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What safety precautions should I take when using a Guillotine Paper Cutter?
This video will show you how to safely use a paper cutter. It specifically deals with guillotine style cutters which are the most dangerous type of cutters due to the exposed cutting blade when the handle is in the up position. This video will talk about some of the safety precautions that you need to take in order to ensure that nobody cuts themselves with your guillotine style cutter. Watch the video and if you have any questions feel free to give us a call or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you however we can.
Here is the transcript of this video: Welcome to MyBinding How To videos. Today we answer the question how to use a paper cutter. To be honest, paper cutters can be a little intimidating. Here's how it works, nice and simple and safe. If you have a safety lock on your trimmer, be sure to always keep it closed when you're not trimming paper. Papers is always face up on the face of the machine. There will be some sort of a grid or measuring tool by which you can make the precise cut. These measuring tools certainly vary between machine but use them, they're very helpful. And if there's a lock, lock the fence down so things stay consistent through your whole project. It's a great idea always to use scrap papers just to check to make sure your cut is what you need. This is what's known as a classic guillotine style cutter. The lever arm is quick and precise but can be dangerous. Roller trimmers slice horizontally along the paper, usually encased completely by a shield. There are also electronic trimmers. Simply press a button and the same kind of rolling trimmers will slice through your job. No doubt you'll use your paper trimmer a lot, so shop well before you purchase and make a great investment. It will definitely pay off. There it is, that's how to use a paper cutter. For other reviews 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)