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Rapesco X5-25ps Less Effort Stapler - Powder Blue
Rapesco X5-25ps Less Effort Stapler - Powder Blue
Price: £9.38

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome quality stapler!, 22 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This thing is nice! It didn't look like much in the photos, but it actually feels really nice in the hands, with a good plastic finish and an indentation on the top for your finger.
Build quality is suprising too, seems almost over engineered - it has a gear mechanism that drives the stapling action hence the less effort stapling. This definitely works, by the way.
So far it hasn't jammed or double stapled, so it's two thumbs up from me! Definitely recommend!


Rapesco Transparent Half Strip Stapler and Staple Remover R4 with 20 Sheet Capacity and Uses Staples 26 and 24/6 mm - Blue
Rapesco Transparent Half Strip Stapler and Staple Remover R4 with 20 Sheet Capacity and Uses Staples 26 and 24/6 mm - Blue
Price: £3.72

5.0 out of 5 stars small but very functional stapler with handy locking remover, 22 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
At time of writing the review, this kit is ridiculously cheap on offer. Obviously you have to judge it on what it is when you're buying but wow, a good working stapler with remover for this price, you can't complain.
My review sample came with 26/6 staples and I would recommend getting rapesco staples as they're the only ones I've found locally that aren't soft and useless - pound shop staples, I'm talking about you!
The remover is a standard sort of remover, these things haven't changed a bit since I was a child, I remember using them at school. They work. It actually locks shut though which is a new feature!
The stapler itself is basic but functional, it's just a stapler. It hasn't jammed or thrown out two staples and has a nice firm action.
Overall..well...bargain...can't say any more than that!


Rapesco Shimma Two Hole Punch with 30 Sheet Capacity - Black
Rapesco Shimma Two Hole Punch with 30 Sheet Capacity - Black
Price: £10.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy punch with good capacity and large waste compartment, 22 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I like rapesco and tacwise stuff (same company btw). Their staples and staplers are really decent quality and we live in a time where unfortunately most stationery is not of a good standard and I have been frustrated with staples being too soft, and hole punches that jam or block or even bend.
However rapesco seem to be keeping the quality up without being too expensive. Essentially you get what you pay for!
This is a hole punch which is actually plastic, but it's something like ABS (like lego) with a grid reinforcement pattern on the underside so it won't snap and doesnt flex so don't worry about that. The "business end" is metal and goes through paper like putty, as it should. There's tonnes of room for those circle things although I do have minor concerns that the door hinge is plastic, will it ever snap? Be careful I guess.
Overall, another decent offering from rapesco at a decent price, you can't go wrong really!


Sealy Select Balance Mattress Protector, White, Double
Sealy Select Balance Mattress Protector, White, Double
Price: £38.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Silky feeling but thin matress protector, 21 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This mattress protector is quite thin but it does feel comfortable. It has a very shiny, silky smooth top surface. It fits a standard double sized mattress well and has elasticated straps to keep it from slipping off. It washes well. Overall it is a nice mattress protector if you prefer a thinner variety.


AmazonBasics 6-Piece Dinner Plate Set
AmazonBasics 6-Piece Dinner Plate Set

5.0 out of 5 stars Decent Plain White Plates, 21 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These are nice minimalist plates - just plain white - which looks smart when serving food. They are packed snugly in the box, and arrived through the post intact. The plates have a decent weight to them and a nice glazed finish and fit in the dishwasher as they are not overly large plates. They were fine when I used them in the microwave as well as in a low oven when I was warming the plates. Using cutlery did not mark the surface, unlike some other basic types of plates - so all good.


Post-it Z Notes 76mm x127mm Canary Yellow R350 (Pack of 12)
Post-it Z Notes 76mm x127mm Canary Yellow R350 (Pack of 12)
Price: £17.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Oblong Z-notes for dispenser use., 19 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These are your classic "light yellow" coloured post-it notes, but in this case not the standard square, and not the standard type. They're Z-notes, which means they're designed for a dispenser instead of standing alone on a desktop, they come out facing alternate directions like a tissue dispenser so that would be annoying if they weren't in a dispenser of some sort.
Secondly they're not square, so you need to be sure you have the oblong (127x76) dispenser to put them in. If you don't have one, I recommend the black and clear dispenser with the slight curve on it, I have the square version of that and it's very good!
There's really not a lot more to say as these are otherwise just post-it notes, the original sort, and just as good as they ever have been.


