Welcome to MyBinding Comparison videos. Inserting spiral coils can be frustrating; let's take a look at some coil inserter options. Many coil binding machines, such as the RubiCoil or the CoilMac M, have a built-in groove either on the top of the machine or in the table that's granted with it, allowing you to use both hands as you move the coil down the spine. This is certainly economical and simple, however, it doesn't offer too much help. Some smaller and inexpensive machines, such as the iCoil 41, have built-in electronic inserters. However, they are small and they cannot do too much too quick.
On larger, more costly machines, such as the CoilMac series, electronic inserters work on hand or foot pedals and can handle large projects as well as numerous projects. There are some multi systems on the market, such as this Tamerica Four-in-One, that handles different kinds of binds and has an electronic inserter as part of the package. Some machines are strictly coil finishers, such as the Roll@Coil or Finish@Coil. They tend to be quick, easy to use, quite straight forward, yet limited sometimes on larger projects. This higher end Finish@Coil also includes an electronic crimper as well as an adjustable second roller bar that allows for larger projects to be done much easier. This Rhin-O-Tuff machine is not only expensive, but it is massive, handling just about anything, and very fast.
SlanTIS has developed a couple of coil binding sleeves that help not only with the initial threading on of the coil but also holding the book in place while running it through an inserter.
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