The 8 Best Plier Staplers
This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in May of 2016. If you work in a mail room, a shipping center, or a packing store, you're probably already familiar with these heavy-duty plier staplers, which are more robust and powerful than typical light-duty, thump-on-the-head models. In fact, many can handle up to 50 sheets of paper at once and punch through thick mailers and cardboard. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
August 29, 2019:
Just like a tape gun dispenser or box cutter, these plier staplers are a must-have for many businesses, especially those that deal extensively with product packaging or mailing. For most, the Bostitch B8 Xtreme remains a top choice, as it blends usability with strength. It takes 1/4- or 3/8-inch B8 PowerCrown staples, and boasts a 210-staple capacity. There’s also the Rapesco HD-73, which is heavy-duty but more expensive, too. On the other hand, it comes with two anvils as well as staples, whereas staples for the B8 Xtreme are sold separately. Finally, we decided to add one option from Swingline, the Swingline Heavy Duty. It’s inexpensive and offers a nifty safety loop for adding a security cable, so you can keep it from “accidentally” disappearing.
Markwell MP6-8 The epoxy coating and hardened steel of the Markwell MP6-8 ensure that it can take some abuse, whether you’re using it in an industrial setting or for heavy-duty crafting. It offers a deep reach and can be opened for tacking. markwellusa.com
Salco SP50B-779 The Salco SP50B-779 is a pneumatic model, which means it won’t be useful for all applications. But for those times when strength and flexible placement are an absolute must, it’s tough to beat. As you might expect, it's more expensive than most. stapleheadquarters.com