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Polarbearla Offline
#1 Posted : Tuesday, September 28, 2010 1:46:34 PM(UTC)
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I am not sure how much I would use this. One of the problems I have is that when I purchase pre made shape board books I find them really hard to cover. Basically, I have to trace with a pencil and cut by hand. I was thinking if I had a cinch or BIA I could cut a shape on my Cricut and use different papers and such. I also like to make photo books for gifts.

So tell me about the difference of these?
Where do you get the spiral wiring for going through the holes?
Are there other ways to make these sorts of books and not have to spend the money to buy another machine?
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, September 28, 2010 4:24:21 PM(UTC)
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I have the Bind-it-all and it cuts square holes. I really like it, but after looking at the Cinch, I think the Cinch may have more options. One thing about the Bind-it-all is you can use smaller wires on it. With the Cinch you can choose how to space your holes. Anyway I want a Cinch and also will still keep my Bind-it-all. LOL!
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I am sooooo on the fence about whether I want a BIA or Cinch. I've heard the BIA makes a more circular o ring closure, but the Cinch is easier to use. I like the square BIA holes too, but I just don't know!
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, September 28, 2010 5:59:17 PM(UTC)
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CarolynS wrote:
With the Cinch you can choose how to space your holes.


there is only the smallest bia wire that the cinch can't use BUT (as someone on here pointed out to me) you can use the smaller wires by using a wedge when binding.

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:44:33 PM(UTC)
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I have used both and I prefer the Cinch much more than the BIA. Good Luck!!!

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#6 Posted : Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:48:04 PM(UTC)
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Have a BIA - like it.

Ordered the Cinch. Should arrive tomorrow. I'll be playing with it as soon as I can.
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tbeard wrote:
Have a BIA - like it.

Ordered the Cinch. Should arrive tomorrow. I'll be playing with it as soon as I can.



Make sure to come back and let us know what you think! I really want to buy one this week while Hobby Lobby has a coupon.
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:07:42 AM(UTC)
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Polarbearla wrote:
I am not sure how much I would use this. One of the problems I have is that when I purchase pre made shape board books I find them really hard to cover. Basically, I have to trace with a pencil and cut by hand. I was thinking if I had a cinch or BIA I could cut a shape on my Cricut and use different papers and such. I also like to make photo books for gifts.

So tell me about the difference of these?
Where do you get the spiral wiring for going through the holes?
Are there other ways to make these sorts of books and not have to spend the money to buy another machine?


My friend took the time to measure the squares and spacing from my BIA and created a 1/2 inch wide by 6 inch long rectangle with the small squares inside in Design Studio. She welds that rectangle to her pages in DS and the Cricut cuts it all out. She uses the BIA wires and closes them by hand. No other machine needed.

Note to self: Remember to ask her to share the file! BigGrin

You can buy the wires pretty much where ever the machine is sold. You can also order them online from lots of vendors.
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