Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler

45 Sheet Capacity - Full Strip (210 Staple Capacity) - Silver - View Complete Details

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Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler - Optima 45 Electric Stapler fastens up to 45 sheets at a time using Optima Premium Staples. Quiet performance blends into an office environment. Flat clinch mechanism means neater stacks of stapled paper. Intuitive user control puts you in charge of where and when stapling activates. Insert paper for automatic stapling, or press the comfortable grip and let the stapler's motor do the work. LED low staple indicator helps prevent you from running out of staples. Electric stapler includes stack height gauge and staple placement guides. Delivers jam-free stapling with Swingline S.F. 4 or Optima Premium Staples.

  • Fast and quiet, this electric stapler is Jam Free Guaranteed and not disruptive in the office.
  • Features a user control switch — choose automatic stapling or use the manual mode to activate the motor on your command.
  • Adjustable depth guide helps keep your positioning accurate, and stack-height gauge helps you stay within the maximum paper-sheet count.
  • Interior light highlights where staple will be placed on your paper, and size guides help you orient the staple horizontally, vertically or at a 45 degree angle.
  • Low staple indicator blinks to alert you when staples are running low.
  • Spare staple drawer provides convenient storage and opens easily with one touch.
  • Refill faster with QuickLoad™—just press a button and front-loading staple magazine ejects.
  • 100% Performance Guarantee.
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Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler
 
3.6

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Handles large volumes (7)
  • Strong staple power (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Jam resistant (4)

Cons

  • Jam prone (3)

Best Uses

  • Smaller volumes (5)
  • Larger volumes (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Optima 45 nice value and performance.

The first electric stapler I purchased worked well but sounded like a cannon going off. The second electric stapler was relatively quiet but worked very poorly.
This Optima 45 combines the best of...Read complete review

The first electric stapler I purchased worked well but sounded like a cannon going off. The second electric stapler was relatively quiet but worked very poorly.
This Optima 45 combines the best of both worlds with quiet and effective stapling.
The low pricing is reminiscent of printers which are cheap to purchase but the manufacturer has specialized toner/Ink where the profits seem to be made.
We don't staple enough to worry about any extra expense for the Optima Staples pricing.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I like it

I like this product a lot. There is one deficiency in that even with the exact same amount of paper the product will not stapler whereas with the same set the staple will go...Read complete review

I like this product a lot. There is one deficiency in that even with the exact same amount of paper the product will not stapler whereas with the same set the staple will go all the way through. I don't know if the deficiency lies with the staple or the stapler. You decide.

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5.0

Would buy over and over again

By 

from Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

Best stapler ever. After lots of use it finally gave up, and I immediately purchased another one just like it.

 
2.0

Poor Product

By 

from Florida, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

When it works its fine. But it continually jams and mechanically it is not accessible for user repair. The plastic top was easily broken and not functional.

 
1.0

NEEDS LOTS OF WORK!!!

By 

from Cartersville, GA, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

This stapler jams way to often and is not easy to work on when jammed.

 
2.0

Disapointed with this product

By 

from San Diego, CA, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

I purchased the Optima 45 in June and by the following June it was making scraping noises every time it stapled something. The plastic piece that pushes the staples back into place broke off and the staples kept jamming. I'm the only user and I'm not heavy handed. This product was a disappointment.

 
1.0

Constantly breaking down

By 

from Alberta, Canada

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

We have had to throw 5 of these in the trash so far

 
5.0

Fantastic!

By 

from Benicia, CA

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Handles Large Volumes
  • Jam Resistant
  • Strong Staple power

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Larger Volumes
    • Smaller Volumes

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    This stapler does it all! It is powerful enough to staple 40+ sheets, yet gentle enough to staple as few as 2. I love that it closes the back of the staple flat. I have had no problems with it jamming at all. I just ordered 4 more for our busy plumbing office.

     
    5.0

    Quiet electric stapler

    By 

    from Northern California

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    The staff in our office really likes using this electric stapler. Previous electric staplers we had used were loud and sounded like a weapon going off. This one is much quieter, effectively stapling pages without the loud "bang" of previous staplers. The stapler was moved from the work room for a project and a couple of staff members mentioned that they missed the "good" stapler. We are very happy with this stapler.

     
    3.0

    Broken with no way to repair

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    We bought several of these for work. We use these for stapling a small packet to a brochure - well below the stated load for this unit. We typically use these once a month or so. None are working now and I wanted to see if there was something fixable. The unit appears to be impossible to open. After reading online info I decided to call Swingline. I'm really glad I did because within about 60 seconds of connecting with a CS person they were taking information to send me a replacement. Judging by how quickly they offered the replacement I presume that there is a known quality issue with this product. I am happy to get a free replacement rather than have to purchase another unit. The real question is how will the replacement function. If it functions well for a year (these are not used daily) then I will believe that Swingline has addressed the quality issues. I will submit an updated review. If the new unit is as shoddy as this one is then I will stick with my mediocre review.

     
    3.0

    Not a JamFree Porduct as advertised!!!

    By 

    from Turlock, Ca

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    I was really excited to first get this product! I quickly realised on the second day of use that it jams up pretty easily. It may be defective but i cannot say! I removed the jam and tried using it again, but then it jammed again and caught the sheets...I tried removing the jam and notice it curled in and was just stuck. After that i gave up on it. However my co workers love their stapler, the same make and model! I am hoping mine was just a defective piece!

