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Tamerica TCC242 Durabind Comb Binding Machine Reviewed

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Tamerica TCC242 Durabind Comb Binding MachineBook binding shouldn’t be reserved for binderies and large businesses. With so many affordable options now available, just about anyone can bind a book. We have customers that use their binding machines to bind cookbooks, presentations, genealogy, photo albums, books and more. If you need a reliable book binding machine, you may want to consider the Tamerica TCC242 Durabind comb binding machine (found here). This is my review.

Comb binding is still one of the most popular binding formats around. The machines are commonly available and the supplies are cheap. I especially like the fact that comb binding allows you to remove pages, add pages and re-use spines.

The Tamerica TCC242 is one of the most well rounded machines we carry. It can be used with all binding combs and is capable of punching paper, card stock, clear covers, poly covers and much more. It can even be used to bind books up to 14” long!

The TCC242 is literally made of metal, from the handle to the base. The hollow ground dies are capable of quickly punching through up to 15 sheets of standard 20# paper at a time. The TCC242 is designed to bind legal and letter size paper, but can easily bind smaller documents.

Due to the high-quality manufacturing process of the punching dies, the TCC242 should stay sharp and punching for years to come. If you look at the picture of this machine you’ll notice the extra-long handle. This handle makes punching effortless.

One feature I really like about the Tamerica TCC242 is the disengageable (selectable) dies. This feature allows you to determine and choose exactly where holes will be punched. Simply pull out the pin and that die is disabled. This cuts down on half-punched holes and makes the binding of smaller documents extremely easy.

Not only does the TCC242 feature selectable punching dies, but it also has an adjustable margin depth. This makes punching books of varying thicknesses easier and helps prevent pages from accidentally tearing out. The TCC242 can bind a book as thin as a couple of pages or as thick as 2″.

The TCC242 weighs in at 28 pounds shipped. This is light enough that it can be used on most tables, desks and other surfaces. It is easy to pick up and move around, yet has enough heft to let you know it means business.

Reliable Alternatives:
Akiles Megabind 1 Comb Binding Machine

I really like the Tamerica TCC242. It has been around for years and has a great track record with our customers. It is a great binding machine for use at home, in a school or at the office.

You can find the Tamerica TCC242 comb binding machine here and our entire selection of comb binding machines here.

Tamerica (Tahsin) 210PB Comb Binding Machine Review

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Tahsin 210-PB Comb Binding MachineAre you looking for a good all-round comb binding machine to use at home or in the office? If you need something that can comb bind booklets, reports and presentations, you may want to consider using the Tahsin 210PB comb binding machine (found here). I have used this comb binder and this is my review.

To begin with, the Tahsin 210PB (from Tamerica) is a lot of value for the dollar. I will go into more detail, but many of the features found in the 210PB typically cost a lot more. One nice thing that you may have already noticed is the fact that the 210PB is made out of metal rather than plastic. This is always a good thing.

The punching dies on the 210PB are designed to bind books using a 19-ring hole pattern. While it is primarily designed to bind 8 ½ x 11-inch books, it can be used to bind smaller books as well. It can safely punch up to 12 sheets of paper at a time and can bind books up to two-inches thick.

Selectable punching pins (disengaging dies) make it possible to punch and bind smaller books without those annoying half-punched holes. Simply pull out lever that activates the pin to disengage it. Most entry-level comb binding machines don’t have this feature. The Tahsin 210PB does, which is pretty cool.

The binding punch and the comb opener / closer are activated by using the same handle. This is done for convenience. Pull down on the handle to punch paper and push up on the handle to open combs.

Another nice feature about the punching die is that it features an adjustable margin depth. This means you can select how far into the paper the holes are punched. This is especially nice when binding books of different thicknesses. You typically want to punch farther into the paper the thicker the book is. This helps cut down on pages accidentally ripping out.

In conclusion I have to say that I really like this binding machine. It works really well, feels well built and is really nice for the money. It is easily comparable to the old metal-build Ibico machines and beats just about anything from GBC in the same price range.

You can find the Tahsin 210PB comb binding machine here. You can find our entire selection of manual comb binding machines here.

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