Rhin-O-Tuff OD4300 Review

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Rhino's OD4300 is designed to work along side their OD4000 and OD4800 binding punches. It is meant for high volume, print shop and production floor use. In the following review, we will take a look at the relative merits of this machine, and give you a list of what we consider to be its strengths and weaknesses.


Strengths:

  1. We found that the system the OD4300 utilizes is remarkably effective at speeding up the process of spiral coil insertion. Traditionally, inserting spiral coils becomes more difficult as the diameter of the document increases. However, the unique design of the OD4300 virtually eliminated that problem, essentially by cutting down greatly on the amount of time that the user needs to handle the spiral coil during the insertion process.


  2. We also found that this machine made handling more lengthy coils much easier than with just about any other system. The majority of other coil inserters require that you cut thirty six inch coil before beginning the insertion process. The OD4300, on the other hand, seems to be at its best when whole pieces of 36 inch coil are used. This goes a long way in reducing waste and really does help to increase productivity.


  3. Another thing that we really liked about the OD4300 is that it takes up a lot less space that the vast majority of other coil inserters. Designed to attach directly to your Rhino combo binding station. We always appreciate a design that saves us space.


  4. Using the OD4100, you can adapt the OD4300 into a more traditional type coil inserter. This means that any user who needs to utilize the OD4300 for longer runs will still be able to have a more traditional roller type inserter for shorter run productions.


Weaknesses:

  1. When you use the OD4300 correctly, and for the appropriate applications, it is a machine that can save you a great deal of time. However, for a lot of users, the opposite may be true. The learning curve is a little bit steep for this machine, and setup can be quite a chore. If you are able to dedicate one user / technician to the OD4300, you should have no problems. If you will have multiple users, all of whom will be required to set up and use the machine, you may find that productivity slows.


  2. The OD4300 is not designed as a standalone machine. In order to use it, you will either need to bolt it onto a Rhino binding punch (the OD4800 or the HD4000), or you will have to buy the OD3500 binding station.


  3. As stated above, setup can be a little bit of a time consuming process. In order to do so correctly, you will need to make sure that you adjust the machine for the coil size that you are using, and that the correct mandrel size is used. On top of that, this machine requires that the coil be loaded one at a time. While these things make this unit a great option for longer runs and longer coils, those who are just using it for a few books and shorter coils may find that it is perhaps a little more trouble than they bargained for.


If you are interested in more information about the Rhin-O-Tuff OD4300 Plastic Coil Inserter you should really check out MyBinding.com. They offer a great price on this machine and they even offer Free Shipping. In fact, they offer one of the largest selections of Spiral Coil Inserters available on the web. Choose a coil inserter from Rhin-O-Tuff, Akiles, Tamerica, Marlon or GBC. Check it out today!


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