We absolutely love using an automatic electric stapler. No hours of struggling to staple a pile of papers that should only take you a few minutes. And besides doing without the aches and pains that result from manual stapling, its super satisfying.
But unfortunately, electric staplers can be noisy. For those of us working in an office, this can be annoying if you've got some serious stapling to do. So, what can you do about it?
You’ll want to invest in an electric stapler that works more than it talks. Today, we’ve reviewed 10 of the best quietest electric staplers that you can buy.
OUR TOP PICK
The EX-25 electric stapler can staple up to 30 sheets of paper at once. With that being said, it’s a reliable stapler that gets even the most challenging tasks completed.
You know how staplers tend to get jammed? It’s never fun when that happens, but the EX-25 electric stapler has been designed to be jam-free making it so easy to use.
While the stapler is advertised as being super quiet, it will make at least some noise. It isn't completely silent. It’s more reasonable to say that this stapler is much quieter than most of its kind.
- Easy to use
- Sleek design
- Batteries not included
- Tends to break after a year of heavy use
It’s often said that dynamite comes in small packages. When it comes to this electric stapler, there’s no exception.
Despite its compact size it will staple up to 40 sheets at once. The best part about this stapler is that it operates really quietly.
One feature this stapler offers that we loved is how it can fit perfectly in your hands.
Also, it won’t easily fall off the desk because of its non-skid rubber base design. If you’re prone to being clumsy then this feature will help you out a lot.
This isn't an industrial stapler though so after a year or so of heavy use you may pick up some performance issues.
- Easy to use
- Compact design
- Can be used for crafting
- Doesn’t have a long lifespan
- Doesn’t come with staples
The OfficeGoods company specializes in making office products that make life in the office more bearable.
Their quiet Electric Portable Stapler does just that. You’ll find that it can staple about 25 pages together and could possibly take on a few more than that.
More importantly, the OfficeGoods electric stapler is not likely to disturb anyone in the office or anyone at home for that matter.
It's one of the quietest electric staplers on the market. Of course, you’ll want to remember that all electric staplers make some sounds. (If you're looking to keep your office quiet then consider some of the quietest paper shredder models we reviewed.)
Designed with Eco-friendly materials
Doesn’t have as sleek a design as the manual staplers
Batteries not included
The GM-X Automatic Electric Stapler is one of the quietest electric stapler models we've reviewed. It's designed to work quickly and quietly so you don’t have to spend too much of your time trying to staple a couple sheets together.
This stapler can handle 25 sheets of paper without jamming.
Reloading the staplers is made simple by pushing a button on the back of the stapler which opens up the staple tray.
The stapler has adjustable stapling depth so you get to choose which setting will be best for the task at hand.
- Quiet operation
- Adjustable stapling depth
- Easy to reload staplers
- A bit bulky
The Swingline Electric Stapler is a sturdy, quiet stapler and is capable of stapling 20 sheets at a time.
It’s known to be a reliable stapler that’s easy to use and can be taken wherever you go.
It’s been equipped with a depth guide which is handy for those of us who tend to staple in the wrong place.
Equipped with depth guide
Made from a lightweight material
Needs very specific batteries
Have you ever heard that saying, “Leave it to the professionals”? With the Rapid 5080e Electric Stapler, you really don’t have to be a professional to use it.
You will have to spend a lot more bucks on this one, but if you’re looking to do some serious stapling then it’ll be a good stapler to invest in.
It can staple 90 sheets together at once, and you have to get through 5000 staples before needing to reload. Clearly, this electric stapler is powerful.
But is it a quiet stapler? Yes! It’s been designed with a quiet and low vibration system.
- High sheet capacity
- Easy to use
- Not budget-friendly
The Praxxis Pro Electric Stapler is going to take care of all your stapling needs in the most effective way.
It comes with a value pack which includes a staple remover and the staples themselves, so you don’t have to buy it.
It’s patented clinging design makes it perfect to use for any heavy-duty tasks. The stapler has an adjustable 5-position paper guide which helps to ensure accurate stapling.
