- Most desktop staplers (except flat clinch staplers) allow you to rotate the avil (underneath where the staple exits) to create a 'pin' or easily removable staple, ideal for stapling cheques to remittance advice.
- Some desktop staplers also allow you to open up 180 deg. to turn it into a tacker, ideal for stapling paper to notice boards for example.
- Flat clinch staplers fold the staple flat without the bend on the underside. This means 30% flatter paper stacks.