We R Memory Keepers - The Cinch Bindery Tool

We R Memory Keepers - The Cinch Bindery Tool

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We R Memory Keepers has just written a new chapter on book binding with The Cinch Book Binding Tool. This easy-to-use tool binds books with the press of the handle and is a must-have for crafting. Perfect for home, office or school. Easy enough for the beginner, professional enough for the expert.  Full Description & Details
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We R Memory Keepers has just written a new chapter on book binding with The Cinch Book Binding Tool. This easy-to-use tool binds books with the press of the handle and is a must-have for crafting. Perfect for home, office or school. Easy enough for the beginner, professional enough for the expert.
  • Punch perfect, stylish round holes without measuring
  • Projects lay flat while punching
  • Punches any length
  • Punch up to 20 sheets of copy paper at once
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    wr-71000-4
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    633356710004
    Product Reviews
    Avg. Rating (74 total)
    97% of buyers would recommend
    • Verified Buyer

      Obsession Finds a Home

      I have been obsessed with blank books since I was a little girl. I've collected them for years, and always look for ones with interesting covers, pages with special designs, and spiral bound pages is a MUST! I've always had a problem though - I leave the books I buy "blank" because they become imperfect after I write in them. So I have a whole drawer full of beautiful - but forever blank - books.
      After finding this tool, I had to give a sigh of relief - FINALLY! I can build my own books to my own specifications, and not be afraid to write in the pages! The tool works cleanly and smoothly and I've had so much fun creating books for any reason!
      I had a few "beginners" problems:
      1) the first few sheets I punched got a weird yellow oil around the holes - I'm assuming this was an oil from the inner mechanisms. It went away after the first few punches, but I mention it so that anyone with a new machine makes sure to punch a few test sheets first.
      2) On my first book, I forgot that the cover's holes would need to be lined up a bit differently so that the inside pages are "centered" when the covers are a bit taller than the internal pages.

      After these mistakes, I've been whipping right through creating new books for all my needs - books full of graph paper for drawing out scrapbooking and card floor plans, books with list pages I print out on the computer to make custom grocery lists, etc. I highly recommend this tool for those like me that love to have the perfect book for any purpose.

      This tool is really aptly named - it makes spiral bound book making a "cinch"!

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    • Verified Buyer

      Finally here...

      Several years ago I reluctantly sold the Ibeco Binding Machine I used for making albums, report covers and flip charts for my family and school. I knew I'd miss it but we were downsizing our home office and it was too big for the space we'd allotted for equipment. I was sure that I find another machine -- someday.

      I've been searching for a substantial, user-friendly, consumer-size binding machine since then and was optimistic when Tricia, the buyer at Scrapbook.com told me WeR had come up with a new binding system. WeR's reputation for sturdy, long-lasting tools added to my optimistic hope.

      Well, the Cinch is here, I've used it and I am sold on this amazing product. I reminds me of my old Ibeco but it's better. Here's how:

      1) Instructions are printed on the machine so you have help at your fingertips

      2) Measuring is simple and effortless (shown in inches and centimeters)

      3) Lightweight construction but the unit is sturdy and stable when punching and binding

      4) Affordable - it will last for years and I can save $$$ by making my own albums, journals or diaries

      5) Wire binders are a "cinch" to install (O-rings from other companies line up with the round (not square) holes too.

      6) The mechanism is quite, I can use it at night and not wake up family members.

      7) It folds up to fit (on it's side) on my 12.5" high by 10" deep shelf and takes up 5" of space (width).

      8) It's pink...I'm not a pink-kind-of girl by nature but I enjoy the look of this tool.

      Thanks WeR. I'm back in business after all these years!

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    • Verified Buyer

      Yay!!!

      Please read to the end of my review for a Pro Tip.

      I had my eyes on this for a year or two, and there was an AWESOME sale on this so I got one. Totally worth it. I'm a journal and notebook (and pen) freak. No matter what though, I could never find "that one". That one that had the *perfect* paper, with the *perfect* journal cover.

      After some serious searching I found my dream paper, and The Cinch will punch about 5 pieces of Strathmore 300 series (320 Smooth Bristol in white) at a time.

      Pro Tip:
      If you're doing a cover, and want to layer paper onto it, punch each separately. If you're adding certain amounts of thickness to your project all at once, be prepared for it not to fit. I did this once. I designed a beautiful cover with one layer of the Cinch Bookboard, one layer of thin chipboard, and a medium weight cardstock and since I had already glued down everything it would not fit. I was heartbroken.

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    • Verified Buyer

      Great for making your own journals !!

      Received the cinch about 2 weeks ago and really enjoy this product. Yes, it is simple to use to make journals and other book type crafts, but at first you need to get rid of the oil that is on the inside of the machine. You just keep puching scrap paper for awhile (all 12 pegs) until you don't see anymore oil. It sounds like a long drawn out procedure, but it's not. After that, you're good to go. Always practice with leftover paper before you punch the real thing. Once you get the hang of lining up the holes it's easy. I'm making a 6x6 , 8x8 journal right now and it's really fun. It's like making a smash journal, you can add whatever you want to it to personalize for yourself or for gifts. I'm going to make a few for Christmas gifts this year. Everyone likes a journal. Try this product, it's fun and creative !!! If you do get stuck and need advice about using this, go to you tube. The videos will help you if you need it. Thanks :) Have fun with it !!!

