We R Memory Keepers - The Cinch Bindery Tool - Version 2




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Description & Information

Like its predecessor, the We R Memory Keepers Cinch Version 2 is incredibly versatile. It offers customizable punching that permits you to punch perfect round holes without measuring, allows your projects to lay flat while you punch for ease of use, and punches any length of project with ease.

So how does the Cinch Bindery Tool version 2 improve on the original? The Cinch Version 2 has loads of new and improved features:
· New and more accurate cinching bar system
· Expanded compression range - compress bindings from .325 to 1.25 inches, without need for an adjustment bar accessory
· New easy-to-turn knob at top of cinch bar for selecting wire diameter
· Improved cinch platform with filled-in columns ensuring more circular wires
· Improved inner gear ratio for fully retractable punching every time
· Stronger springs inside for easier punching
· Expanded instructions in four languages
· Trendy new color scheme

You will have hours of fun using the Cinch tool for scrapbooking, or creating your own bound family recipe books, journals, albums or daily planners. Bind envelopes, pocket cards, memorabilia, decorative paper, page protectors, die cuts – and anything else you can think of – with the Cinch book bindery tool to create custom mini albums for your special memories. Or print your own pages and bind them with the Cinch to increase your productivity with a custom planner!

This tool makes it so easy to secure the binding wire and hold the book in place while the punch bar presses the binding wires shut. Cut through chipboard and up to 20 sheets of copy paper easily!

Whether you are a beginner or advanced paper crafter, the Cinch tool is easy to use. The instructions are printed right on the machine for easy reference! When you’re done creating, tuck your Cinch Bindery Tool away using the convenient storage clasp.

And there’s no need to worry about your craft space being covered with confetti from all of those little hole punches. They are all captured in a drawer underneath the Cinch tool, for fast and easy clean-up and disposal.

Love the Cinch Bindery Tool V2 but want a color with a bit more modern “pop”? Don’t miss the Heidi Swapp edition of the machine, with identical features and a fashionable black and white striped design theme.

Included in the package is one Cinch Bindery Tool V2 and instructions. The tool measures approximately 11 1/2" x 8" x 5".

Package Contents: Cinch Bindery Tool Version 2, Instructions.

Here’s just a sampling of what the reviews for the We R Memory Keepers Cinch Tool v2 written by Scrapbook.com customers say:

“The directions are clear, the product perfect, and I couldn't be happier.” – MTJT

“I am totally in love with the latest scrapbooking tool from WRMK. It's lightweight, but very sturdy and extremely well-made.” – Big Anne

“Successful with first try! Very easy to use. I love this machine!” – Cindyroo

“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!” – angeldana2000

Accessories: Cinch Wire Clippers

Supplies: 1.25 inch White Wires, 1 inch Black Wires, 1 inch White Wires, .75 inch Black Wires, .75 inch White Wires, .75 inch Rosey Wires, .75 inch Silver Wires, 5/8 inch Black Wires, 5/8 inch Silver Wires, 1 inch White Spiral Binding, 1 inch Bark Spiral Binding, 8,5 x 11 Designer Book Board, 8 x 8 Designer Book Board, 6 x 6 Designer Book Board

Instructions: Before using your Cinch for the first time, punch scrap paper with all of the punch holes to remove residual oil left on the machine from the manufacturing process. When the scrap paper comes out clean after punching, your machine is ready to begin your project.

Tip: Always test your Cinch tool set-up on a scrap piece of paper before punching your actual material that you intend to use in your project.

To punch a material less than 6” in width, place the material against the guide in its original position. Following the chart on the machine, pull out the peg for any punch holes to be disabled. Pull the handle down again to punch.

To punch material that is more than 6” wide, start by placing the material against the guide in its original position. Pull down the handle to punch. Then extend the guide all of the way out. Place your paper so that the second hole from the right is on the Cinch tool’s alignment peg. Follow the guidelines on the machine for your paper’s width to select the correct peg to pull out to disable unneeded punch holes. Pull down on the handle to punch.

Tip: Do not try to cut through more than the thickness of 20 sheets of copy paper at a time!

To bind your project, follow the chart on the machine to determine how many coils you need and trim your wire binding to size using Cinch Wire Clippers. Hook the coil to the convenient rack on the side of the Cinch bindery tool and start adding your pages. Start with the back page (not the cover) and build towards the cover. After the cover, add the back cover, with the outside facing down towards the front cover.
Turn the dial on the top of the machine to select the size of bindery coil that you are using. Then place open area of the coil against the back edge of the Cinch tool, and lower the handle firmly to seal the coil. (Repeat if necessary for larger projects.) Flip the book’s covers around into place, and your bound book is complete!

For more instructions, tips and tricks, and ideas on using the We R Memory Keepers Cinch 2 tool, view our video below, read/ask questions or browse the ratings and Cinch Bindery Tool reviews below too.

  • New and more accurate cinching bar system
  • Now compress binding from .325 to 1.25 inches! (The original requires an adjustment bar for smaller wires, sold separately).
  • Easy to turn knob at top of cinch bar for selecting wire diameter
  • Improved cinch platform with filled-in columns ensuring more circular wires
  • Improved inner gear ratio for fully retractable punching every time
  • Stronger springs inside for easier punching, expanded instructions in 4 languages and has a new fun color!
  • SKU: wr-71050-9 UPC: 633356710509

    Reviews and Ratings

    Avg. Rating
    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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    Product Questions & Answers

    • 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!
      • 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!
      • 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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    • An Anonymous User
      Can i use my own wire loop,or do i have to use cinch branded wire loops?   By: User (18-May-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question 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!
      • 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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    • hello, do you ship this item to Azerbaijan?   By: sabiwwka (03-Dec-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • I have a chipboard album that I'm making that is an inch thick. I don't want to punch holes into it and find out that it's too thick. Does anybody know if that's too big?   By: melmark (01-Sep-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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