This is just so mundane. In November 2019 I’d started the OP course, and was printing and stapling a fair amount of material. After trying to punch together one academic reference too many, my old stapler pretty much exploded in my hands. Knowing that there was a lot more stapling in my future, and those academic papers can be quite long, I got myself a nice new “Super Flat Clinch” Rapid S-50. Not “high end” stapling technology, but certainly not bottom of the barrel either. It has great chunking action.
Today I reached a milestone: I’ve used up the box of 1000 staples I bought along with the stapler. So that’s about 500 staples a year. For home use, that’s a lot of stapling.