House of Marley Smile Jamaica In-Ear Headphones with 1 Button Microphone - Fire
House of Marley Smile Jamaica In-Ear Headphones with 1 Button Microphone - Fire
Price: £13.72

5.0 out of 5 stars Decent sounding, distinctive looking headphones., 17 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These headphones provide a nice clear, crisp sound and feel nicely made with an unusual wood finish. The styling is subject to personal taste, but operationally they work fine and even though the instructions state that the remote for the headphones only work for Apple products, the headphones and microphone work fine ob my Android phond and I was able to stop, start, skip forwards and back with the remote. The cable is corded so increases the robustness. Overall, happy with this product.


Post-it R330-1T 76mm x 76mm Recycled Z-Notes Pad Tower Pack - Pastel Yellow (Box of 16, 100 Sheets Per Pad)
Post-it R330-1T 76mm x 76mm Recycled Z-Notes Pad Tower Pack - Pastel Yellow (Box of 16, 100 Sheets Per Pad)
Price: £24.00

5.0 out of 5 stars As good as normal post-it notes, 14 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Not only are these post it notes environmentally friendly by being 100% recycled (except the glue), but I find the packaging actually far easier to deal with than the standard film wrapped versions. Firstly you don't have to fight it to try to open it, and secondly this is in a nice stack which takes up less room and doesn't fall over.
You can't really tell the difference between these and the non recycled ones, I guess the discerning post-it enthusiast could tell you they're slighly paler and there's a "grain" if you look, but no, not really.
Worth noting these are Z-notes meaning they're glued alternately on opposite ends, intended for the post-it dispensers rather than standalone use.


Rapesco Stapler with Staples Set - Spinna Stapler with 5,000 26/8mm Staples
Rapesco Stapler with Staples Set - Spinna Stapler with 5,000 26/8mm Staples
Price: £12.96

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice sturdy sizeable stapler., 14 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Let's start out by looking at the staples, since they're not as normal as you might assume. The standard staple size is 26/6, whereas the ones included with this set are 26/8 - however the stapler will work with either. What's the difference? Well with 26/8 you can staple more pages together - if the stapler can handle them. So I guess, thicker gauge and longer legs, although that's not apparent just by looking at them, they look pretty much the same as normal.
On to the stapler - it's a lot nicer than it looks in the photo. Nice weight, nice build quality and actually quite big. Not heavy though. The integrated sliding guide that allows you to "standardise your stapling margin" is a nice touch too. Loading staples is via a sliding drawer out the front of the stapler, which is activated from the rear via a button.
All in all a nice package made even more attractive by the higher paper thickness of the included and supported staples.


Rapesco Whale Plier Stapler with 50 Sheet Capacity - Charcoal
Rapesco Whale Plier Stapler with 50 Sheet Capacity - Charcoal
Price: £12.23

5.0 out of 5 stars cuts through paper like butter, 12 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This stapler works differently to a desktop stapler, it works more like an industrial stapling plier that you use on corrugated cardboard. Think scissors or hole punch I guess. You squeeze the back, not bang on the front, basically.
In terms of use, it's effortless at low thicknesses of paper, a few sheets or so. Obviously the more stuff you want to staple, the more firm your grip is going to need to be, but even a child can use it for a few sheets, as verified on a four year old.
The thing takes two sizes of staple, the standard 26/6 and the less common 26/8. The 26/8 is for 60 sheets, whereas your standard 26/6 will only get you 20 sheets. So ideally you'll need to get hold of some 26/8 to take full advantage of the capacity of this stapler.
I actually rather like it, its really well built and solid, nicely weighted and definitely one you'll want to write your name on in the office to avoid it being stolen, because it's a very nice piece of kit!


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