"Faced with a complete five bedroom house where the floors below the carpets were covered with thick brown paper held to the old chipboard flooring by hundreds of staples we started by using a small screwdriver to get at least one leg of the staple out then pulling with pliers - slow progress.
This tool makes it simple and seldom fails. Put the tip under the staple as far as you can, and if it's too close to the floor a quick bump with the ball of your hand on the end of the handle gets it in there - then lever back and the staple is out."
"The staple remover was not immediately easy to use. My husband gradually realised how the mechnism worked, but it was hard to prise the remover under an existing staple to remove it. I don't wish to give this a bad rating because they are probably all the same, but I (as a female) found the removing of old staples impossible, but illness has left me with weakness in my hands."