Background and Identification
The stapler is a necessity in any home or workplace due to its convenient knack for keeping papers together and lessening the severity of any organizational disaster. The stapler was invented by George McGill in 1867. Before developing the stapler, he first invented the staple as a mechanism for attaching papers together. George McGill received a patent for the staple in 1866. He then developed a press that could insert the staple into paper and received a patent for it the following year. This original press has been steadily revolutionized into the modern-day stapler we know and love. A close relative to the stand stapler is the staple gun and the electric stapler.
The most common stapler issues include the obvious problem of lacking staples. It might not take an internet repair guide to fix this one, but, unfortunately, more complicated problems do exist. Before you go searching for a part to replace, make sure you also check to make sure your stapler isn’t suffering from a staple jam.
Modern staplers have an elongated rectangular base joined to a shorter and thicker top handle. Staplers utilize a spring and pusher to keep staples at the front of the magazine (staple rack). Staples contact the paper in what is called the crimp area. Staplers today have both plastic and metal components.