GUIDE TO THE RIGHT STAPLE

It can sometimes be difficult to find the right staple for the stapler and, even, for the right application. Here are some steps to guide you on the way to finding the right staples.
OFFICE
To find the right staples for the stapler, go through the following steps:
1. What stapler do you have?
If you know the name of your stapler go to the next step. If you do not know the name of your stapler, look in the Product Guide to find the name of the product.
2. What kind of staples do you need?
All Rapid staplers are marked with the type of staples that are recommended.
If not found, you can get more information about the staples in our Product Guide.
To find the supplier in your area for staples, contact the Rapid distributor in your region.
3. What size of the staples do you need?
What size of the staples you need, depends on a lot of things. Read more about how to choose the right length in the section below “Staples in different sizes.”
TOOLS
To find the right staples or brads for your tacker, go through the following steps:
1. Rapid Online Staple Search
Search for you staples in Rapid's Online Staple Search.
2. What size of the staples do you need?
The size of the staples you need depends on a lot of things. Read more about how to choose the right length in the section below “Staples in different sizes.”

STAPLES IN DIFFERENT SIZES

Staples can differ in: thickness and in the length of legs. The length of legs is measured by the length in mm of the staple leg, from the back of the staple to the tip of the leg. Read more about this within office and tools below, respectively.



OFFICE
Within office, the most common material to staple is paper in different shapes. The thickness of the wire varies in the different kinds of staples. Heavy duty staples are most often made of thick wire, because it is made to handle a larger amount of the material that is going to be fasten. In contrast the Rapid 43 staples are made of fine wire to give the best result when fastening textile.

The leg length of the staples depend on two things: the thickness of the paper and the amount of papers that will be stapled. The stapling sheet capacity is measured with 80-gsm paper. When stapling thicker paper we recommend that you use a stapler that can handle a larger amount of paper.

TOOLS
The principal rule for the length of legs for staples is that 2/3 of the leg of the staple should be fastened in the bedding and 1/3 will be holding the material that are attached. If the 1/3 – 2/3 rule is impossible, you can work with the 1/2 – 1/2 rule. If you are using the 1/2 – 1/2 rule, you need to use more staples by fastening them closer to each other to ensure attachment.

MEASUREMENT CONVERTER

The standard measurements for staples differ from the method of measurement that are used around the world. Here is a table to make it easier for you to find the right Rapid staple measured in inches. Start with the first table showing what type of staples your product needs. Use the length converter to find the right length of legs for the staples.