- Dimensions: 54cm x 36cm x 29cm
- Working Width: max 300 mm
- Weight: 27 kg
- Binding capacity in combination with ECL (depends on diameter and operator): up to 400pcs /hr
- Possible Diameters: 3/16" x 1"
- Max length: 34 loops (3:1 pitch), 24 loops (2:1 pitch)
- Foot Pedal actuated
- Pitch: 4:1, 3:1, 2:1 (independent from pitch)
- Connection: 110v electric
- Requires Renz Wire Pack Cartridges
- Part Number: RWP300
- Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Renz WP300 Electric Wire Dispenser Review
If you're trying to decide on a binding method for your important documents, wire binding is one of the best ones around. Not only is it easy to do, it can really give your documents a high-class, professional look and feel. Wire binding requires a number of things including spines, a paper punch, and a device that can close the spines. If you choose to use Renz wire spines, you'll be purchasing their WirePack supplies. These supplies come in a special packaging and they can be hard to use unless you have the right equipment. That's where the Renz WP300 comes in. Here's a look at this unique machine as well as some advice as to whether it's worth purchasing or not.
The WP300 is really two machines in one. Not only does it remove wire spines from Renz's WirePack packaging, it will also insert the spines into your documents. That in itself makes this machine unique and a great value to boot.
This machine is compatible with all Renz WirePack supplies. These spines are available in 3:1 and 2:1 pitch versions which have 34 and 24 loops respectively.
The WP300 can work with documents of varying thicknesses. The thinnest documents you use with it can be a mere 3/16" thick. If you need to work with books containing more pages, your documents can be up to 1" thick. Plus, your documents can be up to 300 millimeters wide which is equivalent to about 12 inches. In other words, you'll be able to process letter-sized documents. (You won't be able to work with wider or short ones though, so keep that in mind.)
The WP300 comes with a foot pedal that makes operating it extremely quick and easy. You'll be able to process about 400 books in an hour.
One thing you need to know about the WP300 is that while it starts the binding process, it will not finish it for you. You will need to have a wire closer in order to complete things. This machine would work well with some of Renz's other equipment, including the ECL 360 wire closer.
The WP300 is a pretty large device with approximate dimensions of 21" (width) x 14" (depth) x 11" (height). Also, it weighs 60 pounds so you'll need a sturdy surface to place it on. (As well as some help if you need to move it.)
This product comes with a one-year warranty.
In a nutshell, the WP300 is a must-have product if you plan on using Renz WirePack spines. However, you will need to have a wire closer to finish off your documents. (You'll also need a punch.) Therefore, this won't be the ideal machine for some people. However, for wire binding enthusiasts and fans of Renz products, this machine is definitely worth a look. It can work with both thin and thick books, it's pretty easy to use, and it will help you process your documents quickly. If you're in that category, be sure to check the WP300 out today.