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“This anti-aircraft battery launches twin-pronged missiles when popped open but mangles the ordnance when fired in the prone position.”
—Sticker Museum plaque, Paper Mario: Sticker Star

The Stapler is a Thing in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. It is obtained within The Enigmansion in a rather strange way. As Mario is walking through the east hallway, the stapler suddenly bursts through one of the windows, startling him. It fires staples frantically before wearing down and falling still on the floor, allowing Mario to collect it. It remains in Mario’s Album until it is turned into a sticker at a Sling-a-Thing station. Once it has been used as a sticker, it returns here, simply lying in the middle of the hallway. It can also be purchased from the Shady Toad for 150 coins.

As a sticker, the stapler takes up four squares in Mario’s album. If used in a battle, the enemies freeze, allowing the stapler to pin them down with multicolored staples. In addition to dealing a fair amount of damage, the stapler also prevents the enemies from attacking for a couple of turns, similar to the Tape and Thumbtack.

The stapler can also be placed into the Sticker Museum as #55, alongside similar Things. Its description mentions its practical use, although in a very elaborate way. Another description explains this in a much more simple manner.

The stapler comes in handy during the first phase of the Bowser battle in Bowser’s Sky Castle. It can be used in addition to the Thumbtack or Tape to keep the doors in the background closed, preventing Bowser from summoning any new enemies.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホッチキス
Chinese (Simplified) 订书机
Dìng shū jī
Chinese (Traditional) 釘書機
Dìng shū jī
French Agrafeuse Stapler
Tacker Stapler
Italian Spillatrice Stapler
Spanish Grapadora Stapler

Medtronic facing litigation over surgical staplers and injury reporting

Three people who say they were seriously injured by Medtronic surgical staplers are suing the company for knowingly selling defective devices and intentionally hiding risks from doctors and patients.

An attorney for one of the plaintiffs said the three cases, filed in Minnesota and Texas courts in the waning days of 2019, might signal the beginning of litigation against Medtronic over the way it sells and reports safety information on its now-recalled staplers.

“This is all pretty fresh,” said Noah Lauricella, a partner with Minneapolis-based GoldenbergLaw, which filed one of the three stapler cases against Medtronic. “Things are just starting to come to light, and I think we may have only seen the tip of the iceberg here in terms of the litigation.

Medtronic, one of the top companies in the multibillion-dollar market for staples and staplers used in surgery, declined to comment on the pending litigation.

The company filed a 219-page report with the Food and Drug Administration last month arguing that real-world experience with the 23 different internal stapling systems it sells confirmed the “consistent and favorable safety profile of Medtronic staplers.” Overall, deaths were associated with the staplers in 0. 0005% of cases, and injuries were associated with the devices 0.017% of the time.

“In most cases, [the deaths and injuries] are related to the inherent risks of the surgical procedure, patient co-morbidities, or the manner in which the device was used,” the company said in its Dec. 19 filing with the FDA.

The three lawsuits filed against Medtronic in December over its surgical staplers involve situations in which patients were having gastrointestinal surgeries in December 2017 that required staples to be precisely placed in organs after surgery. The Medtronic staplers allegedly malfunctioned, for example, by creating holes without leaving behind staples or not properly closing implanted staples. Adverse effects included severe infections, cardiac problems, corrective surgeries, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional medical expenses.

“A reasonable and prudent manufacturer is or should be aware of the risk that if its product is defective, the [surgical] repair it is intended to secure could break loose, causing the contents of an organ undergoing repair to be released into the surrounding area of the body,” said Harris County, Texas resident Cynthia Nicholson in her Dec. 20 complaint filed against Medtronic in Hennepin County District Court.

A Gilman, Iowa, man named Robert Snyder sued Medtronic in Hennepin County District Court on Dec. 24 after experiencing years of negative effects following treatment for stomach pain. Snyder contracted infections and required several surgical treatments after a Medtronic Endo GIA stapler malfunctioned during the removal of a section of his small bowel, leading to a serious complication called an anastomotic leak, the lawsuit says.

