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I've got a stapler. For stapling paper. For all those other things that ad shows, I use Titebond II, including to hold the D-rings on my pants, that my suspenders clip to.
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Used to have a long arm stapler to put booklets together. That thing was a beast. When the hem on pants came out, you could do a temporary fix with a stapler, but you sparkled with every step. At least there was no tape residue.
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Used to have a long arm stapler to put booklets together. That thing was a beast. When the hem on pants came out, you could do a temporary fix with a stapler, but you sparkled with every step. At least there was no tape residue.
Yeah, I remember those. But the thing to use for booklets is a power stapler. You do NOT want to get your fingers close to the stapler part on one of those. Guaranteed to staple your finger all the way thru.

Side note. When I had a colon resection, I figured they had stitched me up. But when the nurse took the bandage off I looked down and started laughing like all Hell. Because there was a line of staples going down my belly, and it looked like a miniature railway. Still have a picture of that somewhere around here.
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In my neck of the woods staplers were known as a "single man's sewing machine".
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In my neck of the woods staplers were known as a "single man's sewing machine".
In my house it's Titebond II. Patched one jacket until it was about 80% patches.
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