Staples Sizes Guide

Most stapler faults are caused by using incorrect staples. Always use the staple number recommended by the manufacturer of the stapler. The staple number indicated on packaging does cause some confusion: the first digits 24, 26, 23 etc normally indicate the gauge of wire, the smaller the number, the heavier the gauge; the second digit indicates the depth of the shank in mm – hence 26/6 = 26 gauge wire 6mm shank length. It is important to use the correct shank length – if it is too short the staples will not bind the papers together – if too long the staple will have too much ‘fold over’.

Having this knowledge will enable you to use the correct size staples regardless of whether the manufacturer is 5 Star, Leitz, Rapid, Rapesco or Rexel.

If you are at a complete loss as to which staples to use, or you just want to check that you have selected the correct one, please phone our helpful friendly team Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Tel: 01594 810081

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Staple Compatibility Sizes Guide

Staple No. To Fit Stapler Shank Length PackOf ProductCode
5 STAR STAPLES
23/8 Heavy duty models 8mm 1000 920233
23/12 Heavy duty models 12mm 1000 920241
23/15 Heavy duty models 15mm 1000 920268
23/20 Heavy duty models 20mm 1000 920276
23/24 Heavy duty models 24mm 1000 920284
24/6 copper Full & half strip models, long arm & stand up stapler 6mm 1000 240498
24/6 Full & half strip models, long arm & stand up stapler 6mm 1000 581327
24/6 Full & half strip models, long arm & stand up stapler 6mm 5000 581394
26/6 Full & half strip models, long arm & stand up stapler 6mm 1000 581335
26/6 Full & half strip models, long arm & stand up stapler 6mm 5000 296204
LEITZ STAPLES
6mm staple cartridge
cassette
5551 Leitz Heavy Duty Stapler 6mm 5×210 318985
8mm staple
cartridge
cassette
5551 Leitz Heavy Duty Stapler 8mm 5×210 318993
10mm staple
cartridge
cassette
5551 Leitz Heavy Duty Stapler 10mm 5×210 31900X
12mm staple
cartridge
cassette
5551 Leitz Heavy Duty Stapler 12mm 5×210 319018
25/10 5552/5574 Staplers 10mm 1000 717266
23/15XL 5579 Leitz Stapler 15mm 1000 717274
RAPID STAPLES
9/8 Rapid Super Strong HD9, HD49, HD70, HD170 8mm 5000 344281
9/10 Rapid Super Strong HD9, HD49, HD70, HD170 10mm 5000 34429X
9/12 Rapid Super Strong HD9, HD49, HD170 12mm 5000 344303
9/14 Rapid Super Strong HD9, HD49, HD170 14mm 5000 344311
13/4 Rapid R13, R19, R23, Hobby Tacker, Eco Tacker 4mm 5000 344257
13/6 Rapid R13, R19, R23, R33, R113, R83, Hobby Tacker, Eco Tacker 6mm 5000 344249
13/8 Rapid R13, R19, R23, R33, R113, R83, Hobby Tacker, Eco Tacker 8mm 5000 344230
13/10 Rapid R13, R33, R113, R83, Ergo 83 10mm 5000 344222
13/14 Rapid R33, R113, R83, Ergo 83 14mm 5000 344214
21/4 Rapid 51 4mm 5000 344370
