I don’t remember ever learning how to use a stapler. It always seemed pretty self-explanatory, so I never bothered to get past simply stapling pages together or fixing a note to a wall.

But apparently, I’ve been missing out all these years!

1. If you thought your everyday average stapler was capable of one thing and one thing only, you were right, but there’s a little secret

2. You never know when you may need to extend the width of your staples, or even why, but that fact is that you can

It all lies in an unassuming little piece of the steel on the bottom.