The Rhin-O-Tuff® Coil Binding System 3000 is a step above anything else in it's class, with a variety of features and benefits that make it the perfect choice for any office environment that has medium-duty binding requirements. The sleek, black design fits well into any office and provides a premium look that other gray or multi-colored machines don't offer. A simple design means you don't have to be intimidated by a bunch of dials and buttons; the System 3000 offers an ease-of-use that no other machine in it's class has, making it great for an environment where they may be multiple users. The small footprint of the System 3000 means it doesn't take up valuable real estate in your office, and offers both punching and coil inserting in the same compact unit.
The Rhin-O-Tuff® System 3000 offers vertical punching, which helps keep pages aligned with the use of gravity. An LED panel indicates the operation mode for the user and the open ended punching throat means that you are not limited to only letter size or A4 documents, you can actually use a sheet as long as 23.4" by simply flipping and aligning the sheets and punching a second time.
A unique feature of the 3000 coil binding machine is the two full-size coil rollers that are made of an extremely smooth material that doesn't just tear the coils through your paper, offering a gentle and accurate coil insertion. The bottom roller adjusts to fit whatever size coil you are working with, including even 50mm large coils, improve binding efficiency. The powered electric crimper is another feature that is rare in this class of binding machinery, and will cut and offer a strong crimp on all sizes of coil, including 50mm, eliminating the need for hand crimpers. Additionally, a special 0.2475" 4:1 pitch hole spacing with oval 4mm x 5mm holes make coil insertion even easier.
The Rhin-O-Tuff® 3000 spiral binding machine features 47 fully disengageable pins, so you can deactivate specific holes for special sheet sizes and perfect hole alignment. A toggle switch can make the foot pedal activate either the punching or the crimping, allowing the operator to use both their hands to handle the document. The punch margin is adjusted with a control dial, so you can set the perfect depth for different size bindings.
* Varies depending on paper type and thickness. Measured using standard 20# bond copy paper.
|Capacity||Punching: 20 Sheets*
Binding: 400 Sheets (About a 2" Stack)*
|Product Weight (lbs)||65|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||75|
|Operating Method||Punching: Electric
|Compatible Supplies||Spiral Binding Plastic Coils [4:1 Pitch]|
|Dimensions||18.3" W x 18" D x 12" H|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||1 Year Limited|
|Punch & Bind Capability||Yes|
|Maximum Binding Edge||11-7/10"|
|Open Ended Punch||Yes [Allows for up to 23.4" Documents with a 2nd Punch]|
|Throat Depth||Adjustable Margin Control|
|Disengageable Pins||47 Disengageable Pins|
|Pitch / Hole Pattern||Spiral Binding 4:1 (.2475) Oval Holes|
Rhin-O-Tuff® System 3000 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:
Offices with medium workloads, looking for a compact, all-in-one machine that will punch, insert and bind coils. It would be a great option for a newer print and bind shop to get them through their start-up workloads until their needs increase to something more like the heavy-duty tabletop punches. The System 3000 is also ideal for anyone with only a small space to work with, because all functions are in one compact machine, so no additional machines for inserting or crimping are not needed.
If you need a more heavy-duty machine, consider the Rhin-O-Tuff® OD4012 Onyx Punch Machine, built for a bit more volume than the System 3000 with a more powerful punching motor. If you are doing lighter workloads than this, consider the CoilMac ECI, which is a manual punch with electric inserter and manual crimper pliers.
WHAT I LOVE:
Everything! No seriously… I love everything about this binding machine (is that weird for me to say?). It has everything to do with the fact that there is no other all-in-one binder in the office-machines class that is able to punch, insert and bind in a single, fair-priced unit. The fully disengageable pins let you completely customize your punch to prevent half-holes on your books, so you can really get creative with your spiral bindings. The System 3000 also makes inserting coil much easier than it would normally be with full-length rollers that can be adjusted for large coils, small coils, and everything in-between. The oval holes only add to the ease of inserting, so there are no more coil jams or re-alignments needed. My favorite part about the System 3000 spiral binding machine is probably the fact that it has an attached electric cutter and crimper, which is unheard in this class of binding machines. I am sure many of you feel the pain I do when crimping multiple books; that cramping and soreness that comes from using regular crimper pliers for too long... well, this electric crimper eliminates that pain completely (what a relief). The style and look of this binding machine is also great, in a sleek black that fits in well with other office equipment. Lastly (and most importantly to anyone with a budget... which is everyone, right?), the price of this machine is unbeatable for the features you get. If you wanted to be able to electrically punch, electrically insert and electrically cut and crimp your coils, you would normally have to invest into two or three different machines, but with the System 3000 you get everything in one, attractive unit.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
I would say that the only thing to consider when looking at the System 3000 machine is the warranty; Rhin-O-Tuff backs a 1 year limited warranty on this machine, as compared with a 3 year warranty on most of their other heavier-duty machines. But in reality, a 1-year warranty is very common for machines in this class, so it is right on par with other companies. It is also a little bit heavy at 60 lbs, (with all those feature in one unit, that is to be expected, right?!) but it has a compact square design, so is still pretty easy to move around. Just don't get confused by all the electric features... because they're so awesome, some people think the System 3000 is good for high-output, but it was not built for that and should only be used for medium-duty workloads.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
The Rhin-O-Tuff® System 3000 is the perfect machine for any office with medium coil binding workloads. The all-electric, all-in-one features (including oval hole punching, dual, adjustable roller inserters, and electric cutting and crimping) as well as user-friendly controls make it my favorite office binding machines out there. To top it all off, it has a clean and modern design that would fit well in any office. I want to send a personal thank you to Rhin-O-Tuff® for being the first to finally create a machine like this that does it all.