How Do I Edit a Book Bound with the CombBind C800pro Comb Binding Machine?

The Swingline GBC CombBind C800pro comb binder is a heavy-duty comb binding machine that offers electric punching capabilities on up to 25 sheets at a time. Because it creates easy-to-edit books using plastic binding combs, the C800pro is ideal for use in binding training documents, price lists, or other frequently-revised books. Unlike books bound with wires or coils, comb-bound books can be modified without the need for replacing the smile, making it both economical and ecologically-friendly.

Below is a step-by-step guide to editing a book bound with the Swingline GBC CombBind C800pro comb binder:

  1. Place the bound document onto the comb opener so that the metal prongs of the opener are between the tines of the book.  The metal prongs should be positioned so that they fall between the solid side of the spine and the edges of the punched pages.
  2. Gently pull the comb opener handle forward until the comb is adequately opened and the pages of your book are accessible.
  3. Remove, add, or replace pages as desired.
  4. Once your book has been edited, push the handle back to its starting position to close the comb and secure the pages within.
  5. Lift the book up and off of the comb opener.

How Do I Bind Books with the CombBind C800pro Comb Binding Machine?

The Swingline GBC CombBind C800pro comb binding machine is a heavy-duty electric comb binder that is designed for high-volume use in a professional environment. It has a high-capacity punch that is capable of punching up to 25 sheets at a time, and also features an adjustable comb opener that makes the binding process even faster and more efficient. With fully-disengageable dies and an adjustable punching depth margin, the CombBind C800pro comb binding machine can accommodate a wide range of sheet sizes and document thicknesses.

Below are step-by-step instructions for binding books using the Swingline GBC CombBind C800pro comb binder:

  1. If this is the first time that the machine is being used, it will need to be assembled prior to binding. Attach the handle to the left side of the machine, pushing it in firmly to secure.
  2. Turn on the machine using the power switch located on the right side. The motor takes approximately 30 seconds to reach full speed.
  3. Set the depth margin for the punch by using the black dial on the right side of the machine (located above the power switch). The CombBind C800pro has four available depth margins – from 1/16″ to 3/16″ – to accommodate a wide range of document sizes. As a general guideline, thicker books require a wider margin than thinner books do, as it allows for easier page turning and creates a more secure bind.
  4. Position the side guide to match the page size of the document that is being punched.
  5. Disengage dies as desired to prevent partial holes from being punched along the edges of the sheet. To disengage a die, pull the silver lever that corresponds to the die straight out until it stops. If a die needs to be re-engaged, push the corresponding lever into the machine so that it aligns with the rest of the levers. To punch the standard 19-hole pattern on 11″ paper, disengage the first and last dies.
  6. Place up to 25 sheets of paper (based on 20 lb. stock) into the punch, positioning it so that it is flush with the side guide and the back of the punching throat. Note: If you are punching thicker paper or cover stock, you will need to reduce the number of pages per punch in order to avoid jamming the machine.
  7. Step on the foot pedal to engage the motor and punch through your document.
  8. Continue punching your document, working in sets of up to 25 sheets until all pages have been punched.
  9. Use the black knob located on the left side of the machine to set the comb opener to match the size of the plastic binding comb that is being used. Begin by turning it clockwise, then pull the comb opener handle until it reaches the desired position. Turn the knob counterclockwise to set the comb opener. This will allow you to open combs to the right size every time, improving efficiency when binding groups of the same document.
  10. Place a plastic binding comb into the comb opener, positioning it so that the tines of the comb are between the metal prongs and the open side of the comb is facing up.
  11. Pull the handle forward to open the comb, then place the pages of your book onto the open tines so that the front cover is facing you. If you are binding a large book, you may find it easier to feed the pages onto the comb in smaller sets instead of placing them all on at once.
  12. Once all of the pages are on the comb, lay them flat onto the top of machine and return the comb opener handle to the starting position to close the comb and finish the bind.
  13. Lift the book straight up from the comb opener.

How Do I Remove a Die Set from the GBC Magnapunch 2.0?

The GBC Magnapunch 2.0 modular binding punch makes punching documents easy and efficient, offering intuitive and dynamic operation using a push-button LCD interface. This model is compatible with a total of 13 interchangeable dies (including both standard and specialty punch patterns), making it a versatile addition to large offices, copy shops, and in-house binderies. Between the high-capacity die sets and the streamlined operation, the Magnapunch 2.0 can punch up to 49,000 sheets per hour.

Below are step-by-step instructions for removing a die from the Magnapunch 2.0:

  1. Place hand into the handle located on the right side of the die and grasp securely. Give the die a firm tug to disengage the Automatic Locking Mechanism.
  2. Once the Automatic Locking Mechanism has been released, the die can be pulled out of the machine using the handle.
  3. Store the die set in an area that is free from dust and debris until it is ready for use again.

How Does the GBC Magnapunch 2.0 Binding Punch Work?

The GBC Magnapunch 2.0 modular binding punch is a heavy-duty machine designed for high-volume output. In addition to being powerful, the Magnapunch 2.0 is also highly-advanced, with a user-friendly LCD screen that provides helpful feedback to enhance productivity, such as error messages and operating instructions. The machine also senses the placement of the paper as it is inserted, to prevent misalignment during punching. For added versatility, this model has a total of 13 interchangeable die options to suit a wide range of binding styles.

How Do I Install a Die Set on the GBC Magnapunch 2.0?

The GBC Magnapunch 2.0 is a heavy-duty modular binding punch that offers the utmost in precision with a unique LCD interface that gives users complete control over the binding process. The intuitive display provides instantaneous feedback, including error alerts and instructions, to help improve productivity and reduce operator mistakes. While the machine is advanced in its design and function, it is not difficult to use – providing consistent, professional results on a variety of projects with minimal setup. With its high-capacity, interchangeable dies, the Magnapunch 2.0 binding punch can electrically punch up to 49,000 sheets per hour.

Below is a step-by-step guide to installing a die set on the GBC Magnapunch 2.0 modular binder:

  1. Lift the desired die set up to the Die Set Slot (located on the right side of the machine), placing your fingers into the die set’s handle to keep them clear of potential hazards.
  2. Align the leading edges of the Die Set Support Rails (located along the bottom side of the die) with the leading edges of the Guide Rails on the Die Set Slots.
  3. Push the die into the Die Set Slot, ensuring that all of the punch pins are properly seated before inserting it into the machine.
  4. When the die is fully inserted into the machine, you will hear a “click.” This indicates that the Automatic Locking Mechanism has been engaged. The Automatic Locking Mechanism keeps the die securely in place while the machine is in use. Note: If the die is not correctly inserted into the machine and the locking mechanism is not engaged, then the machine will not operate.