- Ideal for use with GBC 0.2475 oval hole coil binding pattern.
- Works great for using 3:1 coil with the GBC Proclick Hole Pattern
- Necessary when binding documents with 0.400 pitch spiral coil
- GBC Part Number: 7300551 , 7300551 , 7300551G
- Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Welcome to MyBinding’s How To videos. Today we answer the question how to use coil crimping pliers. First, you want to make sure the coil is threaded all the way through all the holes and hangs out on both ends. Then turn the entire project around so the bind faces you. Hold it in your hand and take the coil crimping pliers. Be sure that the little red dot on the head of the crimper is facing up. Insert the coil crimping pliers into just after the last hole all the way in, squeeze it good with one fluid motion. You’ll notice that both the cut and the crimp are done nicely. For the best look, spin the coil back toward the hole and then flip the entire project over to crimp the other side. Once again, place the pliers just beyond the last hole and crimp. And now you have a beautiful bound book with a coil bind. And that’s how to use coil crimping pliers. For more articles, demos, reviews, and how-to’s on all things binding, check out MyBinding.com.
GBC Premium Oval Hole Spiral Coil Crimpers Review
- The GBC premium oval hole spiral coil crimping pliers (part number 7300551) are some of the highest quality crimping pliers available on the market.
- These special pliers were designed for users who own a spiral coil binding machine or modular punch that uses oval holes. With an oval hole pattern it is necessary for the ends of the spiral coil to be crimped with a longer throw so that the coil doesn't spin off the book when the pages are turned.
- These pliers cut and crimp the end of the coil in a single motion and are an important part of any binding system.
Strengths / Features:
- For users who own a coil binding system that produces oval holes, these premium coil crimping pliers are a necessity. Standard coil crimping pliers will not consistently produce a long enough throw to prevent the coil from working their way off the edge of coil bound documents.
- Standard coil crimpers are find for 4:1 and 5:1 pitch round hole coil binding. However, these coil crimpers are a great choice for users who are binding documents with other pitches of spiral coil. Users who bind documents using 3:1 pitch spiral coil, use 3:1 pitch coil with a proclick hole patter or use 2.5:1 pitch coil with a 2:1 pitch binding machine will want to use these pliers to crimp the ends of their documents.
- The plastic coated handles of these crimping pliers are designed to make them easy to hold and easy to use. However, it is important to remember to keep the red dot on these crimpers facing the ceiling and the spine of the book facing towards you.
- These coil crimping pliers can also be used with standard 4:1 or 5:1 pitch coil without looking odd or awkward. This will prevent users from having to own two pairs of coil binding pliers.
Weaknesses / Limitations:
- These premium coil crimpers cost about twenty dollars more than a standard pair of coil crimping pliers. Although this isn't a huge amount of money, it is enough to make some users consider whether they are worth the upgrade. In some cases they are and in others they are not.
- Although these are premium crimping pliers, they really aren't any easier to use than standard coil crimping pliers. The only thing that makes them premium is the fact that they have a longer throw for oval hole or odd pitch binding.
- High volume users sometimes complain that the task of crimping the ends of spiral coil binding spines is tedious and time consuming. These crimping pliers don't help with that problem. Organizations that bind large numbers of books may want to consider an electric coil crimper such as the Marlon crimper.
- For users that need to bind spiral coil documents using an oval hole pattern, 3:1 pitch hole pattern or 0.400 pitch pattern these coil crimpers are definite must.
- They work with both standard and specialty coil types making them a versatile tool and a decent investment. However, it is important to remember that these pliers aren't easier to use and don't save time over standard coil crimpers.
- Therefore, users who don't ever plan on binding documents with specialty coil may find that standard coil crimping pliers are adequate for their needs.