Spiral Binding Punch?

My notebooks are spiral bound and are punched and have plastic spiral binding. It costs about $5 to have it done. Does anyone know where I can get an inexpensive spiral hole puncher? There are several available on the web but there certainly has to be a cheaper way to do it.

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comb binder

Here's one on eBay Wilson-Jones Comb Binder. This only punches 5 at a time, and goes up to 1/2". For decent ones, I don't see paying less than $50. Actually, if you want to punch more than five at a time, you will probably have to pay a lot more than $50, but for $50, you should be able to bind up to an inch thick.

These things are a bargain if you are going to use them a lot, but if not, they are less so. We have one we use at our church, and it's more than paid for itself over the years. ;-)


Not a comb binder

I'm looking for the spiral binder punch. The comb ones don't provide as much holding power for the paper.

binding methods

I found two different punches called binding punches made by EK Success for the scrapbooking community. All I found was the punches - I didn't see any instructions or link for the binding material itself. The text accompnaying the photo is template text that is with every edge punch so tells you nothing. I saw these in my local Joanns store and they piqued my curiosity but I haven't had time to figure out how to use them yet.



Those are decorative punches

They are not meant to be used to actually bind something. I have one that looks just like the Circa/Rollabind smurf punches, except smaller.

binding tools

I also found something called The Cinch Bindery Tool made by We R Memory Keepers at the website http://store.scrapbook.com/wr-71000-4.html It's on sale for $76.99 so is a bit pricey but if you want to make a lot of books or share with friends it might be worth it.

Another tool

There is another binding punch, called the Bind-It-All. I've seen it for sale for less than $50.

It has a smaller footprint than the Cinch, but punches fewer holes at a time. What might be a bigger drawback for male "binders" is that it is pink. All over. It does seem to be out of stock right now at all the places I shop. Given that the big Craft and Hobby Show starts tomorrow, this may mean that a new version is coming out.