BEST SELLERS

This Bulldog’s Got Some Teeth

From X-Acto®, the folks who make the precision arts & craft knives, the "Bulldog" is an old-school crank pencil sharpener with a translucent blue, green or red case so you can keep tabs on your shavings and watch the menacing teeth grind away. Unit is roughly 5" tall x 4" wide (including crank handle) x 3” deep. The square rubber pad on the bottom provides suction when the side lever is pulled. Works best on a flat surface, but you knew that.

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X-ACTO HAND-CRANK PENCIL SHARPENER

This Bulldog’s Got Some Teeth

From X-Acto®, the folks who make the precision arts & craft knives, the "Bulldog" is an old-school crank pencil sharpener with a translucent blue, green or red case so you can keep tabs on your shavings and watch the menacing teeth grind away. Unit is roughly 5" tall x 4" wide (including crank handle) x 3” deep. The square rubber pad on the bottom provides suction when the side lever is pulled. Works best on a flat surface, but you knew that.

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$7.75 EACH

Don’t Change Your Sheets

Pocket protectors are for nerds (like us) but sheet protectors are for smart and sensible people (like you). Not bed sheet protectors! The (100) sheet protectors in this package are for your important documents. At 11" x 9-1/4" with reinforced edges and (11) holes punched in them (so they’ll fit any binder), these things are priceless at less than five bucks for the lot. Acid-free and archival-safe, too. javascript:;

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100 SHEET PROTECTORS

Don’t Change Your Sheets

Pocket protectors are for nerds (like us) but sheet protectors are for smart and sensible people (like you). Not bed sheet protectors! The (100) sheet protectors in this package are for your important documents. At 11" x 9-1/4" with reinforced edges and (11) holes punched in them (so they’ll fit any binder), these things are priceless at less than five bucks for the lot. Acid-free and archival-safe, too. javascript:;

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$4.95 EACH

Superior Rubber Bands

Because they gots more rubber content than your regular, non-superior rubber bands. It says so on the box. They're also slightly darker than "pale crepe gold" in color, which is your traditionally favored rubber band color. Our each is box of approx.(200) Alliance rubber bands, each a 7" long loop without stretching it, and 1/8" thick, in a tissue-style perf-top box. Really, really stretchy. Made in the USA!

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7" LONG 1/8" RUBBER BANDS 1LB BOX

Superior Rubber Bands

Because they gots more rubber content than your regular, non-superior rubber bands. It says so on the box. They're also slightly darker than "pale crepe gold" in color, which is your traditionally favored rubber band color. Our each is box of approx.(200) Alliance rubber bands, each a 7" long loop without stretching it, and 1/8" thick, in a tissue-style perf-top box. Really, really stretchy. Made in the USA!

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$1.95 EACH

Here’s A Test For You

What would you use to fill in those little circles? You’d use this extra-wide Scantek™ test-taking mechanical pencil? You passed! The lead in this beauty is the famous #2, and is .9 mm wide, like an italic pen nib. Comes with refill leads, a pocket clip and a large eraser. If our Tech Whiz Billy had had this pencil when he was younger, he'd have made double 800s on the SAT and wouldn't be working here today. Also great for doing calligraphy in pencil, which makes teachers swoon.

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SCANTEK MECHANICAL PENCIL

Here’s A Test For You

What would you use to fill in those little circles? You’d use this extra-wide Scantek™ test-taking mechanical pencil? You passed! The lead in this beauty is the famous #2, and is .9 mm wide, like an italic pen nib. Comes with refill leads, a pocket clip and a large eraser. If our Tech Whiz Billy had had this pencil when he was younger, he'd have made double 800s on the SAT and wouldn't be working here today. Also great for doing calligraphy in pencil, which makes teachers swoon.

