Rhin-O-Tuff Onyx HD4470 14" Manual Comb Opener (HD4470-ONYX)
- Capable to bind up to 2 inches (51mm) thick and 14 inches (356mm) wide
- Adjustable ring opener control for repeatable comb opening positions
- Lightweight and Portable
- All Metal Construction
- Made in the USA with more than 98% recyclable materials
- Model: HD4470 ONYX
- Capacity Size: 14"
- Weight: 21.75 lbs
- Machine Dimensions: 12" x 19" x 14" (H x W x D)
- Warranty: Three Year Manufacturer Warranty
The Onyx HD4470 can open comb elements from a quarter-inch to two-inches in diameter. And its wide base can accommodate up to 14-inches in length. The Onyx HD4470 is a standalone unit but will also mount on any Rhin-O-Tuff vertical OD or HD punch with the optional mounting kit. Thread your project and close the comb. As with the whole Onyx line, it's built Rhino-tough and has a full three-year warranty. That's the Rhin-O-Tuff Onyx HD4470. For more demos,reviews, and how-tos, check out MyBinding.com.
Now you're all set up, turn the whole machine on, do all your punching fo ... Read More
Welcome to MyBinding video. Let's take a look at the Rhin-O-Tuff Onyx HD4470 plastic comb opener as it works in tandem with the Onyx OD4012 punch. There are two small brackets that you attach to the back end of the punch machine. Be sure the bolts are down good and tight and on both sides. It's now time to place the 4470 on top of your punch. Do so so the holes line up on both brackets. There's little hand screws; tighten it down so that both the bracket and the frame of the comb opener are nice and tight on both sides.
Now you're all set up, turn the whole machine on, do all your punching for your project, and place the plastic comb on the comb opener. Make sure the teeth always faces up and the project faces down so the book does not fall apart during use. Drape the punched holes of your book over the teeth of the comb and close it up. And you're all done.
And there it is. That's the HD4470 on top of the OD4012. For more demos, reviews, and how-tos, check out MyBinding.com.
Using the Onyx HD7000 punch below, you can punch up to 40 sheets of 20lb paper per lift. Punch through your entire project and organize it. Now it's time to bind. The HD4470 p ... Read More
Welcome to MyBinding video. Let's take a look at the Rhin-O-Tuff Onyx 4470 in conjunction with the HD7000 punch. This heavy duty plastic comb opener is solid. It fits right here on top of the HD7000 punch and bolts right in so it doesn't move. It works just fine as a standalone unit for two operators or a different system but saving space is always nice. And here's a demonstration of these two machines working together.
Using the Onyx HD7000 punch below, you can punch up to 40 sheets of 20lb paper per lift. Punch through your entire project and organize it. Now it's time to bind. The HD4470 plastic comb opener module can handle up to two-inch round plastic combs. With comb binding, make sure the teeth of the comb face up and the project faces down, that way it doesn't come apart during use. Drape the project over the teeth of the comb, assuring they all go through, close the comb and you're all set. There it is, that's the Onyx HD4470. For more demos, reviews, and how-tos, check out MyBinding.com.
HD-4470 Comb Opener Overview
If you are looking for a high quality comb-opener for your company you should really at least take a look at the HD-4470 from PDI. It is a high quality, ruggedly built machine that is designed specifically for commercial applications. Here are some strengths and weaknesses of this machine.
First, lets start with some of the machine's strengths. This unit can be used by itself. Or it can be attached to a heavy-duty punching unit using a special kit to bolt it to the top of the machine. Some companies choose to attach their opener onto their punch to help conserve office space. In fact, it is common to see the 4470 bolted to a machine along with another piece of finishing equipment such as a coil inserter or wire closer. This unit is actually fourteen inches long and can be used for binding virtually any document up to that length. Plus, the 4470 is designed to handle virtually any size of plastic binding comb available on the market. Whether you need to bind documents with small round combs or larger oval combs, this machine will do the job and it will do it fast.
This machine includes a great feature that allows you to control how far you want to open your plastic comb binding spine. If you are binding a large number of books that are the same size, this can come in really handy and will help to increase productivity. It will also keep you from accidentally opening the comb too far which can result in the comb flying across the room. Plus, one of the great things about the HD-4470 is that once you open a comb the machine is designed to keep it open so that you can insert the pages onto the spine. Many other comb openers will slowly slip closed when you let go of the handle. That can be a huge pain if you are trying to line up your pages and insert them onto the fingers of a large plastic comb.
Still, this comb opener is not without limitations. The HD4470 is designed for documents up to fourteen inches in width (about 24 rings). If you are planning on binding documents that are longer than this you will most likely need to insert the last few rings by hand. If you only have a few documents to do, that may not be too bad. However, if you need to bind a large number of documents it might be a pain. The other limitation of this machine is that it is a manual unit. For every document, you will need to pull the handle and release it when you are done. That may seem obvious, however, if you need to bind thousands of books it could definitely be a limitation. For the highest volume applications you may need to consider an electric comb opener such as the GBC PB-2600. However, for most users that machine is overpriced and won't save very much time.
When everything is said and done, this machine is actually very good at what it does. It is easy to use, fast and built ruggedly for high volume applications. If you need a comb opener, you should definitely consider the HD-4470 from Rhino Tuff.