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Rapesco Power Assisted Heavy Duty Stapler

by Rapesco
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
RRP: £44.49
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  • Heavy duty stapler
  • Power assisted to make light work of stapling tasks
  • Stylish and sleek, a great addition to the office
  • 5 year guarantee
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Product Information

Technical Details
Model NumberRAP1170
Item Weight739 g
Product Dimensions21 x 5 x 16 cm
Number of Items1
Manufacturer Part NumberRAP1170
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 68,232 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight748 g
Date First Available1 Jan 2013
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Product Description

Power assisted heavy duty stapler from Rapesco. Stylish, practical and making short work of large stapling jobs, the X5-90ps is a great addition for any office. Forming part of Rapesco's X5 range, this power assisted heavy duty stapler ensures that large stapling tasks can be handled with ease and will deliver results beyond the capabilities of most other manufacturers. Rapesco products are built without compromise and this heavy duty stapler comes with a five year guarantee.

Product Description

X5-90PS Power Assisted Heavy Dty Stapler

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Power puncher 17 July 2014
By Reviewify.co.uk HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Length: 1:14 Mins
If you're use to struggling with the stapling of multiple sheets of paper this is likely the stapler for you!

Power assisted suggests some form of battery operated stapler, which this isn't. Sent to me to review I soon found that power assisted just means this will make light work of stapling multiple sheets of paper. No more using two hands to try and force a stapler to do it's job, just pop the sheets in and with a single hand press down.

There is a handy guide on the front of the stapler to show you how many sheets you can expect to staple with different staple types (essentially larger staples = more sheets). Unlike some staplers this doesn't feature the ability to have staples turned out rather than in, a feature I've never used but something to be aware of.

This larger than your average stapler, but not so large that it's unsuitable for use at home. It feels a lot more solidly constructed than the cheap stapler work have provided me and it's backed up by a 5 year guarantee.

Great stapler for the office of the home.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly, the best desktop stapler? 26 July 2014
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This stapler is an outstanding piece of office equipment, if perhaps just a little bit too big. It is substantial, very well made, and requires only a little effort to staple a great thickness of paper or card. It can also accommodate a variety of different strength and length staples on the standard pitch without jamming.

It is not 'power assisted', it merely has much better leverage than a more conventional old fashioned office stapler, and therefore requires a bigger footprint on the desk. It has a rubber insert underneath at the front to stop it sliding when the pressure is applied.

Loading is trivially easy: just lift the top part all the way back to fully open the stapler, drop in the new staples and then close it again until the top clicks into place.

The adjustable backstop is a very useful feature, making life so much easier when trying to align the staples the correct distance from the back of the papers being bound. However the closest it gets to the staples is about 10mm; I tend to mainly use three 26/6 staples at about 4mm in from the edge as a temporary binding on thinner documents to be able to clear ring binder holes, so will need to bodge in an extra spacer of some kind.

Additionally, the backstop is designed to be used, when rotated 30 degrees out of normal position, to enable the stapler to be more easily cleared of jams. It has not jammed yet so I cannot say how well this works.

For this Vine review Rapesco supplied me with a sample box of 923/10 galvanised staples, which are thicker (heavier gauge wire) and taller than a 24/8 tough staple.
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4.0 out of 5 stars King of the office 13 July 2014
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If you've seen the advert where the man carries 20 bags of shopping from the boot of his car to the front door, manages to get his door keys out, opens said door and nods triumphantly to his disinterested wife before eating a bar of chocolate, this is a stapler for that kind of man. A man who can walk barefoot across hot coals. A man who can have hair removal strips peeled off without wincing. Yes, it's the Superman of staplers.

Though claiming to be 'power assisted', all it means is that you don't need to use much pressure to get it working. Even a girl could do it. Under the channel where the staples sit is an orange edge adjuster with ten settings that doubles up to remove any jams by turning it slightly and pressing down. (Other colours are available.)

