Let's face it - teachers LOVE being organized and there's nothing more that can bring a smile to a teacher's face than a freshly printed and binded book for their classroom! For years, I simply made mini packets for my students that I would staple. Although they did the job, I found myself repeating the process over and over again throughout the year.
Over the summer, I realized that Staples and other office supply stores bind for you. I excitedly went over and had a packet spiral bound. It turned out amazing but the sticker shock of the price was hard to swallow. At a little over $7.00 PER PACKET after taxes, I quickly realized this was not a financially feasible option for teachers on a budget.
I looked into many options online and read hundreds of review before I decided to take the plunge and order the following binding machine.
This machine is incredibly sturdy. Many of the other binding machines online are made out of plastic and do not hold up to long term usage, especially within a classroom setting. Because of its solid base, it makes it easier to make clear punches through the paper without it ripping in the process. It was very easy to put together right out of the box!
It came with over 100 accessories to start spiral binding your booklets. Both metal and plastic spiral binding was included. Most of the spiral binding included was meant for smaller booklets. So, if you plan to make smaller sectioned booklets this would be perfect as is.
When completed, the wire binding looks like this:
I did end up ordering some larger plastic spines to accommodate the year-long curriculum I was hoping to have for my students.
To start binding, you simply take a small section of paper and press down on the level. You will have perfectly sectioned punches on all your paper. I was able to punch over 100 pieces of paper in about two minutes.
This spiral binding machine will pay for itself after a handful of uses!
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INTERESTED IN SOME YEAR LONG PACKETS TO BIND? CLICK THE PICTURES BELOW TO CHECK THEM OUT