|Posted: 1/31/2013 5:32:36 AM|
I also bought these things to help in the classroom, and what I discovered, is that the Bind-It-All does not produce a kid friendly product, in my opinion. (However, it may be perfect for you-I just want to give you the benefit of my experience!) The paper can fall out from between the combs, and the wire combs are easily bent out of shape. There are also potentially sharp edges. It only handles card stock and thicker paper, not regular weight.
What it does do well is make books out of cardstock, that are not necessarily handled roughly. (The combs are antique brass.) My suggestion is to practice a few to get the hang of it.
I far prefer the "Pro Click" System for classroom. It has plastic spines, and is super easy to use. The spines are reusable, not gangly for student use, and are designed for regular weight, or laminated paper. (Hint: Buy the larger spines. The smaller ones are harder to turn.)
The Zutter Cutter is a THICK paper, cardboard and plastic cutter. I wanted to be able to cut multiple sheets of regular paper at once. It doesn't do that, (skews the paper, makes a crooked edge.) It does a great job on pressboard and cardboard.
I am happy to sell these things to you, I just want to be sure they don't wind up collecting dust for you, like they did for me. I do think they are good products, and they do that which they are specifically designed to do very well. Had I needed them for their intended purpose, I'd be happy with the purchase. : - )
If you are still interested, please email me at mizbeytac "at" yahoo.
As far as price, I will look up original prices. Since you are a teacher, I want to give you the lowest possible price. For a ball park, why don't we say 75% off plus shipping? (We can get more specific if this sounds good so far.)
(Art and Science Enrichment Facilitator in VA)