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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There are roll pins in the cutters that can shear if too much force is applied when trying to raise the cutters if the cutters are jammed. The easiest way to clear a jam is to remove the waste tray, turn the binder over and use a piece of wood to hit the cutters back. Nothing needs to be taken apart. Once they are no longer jammed and a cutter does not retract when the handle is raised, you have sheared a roll pin. Replacing a roll pin is not that difficult, but you better take some pictures as you start taking things apart so that you remember how everything goes back together...
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
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This product is now manufactured by GBC (General Binding Corp, part of Acco) and was replaced by the CombBind C150 - just FYI. The lower-end machines such as this seem to run in the range of $200 USD.
I have never heard of sharpening these "blades", as they are actually punches, and there are likely some 20 small, individual "blades" that are part of the system. You might check with a local dealer or office supply partner, to see if they know of anyone who could or would perform the service and what they might charge for it. I believe that if you could find someone to do it, it would cost more than it would to simply replace the machine. There does not appear to be a way to replace the punch mechanism (die / strip usually) in these models.
An example of a machine with interchangeable dies is located at: http://www.factory-express.com/Binding_Machines/WireBindingMachines/GBC-TL2900/GBC-wirebind-TL2900.html.
Obviously, this is a much higher-level (expensive) machine than the one you have here. But this is an example of the interchange concept, and associated costs.
So, this is a rather long way of saying, and trying to explain why I recommend that, you check with a local dealer perhaps, but plan to replace the machine. If it lasted you this long, the same level of machine should last just as well, and $40 US a year isn't too bad!
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Posted on Jun 30, 2008
SOURCE: I have an Ibico ibimaster
First, clear the waste tray of all hole punchings under the machine, and check the holes where the punchings feed from for any blockages. The worst thing is the clear plastic pages you use for covers, these can block up the holes. So you may need to pick them out of the holes using tweezers.
Then try again. If you have to punch clear covers, then try to do them with just a few pages on both sides so that the plastic sheet isn't the first thing the blades hit.
Posted on May 23, 2011
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