The Rhin-O-Tuff ONYX OD4012 Interchangeable 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 has a unique punching pattern and fully disengageable pins for punching standard and unusual sheet sizes. Inserting and removing the dies is so quick and easy that switching between hole patterns takes only seconds.
The ONXY OD4012 has an 11" open ended throat. Punching binding edges of 11" or smaller can be done in one press of the foot pedal. The open ended throat allows for punching longer binding edges in only two lifts. This punch has both an Auto Reverse Feature as well as a manual reverse feature to reduce jamming of the punch. The robust motor helps power through up to 30 sheets of 20 lb. paper at once. The actual capacity rating depends on the die's specific hole pattern.
Rhin-O-Tuff has been a leader in producing reliable and durable binding equipment for decades. They made no exceptions with the OD4012 and back this machine with a 3 year warranty. Other Rhin-O-Tuff models, made for higher volume usage are available.
Manual and auto-reversing functions.
E-Z Change Die System.
Up to 25 Cycles per minute.
Pre-set paper stop.
11" open-ended punch throat allows for wider applications.
All punch pins disengageable, perfect for unusual paper sizes.
Standard foot-pedal operation. Optional versa switch (hand push button) available.
Smooth, quiet and powerful performance on-demand.
Large capacity U-View chip tray.
All metal construction for durability.
One standard die included with machine purchase. Standard die options available for plastic coil, wire-o, plastic comb, velo and 3-hole binding methods. Special options also available.
* Approximation based on standard 20 lb. bond copy paper. May vary depending on paper stock.
|Manufacturer||Performance Design, LLC|
|Manufacturer Part Number||ONYX OD4012|
|Product Weight (lbs)||40|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||46|
|Suggested User||Large Office|
|Binding Style||Multiple Binding Styles|
|Punching Capacity||30 Sheets|
|Included Supplies & Accessories||1 Free Standard Die Included [Customer's Choice]|
|Power Voltage||115 V|
|Speed||25 Cycles Per Minute|
|Dimensions||21 ¾" W x 19 ¾" D x 9" H|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||3 Year Limited|
|Punch & Bind Capability||No [Punching Only]|
|Maximum Binding Edge||11" [With Open-Ended Punch for Edges up to 22"]|
|Open Ended Punch||Yes|
|Throat Depth||Not Adjustable|
|Disengageable Pins||Yes, All|
Rhin-O-Tuff® ONYX OD4012 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:
The Rhin-O-Tuff® ONYX OD4012 is a great starter-machine for heavy duty punching, as it is much less expensive then it’s brother, the HD7000, and still offers the astounding quality and heavy duty components that are backed by the Rhin-O-Tuff® 3 year warranty. It works well for small to medium-sized offices and print shops that need the ability to produce multiple types of binding styles for clients and internal documents on a daily basis.
WHAT I LOVE:
Like the large majority of Rhin-O-Tuff® machines, one of the primary reasons that I love the OD4012 is the interchangeable die capabilities; this means you can punch for coil, wire, comb, and much more with just a simple die change, so you don’t have to invest in multiple machines. This means you can save money, as well as save space by having this all-in-one book binding punch. Not only that, but the dies are easy to change out with a unique quick-change die system so you just pull a handle, replace the die, and lock the new one in by pushing the same handle back into place…it can be done in just a few seconds, so change over from job to job is fast and easy.
It is also a very simple-to-use punch machine; just set the page margins, disengage any pins necessary, install the die, and press the foot pedal to punch your paper. There is no real training or technical-background required to operate it. In addition, I love the sleek metallic black look of the OD4012 (and entire ONYX line); it looks much more expensive than it actually is, and is clean and modern, which can impress clients. It is also very quite when run side-by-side with comparable machines, which means it can be placed in an area with customers and sales staff without affecting communication. Just check out this sound comparison video here to hear the difference.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
The ONYX OD4012 is one of the less expensive heavy duty punches, which means that its capabilities are a little limited when compared to the others. For example, it has a punching capacity of about 30 sheets of paper (depending on the die) whereas the HD7000 is rated at 40 sheets, and the HD7700 at 55 sheets. It is also a slightly smaller machine than the others, with an 11” long punch opening for letter size paper. The ends of the opening are open so you can punch longer sheets as well, however, you would have to punch once, flip over your pages, line them up, and then punch them again for anything longer than letter size.
You should also keep in mind that the ONYX line of heavy duty punches are punching machines only, meaning they will only punch the holes in your paper, and not actually bind your book. To bind, you can use a variety of modules either mounted onto the machine, or used side-by-side. Pair with the HD4170 Electric Coil Inserter, the HD8000 Wire Closer, or the HD4470 Plastic Comb Opener, depending on the type of binding you need to do.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
The Rhin-O-Tuff® ONYX OD4012 is a good choice for offices or small to medium print and copy shops that need the versatility to handle multiple binding methods ( but may not have the space for multiple machines) and need something that is easy-to-use for multiple staff members. It will look great, create quality punched holes for a variety of binding methods, is a great value for the price, and doesn’t take up too much space.