Tamerica VersaBind-M All-in-1 Manual Binding Machine for Wire, Coil, and Comb
The Tamerica VersaBind-M 4-in-1 Manual Punch & Bind Machine offers an easy to use, all-in-one binding machine capable of punching and binding Plastic Combs, 3:1 and 2:1 Wire-O®, and 4:1 Plastic Coil. The VersaBind-M features a manual punch capable of punching up to 20 sheets of 20 lb. paper up to 14" in length. Tamerica's "EZ Slide" interchangeable die system offers fully disengageable dies, punching depth adjustment, and a side margin control.
|Manufacturer Part Number||TP-VERSABINDM|
|Max Page Size||14" (4:1 Coil Binding: 13")|
|Punching Thickness||20 Sheets of 20 lbs. paper|
|Adjustable Punch Depth||Yes|
|Max Binding Size||2" (Comb), 1-1/4" (Wire), 50mm (Spiral Binding Coil)|
|Pitch||Plastic Comb, 2:1 Wire, 3:1 Wire, 4:1 Spiral Binding Coil|
|Operation||Manual Punch & Manual Bind|
|Compatible Supplies||Plastic Spiral Binding Coils|
|Dimensions||22.2" x 27.4" x 14"|
|Shipping Weight||90 lbs.|
VersaBind-M Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
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I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The multi-functional Tamerica VersaBind-M brings versatility to office-level users with medium-volume documentation binding needs. Typically the interchangeable die feature is only available in heavy duty models, so this unique machine fits well into a new marker for smaller businesses that still want o make various styles of documents.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
First off, for a machine that can accomplish four different binding styles, the VersaBind-M has an impressively small footprint, taking up very little space. This makes it easier to move around, and leaves you more room for supplies and finishers. And then, of course, the best thing about this system is the functionality to punch for 4:1 pitch plastic coil, 3:1 pitch twin loop wire, 2:1 pitch twin loop wire, and 19-hole plastic comb. Changing between each is simple with the “EZ slide” die system so you can go from coil to wire to comb in no time at all. Plus, this machine comes standard with all four dies, so you don’t have to buy them separately. Most other manufacturers only include one die and the others cost extra. And with a price point just over one thousand dollars, it can do the work of four different machines costing the same per each machine, offering impressive value for the user. And lastly, the machine does also have a wire closer and comb opener for finishing those styles of documents.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
One consideration here is that a coil inserter and crimper is not included, so you would just have to get those separately; the crimper is required, but the roller inserter is optional, since the coils can easily just be rolled-in by-hand. Tamerica also states a punching capacity of 20 sheets, but keep in mind that is a maximum rating. Imagine driving a car at maximum speed all the time and how much wear and tear that would add to your vehicle; the same goes for a punch machine that is used at max capacity all the time. A safer daily capacity would be about 15 sheets for this manual machine.
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.