An In-Depth Look at the James Burn PB3300

April 5, 2018
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Heavy duty binding machines feature interchangeable dies, allowing for several different binding opportunities including Wire-O, Plastic Coil / Spiral Binding, Plastic Comb, and more. These punches are considered heavy duty because they were manufactured specifically for high-output production facilities. One incredibly popular heavy duty binding punch is the Lhermite PB3300 by James Burn. The article below describes, in detail, the workings of this popular binding machine so that you can make an educated choice as to whether it is the perfect machine for your needs.

The James Burn PB3300 is the one of the few electric punch and electric wire closer combination units available on the market today, and was the first of its kind. It is a rugged, tabletop, electric, high volume Wire-O document punching machine that helps make your high output wire binding easier and more affordable. This unit is truly in a class all to itself, featuring a heavy-duty tabletop electric punch, Wire-O inserter, and an electric Wire-O closer. This all-in-one, attractive, compact unit is perfect for the office, in-plant reproduction center or commercial print shop for profit where Wire-O binding volumes can justify higher-dollar automation.

The "hands-free" foot pedal operated electric wire closer speeds up productivity and guarantees a consistent finish every time. With the capability to finish Wire-O books from 2 to 210 sheets of 20# bond paper on a bound edge up to 13" wide, it is an extremely versatile machine. The easy to use electric punch and electric wire closer produces books up to 1 ¼" with simple foot pedal operation. There is no special operator training required. The PB3300 heavy duty steel dies punch up to 25 sheets (20# bond) in a single stroke with accuracy. The tilted closing table and jaws offer optimum document positioning, and it is easily adjustable for different wire sizes. Die changing is fast & simple: the punch dies slide in and lock in place in less than 1 minute. The built-in spare die storage compartment ensures that your punch tools are always available and protected. Safety features include an Anti-pinch photo cells and a reversing switch for quick release of paper jams.

The PB3300 can also be used as an electric punch for plastic combs & plastic coil, simply by purchasing the corresponding PB3300 Punching Dies. One free die included with your purchase when you buy from Binding101.

James Burn PB3300 Electric Wire-O Punch & Bind Machine

James Burn PB3300 Electric Wire-O Punch & Bind Machine (Includes 1 Free Die)

The PB3300 works well in offices, print shops, small binderies, and more. Although user friendly, we suggest limiting the number of individuals that will use the machine as we recommend only trained personnel use this machine. We also recommend that you oil the punching pins after every 8 hours of use. Once oiled, punch some scratch paper to remove any excess grease on the pins before starting your next job. Never punch more sheets that what is recommended, and don't forget to empty the waste tray to prevent paper jams and potential damage to the machine.


Mallory Morsa, Binding101 Product ExpertAbout the Author • Mallory Morsa has been the product expert at Binding101 since 2008, and has grown up in the industry. Every day she pushes herself to learn new information, incorporating real-life experiences to create solutions to the most common problems in the industry, and then present those solutions in a way that is easy to understand for everyone, from novices to experts.

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