This is my first post here, but you all seem like a lot of friendly, knowledgeable ladies, so here goes! I am interested in a binder and have seen/read all the reviews and comparisons between the Cinch and the BIA. I have had a carpal tunnel operation on my right (dominant) hand and I cannot press down with the middle of my right hand. It looks like the Cinch might be easier to use with two hands and it has a soft foam cushion. I'd like your opinion on how much strain your hands got from using either/both machines and if it was short projects or for a lot of continuous use.
totally the chinch,,,I've used both and I bought the Cinch. It's so easy to push, you could push it with one hand,,,your NON DOMINANT HAND.
I've also seen tons of vids with the BIA, and they have to push VERY HARD with ONE hand,,,the cinch punches the holes at different times (You will see the pegs come down unevenly) to make punching easier,,,,
One more Cinch vote. I've never used the BIA so I'm not able to draw comparisons. But I find it very easy to use the Cinch with my non-dominant hand and I have CT in both (just less pain in the left). The best part is the measurements are located right on the machine so there's no need to sit around figuring which pegs to pull before punching...