The three-hole paper punch that I use in my office at work is manufactured by Swingline. Swingline is a division of ACCO Brands Corporation and has been around since 1903, when it was called Clipper Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of paper clips. In 1910 the company changed its name to American Clip Company and used the name ACCO as an initialism. It officially changed its name to ACCO in 1922. The point of all this information is that the company has been around for a very long time. While the company had its beginnings in paperclips, they were also among the companies supplying offices with staples for easy-load staplers by the early 1900s. ACCO Brands is now one of largest suppliers of office products. Their customer service is reputable and their products are quality.
My Swingline three-hole punch is the Light Duty Punch, and is constructed entirely of metal. With it, I can punch eight pieces of paper at a time. The holes are always cleanly cut, with no uncut portions. There is a little tray that catches the “holes” so they don’t scatter on the desk top or floor when I use the punch. The tray simply pulls open to easily dispose of the circles.
For my purposes, this paper punch is perfect. There are others available that are designed with the ability to adjust where the holes align or to punch through a thicker stack of papers, for those who need these options.
I’ve been using this punch for almost six years. I don’t know how long it had been in use in my office before I came, but I can definitely vouch for the fact that it is, indeed, dependable.
The list price for the Swingline Light Duty Punch, on the ACCO Brands website, is just $15.12. Not a bad price for an indispensible workhorse that helps me get the job done.