Swingline Profile Desktop 3-4 Hole Punch - SWI-74070
- Use up to 50% less effort than with comparable manual punches
- 20 sheet letter size paper punch capacity, 5 sheet legal
- EasyView™ alignment indicator turns from red to green when paper is aligned perfectly
- Able to punch either standard or keyhole style. Additional/replacement punch heads available.
- Soft grip lever handle locks down for storage
- Limited lifetime warranty and 100% performance guarantee
- UPC: 050505740703
- Centers: Fully Adjustable
- Detailed Color: Black/Silver
- Number of Punch Holes: 3-4
- Performance Guarantee: Yes
- Period of Warranty: Limited Lifetime
- Punch Hole Size: 9/32"
- Sheet Capacity (20 lb paper): 20
- Sheet Size: 8 1/2" x 14"
- Dimensions: 15.77"L x 3.44"D x 4.0"H
Reviewing the Swingline ProFile Desktop 3-4 Hole Punch
It might seem that there's nothing new when it comes to hole punches. After all, a hole punch is a hole punch, right? Don't jump to conclusions just yet because Swingline, a leader in the stapler and hole punch market, has a great new hole punch that offers some previously unseen features. The Swingline ProFile hole punch is a breakthrough machine that can punch both letter- and legal-sized paper, eliminating the need for separate hole punches if you often work with both sizes of paper. And since this hole punch is from Swingline, you can be confident that this unit is high-quality despite its low price.
The Swingline ProFile hole punch offers a new and innovative way to punch your documents. This unit has four punching heads which makes it capable of punching both letter- and legal-sized paper. The ProFile can punch up to 20 sheets of 8.5" x 11" paper, and when it's used with legal-sized paper, it can handle up to five sheets. The ProFile punches four holes in legal-sized paper (as opposed to the typical three punched into letter-sized paper), so you can easily fold up the pages to store them in a three-ring binder alongside your regular-sized items.
In addition to its revolutionary punching abilities, the Swingline ProFile has some other features that make it an appealing option for those who need a hole-punch. Swingline has made it easy to ensure your punching will be accurate because they've outfitted the ProFile with their EasyView alignment indicators. These signals turn from red to green to let you know when your document is properly aligned for punching. The ProFile's handle locks in the "down" position, so you can store it even in cramped conditions, and the handle is soft to the touch, allowing for comfortable punching. This hole punch also comes with a hinged chip tray for easy emptying. Swingline offers a performance guarantee on the ProFile, as well as a limited lifetime warranty, so you should be more than satisfied with this hole punch, especially since it's available for less than $100.00.
The Swingline ProFile does have a couple of minor drawbacks. First, it lacks the ability to produce a two-hole design, so this punch isn't for people who need that particular punching pattern. It's also disappointing that the ProFile has a low punching capacity for legal-sized paper. It would probably be arduous to use this punch to prepare a lengthy, legal-sized document for binding, so if that's a concern for you, you may want to consider other hole punches.
It's not very common to see four-hole punches on the market, which helps make the Swingline ProFile a breath of fresh air. The ability to punch letter- and legal-sized documents with the same punch is a pretty nifty feature, but it would have been nice if you could punch more than five legal-sized sheets at a time. Despite that, the ProFile is a welcome addition to the Swingline catalog and it offers a new way to prepare your documents for binding and filing.