Stapler Prank

Introduction: Stapler Prank

About: I like building things, especially gadgets. The things I make are usually useful, odd, funny, or pointless.

epic prank. makes stapler stop working

Step 1: Supplies

1. Stapler and staples
2. Metal file.
3. Testing paper.
4. The fun part, a VICTIM!

Step 2: The Prank Setup

Open up the stapler and remove the staples. Then see what part presses the staples down(see where my finger is). We will call this part "the presser". File the presser down for a few minutes and put the staples back in the stapler. Close the stapler and try stapling it on the test paper. If it staples then keep filing but if it doesn't then you have successfully made a "dead" stapler!

Step 3: The Victim

The next time a classmate or co-worker asks to borrow a stapler or asks if you have an extra stapler they can have give them this one. Watch their face as they cannot staple a stapler with staples in it.

Step 4: Xtras

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    8 Discussions


    7 years ago

    My brother went insane when he was trying to staple his papers


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Not seen this prank idea before. Pretty cool. I can see it really annoying alot of people, because they will see the staples inside when they open it up to see what's wrong and have no idea what is going on.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    You need to replace the pictures with better ones. Try and see if you camera has a macro function, or maybe stand back a way and use the zoom.