Why I Love the Arrow P22


Nobody pays me to promote the Arrow P22.  I’ve  tried other plier staplers, but the P22 is  my personal favorite  for building sparkleballs.  It staples plastic cups like butter.  Well, almost.  Sometimes it needs a little oil. Sometimes  a staple jams. It’s a tad clunky.  But we’re old friends, and nothing does the job better.

Today I learned that the P22 is made in the USA.  Hooray!  And that Arrow was founded by Morris Abrams, the inventor of the staple gun and clearly a man with an overall special talent for staplers.  Mr Abrams was born in New York City in 1908, the son of Romanian immigrants.  I like that my stapler has an authentic American story.  Just like sparkleballs :)

The Arrow P22™ will run you $15ish, with a box of staples adding another 2.50 or so. Once you have it, you’ll find it’s good for stapling all kinds of things.  Look for it at Ace Hardware, on Amazon, in places like Home Depot, and maybe at craft stores. Don’t forget to buy Arrow P22 staples.

 


helpful DIY how-to posts:
–  find the right cups
 tips for inserting lights
–  the best stapler
–  how to hang it – 1
–  how to hang it – 2
–  how to hang it – 3
–  using different lights – 1
–  using different lights – 2
–  drilling a perfect hole
–  how to get it really round
–  make The Original Sparkleball
–  make AnyCup Sparkleball
–  making Mini Sparkleballs

 

 

Best Stapler for Making Sparkleballs

It’s called a plier stapler.   Like everything else in life, with the right tool you can do anything.  Buy a plier stapler, and your hand will thank you.  Your sparkleball will turn out better because you can staple deep in the cups, and the staplers are stronger.  I’ve used an Arrow P22. for years. Sometimes  it’s clunky, but if I keep it oiled it’s pretty great.  Don’t forget to buy staples!  Each stapler has its own brand of staples and you have to buy them separately.
You can find plier staplers at hardware stores and online.

click on stapler photo for more information.

more helpful DIY:
–  find the right cups
 tips for inserting lights
–  the best stapler
–  how to hang it – 1
–  how to hang it – 2
–  how to hang it – 3
–  using different lights – 1
–  using different lights – 2
–  drilling a perfect hole
–  how to get it really round
–  make The Original Sparkleball
–  make AnyCup Sparkleball
–  making Mini Sparkleballs