26/6 Rapid Eco Mini, E12, E14, E15 Freeze, S30, K45, FM22, FM20, F30, F18, Rapid S50, FX Rapid Stand up, Ultimate Stand up, S1, 20EX, S17, S27, Eco Staplers, K1, K2, HD12/12, HD12/16 6mm 5000 344400
26/8 Plus Rapid HD12/12, HD12/16, K1, K2, S50 8mm 5000 344389
66/6 Rapid Strong 90EC, 100E, 105E, 106E 6mm 5000 344273
66/7 Rapid Strong 90EC, 105E, 106E 7mm 5000 678510
66/8 Rapid Super Strong100E, 105E, 106E 8mm 5000 344265
73/8 Rapid Super Strong HD31 8mm 5000 344354
73/10 Rapid Super Strong HD31 10mm 5000 344346
73/12 Rapid Super Strong HD31 12mm 5000 344338
5020
cartridge
cassette
Rapid R5020E 2×1500 280679
5050
cartridge
cassette
Rapid R5050E 5000 668565
5080
cartridge
cassette
Rapid R5080E 5000 674683
Duax Staples Rapid Duax Heavy Duty Stapler 1000 573276
RAPESCO STAPLER
13/6 Rapesco Z-Duo Tacker 6mm 5000 536137
13/8 Rapesco Z-Duo Tacker 8mm 5000 549830
24/6 Rapesco R7 Sting Ray, Puffa see-through, Marlin 545, Bowfin, Skippa, Puffa silver, P20 Shimma, Zero 01, Zero Lightweight, Spinna 717, Whale Plier 6mm 5000 202386
24/8 Rapesco Zero 01, Spinna 717, Whale Plier 8mm 5000 153693
26/6 Rapesco R7 Sting Ray, Puffa see-through, Marlin 545, Bowfin, Skippa, Puffa silver, P20 Shimma, Zero 01, Zero Lightweight, Spinna 717, Whale Plier 6mm 5000 202223
26/8 Rapesco Zero 01, Spinna 717, Whale Plier 8mm 5000 202378
23/8 Rapesco Av-29, Av-30, Av-69 Staplerz 8mm 4000 536102
23/10 Rapesco Av-29, Av-30, Av-69 Stapler 10mm 4000 536110
23/14 Rapesco Av-29, Av-30, Av-69 Stapler 14mm 4000 536129
REXEL STAPLER
Odyssey Rexel Odyssey Multipurpose Stapler 9mm 2500 603020
10 (10/5) Rexel Auto 10, Delphi, Office 10 Plier, Buster Stapler 5mm 5000 503743
16 (24/6) Rexel Aquarius, Centor, De Luxe Pocket, Eclipse 12, Gazelle, Gemini, Jupiter, Laser One, Laser Two, Long Arm, Long Reach, Matador, Meteor, Ocean, Office 56 Plier, Polaris 1420, Saturn, Sirius, Taurus, Triton, Vulcan, Ulyssey, Wizard Stapler 6mm 5000 503654
18 (24/8) Rexel Tritan, Vulcan Stapler 8mm 5000 503670
25 (25/4) Rexel Bambi, Office 25 Plier, PX15, Surf Stapler 4mm 20×1500 503700
25 (25/4) Rexel Bambi, Office 25 Plier, PX15, Surf Stapler 4mm 5000 503697
56 (26/6) Rexel Aquarius, Beastie, Buddy, Centor, De Luxe Pocket, Eclipse 12, Gazelle, Gemini, Jupiter, Laser One, Laser Two, Long Arm, Long Reach, Matador, Meteor, Ocean, Office 56 Plier, Saturn, Sirius, Taurus, Ulyssey, Wizard Stapler 6mm 1000 503751
56 (26/6) As Above 6mm 5000 50376X
56 (26/6) Coloured Staples, As Above Stapler 6mm 2000 47211X
56 (26/6) Rexel Optima Grid, 20, 40, 45 Stapler 6mm 3750 869901
66/8 Rexel Giant, Goliath Stapler 8mm 5000 503778
66/11 Rexel Giant, Goliath Stapler 11mm 5000 503786
66/14 Rexel Giant, Goliath Stapler 14mm 5000 503794
70HD Rexel Optima 70 Stapler 10mm 2500 869919
73/10 Rexel Trojan Stapling Plier Stapler 5000 503824
Mercury Rexel Mercury Heavy Duty Stapler 2500 727437
Staple
Cassette
Cartridge
Rexel Stella 70 Stapler 5000 169806
Staple
Cassette
Cartridge
Rexel Auto 25, Stella 30 Stapler 5000 205597