Rhin-O-Tuff Coil Binding System 3000
|Manufacturer Part Number||CBS3000|
|Suggested User||Medium Office, Large Office|
|Binding Style||Spiral Binding / Plastic Coil|
|Capacity: Punching||20 Sheets|
|Compatible Supplies & Accessories||4:1 Pitch Spiral Binding Coils|
|Power Voltage||115V AC 60Hz|
|Dimensions||18 ³/₁₀" W x 18" D x 12" H|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||1 Year Limited|
|Country of Manufacture||USA|
|Punch & Bind Capability||Yes|
|Maximum Binding Edge||11-7/10" [With Open Throat]|
|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|
|Product Weight (lbs)||65|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||75|
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.
- Oval 0.2475 pitch spacing, for a perfectly spaced letter size document and making it extremely easy to insert even large coils
- The only machine in it's class that features LED indicators for operation
- The only machine in it's class that features a built-in electric crimper
- Dual rollers that are extremely smooth and won't rip the coil through like some other coil inserters
- Electric crimping of coils up to 50mm, which is very rare for any electric crimper
- The crimper shield is coordinated with the rollers, so as the rollers are opened the shield is opened to accommodate the same size
- Manual micro adjustments can also be made
- Extra large waste drawer offers less emptying requirements and a clear window let's you see when emptying is needed
- The small footprint and capability to electrically punch, bind and finish, along with the sleek look, make this perfect for any office with medium duty needs
- No machine maintenance required
* Approximation based on standard 20 lb. bond copy paper. May vary depending on paper stock.
Expert Product Review: System 3000 by Mallory Morsa
Hi everyone! My name is Mallory Morsa, and I am the product expert at Binding101. I have been a part of the Binding101 team since 2008, where I started out in service and sales, learning our customers' needs and how to offer truly exceptional service. After a of couple years, I moved into a role of product management that required in-depth product research, as well as training of our staff. And in my honest expert reviews, I am proud to share that extensive knowledge with you. Take a look at the product review below, which will highlight both the pros and the cons, as well as identify the ideal customer. If you have any questions or need more information, please call our customer care team at (866)537-2244. Thank you for stopping by, and please check out our Binding101 social media channels by clicking the icons above.
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.