Renz SPB 360 Manual 4:1 Coil Binding Machine
- Binds up to 160 sheets
- QSA (Quick Size Adjustment) for high flexibility of different paper formats: A5 and A4
- Adjustable side lay for perfect punching registration
- Special hardened punch pins for long lasting life
- Staggered punching pins for better punching
- Easy to empty sliding waste tray
- Unique electric roller for quick coil insertion
- Clever crimper and cutter for turning coil ends
- Measures the document or coil size
- Heavy duty construction & compact design
- Punching Capacity (Sheets Per Hr): 8,000
- Min. Punching Width: 10 mm
- Max. Punching Width: 360 mm
- Min. Unpunched Length: 50 mm
- Max. Unpunched length: 270 mm
- Max. Punching Thickness: 2 mm
- Punching Operation: Manual
- Punch Dies Available: Oval 4.5 x 3.6 mm
- Pitch: 6 mm / 0.2475"
- Selectable Punch Pins (QSA): Yes
- Variable Margin Depth: No
- Binding Thickness: 1 - 16 mm
- Binding Operation: Electric insert, manual crimp and cut
- No. of Books Output Per Hr: 50
- Machine Dimensions (L x W x H): 360 x 490 x 250 mm
Introducing the SPB 360 from Renz. The SPB 360 is the manual punch model for spiral binding. Simply measure your document to determine the spiral size needed and choose for A4 or A5 binding with the paper guide and the disengage able punch pins. Place your document in the punching shaft and pull the handle gently to punch. Insert the spiral from the bottom of the document and turn three times in a clockwise direction. Press the document gently against the rubber roller until the spiral has made its way through the document. Place the document into the cutting and crimping unit ensuring that any excess spiral is to the right of the cutting blades. Push the lever down until the excess coil is removed. Repeat with both the top and the bottom and your document is now bound and neatly finished with a 45 degree turn at either end for a secure fastening.
Stylish and logical binding with the SPB 360 from Renz.
Renz SPB 360 Coil Binding Machine Review
When looking for a high-quality coil binding machine, one name you should seek out is Renz. This German-based company produces some of the most durable binding equipment around, including the SPB 360 Manual Coil Binding Machine. Here are the strengths (and weaknesses) of this device. Read all about them so you can decide if its the right device for your binding needs.
One of the most unique things about the SPB 360 is that it's a manual device that can be turned into an electric one with the addition of a modular motor. The motor would be a good thing to purchase if you want a machine that will work quickly and allow you to produce a lot of documents.
This device has the ability to punch up to 20 sheets of paper at just one time. This is a pretty good punching capacity and it will enable you to get your documents punched rather quickly. You'll be able to punch items that are up to 14.2 inches long, including legal-sized paper (8.5" x 14").
The binding capacity of this device is pretty good because it can bind books containing a maximum of 170 pages. Thus, it's good for short to mid-length documents. The maximum size of coil this machine can work with is 20 mm.
The SPB 360 is one of the few coil binders on the market to feature a D-shaped handle. The inclusion of this part makes this machine ideal for both right- and left-handed users. (Most binding devices seem to have the handle on the right side of machine which is really inconvenient for southpaws.)
This device has a built-in cutting and crimping apparatus. This is a wonderful addition and one that will help you save some time. You also won't need to purchase crimping pliers, so that will save you about $50.00.
If you're concerned about the SPB 360 taking up a lot of room, you'll be relieved to hear that it isn't too big. It only measures 17.3" (length) x 19.2" (width) x 9.8" (height).
The SPB 360 has a limited one-year warranty. It's also well-constructed so it can be used a lot without any problems.
If you wish to use the SPB 360 as an electrical device, you'll have to shell out some extra money for it. The motor will cost you a fair bit of money (over $1,000.00) so you'll need to think about it the motor is necessary or not.
It's disappointing that this device isn't compatible with all sizes of coils. A 170-page binding capacity is good enough for some users, but if you need to work with longer documents, you'll need to choose a different machine.
Overall, the Renz SPB 360 is a pretty solid choice if you need a coil binding machine. You'll just need to be sure that you're comfortable with the device's binding capacity and that you're sure you won't need to bind longer documents. If the binding capacity works for you, you'll find that this machine will give you a great way to produce professional-looking documents.