Topic | ProClick binding machine

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  • teachme2learn
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    Do any of you use the ProClick binding machine?  How do you like it and do you find that you use it enough to justify the cost?

     


    missceegee
    Participant

    Yes. Love it. Use it ALL.THE.TIME. Smile


    mjemom
    Member

    yep, have it, love it, glad I got it :)


    my3boys
    Participant

    I think it’s been asked before, but just curious…what do you all use it for??


    chocodog
    Participant

    I have been wanting one also. Hmmm. binding machine envy here… LOL..

    I have been wanting it for binding my kids papers together that they finish at the end of the year or sememster. I also would like it for journals. Ones they write and nature type. I also want one for my garden planning, record keeping, school scheduling, recipes, Things I find on the internet, ect…


    LDIMom
    Member

    I bind my kids copywork books at the beginning of the year. I buy them through currclick. I also bind a math book I make for htem that goes along with our curriculum: Math on the Level.

    I would love some type of binder. I always go to FedEx office. Costs me $15 for each book. YIKES!

    Could anyone post a link to the exact model you have? Anyone know the maximum # of pages you can bind?

    I might be able to ask for this for Christmas from parents and in-laws. They treat us well with gifts and will combine for a larger item. Hmmmm


    Tristan
    Participant

    Here is a post I did in 2010 about mine.

    http://ourbusyhomeschool.blogspot.com/2010/06/whats-proclick-p50-and-hows-it-work.html

    I love it, it works, and you can bind any number of pages you can get coil for. The Proclick uses snap closed spines in limited sizes BUT you can but spiral coil in just about any size that works with the Proclick (it’s called 3:1 pitch, has 3 holes per inch instead of the standard 4 per inch). Be sure to read the comments on that post because I explain more on page count etc. The spiral coil is super cheap compared to the click spines by the way, so that is what I use all the time.

    Oh, and be sure to get on the mailing list for MyBinding.com because they always run specials and coupons, especially as the holidays come around.


    chocodog
    Participant

    Also , If you can tell us, does your model take both the comb and spiral binding? Or is it just one kind you can use??? Also, are you happy with the kind you got or do you want a better model? I would like to buy the right one the first time. This way I am done with my binder envy. :)

    Thanks bunches to all of you in advance who answer, Because, I have been wanting one for a long time. I just am not sure which one to buy, for the best price.


    Janell
    Participant

    I bought my Proclick P50 from Amazon and my spines and covers through mybinding.com. I was able to get my navy 1/2 inch spines (holds 100 sheets of paper) for $10 per 100 earlier this year…so I made the jump to proclick. Now that I have been using it for everything, I think the regular priced spines ($30-50) would be worth it now too. Remember that these spines open allowing you to add pages to notebooks and to reuse the spines. The proclick punch works with 3:1 pitch spiral coil spines as well. Basically, it punches about 4-6 sheets at a time and then you manually insert the spines. A zipper tool to open and close the proclick spines comes in a box of spines.

    I buy card stock through Costco to bind together for our nature notebooks.

    We use our proclick notebooks like a workbox system. Every subject gets a notebook. I can fit four cardboard magazine files (for storing the notebooks upright) in a large cardboard storage file box to make the children’s school boxes. As the children complete notebooks, I plan on storing them in file boxes out of the way (garage). We use binders rarely now which has saved us from crowded bookshelves.


    Tristan
    Participant

    The ProClick P50 actually doesn’t hold any binding, it does the hole punching for you. Then you lay the pages into the proclick spines and click them shut or you stack the pages and spin the spiral coil into it beginning at the bottom or top hole and working through them all. If you’re using the spiral coil you’ll also want a pair of needlenose pliers and wire snips or strong scissors. You cut off the excess coil (it usually is about 12 inches long) and use the needlenose pliers to twist the end of the coil in on itself so it’ forms a knot of sorts and won’t just slide through the holes. (Look at any spiral bound books to get an idea of what I mean). The thing I love is I can personalize sizes for things. I can cut coil into a little 3″ notebook spine for little hands or bind something as big as 12″ paper with the same coil.


    teachme2learn
    Participant

    Thanks so much ladies.  Now for the final decision. :)

    Oh, what size spines do you find you use the most of and do you use plastic cover sheets at all?


    Janell
    Participant

    Well, I was blessed this summer to discover the large spines on sale for $10/100…so I picked up 500 spines for cheap. (BTW, the sale may have been a mistake because it lasted only a day or two after I made my purchase.) I prefer the large spines because you can add a lot. Thinner notebooks look fine in large spines. I used plastic covers, but I now use only plain card stock covers for basic notebooks and laminated card stock for our nicer notebooks (nature and personal journals, special projects).

    Also, I prefer to use these clipart websites to make cute covers:

    http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/#.UJMZRGt5mSM

    http://www.arthursclipart.org/index%20comp.htm


    ourjourney
    Member

    I love my proclick as well, though sometimes the bindings don’t stay shut.  One even lost a tooth and it has barely been used.  You can see my tutorial/review at http://www.journeythroughlove.blogspot.com 


    LDIMom
    Member

    @Janell, thanks for those links! Adding to my Pinterest page.

    @ourjourney, thanks for your review as well.

    Now to decide …

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