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Intelli-Bind IB500 Comb Binding Machine Review

Intelli-Bind IB500 Comb Binding Machine from Intelli-ZoneAre you looking for a well-rounded comb binding machine that will hold up with continued use? Perhaps a machine made with metal components? If so, you may want to consider looking at the Intelli-Bind IB500 comb binding machine (found here) from Intelli-Zone. I have had a chance to use this and this is my review.

To begin with, the Intelli-Bind IB500 reminds me of the old Ibico Ibimatic (aka CombBind C150). It even handles a lot like it. Do you remember that comb binding machines? Ibico was later bought out by GBC and the machine was altered and changed, but the IB500 handles a lot like the original Ibimatic. The biggest difference is the addition of disengageable punching pins.

This compact little comb binding machine is pretty fun to use. It features a metal housing and metal components, which is really nice in any piece of office equipment. While the IB500 hasn’t been around long enough for me to tell you just how long it will last, I wouldn’t be surprised if this machine held up for several years without issue.

While not designed for high-volume binding jobs, it can certainly be used on a daily basis. The punching mechanism is manually operated, capable of punching about 20 sheets of standard 20# paper at a time. Technically it has 21 punching dies (for A4 paper) but it is able to do 19-ring comb binding with letter-size paper. It will easily bind up to 2-inches of paper.

The paper punching and comb opening are all done on the same lever. You pull the lever down to punch the paper and push it back to open / close the combs. The handle is angled in an ergonomic way, making paper punching less strenuous. Sorry lefties, but this machine is definitely designed for the right-handed individual.

As paper is punched, the punched holes are collected in a bin located under the machine. A drawer, which you can probably see in the picture, can be slid out and emptied.

The Intelli-Bind IB500 weighs in at 26 pounds shipped. This means it is still a hefty little machine, but still light enough to be moved around and used on just about any table or desk.

Having handled this machine myself, I can say that it is definitely a solid little machine. The build quality feels good and it is extremely easy to operate. If you have light to medium-volume binding needs, this is a great machine to have on hand. It is certainly priced to move.

You can find the Intelli-Bind IB500 comb binding machine here. You can find our entire selection of manual-punch comb binding machines here. Feel free to speak with one of our binding machine specialists at 1-800-658-8788 with any book binding questions.

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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