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How To Bind Books With A Comb Binding Machine

Comb Binding MachinesComb binding continues to be one of the most popular and widely used binding formats today. This is because the machines are affordable, the supplies are extremely cheap and comb binding can be used to bind books, reports, presentations and more. The combs themselves are very durable and can be re-opened and re-used.

So how exactly do you use a comb binding machine? Whether you’re looking for a machine, or simply lost your manual, I am going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to use a comb binding machine. While machines vary from model to model, the overall procedure is usually very similar.

This guide will show you how to completely comb bind a book in 7 easy steps.

Step 1. Familiarize yourself with the machine. This may involve adjusting the margin punching depth, disengaging punching pins and other components.

Comb Binding Step 1

Step 2. Gather the paper you intend to bind. This usually involves the paper, a back cover and a front cover. Grab a comb that will fit the thickness of the book you intend to bind.

Comb Binding Step 2

Step 3. Grab the first few sheets to be punched. The amount that can be punched depends on the machine being used.

Comb Binding Step 3

Step 4. Take your pre-sorted stack of paper, place it in the machine and punch the paper. Repeat this process until all the paper has been punched.

Comb Binding Step 4

Step 5. Take the binding comb and place it on the comb opener. Open the comb up. This is usually done by pulling or pushing a handle, depending on whether you have a single or double handle machine.

Comb Binding Step 5

Step 6. Take your stack of punched paper and feed the opened comb’s teeth through the punched holes.

Comb Binding Step 6

Step 7. Release the comb opener and close the comb. Remove the book from the machine. Your done!

Comb Binding Step 7

Step 8. Repeat the process if you are binding more than one book.

Hopefully this guide helps you out. I have used many different designs, brands and styles of comb binding machines. Once you know how to use one, other models are pretty simple to use.

You can find our entire selection of comb binding machines here and our entire selection of comb binding supplies here. Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with your comb binding questions. Have a great day!

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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