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    • Verified Buyer

      Fantastic Binding Tool :):)

      Just received mine last night and just lets say how happy i was to see the size of this machine. I thought it would be larger than it actually is. I would highly recommend this to anyone. I am going to make a book that holds all of my nestabilities this weekend. Cant wait. Just to let you all know;MAKE SURE YOU PUNCH A FEW SHEETS OF PAPER FIRST! Before you use it on your projects! When i tested my first piece of paper it had some lubricate from the factory on the holes. TWO THUMBS UP!

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    • Verified Buyer

      Cinch v.s. Zutter

      I purchased the Zutter binder a year ago. It works BUT is difficult to get the holes evenly spaced. When I saw the Cinch on sale, I thought it was a good time to try it. The directions are clear, the product perfect, and I couldn't be happier.

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    • Verified Buyer

      I LOVE the Cinch!

      I have the Bind it all, but wanted the Cinch because of seeing how easy it is to use on HSN, and having the instructions on the machine itself is great. I find it so much easier and better to use and understand than the Bind it all.

      I love having the rack on the side that I can hang the wire on and put the paper in as soon as I punch the holes. I think its more organized that way. It makes book making simplier to me.

      I loved the fact that I could use the Bind it all wires that I already own for my new Cinch machine also!! I find it lining up the book is better to me than the BIA, so I would recommend if you like making books, get the Cinch, you'll be glad you did.

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    • Verified Buyer

      The Cinch is a cinch!

      Successful with first try! Very easy to use. I love this machine! Just watch the YouTube demos & it really is that easy to use. So much faster and more accurate than my previous method. The binding wires give a very professional look to any mini album or book I make. But because I can pick and choose what holes to punch I can still use book rings if I want. It's great the instruction chart is printed right on the machine so I'm not needing to hunt up the manual each time I use it. Also punches thru mat board and chipboard very easily. I highly recommend this machine for all paper crafters.

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    • Verified Buyer

      Best purchase I ever made!

      So, I have to admit, I was a little skeptical to purchase this product, it was a little on the pricey side...... BUT... I'm so glad I did. I have literally used this machine every single day since I got it. Very easy to figure out how to use,
      I was using it within 5 min. The machine is one of the most quality products
      I highly recommend purchasing! You'll be hooked on using it. I make lots of mini albums, and this is perfect because I can choose how many holes I need according to my project. Run.....go order yours!!!!!! lol

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    • Verified Buyer

      Fun for my grandsons

      May grandsons love making their own books. My 3rd grader is currently making a dinosaur book. He alternates lined paper with drawing paper. He writes the information about each dinosaur then either draws or pastes a picture on the next page.
      When all done they can punch the holes and put the binders on by themselves.
      One of these days I will get a chance to use it. I want to make a special album for each of my children.

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    • Hello!
      Please someone tell me for sure, how big are the holes...? Is it 1/4 or 1/8 inch....? Cinch 1 and 2 have different size? (Because someone said 1/4 and other said 1/8)
      Thank you!
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    • Will this punch page protectors? Thank you!   By: alilly1210 (08-Apr-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • I've only ever seen small books/journals/albums being bound with The Cinch. I like making my own planners using 8.5" x 5.5" pages, does it punch this size?   By: planningwithkay (07-Jan-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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      • Yes, you can do 12x12 just find the long springs. Once you perfect it you can do anything. By: kat21722 (08-Jan-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    • An Anonymous User
      What as the difference between the cinch that makes square holes (it's the yellow cinch) and the blue that makes round holes (the blue cinch)?   By: User (20-Apr-15) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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      • The only difference is between these two Cinchs is the square and circle hole By: Janna L (20-Apr-15) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    • I'm trying to find out if it's is possible to match a 4:1 pitch binding with this binder, even if it requires a little tweeking in how you punch. (I.E. punch your first set with the holes 1/2" apart and then move paper and punch in between your first set, thus making your holes 1/4" apart when finished.) I have numerous other reasons for wanting this tool, but this is my primary and if I can't get it to fit this specific need, then I have to prioritize my purchases, lol. I am basically needing to find a punch or binding system that can be used to recreate a metal spiral coil binding similar to school notebooks and similar projects (Erin Condren notebooks/planners) even if it requires a little creative thinking or user "hacks." Theexact measuments I am attempting to mimic are:

      4 punches per 1" (starting from outside edge of first and ending at outside edge of the fifth hole) spaced approximately 1/4" apart

      If it is not possible with this binder and any other users can recommend a consumer grade product with needed capabilties, please let me know! Thanks in advance. :)   By: apostrophic (25-Jan-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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      • No, you would not be able to punch holes 1/4" apart with this machine because although the holes are 1/2" apart, they have a slight border. So cutting any closer isn't possible.

        Hope this helps! By: We R Memory Keepers (26-Jan-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    • Can you use plastic binding combs with this machine or only the metal ones shown?   By: Amyjudge22 (23-Apr-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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      • No, i want metal , but not made by the cinch, ive got a stock of 2:1 wire loops.. By: shaycarmel (18-May-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

      • HI! I have only used the ones that come with it and they recommend. I think if you would like to use the plastic binding combs you may have to get a different machine. By: CH-art (24-Apr-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    • Can you tell me how heavy it is?   By: johy5027 (25-Jul-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • An Anonymous User
      Will it punch thru a hardback book cover?   By: User (02-May-16) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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      • It will punch through most hard back book covers. However, I would verify this with We R Memory Keepers.
        http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/contact By: Amber Boren (04-May-16) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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