Updated September 01, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 8 Best Plier Staplers

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This wiki has been updated 18 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 choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best plier stapler on Amazon.

8. Swingline Heavy Duty

7. Ampro Mini

6. Ace Clipper 702

5. Rapesco Porpoise

4. Bostitch P3 Chrome

3. Rapid Classic K1

2. Rapesco HD-73

1. Bostitch B8 Xtreme

Special Honors

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

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

Editor's Notes

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.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on September 01, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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