Binding Laminator

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Binding Laminator

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Binding Laminator

For custom laminations. Handy jig for laminating custom plastic bindings and matching existing bindings for replacement work.

Simply clamp the Binding Laminator in your vise, brush acetone between the binding strips, and pull them through the self-adjusting jig to instantly laminate the plastic. The jig holds all the pieces in place. It's an easy way to add extra beauty to your instruments.

Automatically adjust to any binding thickness!
Made of durable non-stick material, the Binding Laminator aligns and presses plastic binding strips together for an instant bond. Internal spring pressure holds any combination of binding thicknesses.

Instructions and two glue brushes are included.

Product Instructions

How to Install Bindings

Overview of binding, purfling, and other instrument trim, including binding recommendations and installation techniques.

Product Instructions

Binding Laminator Instructions

The Binding Laminator presses multiple pieces of binding material together, so that acetone can bond them.

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trust me you need one

(Customer's Reviews)

makes life so easy when laminating binding,will never go without again


simple, quick might be better if...

(Customer's Reviews)

The first batch of binding I put through this device mostly ended up in the round file. Not because of the tool but because I'd never done this before and the plastic was melting, deforming and just getting plain messy.

I found that using a Q-tip instead of an acid brush allowed me to control the amount and placement (kept it off the sides) of acetone much better. The most significant improvement in how my binding turned out was from clamping the glued binding so it hung vertically, then attaching a heavier clamp (free hanging) on the bottom end while the curing took place.

The device works fine but I wonder if it wouldn't work better with the spring tension in the vertical vs horizontal. Then the jig could have an adjustable opening to line up the binding pieces with each other. Plus, the acetone would tend to remain where it is intended (wouldn't run).


Slick easy to use jig

(Customer's Reviews)

Normally I use mostly wood binding but for Mandolins the ivoroid plastic stuff is kind of expected. I buy the binding bulk, some pre-laminated, but some is not quite what I want so I need to put it together. This can be done by hand in a vise with wood jaws but it is messy.

The jig from StewMac is only about twenty bucks so it was worth a try an it works slicker than goose ...ahem... on linoleum.

The only thing I did that was different was make it so it could be just bolted down to my bench top. I drilled and tapped another hole near the back end to take a 1/4-20 bolt and that attaches through a hole in the bench I use for many jigs I have. This allows you to lay out the long strips of binding on the bench and they feed through without twisting or hanging on the jig. They suggest this doodad with pieces of pipe to clamp in the vise but that seems like a lot of bother to me.

Anyway, if you do any laminating of plastic binding this is a good cheap tool.


Chris Pedersen, Oz

(Customer's Reviews)

I first thought...I can make one, but after much frustration I bought one. Now I wonder why it took so long. Takes me from novice to near perfect

Thanks great tool...again


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