Simple to use for today's professional office, the Rhin-O-Tuff 3250CL turns loose pages into impressive looking documents in seconds. With just a touch of a button, quickly punch 25 sheets of 20# paper at a time, (or 2 sheets of clear covers). No more time-consuming and tiring manual punching; the 3250CL has been engineered to be trouble-free. The punching is done vertically instead of horizontally, (reducing punching errors) and is designed for office use. The motor doesn't run continuously while it is plugged in and thus, is extremely quiet to operate & saves energy. The roller also has an automatic shut off after about 25 seconds so no electricity is wasted.
The 3250CL features a 3 year limited warranty, which is the longest warranty available on the market today. The 44 hole punch aligns perfectly centered on your 11" or 8.5" binding edge. The modern design (stylish & compact) of the 3250CL was built to fit in with other office equipment, such as computers & printers. The 3250CL features a Paper Guide with a Document Sizer. If your book fits in the notch, it will fit in the tapered punching throat. The unique Spiral Binding coil sizer tells you what size coil you have. Just place coil on correct hub to identify that size. With an additional drawer, organizing your binding supplies & cutter crimper pliers has never been easier.
While the tapered throat ensures that the machine cannot be overloaded, jamming is still possible. This is no longer a problem with the Automatic Jam-Stopper, which quickly reverses punching jams. Still jammed? Simply pull off the black cap on the right side of the machine and spin the notch to manually unjam the machine.
The large chip drawer lets you punch more volume that before, so you don't have to empty your waste tray as often. The waste drawer also has the user instructions attached so you don't have to fumble with loose paper. When it's time to bind, the large and powerful coil roller quickly zips the Spiral Binding coil into place, ready for you to cut and crimp the coil ends with the included Hand Cutter Crimper Pliers. For binding thicker books, the built-in book former shapes and aligns punched sheets for easier coiling.
|Manufacturer Part Number||3250CL|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||45|
|Operating Method||Electric [Push Button]|
|Capacity||Punching: 25 Sheets [20 lb Bond]
Binding: 290 Sheets [20 lb Bond]
|Included Supplies & Accessories||Hand Cutter Crimper Pliers
|Machine Dimensions||17" x 14" x 7"|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||3 Year Limited
1 Year Limited on Pins
|Punch & Bind Capability||Yes|
|Maximum Binding Edge||11"|
|Open Ended Punch||No|
|Pitch / Hole Pattern||Spiral Binding 4:1|
Rhin-O-Tuff 3250CL Review
by Mallory Morsa
Hi! I am Mallory and I am the editor here at BUY101. I have been with the team since 2008, where I started out as a customer service representative, learning the in's and out's of every product we offer. I then moved into a roll of product management that required even more product research as well as new product training, sharing my extensive product and industry knowledge with our entire BUY101 team, and now, with you in my honest reviews.
I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The Rhin-O-Tuff 3250CL was manufactured specifically for offices with only basic coil binding needs, and I agree with their recommendation. This machine was made with simplicity and ease-of-use, offering power and precision with no complicated features or adjustments. This does limit users to only letter size paper, though, so if you need a bit more versatility, then consider the CoilMac-EPI or EPI Plus, which both have disengageable pins for multiple sheet sizes.
WHAT I LIKE:
The 3250CL coil binding machine is simple, simple, simple…which makes is incredibly easy to use! It is perfect for offices with multiple users, because there is very little or no training involved at all. And if you have read some of my other reviews, then you know just how much I love Rhin-O-Tuff (pronounced “Rhino Tough”) as a manufacturer of book binding machines…they are very high quality and made in the USA. They have also done a great job of making the 3250CL look great on the outside, with a clean and contemporary design that looks like it belongs in an office, rather than a work room. And Rhin-O-Tuff backs the longest warranty available on the market with a three year limited warranty (most machines only have 90 days to one year).
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
The price of this machine can be a bit off-putting when you compare it to other machines on the market, some even built for higher volume. But the most important thing to keep in mind about the 3250CL is its simplicity…it doesn’t have any complicated features, dials, or adjustments that could confuse users. Because of this simplicity, I did dock a couple of stars in the innovation field, however, that doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a great choice for those who don’t want any complications, and just want a modest, easy-to-use coil binder. This ease that may be great for some users, really limits the machine uses for other kinds of users – it can only handle letter sized paper, measuring 8 ½” W x 11” H that will be bound on the long 11” edge. The finishing of your book also has to be done by hand using crimping pliers, which are included with the machine.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
With the durable and quality-made parts on the inside, and the clean look of the outside, and the fact that this machine is USA-made, I recommend the 3250CL from Rhin-O-Tuff as a great addition to any office with basic coil binding needs. I have never come across a machine that is easier to use than this, so I highly recommend the 3250CL for offices with multiple users, or even younger users.