Meanwhile, Janet and Randy Adams of Collin County, Texas, filed suit in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas on Dec. 23 alleging that the Medtronic EEA surgical stapler used in a procedure to repair Janet Adams’ surgically created stoma misfired and punctured her intestines without engaging the staples.

All three cases allege defects in the design and manufacturing of the staplers, plus negligence and failure to warn. All three cases say Medtronic intentionally used a secret loophole in federal adverse-event reporting laws that allowed it to conceal the true risks from the device by burying injury reports in nonpublic files known as ASRs, or “alternative summary reports.”

“By doing so, [Medtronic)]intentionally concealed from public view the many injuries caused by the use of its Endo GIA staplers,” Snyder’s lawsuit says.

Federal law requires med-tech companies like Medtronic — and Covidien, the staplers’ maker before Medtronic acquired the company in 2015 — to file a public report with the FDA anytime anyone at the company learns that “any of their devices may have caused or contributed to a death or serious injury,” the FDA says. “Manufacturers must also report to the FDA when they become aware that their device has malfunctioned and would be likely to cause or contribute to a death or serious injury if the malfunction were to recur.”

However, until last year the FDA’s ASR program allowed manufacturers to secretly file spreadsheets summarizing large numbers of adverse events with little to no supporting detail, in cases in which the FDA agreed with the manufacturer that the adverse events were “well-known and well-established risks associated with a particular device.

Medtronic was a prolific user of the virtually unknown ASR system, the Star Tribune reported in 2016. The following year, the number of ASR reports filed with the FDA declined steeply, FDA filings show. The agency eliminated the program last year following critical reports in other media outlets.

Last year, a series by Kaiser Health News prompted the FDA to release information on 5.7 million device-related injuries or malfunctions summarized since 1999, including tens of thousands of reports on Medtronic and Covidien surgical staplers. The FDA quickly opened a review and found the total number of reported problems associated with all models of staples and staplers between 2011 and 2018 was 109,997. Only 53,720 had been reported publicly, FDA officials concluded.

The FDA recommends new clinical studies and wants to increase the devices’ risk category. Medtronic voluntarily recalled a number of its Endo GIA single-use surgical staplers in May 2019, because a missing pin in devices distributed since 2014 could lead to problems, including anastomotic leak, the recall notice said.

“Had these incidents been accurately reported, it is highly likely that public notice, FDA scrutiny, and product recalls would have preceded [Janet Adams’] surgery,” the Adams’ lawsuit says, “and … the devices would have been appropriately recalled before being used on [Adams] by her unsuspecting surgeons.

STAPLES Center Has Achieved GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

Los Angeles, CA – July 9, 2020 – The Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), has announced that STAPLES Center has received the organization’s GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Home of the LA Clippers, LA Kings, Los Angeles Lakers and LA Sparks, the downtown Los Angeles venue is the first United States arena to receive the highest level of accreditation as determined under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association. 

The GBAC STAR facility accreditation insures the public that STAPLES Center, the first NBA, NHL and WNBA globally to receive the award, has created and implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention throughout the arena.

To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, STAPLES Center was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures. Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at

As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that STAPLES Center implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, STAPLES Center has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”   

We know that when the time is right for our guests , athletes, artists and our team members to experience the incredible energy within STAPLES Center again that our GBAC STAR accreditation demonstrates that we are taking the proper precautions to protect everyone once it is safe to host events again,” said Lee Zeidman, President, STAPLES Center. “We are honored to be one of the first GBAC STAR accredited arenas leading the way in maintaining cleanliness and continuing to make the safety of everyone our number one priority.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic the safety of our guests, athletes, artists and our team members was and will remain STAPLES Center’s number one priority and with the enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures along with existing partnerships with ABM, AtmosAir™, BELFOR Property Restoration and BluEco LCT System the arena will continue to ensure everyone’s safety moving forward.

STAPLES Center’s partners ABM and BELFOR Property Restoration are leaders in venue cleaning and sanitizing services, providing services to venues of all sizes. STAPLES Center’s enhanced sanitization procedures provide the safest environment to host events and ensure the safety of the athletes, artists, performers, team members, and guests.

