never had a problem with jams. I use the Swingline SF3 half strip staples. I would most definitely recommend this stapler. Those that post bad reviews may be trying to staple too many sheets at once. I've never had an issue, and I've used it for stacks of papers up to 25-30 sheets.


Worst Stapler

By HeatherT

from Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima Grip Compact Stapler:

I purchased this stapler for our business as our previous one was cheap and kept jamming. This one advertised "Jam Free Guarantee." Now that I have it it jams more than the cheap one I bought! I would never purchase another one of these staplers and from now on will spend less on something I know will not last long.


jam free...stopped working easily


from Faribault, MN 55021, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima Grip Compact Stapler:

The stapler does not staple one after another anymore. It staples one time, then the top must be opened and then it will staple a second time. very tedious...


broke the first day

By kdeb

from Los Angeles, CA, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima Grip Compact Stapler:

stopped working during the first day of use. I was stapling no more than 2 sheets of paper together at one time. Not happy.

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