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Rhin-O -Tuff Onyx HD8000 and HD8370 added to OD4012 Punch Demo
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Welcome to MyBinding video. Let's take a look at the Onyx HD8000 and 8370, two wire closers by Rhin-O-Tuff as they work in tandem with the OD4012 punch. Binding books and projects with wire is not only attractive but it's also very secure. If you already own Rhin-O-Tuff's Onyx OD4012 or any other vertical punch by Rhin-O-Tuff, the Onyx series has two wire closers that will make your job fast and easy -- the HD8000 and the HD8370. With efficiency in both productivity and space saving, both wire closers fit on top of your punch. After your project is all punched and your book is ordered the way you need to for wire binding, with the Onxy HD8000 firmly on top, simply slide your book all the way in the back of the throat and bring down the lever. The dual adjustment knobs on the top make things perfectly even; and your book is punched, bound and finished all within one seamless system. The same goes for the HD8370, but even better. The strength of this wire closer is not just its space efficiency but also it's a dual-function. With the wire in place and you load the book, one pull of the lever not only threads the wire on to the spine of the book but also closes it, making a one-step process in your binding with wire. Both wire closers and anything from the Rhin-O-Tuff Onyx series are backed by a solid three-year warranty. For more demos, reviews and how-tos, 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)