Tamerica Optimus-46i Manual Spiral Coil Binding Machine with Electric Inserter
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Tamerica Optimus-46i Manual Spiral Coil Binding Machine with Electric Inserter

Item #: 04TAMOPTI46I
Brand: Tamerica
  • Maximum Punching Capacity: 20 Sheets
  • Maximum Binding Capacity: 220 Sheets (25mm Coil) with Inserter (Manual Inserting for Larger Sizes)
  • Pitch: Standard 4:1
  • Holes: 4.5mm Oval
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Overview

The Optimus-46i from Tamerica and Binding101 is a great lower volume system for those who want to speed up the process of manual inserting and who primarily work with smaller size coils. It is a manual punch and electric binding machine for standard 4:1 pitch spiral binding plastic coils. The single roller inserter works well for coils up to 25mm, and larger coils can be inserted by hand. The inserter is controlled with a foot pedal to leave both hands open for document handling. The Optimus 46i can punch up to 20 sheets of paper* at a time and features full disengageable punching pins for any paper size up to 11.7" long. It punches oval holes to make rolling-in the coils faster and easier than before, and comes with a standard Tamerica 1 year limited warranty. The Optimus-46i 4:1 Pitch Coil Binding Machine by Tamerica will help you stay on top of all your plastic coil binding tasks.

Specifications

Item #04TAMOPTI46I
ManufacturerTamerica
Brand NameTamerica
Manufacturer Part NumberOPTIMUS-46I
ModelOptimus-46i
Binding Style4:1 Pitch Spiral Binding Plastic Coils
Maximum Binding Edge11.7"
Punching Capacity20 Sheets*
Adjustable Punch DepthYes
Max Binding Size25mm (Manual Inserting of Larger Coils)
Pitch4:1 Spiral Binding Coil
Crimper Pliers IncludedYes
OperationManual Punch & Electric Bind
Dimensions31" x 18" x 12"

Description

The Optimus-46i from Tamerica and Binding101 is a great lower volume system for those who want to speed up the process of manual inserting and who primarily work with smaller size coils. It is a manual punch and electric binding machine for standard 4:1 pitch spiral binding plastic coils. The single roller inserter works well for coils up to 25mm, and larger coils can be inserted by hand. The inserter is controlled with a foot pedal to leave both hands open for document handling. The Optimus 46i can punch up to 20 sheets of paper* at a time and features full disengageable punching pins for any paper size up to 11.7" long. It punches oval holes to make rolling-in the coils faster and easier than before, and comes with a standard Tamerica 1 year limited warranty. The Optimus-46i 4:1 Pitch Coil Binding Machine by Tamerica will help you stay on top of all your plastic coil binding tasks.

Key Features:

  • Manual Punch w/Electric Coil Inserter
  • Electric Coil Inserter w/Foot Pedal operation
  • Punches up to 20 sheets per lift (20 lbs paper)
  • 11.7" Punch Length with open throat
  • 4.5mm Oval Hole Size
  • Fully Disengageable Punching Pins
  • Adjustable Punch Margin Depth
  • Hand held crimpers included

* May vary depending on paper stock, operator, and other factors.

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Expert Reviewer: Mallory, Editor at Binding101Optimus 46i Expert Review  by Mallory Morsa
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Optimus 46i Expert Review

 

I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The Optimus 46i is an ideal spiral binding machine for low-volume users who tend to bind in smaller batches, such as just a few books at a time.
 

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
Considering the impressively low price, the Optimus 46i from Tamerica and Binding101 has an array of impressive features that are typically only found on much more expensive models. One of the best of those features is the fast that the holes are oval in shape, instead of circular. This makes a significant difference when it comes to rolling in the coils through your punched pages; it is faster and less of a hassle as the coils more easily shape to the holes and catch less often, if at all. On top of the machine you will also find an electric inserter roller. This feature is controlled with a foot pedal, and can help speed up the process of rolling in the coils even more. Just roll it manually through the first few holes and then hold it against the activated roller to insert the rest of the way. In addition to that, every one of the punching pins (there is one pin for every hole) can be dis-engaged, which really opens up the possibilities for document sizes. This makes it versatile than many other systems on the same price range.
 

THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Although this machine does have an electrical inserting roller, it is made of plastic and has creases throughout. This material and setup doesn’t work quite as well as other, more advanced systems that have solid rubber rollers…basically this means that some users have reported the roller is not as convenient or time-saving as they had hoped it would be. In addition, Tamerica states a 15-sheet punching capacity, but I recommend keeping that down closer to 10-12 or so. This, of course, depends highly on the paper stock you are using, but even with a standard 20# bond copy paper that was used to determine that rating, it can be a bit of a struggle (and strain the machine), so fewer pages are recommended.
 

THE BOTTOM LINE:
For the price point, the Optimus 46i has several outstanding features that are found more often on much more expensive models. This brings those convenient features to lower volume users for a faster and easier document binding solution. Though it is not as powerful as some users may prefer, the essentials for professional finishing are all there, expanding accessibility.
 

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