STAPLES Center’s sanitization protocols will continue during live events with or without guests inside the arena and throughout the office work spaces. Dedicated restroom attendants equipped with enhanced products work constantly to keep these high-touch areas clean. A team of “sanitization monitors” are constantly auditing and evaluating all areas, especially high-touch guest areas such as in arena seats and arm rests, escalator & stair handrails, faucets, soap dispensers and restroom fixtures which have been modified, where appropriate, to touchless. The highest care and attention is also used in our food and beverage areas, ensuring food safety is carefully considered with EPA-approved sanitization methods.

STAPLES Center’s Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning system is equipped with AtmosAir™ Bipolar Ionization. Airflow passes through the patented AtmosAir™ bipolar ionization tube. The tube energizes the air to form bipolar — positive and negative — air ions. Unlike most air purification systems, AtmosAir™ seeks out and neutralizes the contaminants at their source. This is vastly superior to most air purification methods because it works “in the space” where we work and play. AtmosAir™ doesn’t wait for the pollutants to find their way into the filter within the air handler. Instead, air ions go to the contaminants in the space where you breathe, just as in nature. 

BluEco LCT System, the proprietary Liquid-Crystalline Turbex (LCT) technology, is a molecular level airflow, indoor climate management system.  This innovative processor produces the highest quality of water while at the same time efficiently managing the interior airflow, cleansing the air from particulates, and allowing for significant energy savings. Additionally, the technology eliminates an arena’s reliance on the municipal water systems to create and maintain its ice sheet.  BluEco LCT is a stand-alone “plug and play” system which seamlessly integrates into venues without the necessity of replacing existing HVAC systems, is extremely efficient and operates in all climates. The system also naturally cleanses air of particulates, microorganisms and odors, and the system has no parts that can become breeding grounds for mold and bacteria.


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About STAPLES Center

STAPLES Center recently celebrated its 20th anniversary year and has undoubtedly developed an unrivaled reputation for excellence having established itself as the Sports and Entertainment Center of the World. As the home of four professional sports franchises – the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks – STAPLES Center has proven to be a home court advantage for the local teams. The AEG owned and operated arena continues to distinguish itself as the host of major, high-profile events of national and international distinction including the 2004, 2011 & 2018 NBA All-Star Games, 2002 & 2017 NHL All-Star Game, 2000 Democratic National Convention, 2009 World Figure Skating Championships and 19 of the last 21 GRAMMY Awards shows. STAPLES Center’s twenty years have also been marked with performances and special events that brought international stature to the downtown Los Angeles venue including concerts Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Usher, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Keith Urban, Roger Waters, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Michael Bublé, Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake, as well as world championship boxing, family shows and special events. Hosting over 250 events a year, the arena’s reputation for world-class amenities, features and commitment to quality of service and the guest experience is second to none.


About GBAC, a Division of ISSA 
Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit


About ISSA 
With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800. 


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Vice President, Marketing & Communications

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2017 NHL All-Star Game – STAPLES Center

2016-17 Full Season ticket members will receive first priority to secure their 2017 NHL® All-Star weekend tickets.

  • Full Season Ticket Members who renew their seats for the 2016-17 season by March 5, 2016 *get the opportunity to secure their seat location (2015-16 Season Seat Location) for 2017 NHL® All-Star Weekend.
  • *There may be limited circumstances where your seat location may not be available due to accommodating event logistical and operational needs such as (but not limited to) NHL sponsor obligation and activations and broadcast seat kills
  • Full Season Ticket Members who renew their seats for the 2016-17 season after March 5, 2016 and before May 20, 2016 will receive the opportunity to purchase 2017 NHL® All-Star Weekend tickets in seats other than their Season Seat Location.
  • Full Season Ticket Members will have the ability to purchase the same number of 2017 NHL® All-Star Weekend packages as season seats in Season Ticket member 2016-17 season ticket account (maximum of six). Season Ticket Members will receive special purchase opportunities for additional tickets based on availability.
  • Full Season ticket members will be able to buy the same number of seats they have on their ticket account (maximum of six).

