The Rhin-O-Tuff® ONYX HD7000, Heavy Duty Electric Binding Punch is capable of punching a variety of hole patterns for multiple binding methods including plastic comb binding, spiral coil binding, wire binding, and more. Each interchangeable die features fully disengageable pins allowing punching of standard and unusual sheet sizes. Inserting and removing the dies is fast and easy with the patented Quick Change Die System. It only takes seconds to change from one punching pattern to another. One standard die of choice is included with purchase.
The ONYX HD7000 has a 14" open ended throat. Binding edges that are 14" or shorter can be punched in one lift. Since the throat is open ended, longer sheets can be also be punched. It simply takes one additional step. The punch also comes with a extra large waste tray so you can spend less time emptying the machine. An Auto Reverse Feature reduces the possibility of jamming in the punch.
This versatile machine is part of the Rhin-O-Tuff® family, a long time leader for supplying reliable and durable binding equipment. The heavy duty construction, multiple product features and the versatility make the HD7000 a perfect fit for printers and large corporate offices. For even higher volume usage, consider the Rhin-O-Tuff® ONYX HD7700 Ultima.
|Manufacturer||Performance Design, LLC|
|Manufacturer Part Number||ONYX HD7000|
|Product Weight (lbs)||87|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||91|
|Binding Style||Multi-Functional Binding Machine|
|Punching Operation||Electric [Foot Pedal]|
|Capacity||Punching: 40 Sheets [20 lb. Bond Paper]|
|Included Supplies & Accessories||1 Free Standard Die Included [Customer's Choice]|
|Compatible Supplies & Accessories|
|Power Voltage||115 V|
|Speed||25 Cycles Per Minute|
|Dimensions||17" W x 16 ¾" D x 8" H|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||3 Year Limited|
|Punch & Bind Capability||No [Punching Only]|
|Maximum Binding Edge||14" [With Open-Ended Punch for Edges up to 28"]|
|Open Ended Punch||Yes|
|Throat Depth||Not Adjustable|
|Disengageable Pins||Yes, All|
|Pitch / Hole Pattern||Varies with Punch Die|
Rhin-O-Tuff® ONYX HD7000 Heavy Duty Punching Machine Review
by Mallory Morsa
Hi! I am Mallory and I am the editor 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 in-depth product research and training, sharing my extensive knowledge with our entire BUY101 team, and now, with you in my honest reviews.
I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
Rhin-O-Tuff® ONYX HD7000 falls into the heavy duty punch category, and I find it fits in well there. For that reason, I recommend this machine for large offices, or medium print shops that need a workhorse of a machine that can handle heavy punching capacities for medium-volume workloads, and with the capability to run throughout the entire workday. That being said, there are more suitable tabletop punching machines for all-day punching, such as the Rhin-O-Tuff® ONYX HD7700; but this HD7000 has proven itself as a great machine for mid-size print shops with a tighter budget and smaller workloads. Because it is a multi-functional binding punch (meaning it works for a variety of different binding methods, such as coil, wire, comb, and more) it is very versatile, only reinforcing the fact that it is a great choice for print shops, as it can help them meet the needs of customers of all kinds.
WHAT I LOVE:
The surface of machines is not nearly as important as the inner workings and power, however, when I first saw the new ONYX line of Rhin-O-Tuff® my first “ah ha” moment was the look of it. The sleek black metal look is clean, modern, looks high-quality, and fits in perfectly with other office equipment. Once I actually worked with the machine hands-on, I quickly fell in love with other features.
For one, it is extremely easy to change out the dies. The dies are the actual punching pattern blocks that can be changed out of the machine each time you want to switch the binding style. All you have to do is pull the two knobbed handles down to unlock the die, and slip it out of the machine. Then place the new die in, and push those handles up. It offers seamless change-over that is very fast. Plus the fact that you can change the dies is a huge perk to create a variety of bound books without having to buy different machines for each style, keeping the space needed for your binding station very compact.
In addition, each individual punching pin (1 pin for 1 hole) can be disengaged from every die, which allows for full customization of your punching pattern. This is helpful for doing oddly shaped items, as well as unique punching patterns (I love finding books with cool patterns, such as 3 holes punched, a 5-hole gap, and another 3 holes punched) and, again, helps you meet the demands of a large variety of customers.
It is also very quiet, especially considering the 40 sheet punching capacity. This is a unique feature of the new ONYX line and their proprietary “quietized dies” and you can experience the difference by watching our comparison video here.
Preventative maintenance of the HD7000 is also simple and performed quickly, by any user, as there is no special training or mechanical knowledge needed. First, be sure to empty the chip tray often before it overfills. An overfilled waste bin could cause paper jams in the machine. If the holes are beginning to be a bit rough, or if it is not punching as easily as before, then you can quickly sharpen the dies by punching a sheet of steel wool. In addition, the steel wool helps remove any built up paper dust on the pins. For full re-sharpening, you can also send the pins back to Rhin-O-Tuff®, or purchase individual replacement pins without having to replace the entire die. In addition to these easy maintenance tasks, Rhin-O-Tuff® honors a 3 year long warranty that is unmatched by nearly any other manufacturer. These easy HD7000 tips can help keep the machine running smoothly for a long time.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
If you are looking into the “heavy duty binding punch” machines to begin with, then you already understand that they require a higher investment than the lower-volume office machines. Machines in this category can provide a little sticker shock at first glance, however, if you consider the quality and the durability of these machines, you understand the additional investment requirement.
In addition to a higher cost than other tabletop machines, you should know that the ONYX HD7000 (as well as the entire line of ONYX punches) are strictly punching machines, meaning they do not have the binding capability included. They being said, however, you can easily pair the machine with any of the Rhin-O-Tuff® binding modules, including the HD4170 Electric Coil Inserter, the HD8000 Wire Closer, and the HD4470 Plastic Comb Opener. All of those modules can be used next to the machine by another operator to speed up the entire process, or mounted onto the top of the machine for an all-in-one binding solution.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
The Rhin-O-Tuff® ONYX HD7000 heavy duty punch machine is a great option for small to medium sized print and copy shops that need to produce a variety of bound books for their customers, need quick change-over between jobs, and need an easy-to-operate quality binding machine. On top of all that, the sleek black metal look adds a touch of class and will look great in any environment, impressing both customers and staff.