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$1.75 EACH

The Perfect Stapler

They’re going to steal this in a heartbeat, so lock it in your desk. The PaperPro is the first engineering breakthrough in staplers since, well, the stapler. Push it with one finger’s worth of effort and a spring-loaded mechanism (like a center punch) drives the staple with 30 lbs of force through up to (20) sheets of paper. Doesn’t even feel like it stapled, but it’s foolproof. Use as a hand-held or desk stapler. Opens for use as a staple gun, and with as much power. Takes standard 26/6 staples and comes with (1) rack of them. Measures 7” long x 3-7/8” x 1-1/2” wide, in sleek and elegant black. 

Loading Instructions:

  1. Flip the stapler upside down and open the base away from the body.
  2. Pull the magazine pusher back to expose the staple channel.
  3. Drop the staples into the magazine channel with the points facing up. 
  4. Push the magazine pusher until you hear it click shut. 

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PAPERPRO STAPLER THE ULTIMATE STAPLER

The Perfect Stapler

They’re going to steal this in a heartbeat, so lock it in your desk. The PaperPro is the first engineering breakthrough in staplers since, well, the stapler. Push it with one finger’s worth of effort and a spring-loaded mechanism (like a center punch) drives the staple with 30 lbs of force through up to (20) sheets of paper. Doesn’t even feel like it stapled, but it’s foolproof. Use as a hand-held or desk stapler. Opens for use as a staple gun, and with as much power. Takes standard 26/6 staples and comes with (1) rack of them. Measures 7” long x 3-7/8” x 1-1/2” wide, in sleek and elegant black. 

Loading Instructions:

  1. Flip the stapler upside down and open the base away from the body.
  2. Pull the magazine pusher back to expose the staple channel.
  3. Drop the staples into the magazine channel with the points facing up. 
  4. Push the magazine pusher until you hear it click shut. 

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$10.95 EACH

Big Bag Of Bands

Our each is a half-pound bag of rubber bands in assorted sizes and equally assorted colors, and how many is that, you ask? Darned if we know. Looks like about a third of a gazillion, but that's just an estimate. You won't run out anytime soon.

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1/2 LB BAG ASSORTED RUBBER BANDS

Big Bag Of Bands

Our each is a half-pound bag of rubber bands in assorted sizes and equally assorted colors, and how many is that, you ask? Darned if we know. Looks like about a third of a gazillion, but that's just an estimate. You won't run out anytime soon.

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$2.75 EACH

Stencils-A-Go-Go

It’s a cornucopia of stencils. All shapes, no alphabets. You’ll get a profusion of (8) clear acrylic stencil sheets, including: a raft of ovals; a preponderance of squares; a farrago of circles, hexagons, pentagons and triangles; a collection of a bunch of shapes, including trapezoids; a roomful of interior design shapes; a melange of electronic symbols; and an assortment we can’t altogether identify, but might be for printed circuit design. All have mm rules along at least one edge.

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ASSORTED SHAPE AND SYMBOL STENCILS

Stencils-A-Go-Go

It’s a cornucopia of stencils. All shapes, no alphabets. You’ll get a profusion of (8) clear acrylic stencil sheets, including: a raft of ovals; a preponderance of squares; a farrago of circles, hexagons, pentagons and triangles; a collection of a bunch of shapes, including trapezoids; a roomful of interior design shapes; a melange of electronic symbols; and an assortment we can’t altogether identify, but might be for printed circuit design. All have mm rules along at least one edge.

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$5.95 EACH

Steel, These Rulers

Our each is a package of (2) steel tech rulers. One is 6” x 1/32” for the first 2-1/2” then 1/64” for the next 1/2” then 1/16” for the last 3”. The other is 150mm x 0.5mm. Both have sliding markers/pocket clips, and both have mm:inch tables on the reverse side. You’ll need excellent eyesight.

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6” STEEL TECH RULERS

Steel, These Rulers

Our each is a package of (2) steel tech rulers. One is 6” x 1/32” for the first 2-1/2” then 1/64” for the next 1/2” then 1/16” for the last 3”. The other is 150mm x 0.5mm. Both have sliding markers/pocket clips, and both have mm:inch tables on the reverse side. You’ll need excellent eyesight.

