Nalclip Clip Niceler plastic Nalclips steel black finish
Nalclip Clip Niceler box printed cardboard
My father in-law finds some very interesting things in his travels. Although the clip niceler is not a stapler, it holds your paper together with metal nalclips which are similar to binder clips minus the arms for removal. The nalclip is known by many aliases such as the Gachuck, Clam Clip, Paper Clamp, Supaclip, Super Clip, Magic Clipper or the Paper Shark. As many names as there are for the nalclip, each uses the basic principle of a c-shaped steel clip that produces a pinch-point to hold the paper. In operating the clip niceler, the nalclip slides over a pair of wedges on each side and opens allowing the paper to enter in and finally pinches as the nalclip exits the clip niceler.
The nalclip is pretty amazing in the fact that it causes little damage to the paper and is entirely reusable. It does leave something to be desired in the operational experience. The act of repeatedly applying nalclips feels a bit unnatural and would surely lead to carpal tunnel problems. But I suppose it all comes down to personal preference. I myself would choose the plunger-style buzzers of the Price is Right over the thumb-button trigger of the Jeopardy anyday.
Excerpt from the Stapler of the Week, May 17, 2010.