2016-17 Half season Ticket Package Holders will receive second priority to secure their 2017 NHL® All-Star weekend tickets. Half season members will have the ability to purchase the same number of 2017 NHL® All-Star Weekend packages as half season packages in 2016-17 season account, (maximum of four), and based on availability.

2016-17 10-Game Ticket package holders will receive third priority to secure their 2017 NHL® All-Star weekend tickets. 10-Game package members will have the ability to purchase the same number of 2017 NHL® All-Star Weekend packages as 10-Game packages in their 2016-17 ticket account, (maximum of two), based on availability.

LA Kings Wait List members will receive final priority to secure their All-Star weekend tickets. Wait list members will be able to purchase a maximum of 2 All-Star weekend tickets, based on availability.

All orders will be filled based on account priority. All tickets are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.

STAPLES Center Hosts Safe and Memorable Events with GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

Known as the sports and entertainment center of the world, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles is home to four professional sports teams – the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Sparks. Each year, the venue also hosts 40-50 concerts, family shows, and special events and is home to Music’s Biggest Night, the GRAMMY Awards. These events welcome approximately 4 million guests annually.

In the immediate aftermath of the World Health Organization’s declaration that the COVID-19 outbreak was a global pandemic, the STAPLES Center ceased hosting all events in March 2020. “Our goal is always to host safe events that guests will enjoy. The pandemic required us to review our whole operation from top to bottom,” said Ignacio Guerra, Vice President, Operations & Parking, STAPLES Center.

During its temporary closure, STAPLES Center quickly learned about GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. The leading trade association for the cleaning industry, ISSA and its divisions are dedicated to helping professionals uphold cleanliness in residential, commercial, and industrial environments around the world.

GBAC STAR is designed to help facilities of all types and sizes establish a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention for their staff and their building. Thus, it helps teams adequately prepare for, respond to, and recover from biorisks like SARS-CoV-2. To earn accreditation, facilities must comply with the program’s 20 key elements. “We sought support to steer our efforts to manage COVID-19 and recognized that third-party evaluation would be instrumental,” said Guerra. “Preparing for GBAC STAR accreditation enhanced the way we document and manage protocols, and helped us create a process to identify and overcome the evolving issues created by the pandemic.”

One of STAPLES Center’s biggest challenges was thoroughly vetting new products and technology that it could potentially implement to deal with the pandemic. With so many solutions on the market and additional options emerging in response to COVID-19, the process was complex. The facility also needed to adhere to numerous protocols requested by the NBA and NHL in addition to state and local requirements.

“We appreciated the guidance from GBAC’s leadership team when we had questions about vendors with new innovations. Throughout the process, they provided insightful feedback that was helpful in improving our operations,” added Guerra.

In July 2020, STAPLES Center earned GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation, becoming the first NBA, NHL, and WNBA arena globally to receive the accreditation. To promote this achievement to fans, tenants, and staff, the facility placed large display signs at main entrances and added stickers at smaller entry points. It also highlighted its accreditation via social media, e-mail communications, and ‘welcome back’ videos. These efforts help create confidence and assurance that STAPLES Center is taking the necessary precautions to provide a clean arena for everyone who enters the building.


Enhanced cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. STAPLES Center has created and implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention throughout the arena. In addition to having clearly outlined protocols for its cleaning staff and other team members, its guests follow ‘STAPLES Center SAFE’ health protocols to ensure safe and enjoyable experiences. These include health verification, mobile ticketing, cashless payments, and more. 

Ability to host safe events. In September 2020, STAPLES Center began hosting fanless events, including the Primetime Emmys, and soon after welcomed PBC Boxing events and the return of NBA and NHL games. Following the success of these fanless events, spectators were allowed back into the venue in April 2021 at a reduced capacity. As restrictions eased, capacity gradually increased. Because STAPLES Center is focused on outbreak prevention, response, and recovery, it was able to successfully manage an increasing number of events and occupants.

