Staples is also known as fastener.
A staple is a type of two-pronged fastener, usually metal, used for joining or binding materials together. Large staples might be used with a hammer or staple gun for masonry, roofing, corrugated boxes and other heavy-duty uses. Smaller staples are used with a stapler to attach pieces of paper together.
Staple Body Part
Paper staplers are made from zinc-plated steel wires glued together and bent to form a long strip of staples. Copper plated and stainless steel staples which do not rust are also available, but uncommon.
Some staple sizes are used more commonly than others, depending on the application required. Some companies have unique staples just for their products.
Staples are often described as X/Y (e.g. 24/6 or 26/6), where the first number X is the gauge of the wire, and the second number Y is the length of the shank (leg) in millimeters. Some exceptions to this rule include staple sizes like No. 10.
Common sizes for the home and office include: 26/6, 24/6, 24/8, 13/6, 13/8 and No. 10 for mini staplers.
Common sizes for heavy duty staplers include: 23/8, 23/12, 23/15, 23/20, 23/24, 13/10, and 13/14.