QUESTION : Circa Desk Punch vs Rollabind Desk Punch

I want to buy a Circa or Rollabind Desk Punch.
But I don't know which one is better than the other.
Any difference between the two Punches of 'Circa' and 'Rollabind'? (Circa Punch vs Rollabind Punch)
Thanks for your kind answer.

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identical

From everything I've read... they are identical. Both are very heavy and solid. Both punch the same.

It would be up to you which 'brand' you buy. :)

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Are there any good deals on

Are there any good deals on either model? I'm looking for the smaller portable model for my Circa PDA.

RC

It seems to me....

...that just recently, it came out that the Rollabind punch (at least the ones I have) have 12 punches, but the Circa punches have only 11. Can we get a punch-count here?

All the ones I bought here, and shipped around Poland have 12 holes... Who's next?

-Jon

Rolla = 12

Hi.

Rollabind brand desk punch here, weighs four pounds and change, has 12 punches, each slightly less than one inch apart. The claim on the website is that it can punch 12x12 scrapbook paper (it can, or even larger paper if you pull out the little guide ruler).

shris

Levenger/Circa = 11

I just pulled out my Levenger/Circa punch and it does have 11 punches. But it also has the location of the punches drawn on top. So it would be rather easy to do more if you wanted.

Edited to add. It also has the little sliding ruler.

I have the Rollabind Desk punch

and it has 12
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Hole numbers are different! Very Helpful. Any More?

Thanks a lot!
Very helpful advice!
I did not notice the Hole number difference, even when I looked at the picture carefuly.

Any more point?

Smurf proximity

Do the two punches space their smurfs the same distance apart?

They should be...

I have "Rollabind"-branded, pre-punched paper and a Circa-branded punch, and they line up exactly. Levenger is a licensor of the Rollabind brand, so all the equipment should be the same, although I am surprised that the Rolla punch has 12 dies and the Circa has 11. I guess that makes sense for scrapbookers, but now I feel... inadequate.

EDITED to clarify: since scrapbook paper is 12" on a side, I would expect 12 dies, since each die is 1/2" offset from the edges of the paper, and holes are 1" apart from one another. Office folks generally use 11" paper in the U.S., hence only 11 dies being needed.

Inadequate?

How about "differently adequate"? :-)

One smurf difference !!

Poor Pens. Smurf deprived
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:D

It is better to be a smurf short than not have any smurfs at all... no?

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Smurflessness

A horrible fate for anyone.
<shudder>
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Hmm...

...I'd be worried that people would say I'm one smurf short of a full punch.

That would be a new item for the Cannonical Fulldeckisms

but I think it too specialized, requiring too much explanation for the uninfected.
CANONICAL LIST OF FULLDECKISMS
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

wow...

ygor,

This list... is awesome. I wonder how many I can use and get away with at work before someone catches on.

*giggling maniacally*
/innowen

Some of the funniest ones...

are the ones referring to outdated computer technology, just because they're so dated. That is, to a geek like me! I can just imagine someone saying, "what is a Herc?"

I've always liked, "Running a quart low," or "One bottle short of a six-pack."
Or, for electronics geeks, "A vacuum tube in a microprocessor world."
(Actually, I think tubes make the sweetest sounding audio equipment.)

I suppose one could dream up an unlimited number of these, but I agree with the maker of the list, it starts feeling mean. Enough of that. :-)

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The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
B. Banzai?

Don't worry

Your not alone. My name is Reese, and I'm one smurf short of a full punch too! Too bad we don't qualify for a 12 smurf program :)

Reese
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I never finish anyth

But we can still sing...

..."The 12 Smurfs of Christmas" in a few months. :-)