Three of these have broken in our office within a few months of light daily use. They're easy to use and easy on the hands but these staplers are extremely fragile. Prodigy will honor their warranty replacement policy but we've decided we aren't replacing them after the warranty runs out.
This is the best stapler I have ever owned. Had it over 2 years and it hasn't jammed once. We use this at a very busy accounting office, and it is very reliable. Extremely easy to reload staples as well. Definately worth the higher price. You will not find a better stapler.