     
    1.0

    Nothing but problems!

    By 

    from Dwight, IL, USA

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    This is the second one of these I have had the first one I had a month and it quit working. Called and got it replaced but took over a month to get the new one. Plugged the new one in and it is working ok however the flashing light for the low staples and jam keeps flashing but it has staples and there is no jam.

     
    5.0

    I LOVE this stapler!!!!

    By 

    from Va

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    I've had this stapler for 2 months and used about 2,000 staples without any failed to staple or jams. Use ONLY SWINGLINE staples, NOT the cheap ones. You will get better results!! You might pay a little more for Swingline staples, but in the long run you will have less aggravation.

     
    1.0

    Doesn't work!

    By 

    from University of Washington

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    Followed directions and it worked perfectly first time! But then after only ONE staple, the light was flashing which means there's a blocked staple or low on staples. However, all it needed was a reboot. So several times I either reloaded the magazine OR unplugged and re-plugged and it worked perfectly for only ONE staple until it needed a reboot. Defective unit apparently. So disappointed as someone in my office really needed it.

     
    2.0

    If you buy this product be sure to register it and hang on to the receipt so that you can get a replacement

    By 

    from Tukwila, WA, USA

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    We work in a medical office and were using this everyday , then it just stoped working, the light continues to flash and the the release button for the staple magazine either isn't working or the magazine is stuck.

     
    4.0

    Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler

    By 

    from Minneapolis, MN

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Handles Large Volumes
    • Not jam resistant
    • Strong Staple power

    Cons

    • Jam Prone

    Best Uses

    • Larger Volumes

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    Overall the stapler works well, but it says that it is jam free and we have already had to clear jams.

     
    3.0

    Stapler will not staple

    By 

    from Michigan

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    I work in a law office and used this stapler daily until it just quit stapling. The lights continuously flash. I have plugged in and unplugged it, let it set and replugged it in. No change.

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Stapler!

    By 

    from Boise, ID, USA

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    We use this in our office constantly. We have had this for almost a year now and it still acts like a brand new piece of equipment. So easy to use, runs smoothly and we haven't had a single jam. Other departments have come to us and have used this and immediately start writing down the specs so they can order one for their department. It truly is the best stapler we have ever used!

     
    4.0

    Works - but light will not stop blinking

    By 

    from San Antonio, TX

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    I pulled this stapler out of the box just this afternoon. Loaded it with the correct staples, recommended by Swingline, plugged it in and the indicator light is still blinking. I have triple checked that everything is in place. Fresh from the box there are NO jams. The machine staples 2 sheets as well as 45 sheets of 20lb paper. No other issues, but its going to be annoying that the light refuses to stop blinking.

     
    2.0

    Dissapointed

    By 

    from Miami, FL, USA

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    I have had this product for only 7 months and it already broke. It came defective to begin with because the light would blink constantly, even when it had staples.

     
    5.0

    So easy to use

    By 

    from Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    My son had this stapler for a small magazine he published biweekly and I would help him by stapling it together. It was so nice using this stapler. It almost did it by itself. So easy to use and my hands didn't hurt after. I love this stapler.

     
    1.0

    Quit working after 2 months

    By 

    from Missouri, USA

    Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

    I have only had this stapler for about 2 months and it will not staple anymore. I have tried it on the auto and the manual setting and neither one will work. It worked fine yesterday, and then when I tried to use it this morning, it doesn't work at all. I use the Swingline standard staples and even cleared them out this morning and tried putting a new row of staples in, and that didn't help either. The light is on like always, so that tells me it is getting power, it just doesn't staple. Checked the trigger mechanism and it seems to be moving just fine.Terrible product!!!

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    • Q:

      How do I stop the red light around the top from flashing?
      Asked on 6/10/2015 by Linda from Las Vegas

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      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        The flashing light on the Swingline Optima 45 Stapler means the staples either need to be refilled or are jammed.

        Answered on 6/11/2015 by Adam from Columbus, Wisc.
    • Q:

      Do I use regular 1/4 stapels?
      Asked on 8/15/2014 by Hal from Arkansas

      1 answer

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        A:

        The Swingline Electric Stapler uses either product SWI35556 or SWI35450 for staplers.

        Answered on 8/18/2014 by Adam from Columbus, Wisc.
    • Q:

      Capable of stapling 11x17 books? I am looking for an electric stapler for the job.
      Asked on 6/8/2013 by MickeyMouse from New York City

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The Swingline Electric Stapler does not do booklet stapling. Try a booklet stapler such as product SWI34121.

        Answered on 6/11/2013 by Adam from Columbus, Wisc.
    • Q:

      How do I replace staples?
      Asked on 10/1/2012 by artsy from Chicago IL

      1 answer

      • A:

        Just push the button in the back of the stapler to open the refill apparatus and simply refill.

        Answered on 9/4/2014 by Dialysis Admin from Reedley CA.
    • Q:

      Is it AC or DC or both (DC with charger)? Will a staple that will penetrate 45 pages leave a lot of metal (staple) on a stack of 3 to 5 pages, or does it use different size staples depending on the number of pages? What is special about the recommended Swingline staples?
      Asked on 11/17/2011 by MikeP from Torrance, CA

      1 answer

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        A:

        The Swingline Optima Electric Stapler is AC powered. It uses a standard staple size, but is designed to run the smoothest with Swingline staples.

        Answered on 11/21/2011 by Adam
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