Reassurance for event hosts, guests, and others. With GBAC STAR accreditation, STAPLES Center gives clients, teams, event promoters, guests, and staff confidence that the arena is upholding its commitment to public health and safety. Since reopening, the facility has had numerous promoters ask how it will protect clients, crew, and guests. According to Guerra, “ultimately the accreditation has given our staff, management team, our tenant teams, and guests the peace of mind that we are doing everything in our power to provide a safe, sanitary, and disinfected environment.” These promoters and others respect the accreditation, as it distinguishes STAPLES Center as a safe venue that is dedicated to continual improvement.

“GBAC STAR helped showcase that STAPLES Center was ready to return to hosting live events with fans and do so safely. It gave us the foundation of a comprehensive plan that has the backing of a reputable organization,” said Guerra. “This program allows venues to not only meet the highest level of industry standards, but also create confidence in what they are doing to ensure a safe environment.”

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Staples Center to be renamed Crypto.

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The name of the 20,000-seat venue will change when the Lakers host the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA’s Christmas showcase.

Staples Center is getting a new name. Starting Christmas Day, it will be Arena.

The downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers, the NHL’s Kings and the WNBA’s Sparks will change its name after 22 years of operation, arena owner AEG announced on Tuesday night.

A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that is paying $700m across 20 years to rename the building. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the parties are not publicly announcing the terms of what’s believed to be the richest naming rights deal in sports history.

The 20,000-seat arena has been the Staples Center since it opened in October 1999, with the naming rights owned by the US office-supplies retail company under a 20-year agreement. The name will change when the Lakers host the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA’s annual Christmas showcase. is a cryptocurrency platform and exchange with headquarters in Singapore. Founded in 2016, has been on a spending spree across the global sports landscape during the past year. The platform has inked high-visibility sponsorship deals with Formula One, the UFC, Italy’s Serie A, Paris St-Germain and the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens — while also buying the Philadelphia 76ers’ uniform sponsorship patch.

AEG, the sports and entertainment conglomerate that has majority ownership of the Kings and had a stake in the Lakers until the middle of this year, built the arena that quickly became a famous setting for major events in the second-largest US metropolitan area.

Along with its sports tenants, the arena has hosted 19 Grammy Awards ceremonies, three NBA All-Star Games, two NHL All-Star Games and countless high-profile concerts, performances and important public events, including memorials for Michael Jackson, Nipsey Hussle and Kobe Bryant.

The Lakers have won six NBA championships during their tenure in the cavernous arena, including three straight in its first three years of operation. Banners commemorating the Lakers’ 17 NBA titles hang high on the walls above the playing floor, providing what might be the most distinctive interior feature of the building.

The Sparks have won three WNBA titles while at the Staples Center, and the Kings won their first two Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014 there, clinching both on home ice.

The Clippers will be short-timers at Arena. They’re scheduled to open owner Steve Ballmer’s $1bn, 18,000-seat Intuit Dome in Inglewood in 2024 when their Staples Center lease expires. The Sparks also could leave downtown then, although nothing has been decided.

90,000 I decided to repeat the life hack: air weaving from staple staples. I show what happened and reveal the main secret | Living things

Oh, this wonderful method of “weaving” from staples haunted me for six months, probably! I put it off all the time, thinking that it was some kind of nonsense, but my hands were itching! Moreover, in the video everything is so simple and understandable, well, what can I do here, once and again, it’s done. Yeah … Don’t you know what I mean? Now I will show and tell you!

This lesson turned out to be very painstaking, everything, starting with dividing the track of staples into equal pieces and figuring out which ones will be more convenient to weave.It turned out that the optimal number is 5 staples!

Separated with nail clippers, but here there was a lot of waste: sometimes I cut less, sometimes more. My husband watched me in bewilderment, but then joined the weaving process))) In the same place, you need to count, attentiveness is needed, but I have problems with that.

So, stage one and the simplest: we fold two parts on a flat surface as shown in the photo

I spent a long time with the third part: well, it doesn’t snap into the first two and that’s it! Should I… Until I realized that the left side needed to be slightly bent inward – the case did not move at all. But in the end, the clips clicked and locked! Hooray!

Remember the module of three parts, now we will attach the same to it, but from the side. To do this, he first puts a paper clip like this, with the left edge focusing on the same, slightly bent inward, edge of the previous part.

