How to Work a Comb Binding Machine
Comb binding machines
are an inexpensive way to bind reports, documents and books. A plastic strip with regularly-spaced teeth is fit into holes punched on one side of the papers you're fastening together. Materials bound this way can be easily unbound so you can add or take out pages. The comb and the plastic covers can be re-used and come in a variety of colors. Comb binding machines are an easy way to create a more professional look for your paper presentations.
1 Adjust the margins and the guides on the comb binding machine for the book you're creating. Do a test run with one sheet of paper to make sure the holes are correctly lined up. Place plastic covers at the front and back of the pages that will be bound. These will also be punched.
lever or push the button, depending on your machine. Make sure you keep the pages in order as you punch each section and set them aside.
4 Remove the last section of paper and insert a comb into the machi
2 Select the number of pages to be punched first according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Using a slightly lower number will increase the lifetime of the comb binder and ensure the holes are tidy.
3 Put the edge of the papers to be punched firmly in the machine and pull the
ne with the spine facing the back of the machine. Line up the holes you've punched in the paper by tapping the stack against a hard surface.
y turning the knob and removing the book.
5 Spread the comb open by turning the knob at the back of the machine and slide the comb through the holes in the paper. Then close the comb