Are you like me a secret (or not so secret) stationary lover? I’ve been enjoying getting a series of stationary products to try out as part of National Stationary Week. One of the more intriguing items I’ve been sent is the Kokuyo Staple-Free Stapler.
Traditional staplers use metal staples that you have to buy. If you are anything like me, you’ll run out at an inconvenient moment. I also find staples annoying when I am trying to shred old documents as I either risk my nails to remove them or have to dig out my ‘jaws’ to grapple them out. From an environmental point of view too, the idea of no staples is appealing. Kokuyo have developed a range of staple free staplers including 2 hole ones that can be used as hole punches too, so you can put your stapled sheets straight into a ring binder. I’ve been using the one hole compact product, which is smaller and lighter.
It’s easy to use. You don’t need to have an iron grip. H found it easy to use too. As you can see the Kokoyu stapler makes a neat, keyhole shaped opening in the paper and then the paper strip is doubled back and the point at the end is threaded through to seal the sheets. It cuts its own clasp out and fastens it, if that makes sense. It’s very cool and it’s been difficult to resist playing with it.