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How To Use A Guillotine Paper Cutter?
Here is the transcript of this video: Welcome to MyBinding How To videos. Today we answer the question how to use a guillotine paper cutter. Classic guillotine-style paper cutters hold a long tradition in working great. They're precise, easy to use, they last a long time, but they can be a little dangerous. Here's how to use them effectively and safely. First off, it's crucial with this style of paper trimmer to know and use the safety lock. When you're not trimming paper, please lock the blade. Some locks are as simple as a lever, some are built into the handle of the blade, requiring a different motion to release it from the lock. Either way, before you begin, learn how to use it. Paper cutters are going to have built-in measuring tools, some better than others. This one is a ruler across the top and a grid on the face. This one has all kinds of shapes and angles and sizes and different measuring tools. Adjustable fences usually have locks. Lock them down so that all of your cuts are consistent throughout your whole project. Whatever is at your disposal, use it; you'll be thankful in the project outcome. Scrap paper, very important. Make your first cuts on scrap paper to make sure you're doing exactly what you need. After some time, you'll become very familiar with your guillotine-style paper cutter and you'll be able to use it with great ease, great quickness, and great accuracy. Guillotine-style paper cutters are an office standard. Shop around, make a great investment. That's it, that's how to use a guillotine paper cutter. For more demos and how to's, check out MyBinding.com.
< Over the years, a number of customers have asked me whether they can use twin loop wire with their plastic comb binding machine. These customers often don’t want to have to buy a brand new machine but like the look and feel of twin loop wire binding. However, the answer to their question isn’t as simple as it seems. You see, they actually do make twin loop wire that is designed to work with the plastic comb binding hole pattern. With that said, if you want to use these wires you are going to need a way to close the wires. What is Spiral-O Wire?Let me explain a little bit more…There is a product that we carry called Spiral-O Wire. This wire has 19 loops and is designed to work with the hole pattern from a plastic comb binding machine. Spiral-O Wire is sometimes called Wire Combs or Ibico Wire and was originally designed for use with some of the older Ibico binding machines. A number of the older Ibico plastic comb binding machines also included a twin loop wire closer on the front of them to allow users to use both plastic combs and wire. This 19 loop wire was designed for this purpose.What Equipment is Needed? As the Ibico brand has been phased out by GBC and all of the older Ibico plastic binding machines have been replaced with new models, they no longer have the twin loop wire closer on the front of them. This presents a problem in trying to use these spiral-o wires since you can’t use the wires without a way to close them.One of the only options left is to purchase a Twin Loop wire closer. However, since twin loop wire closers are not incredibly cheap this option usually only appeals to users who have larger electric plastic comb binding machines. Otherwise, it is often advisable to simply buy a low end 3:1 pitch twin loop wire binding machine (the supplies are cheaper). This being said, if you have one of the older Ibico binding machines that has a wire closer included you are in luck. The Spiral-O binding supplies that we carry will work perfectly with your machine and you will be able to use both plastic combs and wire depending on your needs. These Spiral-O binding supplies are available in Black, Silver, White, Blue and Red and in sizes up to 1″ in diameter.If you aren’t sure what type of wire binding supplies that you need to work with your machine simply give us a call. Our trained sales representatives will be glad to help you find the correct supplies for use with your machine.(Read More)