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$3.50 EACH

Better Take Better Notes

We don't know why, but Bergamo, a town in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, has given its name to high-quality spiral-bound notebooks. They’re popular as journals or travel notebooks, and this one has (100) ivory pages lined on both sides. Also has a plain “soft-touch” cover (think suede-like). In a dark maroon/chocolate color. Measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Jot down your thoughts and musings (you know you’ve got some good ones) or they might be gone forever.

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BERGAMO NOTEBOOK

Better Take Better Notes

We don't know why, but Bergamo, a town in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, has given its name to high-quality spiral-bound notebooks. They’re popular as journals or travel notebooks, and this one has (100) ivory pages lined on both sides. Also has a plain “soft-touch” cover (think suede-like). In a dark maroon/chocolate color. Measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Jot down your thoughts and musings (you know you’ve got some good ones) or they might be gone forever.

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$4.50 EACH

Pencils For The Whole Jury!

Or enough mechanical pencils to write all the copy for our catalogs until the cows come home—and cows have been back-ordered for years. Our each is a dozen TEK Writer™ precision 0.7mm pencils with top lead-advance, soft grip and anti-roll barrel. Includes (48) extra leads and a dozen extra erasers because to err is human. In an assortment of (6) colors, so one will always match your outfit.

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TEK WRITER™ PENCIL SET

Pencils For The Whole Jury!

Or enough mechanical pencils to write all the copy for our catalogs until the cows come home—and cows have been back-ordered for years. Our each is a dozen TEK Writer™ precision 0.7mm pencils with top lead-advance, soft grip and anti-roll barrel. Includes (48) extra leads and a dozen extra erasers because to err is human. In an assortment of (6) colors, so one will always match your outfit.

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$9.50 EACH

Metallica Fans

These miniature versions of the traditional floor fan say "Retro Mini Fan" on them, and the retro part is that the blades and cages are all metal. The handy part is that they're just 5-3/8" dia and the plug is a USB, ready to cool you off right from your (actual) desktop. Tilts 180° up and down and comes with a 4-foot cord. Super quiet, too. We'll pick one in red, blue or black.

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USB-POWERED MINI DESK FAN

Metallica Fans

These miniature versions of the traditional floor fan say "Retro Mini Fan" on them, and the retro part is that the blades and cages are all metal. The handy part is that they're just 5-3/8" dia and the plug is a USB, ready to cool you off right from your (actual) desktop. Tilts 180° up and down and comes with a 4-foot cord. Super quiet, too. We'll pick one in red, blue or black.

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$6.95 EACH

Smear Not

Gel pens and mascara—the two causes of smear fear. Cure the first one with this pack of (20) gel highlighter markers. They’re not felt-tip highlighters, but a waxy, crayon-ish filler that lays down a day-glo translucent stripe. You advance it by twisting the top. Manufacturer says it won't dry out, smear or bleed through. You’ll get (10) neon yellow-chartreuse plus (2) each in pink, purple, blue, green and orange.

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NON-SMEARING HIGHLIGHTER MARKERS

Smear Not

Gel pens and mascara—the two causes of smear fear. Cure the first one with this pack of (20) gel highlighter markers. They’re not felt-tip highlighters, but a waxy, crayon-ish filler that lays down a day-glo translucent stripe. You advance it by twisting the top. Manufacturer says it won't dry out, smear or bleed through. You’ll get (10) neon yellow-chartreuse plus (2) each in pink, purple, blue, green and orange.

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$8.50 EACH

Lilliputian Office Supply, Inc

This might be the smallest set of office equipment, and the cutest, in the known universe. You’ll get a 6” x 4” x 1" clear plastic case with a small ballpoint and mechanical pencil, a mini-scissors, (3) tiny plastic paper clips, an itsy stapler, itsier-bitsier hole punch (1-1/2” x 5/8”). There’s also a tape dispenser you could hide in a doughnut hole. Good for traveling sales-chipmunks. We give it six stars on the fun scale.

