View Full Version : Staplers... strikeplate setting 2. What's it for?
05-30-2003, 07:59 PM
While I'm here at work and the subject is on my mind... a stapler being right in front of me....
I was wondering if anyone knew why there's a second setting on the stapler's strikeplate to make the staple go out as opposed to in?
05-30-2003, 08:25 PM
In my experience, the second setting works better for larger stacks of paper. Of course, you get scratched more, so I just give up on that and head for the heavy-duty stapler ;)
05-30-2003, 08:32 PM
I agree with kunoichi, and add another reason.
When creating a draft document where one is substituting new versions of a page, the #2 stapler setting makes it easier to remove the staple without harming the pages, update a page or two and restaple, using the same #2 setting.
05-30-2003, 10:58 PM
Scene: A half-ruined office. Disordered and scarred cubicle walls are illuminated fitfully by firelight. Two workers crouch behind an overturned desk, looking outward through the shattered window.
"No, Kornfeld! Don't do it!"
"I must. You know that."
"Yes. Strikeplate Setting Two. Only that will save us. Only that will allow us to collate the TPS memo reversibly."
"But... Rosie... The kids..."
"Stan..." The senior of the two workers hands the other a small packet. "Take this. If I don't make it back, give this to them."
The junior worker nods solemnly. "It's covered. Well... good luck, sir."
The senior worker pulls himself together, and jumps through the window. Outside, the searchlights converge, and the sounds of shouts and barking dogs is heard...
05-30-2003, 11:23 PM
Sunspace, *snort* we don't like posters *guffaw* being funny in GQ *Bwaaaaaaaaaahahaha*, so there *snarf!!*
05-31-2003, 03:29 AM
Addressed at length previously. These links may be of interest.
Stapler question (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=80344&highlight=stapler)
A question about staplers (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=78018&highlight=stapler)
05-31-2003, 04:30 AM
It's so the staple can emulate a pin, and be easily removed.
06-01-2003, 10:14 PM
I think I can rest in peace, now.
I knew that stapling stuff that way was less secure, but I didn't know about that pin emulation idea.
Does anyone actually do that?
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