[rescue] Cut binding off

Barry Callahan barryc at rjlsystems.com
Sun Feb 13 14:44:58 CST 2011

Instead of going to a Kinko's, you'll probably have better luck at not 
getting harassed if you went to a "real" print shop. Check your local 
yellow pages. (either dead tree or electronic) There's a lot of 'em 
around here ranging from mom&pop shops to places that do newspapers.

And you don't need a hydraulic ram cutter. We've got a lever-action 
guillotine cutter in the basement, and it'll cut a stack an inch and a 
half or so high. Decent quality guillotines can be had on ebay for ~$150 
shipped ( eg: http://cgi.ebay.com/370403586978 ) -- make sure it lets 
you clamp the paper stack in place and has an adjustable rear guide that 
you can actually lock in place. If you're cutting books apart instead of 
loose sheets, that's less of an issue.

And if you're looking to use equipment in your shop to cut the books 
apart, I'd much rather use a band saw than a circular one.

On 02/13/2011 02:49 PM, stephen price wrote:
>> I'd almost be tempted to suggest that someone cut the
>> bindings off ...
> Anybody have a "good" way to do this?
> I have lots of old manuals, book, courses, etc I'd like to scan.
> A while back I took a couple old Sun course books to the ex-kinkos - wanted to run it through their hydraulic paper ram cutter etc - they gave me a hard time about it being copy written etc.
> Was thinking about some type of compression/vise (home-made) etc so that I could just run a circular saw with a fine blade across it etc.
> regards
> steve
> dfw tx
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