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MICRO DESK-EQUIPMENT SET WITH CASE

Lilliputian Office Supply, Inc

This might be the smallest set of office equipment, and the cutest, in the known universe. You’ll get a 6” x 4” x 1" clear plastic case with a small ballpoint and mechanical pencil, a mini-scissors, (3) tiny plastic paper clips, an itsy stapler, itsier-bitsier hole punch (1-1/2” x 5/8”). There’s also a tape dispenser you could hide in a doughnut hole. Good for traveling sales-chipmunks. We give it six stars on the fun scale.

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$3.75 EACH

The Joy of Writing

InkJoy is the Paper Mate® name for a particularly smooth ink, but it’s the medium 1mm points that make these so pleasant to write with. Measure 6” long with black ink and pocket-clip caps. Our each is a pack of (8) pens.

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PAPER MATE® MEDIUM-POINT PENS

The Joy of Writing

InkJoy is the Paper Mate® name for a particularly smooth ink, but it’s the medium 1mm points that make these so pleasant to write with. Measure 6” long with black ink and pocket-clip caps. Our each is a pack of (8) pens.

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$2.75 EACH

Not Your Grandmother's Postcards

This whimsical pack of (30) postcards measures, unsurprisingly, post-card size 5-3/4" x 3-15/16", with non-duplicating images of gravy and bacon, Nikola Tesla, narwhals, spontaneous human combustion, boxing kangaroos, infinity and taxidermy, among many others of that ilk. Those ilks. Whatever--just buy 'em and stop asking so many questions. Blurbs on the back.

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SCIENCE AND WHIMSICAL POSTCARDS

Not Your Grandmother's Postcards

This whimsical pack of (30) postcards measures, unsurprisingly, post-card size 5-3/4" x 3-15/16", with non-duplicating images of gravy and bacon, Nikola Tesla, narwhals, spontaneous human combustion, boxing kangaroos, infinity and taxidermy, among many others of that ilk. Those ilks. Whatever--just buy 'em and stop asking so many questions. Blurbs on the back.

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$8.85 EACH

Big Clips

These easy-to-locate fridge or filing cabinet clips, 3-1/2” long x 1-1/4” wide, have big serrated jaws, and a disc magnet on the back. In white plastic with rubber grips in red, but possibly other colors, that we'll pick because who cares what colors your shipping lists hang from and that's the way surplus works. These things never go out of style. Stock up.

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REFRIGERATOR MAGNETS WITH CLIPS

Big Clips

These easy-to-locate fridge or filing cabinet clips, 3-1/2” long x 1-1/4” wide, have big serrated jaws, and a disc magnet on the back. In white plastic with rubber grips in red, but possibly other colors, that we'll pick because who cares what colors your shipping lists hang from and that's the way surplus works. These things never go out of style. Stock up.

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$1.25 EACH

Engineer's Fashion Accessory

No self-respecting number cruncher can afford to be seen without one of these fashion classics. We'll send you (3) classic white vinyl pocket protectors in the traditional 5-1/2" x 3-1/2" size. The front flap is blank so you can add your own name, business or drawing of your favorite Star Trek character. Order quickly; It's only a question of time before these are seen on the runways in Milan.

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POCKET PROTECTORS

Engineer's Fashion Accessory

No self-respecting number cruncher can afford to be seen without one of these fashion classics. We'll send you (3) classic white vinyl pocket protectors in the traditional 5-1/2" x 3-1/2" size. The front flap is blank so you can add your own name, business or drawing of your favorite Star Trek character. Order quickly; It's only a question of time before these are seen on the runways in Milan.

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$4.95 PKG (3)

Low-Profile Clipboard

The low-profile, approx. 5" wide steel clip stands just 5/16" above the 1/8" thick natural-tan pressboard of this trim clipboard. Measures approx. 12" x 9". Made to slip conveniently into a briefcase, but also has a hole on the backside of the clip for easy hanging.

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LOW PROFILE CLIPBOARD

Low-Profile Clipboard

The low-profile, approx. 5" wide steel clip stands just 5/16" above the 1/8" thick natural-tan pressboard of this trim clipboard. Measures approx. 12" x 9". Made to slip conveniently into a briefcase, but also has a hole on the backside of the clip for easy hanging.

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$2.25 EACH

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