TOP Loading can be and in the case of OMER designs, truly is a thing of beauty. Smooth, clean magazine style that allows a minimum of moving parts to FEED these 18 gauge medium crown Staple Types, through years of steady, trouble free performance. Simple to be sure but years of expertise is producing Italian stapling beauties makes top load a reality of precision that grants the user MORE than meets the eye. Its narrow nose width and single point... probe safety type are characteristics that often go unnoticed, until a new use is discovered that MUST have the kind of sleek dimensions and great length from the bottom of the magazine to the tip of the nose/safety. Getting into places where lesser tools "fear to go". That's the reason to GO with Omer.