I hate struggling with a desktop stapler if there are more than a few sheets of paper involved. Sometimes you really have to pound on it, and the staple may not go all the way through, or it gets bent. This new stapler is supposed to have the power of an electric model, and can go through 25 sheets of paper with a very gentle tap. I was skeptical until I tried a demo, where they had a couple of sheets of thick cardboard a regular stapler would croak on. Effortless, and a perfect staple every time! Makes me almost look forward to paperwork now.