I'm almost shocked by how terrible this stapler is! I don't have much use for staplers, most of my written work existing in digital format. But occasionally I do need to put some printed documents together, and that's why I bought this Optima model a few years ago. I hardly ever use it. It most definitely has NOT been abused. Yet just now I tried to use it for the first time in months…and it simply doesn't work. Filled with staples, but won't do the job. And as you can tell from looking here on the site, this isn't a cheap model. But no matter how fancy or expensive it is…what good is a stapler that doesn't staple? Shouldn't that be the primary focus of the design? It's not heavy enough for a doorstop, and I don't have enough paperwork on my desk to use it as a paperweight. Plain and simple, it's a piece of junk! DON'T BUY IT!