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  • Found written on the side of my stapler.

    January 24, 2008

  • Hmm...does it take Speedpoint staples?

    January 24, 2008

  • Not recommended. On the bottom of the loading tray is engraved in capital letters: "use genuine #4 swingline 100% round wire staples for best performance."

    January 24, 2008

  • Whereas mine says "Use Swingline Speedpoints or Standard Staples."

    Yarb, I think we just created the most boring page on Wordie.

    January 24, 2008

  • Why do Swingline (and perhaps other) staplers have an anvil that one can rotate 180° to make the staple legs point out instead of bend in? Does anyone use this feature?

    January 24, 2008

  • You guys have really sunk to a new low here.


    Hey--maybe we could start listing snack food ingredients! :-)

    January 24, 2008

  • mollusque: the anvil rotates so you can use the stapler for "pinning." For example, you could staple a piece of paper to a cork board... seems like a useful enough feature, is that what you were asking?

    January 24, 2008

  • You know, that's what I always thought too. Then I realized that for pinning to a bulletin board, you don't need the anvil at all -- you just open the stapler wide and whack it.

    Come to Wordie to discuss exciting word-like topics, including different kinds of specific excrement and how to use a stapler!

    January 24, 2008

  • To be honest I just use any old staples in my swingline. Perhaps that explains the periodic poor performance?

    January 24, 2008

  • Our work is done here, yarb. People are yawning and talking about different ways to use staples. Shall we move on to push pins?

    January 24, 2008