Rated 2.9 out of 5�by 9
Rated 1 out of 5 Tears the pages!
I debated purchasing this item, because of the mixed reviews, but decided to chance it - big mistake! As other reviewers mentioned, it is very difficult to get the tongue under the staple. I solved this by sticking a thin metal letter opener under the staple, to loosen it up a little bit. I thought if I could just get it loose enough to stick the tongue under the staple, I'd be good.
Once I got it loose enough that the tongue would fit, I attempted to use the staple remover. On one set of papers (about 50 sheets), it tore holes in the top few pages! On another set of papers (about 65 sheets), it actually snapped the staple in half - while still in the pages. I eventually had to use pliers to get it out without cutting myself.
I recommend you DO NOT PURCHASE this product.
May 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5�by Shawn Disappointed
I used this staple remover in another office and loved it. The tongue on this one, that slides under the staple, is too thick. It won't slide under and is therefore useless. I have tried it on regular sized staples and heavy duty. It's a no go for either one.
January 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5�by amcfan Disappointed
I work in the construction industry and have used this staple remover at several different employers. At my new place of employment we needed a heavy duty staple remover so I ordered this one...twice! Both times the "tongue" of the remover, the part you slide under the staple, has broken off. Never saw that before. Not sure what to make of it since this particular remover has worked very well in the past. Previous to these purchases I would have given this remover 5 stars.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5�by Mark For really big staples
We've had one in our architecture firm for many years. When taking large sets of drawings apart, the staples usually break, and this puller can then grab the broken piece of a staple and pull that out too.
February 14, 2014