The fifth part must again fix this strange structure, for this it again needs to be slightly bent inward, but only one side, not both.

The main secret of this weaving, which I have not seen in any video, is precisely to bend the closing paper clip a little inward. Without this, nothing will work, not a single pack of paper clips has been checked, believe me)))

Then everything is as simple and clear as possible, but I will show you in detail and separately each frame so that you can return to one or another step and not get confused. So, again we put one piece on the side to the last paperclip:

And snaps it into place with the piece bent inward.Here you can clearly see the photo, right?

Reattach the part and snap it back into place. Are you wondering what it will be? Me too)))

I hope the principle is clear, we repeat it in a circle, in total 12 details are involved in weaving.

There are only two final parts left, be patient))) We attach one, carefully winding it under the beginning of weaving:

The second is carefully placed on top and made so that it snaps into place. Here I had to tinker, because in the process of fixing it is necessary to slightly bend the very first ray of the resulting star.

Well that’s it! This design holds up perfectly on its own, but on the net I saw how such stars are filled with epoxy or nail polish. I decided to add a little of my vision and stuck a glass eye on the instant glue “cosmophen”! And what, for a keychain or for a pendant, even

is a very nice idea))) Especially for those who work in the office and often use office supplies – an excellent warm-up for fine motor skills, coordination and attention. Yes, and children love such simple and understandable activities without unnecessary adaptations, my son 11 years old went with a bang))) The child was busy for an hour, an hour!

Come and be friends on Instagram, I will be glad)))

How to use a furniture stapler: device, work, tips

The furniture stapler is a fairly versatile tool with which you can not only perform the procedure for upholstering furniture, but also a number of other construction operations.

Today there are several types of similar equipment, differing from each other in the principle of operation:

  • pneumatic,
  • electric,
  • manual.

The pneumatic stapler is used in industry, and the electric and manual stapler is used in everyday life. Models belonging to the latter type are the most common in the furniture industry due to their mobility and ease of use. Let’s take this example and consider the principle of operation, operation and repair of furniture staplers.

However, before moving on to this procedure, I would like to say a few words about staples and their varieties.

Characteristics and types of furniture brackets

The main indicator that is guided when choosing a bracket is its depth. Depending on the nature of the work performed, this indicator can vary from 4 to 14 millimeters.

So, for example, in order to carry out the procedure for upholstering furniture with fabric, a staple with a depth of 8 millimeters will be enough, while for fixing thicker materials, a bracket with a greater depth should be selected.

Also, depending on the overall dimensions, staples are subdivided into the following types:

  • 53 – is the most common. Staples of this type are 11.4 mm wide and 0.7 mm thick. The depth of this fastener varies from 4 to 14 millimeters;
  • 140 – having the following characteristics: width – 10.6 mm, thickness – 1. 2 mm, depth – similar to the previous type;
  • 36 – this marking means that the stapler can shoot with staples that have a semicircular shape and are used mainly for cable installation;
  • 300 are special nails for use with a stapler only.

When choosing a bracket, you should also take into account the structure of the material from which it is made.

Normal steel staples are great for normal wood. However, if you are dealing with particle board or plywood, then you should get staples made of hardened steel, as normal staples can simply bend.

Furniture stapler scheme

The manual construction stapler has a magazine into which a clip with staples or special nails is loaded.The striker strikes the bracket, which is attached to the striker. The size of the striker in the tool depends on the dimensions of the consumables (staples) used. The striker, in turn, touches the spring, the compression ratio of which is regulated by a special screw. Impact damping is carried out using a shock absorber, which is located inside the stapler.

Stapler device see diagram:

Coiled mainspring stapler

Coiled mainspring is installed on inexpensive models.

Manual stapler with leaf (spring) mainspring

Leaf spring stapler is more powerful and more expensive.

How to use the stapler


In order to refuel the stapler with staples (i.e. charge the staple gun), you must first move the spring intended to press them. The staples themselves are placed in a special groove, in which, in fact, they must be placed. After that, the spring is put in place.The tool is completely ready for use.

