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Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler

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

Product Number: SWI48209

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Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler
45 Sheet Capacity - Full Strip (210 Staple Capacity) - Silver

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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
 
3.3

(based on 93 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (19)

59%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Jam prone (5)

Best Uses

  • Smaller volumes (5)
  • Larger volumes (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (6)

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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1.0

DOES NOT STAPLE

By 

from Orange, CA, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

THE STAPLER WILL NOT STAPLE ANYMORE!!! I HAVE HAD IF FOR A YEAR. DOES NOT WORK ON MANUAL OR AUTO!!!

 
1.0

Prefer the old Optima 45

By 

from St. Louis, MO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

We purchased 10 of the Optima 45 that used the 1/4" staples from 2012-2016 for our office and love them. I just purchased 2 more Optima 45 and didn't realized they had been redesigned for 3/8" staples. They are also extremely loud like a gun firing and the staples do not lay flat on the back. The 2 redesigned versions are going back because they don't fit our need.

We'd love to have the old version back.

 
2.0

Not Reliable

By 

from Charleston, SC, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

This stapler is unfortunately more work than it's worth. When I staple a few pages, the stapling mechanism goes up and then immediately comes back down. It doesn't staple a second time, but the mechanism rests on the paper, holding it tightly in. The only way to release this is by unplugging the stapler and then plugging it back in again. And it does this each time I staple, so it takes longer to staple multiple items using this stapler than a manual, hand stapler. Unfortunately I waited too long to research the problem to look for a solution (apparently there is none, this is a design flaw) and now I am stuck with a defective stapler. I would not recommend this product.

 
2.0

Horrible

By 

from Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

This is the only stapler that my team likes and they break down all the time. We have to replace each person's twice a year. I just found out that they have a warranty and hopefully this helps.

 
1.0

Loud & non functional

By 

from Henderson NV

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

We purchased two of the Optima 45 last year and were quite happy with them. Purchased one this week and the new design is horrible. Very loud, sound like a small gun going off. Additionally they no longer do the flat clinch which is one of the reasons for the purchase. It will be going back.

 
1.0

LOUD

By 

from Arlington, TX, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

I have purchased Optima 45 in the past several years for my company. I purchased one in April and received the updated version which now uses 3/8" staples instead of 1/4". This stapler is too loud. I had to return. It sounds like a gun firing. I staple over 300 papers a day. The noise is unacceptable.

 
3.0

Why did Swingline change the design and functions?

By 

from Fresno, CA, USA

Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

I recently purchased another one of these as it was quiet and stapled documents flat. Now the manual/auto switch was removed and it is loud as can be when in use. it is also bigger than before. I dont like the new style or the fact that it can use heavy duty staples as I didnt need that function. Wont buy again Ill have to find something like the previous design.

 
1.0

this stapler jams and I can't unjam it.

By 

from San Francisco, CA

Pros

    Cons

    • Jam Prone

    Best Uses

      Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

      it jams and its hard to unjam

       
      3.0

      Too Fidgety

      By 

      from NY

      Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

      Can it staple? Yes. But it is a fidgety stapler. Confidence is higher with a manual stapler; however, an electric stapler by design does speed up a process and makes office work more efficient. The retractable "nose" is flimsy. Reloading is simple, but confidence in product (the "nose"in particular) is low. Have had for several years now and staples continue to jam at the tip. Would have greater confidence in product if this device actually popped open (for staple replenishment purposes) similar to the old-fashioned manual staplers. It would allow for a stable and solid stapling experience.

       
      3.0

      cheaply made

      By 

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Handles Large Volumes

      Cons

      • Bulky Design
      • Jam Prone

      Best Uses

        Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

        This is the 3rd one of these that we had purchased. Two were bought at the same time. One of the originals is still in use and works perfectly. The other broke within 2 weeks of being purchased.
        I ordered this one as I handed the one I was using to another employee as it worked well. I am the one using this one an it stopped stapling and when trying to release the staple it will not release.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        1.0

        This product does not hold up

        By 

        from Northern Michigan

        Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

        We bought two of these staplers at the same time and both have began to jam and one has had to be replaced already. They both are experiencing the same issues. We have used the recommended "jam free" staples but the problem seems to be in the operating mechanisms.

         
        1.0

        Jammed on first use.

        By 

        from Michigan, USA

        Comments about Swingline Optima 45 Electric Stapler:

        I usually don't complain, but this product never worked for me. I bought it and the staples almost 250.00 for everything. I tried to use it the first time and it jammed then the grey piece connected to the stapler carriage in the front broke off. My boss had thrown the receipt away so I couldn't even return it. So I am out a bunch of money and still no stapler. Not happy.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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        Verified Buyer

        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.

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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

            1 answer

            • 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

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              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

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              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

            • Staff Reviewer

              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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