The Offi-Bind 21 D Comb Binder has plenty of features for various sizes of paper and combs. It will punch 10 sheets of paper at a time, and apply the comb binders for professional looking booklets.
This binder might not stand up to full time use in a busy office, but it’s perfect for a home office, or the occasional production of a report in a busier setting.
It will punch 10 sheets of 20 pound paper at one time. If you want a cleaner, crisper hole, punch fewer.
The handle is removable if you need to store the binder in a space where it can’t stick up the way you see in the picture.
You can use this machine with combs from 3/16 to 2 inch diameter.
There is a waste drawer for the punched out holes.
Its footprint is 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. With the handle removed it is 6 inches high. With the handle attached it is 14 1/4 inches high.
The direction booklet has pictures, but they are small and barely adequate if you aren’t familiar with using one of these binders.
In addition to punching the papers and applying the binding, this model has some additional nice features:
- There is a knob on the back of the machine to set the distance from the edge of the paper where the holes will be punched.
- There is a moveable stop on the left front of the machine so that if you have a number of pages to punch, anywhere from about 6 1/4 inches to 11 inches, including paper size A4. You could punch something 12 inches wide, but you would need to completely remove this stop.
- There are three “die disengaging pins” on the upper right. You can pull one, two, or all three of these pins out so that the cutter behind each one will not work. This is important if you have an odd size document and don’t want a partial hole punched at the top or bottom of the paper.
- The location of the holes is printed on the base where you slide the paper in for punching. If you align the paper so that these markers are covered you can center the holes on the edge of the paper.
It comes with a 6 month warranty, but I have used mine off and on to bind 60 page booklets for three years, and I haven’t had any trouble, other than the fact that there is a real art to binding that many pages in a 7/16 inch comb!
Conclusion: This is a good value for the money, and it has met all my expectations after I learned how to use it well.