The best stapler in 2023

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The best stapler will help you keep on top of your paperwork, and you might sometimes use it in your arts and crafts work too. You'll want one that's strong, reliable and durable, because no-one wants a jammed or broken piece of equipment. 

Our top picks take this into consideration, as well as a range of price points and use cases. We've based our selections on the consistency of customer reviews and reputation. Need more advice? Scroll down to the bottom of the article to find useful tips to help.

For more office essentials for creative businesses, see our guide to the best office chairs, the best pencil sharpener, the best printer and the best label makers. You might also want to see our pick of the world's coolest coworking spaces for some inspiration for your own workplace.

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How should I choose the best stapler for me?

Staplers come in a huge range of shapes, sizes and weights, which means the best stapler for you will depend on what you want to use it for. If you're only going to use a stapler to fasten a few sheets of paper together, you can get away with a fairly lightweight option, which offers the advantage of being portable so you can easily move it from desk to desk or even carry it around with you. 

We've rated the Bostitch Office Heavy Duty 40-Sheet Stapler as the best stapler for general use since it's small, portable and also fairly resistant. You might even get away with a very small stapler like the Swingline Tot Mini Stapler at number eight, and the Plus Paper Clinch at number three is a novel solution if you don't need the strength of metal staples. However, if you need to staple booklets or thicker supports like card, plastic or textiles, then you'll want a more heavy-duty tool, probably a long-arm stapler, a plier stapler or even a staple gun.

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news and features, updates buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A writer and translator, he also works as a project manager at London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing photography, video content, graphic design and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He enjoys photography, particularly nature photography, wellness and he dances Argentine tango.

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