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Picture of Long Reach Stapler -- Make Your Own
If you need to make a booklet, you need a long reach stapler. These can cost several times more than a standard desk stapler. The office where I work now has one shown here. A few years ago I was working in an office where there was no money for a long reach stapler, but we needed to make booklets.

The long reach stapler shown here is really heavy duty with very strong components. Someone did tape corrugated cardboard pieces to the steel base for stops on different sizes of paper.
 
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Step 1: Choose the Stapler

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You need a donor stapler that lends itself to the necessary modifications. A Bostitch-Stanley desk stapler like the one shown here works well. This photo is from Bostitch-Stanley.

Step 2: Remove the plastic base

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A new longer wooden base will be used. Pry the old plastic base off of the stapler. It is the black part shown along the bottom portion of the graphic. You will not be needing it, so do not worry about any damage inflicted, although it should snap right off with ease.

Step 3: Begin remaking

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Grind the head from the pin that is the axis for the stapler. Here it is the filled black circle at the right end of the graphic. Remove the stapler from its steel base and cut the steel base off with a saw at the red line in the graphic.

Step 4: Turn part of the steel base around

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After sawing the steel base where shown in the last step, turn the portion at the rear of the stapler around
Jagga_C3 years ago
Really good stuff !! But is a stapler like this : http://pan.fotovista.com/dev/4/3/01296034/l_01296034.jpg
or like this :
http://www.hellopro.fr/images/produit-2/4/1/2/agrafeuse-de-bureau-coup-de-poing-rapid-jacky-110--utilise-les-agrafes-jacky6-1005214.jpg
can work well ? If it works, I'm gonna try it out !! Cos' I need to make a booklet (even though I'm a novice =D)
Good job buddy ! ;)
limonchi4 years ago
good idea, thanks
i will try to make it
you would make a elipses holes to screw the base piece to the wood
it will be easy to adjust where the staples close
Phil B (author)  limonchi4 years ago
Thanks for the comment.  The hinge pin at the back of the stapler has a little play in it.  The old orientation of the base helped to stabilize that.  Since I have seen a commercial long reach stapler close up.  If a welder is available, I might weld a long piece of strap iron under the stapler (if that did not create paper clearance problems) and make it adjustable where it mounts to the base.  I hope it works well for you. 
limonchi Phil B4 years ago
Sorry no welder avaible
when i ´ll have some time, i´ll try
if it is functional i´ll post some photos
bye from spain
Phil B (author)  limonchi4 years ago
Life is full of surprises.  You may have a welder one day.
Phil B (author) 5 years ago
Thank you.
pudicobar5 years ago
Again, nice job! :-) Voting 3.