Staples for old Bostitch stapler
Close
Login to Your Account
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    On Elk Mountain, West Virginia, USA
    Posts
    2,038
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    827
    Likes (Received)
    688

    Default Staples for old Bostitch stapler

    dsci3705.jpgdsci3704.jpgI bought a great old heavy-duty stapler at the flea market last year. It happened to have a few staples in it. I actually needed to use it (!), to staple some thick stacks of documents together, and after I made a little hook to reconnect the feed spring to the follower, it worked very well.

    But I do not know where to get more of the staples,which are made of flat wire about .025" thick and .050" wide.. They are 1/2" between the legs, which does not appear to be a current Bostitch standard
    I have attempted to contact Bostitch (now part of Stanley/Black and Decker),and got no response.

    I could perhaps modify it by grinding or milling down the width of the center rail and moving the outboard rails in....and making a new follower..to use 7/16 wide staples........

    Anyone know about the varieties of staples that are somebody's standards?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Stratham, Cow Hampshire
    Posts
    4,096
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    337
    Likes (Received)
    1445

    Default

    I have a similar stapler which I brought home from one of the office clean-outs/transfers/consolidations (we seem to do a lot of this these days in the USA.) Like yours it is a Bostitch and has the cast, heavy staple holder/head and the extended compound lever. The base is a little different not made to be attached to a bench or extended for booklet stapling like yours. Mine more the standard "Uber Heavy duty desk stapler."

    I was able to contact Bostitch and they confirmed that they did not supply staples for mine anymore. But they did indicate that the correct staples were still a standard - and were available "aftermarket" from any industrial supply house.

    The best source I've found is McMaster Carr. If you go to McMaster-Carr you'll find a selection chart on the left of page based on size. Page lists as "staples for powered staplers" - but actually that is what heavy duty staples are. You can narrow the search by selecting "Bostitch" and you'll see only the galvanized staples.

    I think you'll find what you need there.

    Joe in NH

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    On Elk Mountain, West Virginia, USA
    Posts
    2,038
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    827
    Likes (Received)
    688

    Default

    McMaster is a great source. Their cat is here on my desk. The closest staple they list is 1/2" "crown width", which is measured outside-to-outside. Mine are .550 outside. Maybe unobtainium. Thanks for the suggestion, though..

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Stratham, Cow Hampshire
    Posts
    4,096
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    337
    Likes (Received)
    1445

    Default

    I may be getting a better lead on the Bostitch staples.

    I found a stapler (three actually) on Ebay that are similar to mine.

    Pix below



    There are three of these (one very rusty) and in two cases they are reported to have a "Head No. 62" or "Head No. 64" - the only difference between them being the actual size of the stapler channel - and the overall depth of document they can staple.

    Googling "Bostitch Head No. 62" I come to Stanley SCCR 25 Staples - 9/16" - Printing Equipment & Supply

    Which says:

    Product Description

    SCCR 25 Staples - 9/16" - 5000 per box. Staples with a crown, made especially for the Stanley Bostitch EHFS Stapler and other staplers with the "62" head. Each box has 5,000 staples. Available in 4 sizes (1/4", 3/8", 1/2" and 9/16"). Manufactured in Germany.
    Now EHFS staplers come in many sizes/types, both manual and electric - and some of considerable size as in floor mount units for carpeting and large books - but they all seem to share the common staple which is this Stanley SSCR25 staple which currently is available in lengths up to 9/16".

    Hope this helps - and it would have nicer to have some product support from Bostitch. They've been around a LONG time and should know better.

    Joe in NH


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
2