Video: how to fill a stapler with staples

Now you know how to insert staples into the stapler, we can go directly to work.


In order to fix the required element, you should firmly attach the device to the place where you plan to drive the bracket. After that, without lifting the device from the surface, you must press the button (lever) of the trigger.In case of successful carrying out of these manipulations, you will hear a characteristic sound and see the bracket included in the material.

Tips and tricks

In order to protect yourself when working with a construction stapler, you should adhere to some rules:

  • In the case of using a mechanical model of the device, it is necessary to adjust the screw adjuster. This operation should be performed on a piece of rough material by rotating the screw from minimum to maximum.If the bracket has entered to the end from the first shot, you can start working on the “clean copy”. Otherwise, readjustment is required;
  • In order to drive in staples at the same distance, you must first mark the necessary places with a pencil or ballpoint pen;
  • Hold the material with your free hand so that when firing it does not move from the pre-designated place;
  • Keep track of the number of brackets in the “store” so as not to be left without a single fastener at the most inopportune moment;
  • After finishing work, secure the handle with a safety catch to prevent spontaneous or accidental firing.

In addition to all of the above tips, you may also need help with the repair of this construction tool, since the stapler, however, like any other equipment, tends to break down.


The most common cause of a stapler failure is a breakdown of the striker. However, in order to get to it, you must first disassemble the instrument. This can be done by performing a number of simple operations:

  • Remove the adjusting screw;
  • Remove the spring;
  • Remove the protection cover;
  • Remove the pins;
  • Remove the lock washers.

If you do not understand how to disassemble the stapler according to the list of actions, then you can see it in the video below.

After completing all of the above manipulations, you will be able to see the drummer, which, for the most part, breaks down due to the depletion of its resource.

In order to carry out the repair of this element, you should remove it, set it in a vice and, using an ordinary file, give the drummer its original shape.

That’s it, the repair is over, and the instrument is again in full combat readiness.

Tips on why the stapler does not work and how to fix:

  • If your tool does not shoot (does not finish off) the staples, then try to tighten the spring, it may have weakened;
  • If the construction stapler bends the staples, try adjusting the spring tension bolt (relax or tighten, experiment). Another probable cause of the malfunction is a mismatch in the type of staples with the structure of the material – for chipboard and plywood, it is recommended to buy staples made of hardened steel;
  • If the staples do not come out of the stapler, but bend and get stuck inside, it is possible that the firing pin (tongue) that pushes them is rounded and needs to be sharpened;
  • If the mechanism itself works, and the staple does not fire, it may not capture the bracket, the firing pin has worn out.Try to file the firing pin and turn the damper on the other side.

How to repair a staple gun with your own hands, see the video.

Video: DIY stapler repair

How to disassemble a furniture stapler, what to do if it is jammed. What could be the reason, what to do if the construction stapler does not shoot the staples:

The video shows in real time step by step how to disassemble the stapler, what could be the cause of the breakdown and how to fix it with your own hands, as well as how to assemble the stapler.

Video review of staplers

You can also watch a short video on the review of furniture staplers, as well as the principle of their filling, setting and working with them:

Good luck to all home craftsmen, if you have questions – write!

90,000 How to make a star out of paper?

If you are short of decorations for a room, a chandelier, a Christmas tree or a stele – a homemade star is perfect for this. Below, we will share a few tips and techniques to help you do this. The listed techniques are varied and everyone can find what suits him best.


The simplest and most convenient material for making a star will be paper. You can use cardboard, or thickened paper, newsprint – this will not affect the method of making a star.

Making a three-dimensional, five-pointed star out of paper

You need

  • printer
  • colored paper (preferably thick)
  • glue and scissors
  1. First you need to make a template for the star.Our file will help you with this. By downloading it, you will receive blanks for 2 stars. The size of the templates is different, on the 1st page there is a blank for the first star, on 2-3 pages there are blanks for the second star.
  2. Templates should be cut. Dotted lines on the templates indicate the places for bending. Bend the blanks along them.
  3. We glue the blanks and get a volumetric star!

