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A stapler is a machine which is used for the paper stapling . The verb staple , meanwhile, refers to unite, attach or hold with staples (metal parts that, when their ends bend, are nailed to hold two or more elements).

It should be noted that the stapler can also be mentioned as stapler or as stapler . In some countries even different terms are used, such as fastener or clipper .

The origins of the stapler date back to century XVIII . Over the years and the widespread use of paper , the staplers evolved and became more precise and easy to use.

The most common staplers are the manual staplers . They have a base , a cover, a pusher and a staple loader that are mounted on the same axis. There are also the pneumatic staplers and the electric staplers .

In the same way, we cannot overlook either that there are other models or types of staplers, among which the following stand out:
-The pocket staplers, which have a small size and a light weight to be transported comfortably.
-The pincer staplers, which are used to staple a few sheets together and are very frequent in offices. They have in their favor that they are very easy to use.
-The long-arm staplers, which are especially for stapling what are documents that have large format and, in addition, have an important thickness.
-The desktop staplers are also other of the most relevant classes, which can be found in offices and schools, for example. They are useful for stapling few sheets together.
In the same way, we cannot overlook the large capacity staplers, which are used very specifically in certain work centers.

As for the various stapling methods, the most used is the permanent clamping . With this system , the staple is nailed and its ends bend inward, making the joint fixed. To remove the staples carefully, without damaging the nails or tearing the paper, a staple remover or stapler (a spring clip with curved edges).

Other interesting facts about staplers are the following:
-Although it was in the eighteenth century when it is considered that those appeared as we know it today, we must know that centuries ago they were used to hold different elements of the construction, as would be the case with jambs.
-In ancient Rome, in the aforementioned field of construction, wooden staples were used.
-As a rule, the staples are made with copper. However, currently they can also be galvanized.
-In the same way, the staples can be thin or flat.
-There are also specific staplers for DIY that respond to the name of nailers.

It is important to mention that, in the field of medicine , there are surgical staplers . These devices are used in certain cases to replace the sutures with thread: the stapler rests on the skin and, with pressure, introduces the folded staples and forms a rectangle.

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