Every office needs a comb binding machine. There are many different types on the market, including electronic versions. But, a manual comb binding machine is generally an excellent choice for most offices.
The comb binding machine allows you to join pieces of paper together. It punches holes through the edge of the paper and allows a plastic coiled comb to be slid through, sealing the papers together to create a booklet.
The system is simple. However, there are higher and lower quality binding machines available. It’s best to start your search with a reputable supplier of binding equipment. This will help to ensure you get the best quality one possible.
Here are some things that you should verify to ensure you get the right manual combing machine for your needs.
In general, comb binding machines will handle paper up to A4 size, the exact measurements will be specified by each manufacturer. Before you choose a machine think about what size paper you generally bind. This will help to ensure the comb binding machine you choose is the right size for your needs. There are longer and larger machines available.
The punch depth controls how many pieces of paper a comb binding machine can get through.
This also allows you to adjust where the holes are in relation to the edge of the paper. Adjusting the depth helps to ensure that all pages turn smoothly.
When considering the distance from the edge and the amount of paper you can punch through, you’ll need to think about what size projects you usually take on. Again, the binding machines available offer an array of options, you need to choose the machine that can handle the projects you do. If you don’t, it will be a frustrating waste of money.
The dies are the punching part of the mechanism and you need to choose a machine that has a disengage function. This allows you to effortlessly remove the dies, leaving you with a hole that can be used by the binder.
When the dies don’t disengage it can be hard to get the paperwork off the machine and you are likely to damage the holes, ruining the presentation.
A well-built machine will have a reputation for being durable and reliable. That means, look for a machine made of metal. You should also take a look at the reviews online and how well you know the manufacturer. A good binder will have largely positive reviews, allowing you to purchase with confidence and know the machine will last for years.
Check The Warranty
It’s worth checking what warranty comes with your machine. It doesn’t matter how good the manufacturer is, there will be odd incidents with isolated machines. If you’re unlucky enough to get one of these machines you need to know that it will be covered by a warranty and you’ll be able to have the machine replaced or fixed with the minimum of hassle.