Scheme for making a star

We make a volumetric star on our own

The star that we are proposing to make now can be used for interior decoration or gifts.

You will need

  • colored cardboard or thick colored paper
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • ribbon or thread
  • glue
  1. Take 2 square sheets of paper. Bend them horizontally and vertically, then bend them in half.
  2. With scissors we make cuts along perpendicular folds. You should have 4 notches.
  3. Follow the directions shown in the figures.
  4. Place glue on each beam and glue them as shown in the pictures below.
  5. Now also glue the second part of the star.
  6. Glue the two halves of the star. The star is ready!

Paper star

The star we want to tell you about is done very simply, namely, from 2 blanks cut out of paper or cardboard.

You will need

  • line
  • pencil
  • cardboard or thick paper (color is possible)
  • scissors
  1. Draw templates on cardboard or paper.
  2. Cut the stars according to the drawn templates
  3. On the first piece, make an incision at the bottom to the middle of the star, and on the second, cut from the top to the middle of the star.
  4. Join 2 blanks using cuts. Star ready

Making a convex star

Very interesting stars that can be used as an interior decoration or a gift.

You need

  • multicolored paper
  • utility knife or scissors

The process of cutting the strips of paper will be important.They must be the same and even, 221 mm long and 9 mm wide.

Manufacturing scheme

  1. Cut the paper strips.
  2. Make a buttonhole using 1 strip of paper.
  3. Tighten the loop and tuck the “ponytail” into the middle of the knot. You will get a pentagon like in the picture.
  4. Now wrap the remaining strip of paper around the edges of the pentagon. It is necessary to wrap each face at least 2 times.
  5. Roll the remaining piece of paper into a star.
  6. Press the midpoints of the faces into the star – you get a 3D star. After completing the procedure, the star will be ready.

Origami Star

Making a star from the pages of books

To make such a star, only damaged books should be used.

You need

  • volumetric star blank (you can take plastic or paper)
  • old, unnecessary book
  • glue and scissors
  1. Cut the pages of your books into 4 pieces.Fold small bags from each such quarter.
  2. Glue them to the star blank (see picture).
  3. Take the sequins. Spread glue on the ends of the bags and sprinkle glitter on them.

Assembly diagram

Star for New Year

You need

  • double colored paper (preferably very thick)
  • glue and scissors
  1. Make different size square templates (4 sizes).Cut 8 squares of each size. In the article we used squares with a long edge: 7 cm, 13 cm, 10 cm and 18 cm.
  2. Fold all the squares as shown.
  3. Glue the same squares together (see picture). Start with large squares. At the end you will receive a finished star.

Making a decorative star for the Christmas tree

You need

  • Star Cutting Template
  • hardboard
  • red and green felt
  • ruler, cutter and pencil
  • glue
  • strong thread
  1. After making the star pattern, transfer it to cardboard and cut out.
  2. Draw another star inside the cutout template.
  3. Cut out the “inner” star.
  4. Wrap the string around the star; use glue to secure it.
  5. To decorate an almost finished star, use multi-colored felt. Make leaves out of it and attach to the star.

Making a Christmas Star

Making a rainbow star

Star of Bethlehem

You need

  • 50 A4 sheets (both colored and plain paper can be used)
  • strong thread and stapler
  • PVA glue and scissors
  1. Cut A4 sheet in half (lengthwise)
  2. Twist the halves as in the picture.Smear the edge of the “bag” with glue for better adhesion. You will have 100 “rays”.
  3. Take 3 beams and fasten them together to form a kind of fan.
  4. Make more “fans” and fasten them together with a thread. You will end up with a huge spherical star.
  5. If you took plain paper, you can paint it with paints.

Making a star from thick cardboard

You need

  • any cardboard
  • scissors
  • glue and paint
  • office knife
  1. Cut a star out of cardboard.On it, make a pattern for the “inner” star.
  2. Draw lines from the center of the star to all corners of the star. Run a sharp object (a clerical knife) over them to make shallow cuts (but do not cut into pieces).
  3. Bend the star along the lines.
  4. Make the same blank and repeat all steps.
  5. Glue the 2 halves of the star.

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