As of 2015, Rapesco, Swingline, Rapid and Bostitch all offer heavy-duty staplers that receive top customer ratings on Amazon.com in the heavy-duty stapler category. The specific model best selected depends on user need and desired price range.
Heavy duty staplers are available in manual or electric versions, with premium pricing on electric models. Most staplers list stapling capacity by page number processed. Effort required for use depends on the power source used, often determined by stapler handle type. Manual options require more effort, including handheld clamping staplers or stationary staplers that work by pulling a handle towards the supporting surface. Electric staplers generally require only simple insertion into the correct area for automatic processing.