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Staple removal tool

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by Alter Rostig, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Alter Rostig

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    Hello all,
    I've been thinking of adding a small tool for staple extraction to my pocket carry stuff. Any suggestions as to what is most suitable, whether alone or on an existing multi-tool?
    TIA,
    Jack
     
  2. Manatakui

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    You could get a Pico or Micro Widgy from County Comm, or use the bottle opener as a staple pry from an 84mm-or-larger SAK. :)
     
  3. Bucky

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    I still think the hinged staple removers with the four little "teeth" work the best. If you need to remove lots of staples, I would opt for one of those. If not, any small pry bar or flathead screwdirver will do in a pinch.
     
  4. steelstr45

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  5. indabayou

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    Pico or Micro Widgy from County Comm. Pico is what i use.
     
  6. Manatakui

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    See, my problem with those is that they tear the staple away, leaving a hole, whereas a pry leaves just the two initial piercing points, and can be carefully restapled without another pair of holes. ;)
     
  7. RyanMalpiede

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    Titanium metal - Works like a champ on office and industrial staples. My one actually spreads the folded over pieces apart since I made the taper :censored: near perfect. (By Accident of course)
     
  8. copykat

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    I usually just rip them out with my finger nails.
    sometimes you have to unbend the backside first.
    If the staple is a heavy duty I use the big common screwdriver
    on my wave and then use the wave pliers to finish the job.
    A pocket knife works too.
    I been in the copy business tooooo long.
     
  9. Corbs

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    I don't find that to be the case when you do the teeth first.
     
  10. Bucky

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    I don't really have an problems with the paper tearing either for the most part as long as you're careful.
     
  11. schlemshfifty5

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    I just use a knife tip. If the staple is stronger than your knife, then it would be better to get a new knife then a "mini pry bar"
     
  12. jzmtl

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    I always carry a SAK and the bottle opener or nail file works great for this.
     
  13. faca

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    I use my nails r keys :-X
     
  14. sbiner

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    I would like something like this...a simple, small keychain bar that can be used as many ways as you can imagine. is there something avaliable commercially?
     
  15. RyanMalpiede

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    You can find these on ebay from time to time: Slaymaker
     
  16. tmedina

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    In other words, no. ;D

    -Trevor

    Edit: Joshua Rice does make a thumbnail that comes pretty close.
     
  17. RyanMalpiede

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    great collection! does he sell the flat ones also, or were they a limited run?
     
  19. Corbs

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    I've been using a stanley wonderbar for this.
     
  20. johnnytest

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    may I suggest an Artifact... :winkwink:
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