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Username Post: bind it all vs cinch...which do you prefer?        (Topic#1568331)
shygypsy
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Which do you think is better? If not either, what do you use in it's place?

Am still debating between the two. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.


 
HisGEM
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In response to shygypsy

I have both and prefer the Cinch. It is easier to punch and I like being able to choose the holes I want punched. You can use it right out of the box without reading instructions. I have not gotten the hang of the BIA. I can never get it to punch straight even with the little spacer thingy. The Cinch costs more, but it is worth it IMHO.


 
theellenbee
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In response to HisGEM

I so wish I had gotten the Cinch. The problem I have with the BIA is that it is too difficult to center the holes.


 
MrsAnnieS
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In response to theellenbee

I don't own either but I've used them both and prefer the cinch. I also really like the 7gypsies binderie for mini album hole punching


 
SandraB.
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In response to MrsAnnieS

I have the BIA, have never tried the Cinch, so I have no opinion on it. I've made quite a few little books with my BIA and have not had any problems


 
MisasMom
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In response to SandraB.

I don't own either of them but have used both and the Cinch is so much easier to use. If I was to buy one it would be the Cinch.


 
Seaexplore
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In response to MisasMom

I have the BIA. It's a good tool. Never used the Cinch but it appears easier to use. If I were getting one, and didn't already have one, I'd get the cinch.

Pretty sure they use the same wires tho.


 
yesenialesso
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yesenialesso
In response to Seaexplore

My hubby just gave me the cinch and I love it!! It's very easy to use..


 
cescrapper
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cescrapper
In response to yesenialesso

I have a cinch and love it.


 
andrea m
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andrea m
In response to cescrapper

I have a bind it all and its difficult to line up. At work we have a cinch and all the ladies say it is way more user friendly. The fact that you can choose which holes punch is a major selling point. If I didn't already have the bind it all I would get the cinch


 
grandmamichelf
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In response to andrea m

I have the cinch and I love it. So does my DD. We bind all kinds of things with it. Never tried the BIA though.


 
stephie
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In response to grandmamichelf

I hve the BIA and enjoy working with it.


 
SamScrap
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In response to stephie

I have both. My BIA doesn't punch the holes straight. I haven't used it since I got my Cinch - love it!


 
love4scrappin85
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love4scrappin85
In response to SamScrap

Honestly, I have both & I have problems with both.. (It's probably stupid user error on my part) So I'm interested in this question to see what everyone says as well!!


 
CommaHolly
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In response to love4scrappin85

CINCH!!!!!!!!!! much less measuring, much easier to punch.

I will say that BOTH products are good products,,,,and both are difficult to cinch EASILY without getting a disfigured O-wire,,,,,,THAT takes practice,,,,,,with either machine.


 
CommaHolly
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Oh, and yes, they both use the same wires. I usually buy the BIA wires, because they are a bit cheaper and I can get a box of 6 at HL and use a 40% off coupon, thus saving 40% on all SIX. HL also sells cinch wires, but in sets of TWO. which means a 40% off coupon will only save on TWO wires.

Cinch wires are great for a special color that you will not use as much of though,,,,,like pink or purple.


 
stick
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  • stick on 01-01-12 08:39 AM
In response to CommaHolly

How big are the Cinch holes? I've watched some videos and they look huge.


 
CommaHolly
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In response to stick

they're a bit bigger than the BIA,,,,,but they only look huge on tiny tiny tiny books,,,,,,


seriously, how often are you going to make a 2x2 book????????


 
CommaHolly
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In response to CommaHolly

Here's the holes on a 5x5 book!

Timeless Mini By CommaHolly


 
stick
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  • stick on 01-01-12 11:23 AM
In response to CommaHolly

Thanks, Holly, that helps! Seriously, I'm not sure how often I'd make ANY size book, lol, but I still want one


 
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