We really like that you can choose to use the stapler manually, which is an option not many electric staplers have.
Regardless of which option you choose, you’re guaranteed a “whisper quiet” operation. This is a very quiet electric stapler.
Equipped to handle heavy-duty tasks
Value pack included
5-position paper guide
Reloading staples can be a pain, but you won’t have to reload the staples too often with the AFMAT Automatic Electric Stapler.
You can fit 210 staples in the stapler, which is the equivalent of 2 full strips of staples. A red indicator light on the stapler will let you know when it needs to be refilled.
The AFMAT electric stapler has an inbuilt trigger which will cause the stapler to staple pages together automatically without you having to do anything.
You will notice that the stapler makes some noise but is still pretty quiet.
The stapler is fast, advanced and can be used for various tasks around the office or home.
- Relatively quiet
- Automatic stapling
- Needs specific staples
The Jiraph Electric Stapler comes with a full stapling set as well as pre-loaded staples. It’s got 14-point adjustable depth to help you be more precise when you staple.
The stapler has a 25-sheet capacity and is built to make your stapling projects more enjoyable and less frustrating.
The manufacturers describe the stapler as being, “quick and quiet”, which makes it an even better buy.
What power source does it use? Feel free to connect the stapler to the wall or use batteries instead.
And if you’re not satisfied with the product, you are guaranteed to get your money back.
Full-stapling set included
Adjustable stapling depth
Customer service can be difficult to contact
The Stanley Bostitch Impulse 25 Electric Stapler is strong, yet lighter than some staplers made only from metal. It's made of both metal and plastic which give you a light but sturdy construction.
This isn't the quietest electric stapler in our reviews but it’s not so noisy that it can be used around others.
The suction cups at the bottom of the stapler ensure that it doesn’t fall off any surface easily and will stay in place.
This electric stapler also uses standard staples, so you don’t have to buy anything out of the ordinary.
No-jam technology prevents the stapler from jamming and allows for smooth operation.
- Not that noisy
- Uses standard staples
- No adjustable stapling depth
- Doesn’t have a high staple capacity
Quietest Electric Stapler Buying Guide
If you're looking to buy a quiet electric stapler here are a few things to look out for:
- Size, weight, and shape
The size and weight of your stabler as well as its shape will influence how comfortable it is to use the stapler. You’ll find that a stapler made from heavy materials like metal will be difficult to hold and could even cause pain in your wrists and hands after a while. So, it’ll be better to look for a stapler made of light-weight materials like plastic.
- Staple power
When we say, “staple power”, we’re referring to how many sheets the stapler is capable of stapling together in one go. You won’t want to buy a stapler that can only handle 25 sheets at a time if you generally need to staple more than 25 sheets together. Look at the stapler specifications to see how powerful it is.
You don’t want something that’s going to break after just a few months. While all electric staplers, (cheap or not) can break after a short period of time, it’s not as likely to happen if you buy a good quality stapler. Unfortunately, the electric staplers that are well known for their quality will cost more but at the end of the day, it is worth it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can you maintain the quality of an electric stapler?
Simply put, don’t staple more sheets of paper than the electric stapler can handle.
Also, if your stapler does end up jamming, don’t try unjamming it by continuing to staple because this could damage the stapler. You’ll want to try and remove the staple from the stapler with a staple remover.
Making sure it's free of dust and dirt will help as well. Give it a quick blast of air using a quiet air compressor to shift any dust.
How often can use an electric stapler?
You can use an electric stapler as much as you like, but continuous use will wear the stapler down. It’s a good idea to buy an electric stapler that has a lifetime guarantee.
The electric staplers we’ve reviewed today have different pros and cons, but they are all reliable and easy to use. It’s up to you though, which one you like best.
How can I make an electric stapler quieter?
There's not a lot you can do besides buying a quiet stapler to start with. It could help to place the stapler on an anti-vibration pad to reduce the noise a bit.
Keep in mind the buyers guide which will help you make the best decision when you’re looking for a new electric stapler to buy and remember that the quietest electric stapler will often cost more than low-quality models.