Packaged with 1,000 10mm staples, it claims to be able to staple together 40-70 sheets but I managed more than that, with 85 being the most. However, it isn't much use for a few sheets, as the staples will be bent back through the top sheet. Get one of these and everyone in the office will want a turn. It might be a silly price, but you'll only ever need to buy one as it comes with a 15 year guarantee.

Having written this brief review (there's not much to say about a stapler)and read it out to 'her-who-must-be-obeyed', I was tempted to use it to acquaint her tongue with the table as my ears were verbally assaulted by plans for the back garden.
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The Rapesco "Power Assisted" heavy-duty stapler is, of course, not "power assisted" at all. It's basically a stapler with a extra length of leverage on top to make it easier to drive the staples through large numbers of sheets of paper. Of course this is obvious, and no-one in their right mind would actually be fooled as such, but I can't help wishing companies like Rapesco wouldn't resort to the use of silly, inaccurate terms when describing their products. It really is ... I don't know ... almost juvenile - like the cleaning chemicals firm Cillit Bang" describing their products as "Turbo Power". Why not just call this what it is? A LEVER assisted, heavy-duty stapler and leave the nonsense "power-assisted" behind?

OK - my little rant over, how does this stapler actually do the job?

Well, not bad, actually. I tried stapling a wide range of numbers of sheets of paper from 1 to 64 (yes - a power of two, I was folding one piece over and over) and it coped. I wouldn't say it felt particularly smooth or silken in its action. I also (and I know this is a first impression) got the feeling that it might not prove to be as rugged a tool as some other heavy duty staplers I've seen. It gave the impression of being more an "light to medium use" item than a "200 times a day" item, but it did the job and I couldn't see any obvious failings so far (in about a hour's hard "review stapling").

A reasonable product, then. Mind you, at £30.55, it should be.

Worth the money? I would say ... probably ... but maybe not spectacularly. If I had bought it as a heavy duty stapler at that price I would bot feel I'd been overcharged, but I'd not feel I'd got a great bargain either.

So - as three stars suggest - it's OK.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST STAPLER I HAVE EVER USED
This is the best stapler I have ever uesed, and I have worn out a fair few in my time. Very very well made - this to me is without doubt the Rolls-Royce of staplers. Read more
Published 17 hours ago by Mrs. C. Swarfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Stapler
Works well, stapled a fairly thick wedge of paper without complaint, like all Rapesco gear, very well made, very little to complain about. I think it will last and last.
Published 2 days ago by F. Proctor
3.0 out of 5 stars ‘Power assisted” = lie
Bit misleading
Published 3 days ago by 420
5.0 out of 5 stars I have several Rapesco Staples and this is the best. Effortless and...
Wow, I thought it needed some small battery (one of those tiny cylindrical batteries). It seems it has some kind of mechanism inside. Read more
Published 3 days ago by A. Kwabula
5.0 out of 5 stars Staple power
This is a pretty awesome stapler. It's big and substantial - not the kind of thing you could reasonably cart around with you. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Dr. Michael Heron
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work...
Got this for review, but SO disappointed...

Everyone is pointing out that this, despite the very deceptive description, is NOT battery or mains powered in any way, (of... Read more
Published 5 days ago by FAMOUS NAME
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive stapler that will work reliably with thick documents.
The stapler is quite large and 20 cms in length and appox 16 cm in height. Its light despite its size and feels like a quality well made product. Read more
Published 5 days ago by B. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars ... but a heavy duty stapler that not only looks good on your desk but...
Not electric or battery as you might expect but a heavy duty stapler that not only looks good on your desk but actually works without constantly jamming. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars A quality product
Excellent quality stapler, far superior to the usual domestic staplers that like to eat staples for their dinner. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Miss Marple
4.0 out of 5 stars It is bigger than your average desk stapler but it should still sit...
Wow. This is powerful. It is bigger than your average desk stapler but it should still sit easily on an office desk. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Mr. Dk Hamm
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