Binding Laminator

Binding Laminator

Binding Laminator

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Binding Laminator

About This Item

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.


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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How Maegen Wells installs pickguard binding

StewMac visits guitar maker Maegen Wells of Forestville, California. Maegen’s specialty is building archtop acoustic guitars. Using a 1940s Gibson as an example, she shows how to create a beautifully bound tortoiseshell pickguard with black/white/black purflings.

Instructions

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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4.0

simple, nifty, effective

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It's also neat and clean because neither the laminate nor acetone adheres to it.

I hesitated to buy because of the price, but I couldn't come up with a solution to how to laminate .01 X .075 strips. Anything I had in mind would have produced things not as simple, nor effective, nor neat. This really does the job.

Tip: 1) drinking straws can also serve as the input / output channelers. 2) As you pull through the output, gently snub the strips down on the input side with the butt end of the brush, or a pencil or screwdriver.

4.0

Works great! But could be tighter

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Verified Buyer


This took is very helpful in creating a multi-ply binding. It helps keep rhings aligned. The spring needs to be stronger though. Especially when laminating thicker pieces

5.0

A must have for multi layer binding jobs!

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Verified Buyer


Made a 7 layer binding job a breeze! Allows you to work slowly and ensure proper adhesion in 6 inch increments instead of trying to melt / glue the entire length in one attempt! Worth every penny!

4.0

A little more info would have been helpful

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Verified Buyer


It sounds easier than it really turns out to be for the first time. If there had been a little more info about the amount of acetone needing attention, I would have saved myself some time and material. But, it is a good tool. Just takes a little practice to get professional results. Always order extra material (just in case)!

5.0

Perfect

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Verified Buyer


I purchased this for some quick repairs and it worked great. I’m glad I did and once again, Stewmac tools are the way to go! SmokinBobLenart

4.0

Works well but more information would have been helpful

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Verified Buyer


I had to laminate small purfling and I found that the instructions were more suitable for larger binding. As you laminate, the device collects small amounts of plastic softened by the acetone that should be periodically cleaned up lest it stick to the purfling (or binding) you're working on. You must also be mindful of acetone on the surface of the material you have just laminated because once it dries, it has to be scrapped off with a razor. Also, it takes more attention to keep purfling in line than it does binding. A little warning about these issues, and how to resolve them, would have saved me time and material.

5.0

Makes the jog sooooo easy!

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Verified Buyer


When I first saw this device, I must say was tempted to make one myself (since I have plenty of scrap plastic of all types in my shop). But, I'm glad I didn't. I decided to order it from Stew Mac and it arrived much quicker than it would have taken me to get around to making one. I used it this week for the first time after mounting it on a board (with in feed and out feed tubing as suggested in the instructions). This Laminator jig is well worth the money. It really makes the job sooooo easy.

4.0

Great idea, but needs a stronger spring

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Verified Buyer


I had never made multi-ply binding myself before and since this was my first time I decided to give the binding laminator a go. It's a great concept, but there is not enough force put on the binding from the spring to allow the acetone to bind the plastic. I actually solved this problem by modifying the laminator and making a jig with a spare tremolo spring and it worked wonders, I was able to make 9 ply binding with much more ease than I ever could have by hand.

4.0

Quick and easy to laminate bindings.

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Verified Buyer


I've never laminated bindings before having only used wooden bindings in the past so all this is new to me.
I started by making a slot in a piece of 100mm X 50mm timber to the same depth as the bindings entering/leaving the binding laminator and drilled a 4mm hole into the end of the laminator to fix it securely with a screw into the slot i'd formed.
I then clamped the whole assembly into the vice after fitting a tube either side of the laminator to guide the bindings.
I found applying the correct amount of acetone challenging at first but soon got the hang of it.
Like I said I'm no expert in laminating bindings but I don't know how I'd have done it without the laminator.
I gave it 4 stars because I found the screws kept coming lose and needed tightening, do them too tight and dambs.

5.0

great price, easy to use

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Verified Buyer


I was making compound bindings in a matter of minutes! (FYI acetone alone will tightly bind plastic bindings, no glue needed.)

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