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How to Change Caster Wheels on a Royal Sovereign Laminator?
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In this video, we’re going to show how to replace the casters on a Royal Sovereign Laminator. First we’ll need is something to raise the laminator up. Find a box, a milk crate or something like that. We’re going to set this beneath the laminator. Come to the side, lift from the bottom here and on this side, and we’re going to lift up the laminator and put it on the support. You want to make sure that the laminator is not going to rock on you and it’s stable before proceeding. We want to identify what type of casters we have to replace. Your front caster will have the locks. Your back caster will just be a rolling caster without the locks. What you’ll need is a 7/8 wrench, open-end wrench, and you want to locate the nut on the caster. You’ll find the lock washer. You want to replace that lock washer on the new caster. Insert the caster into the hole and replace it, and you’re all set to go. Now, what we need to do is lower the laminator back off the support by picking up from the bottom and dropping our laminator back down.
< 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)