One limitation of a typical office stapler is that it only lets you staple about 3 1/2" into the paper. This isn't enough for a lot of projects. If you want to put together your own comic book or a large banner, you are usually stuck stapling your project onto a piece of cardboard or carpet and then bending the legs of the staple by hand. They do sell extra long staplers or staplers with swivel heads but they still have their limitations.
A better option would be to make a stapler with a detachable base. The base would be positioned under the paper and aligned to the top half of the stapler with magnets. This would allow you to staple any area of a project regardless of location. So in this project, I am going to show you how to convert a standard stapler into a two part magnetic stapler.
Step 1: Materials
Four strong magnets (preferably rare earth)
Drill and bit set
file or grinder (optional)
Step 2: Separate the Two Halves of the Stapler
Step 3: Drill Holes for the Magnets
Step 4: Attach the Magnets
In order to ensure that the magnets will be flush the plates, first apply a piece of tape to the top side of the base plate and a second piece of tape to the bottom side of the stand plate. Then fit the magnets in place and apply super glue all around the edges. Wait until the glue is fully cured before reassembling.