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Re: plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals

 

Just go into Staples - they have the binding machines and plastic bindings in any size up to about 4".

The charge about a fiver (or less) to rebind a manual IIRC


Regards,
David Partridge



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From: TekScopes@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TekScopes@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Christopher Hilton-Johnson
Sent: 12 February 2013 16:02
To: TekScopes@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [TekScopes] plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals


white plastic spiral binders


Re: plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals

Larry McDavid
 

These are widely referred to as "GBC" binder combs. The machines to punch the 19 holes and to install the binder combs are often seen on eBay. There are both manual and electric powered machines available; obviously, the manual machines are much less expensive.

Stationery stores such as Office Depot and Staples sell both the machines and the binder combs.

It is possible to install the combs without a machine, but it can be exasperating...

It is wise to buy a larger diameter comb than originally used as the pages will turn more easily and lay flat more readily--and be easier to install without a machine.

Kinko's--now FedExpress Office--can punch the holes and install the combs.

Larry

On 2/12/2013 8:18 AM, Dave Daniel wrote:
Yes, I just copied an old Heathkit HW-20 manual by removing the comb and
copying the manual and the fold-outs page-by-page. Re-assembling the
manual took a long time because the pages were somewhat brittle and i
didn't want to rip the comb holes open. It helps tremendously to line up
the comb holes as perfectly as possible with some sort of took and then
clamp the pages together with spring paper clamps. I probably wouldn't
have had the patience to do that twenty years ago.

Any idea what the perf/assembly machines go for on the used market?

Dave
...

--
Best wishes,

Larry McDavid W6FUB
Anaheim, California (SE of Los Angeles, near Disneyland)


Re: plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals

Tom Phillips
 

The binding machines that I have used are big and heavy. For me it wouldn't be practical to own one. I think the copy shop (Kinko's or other) is the best approach to fixing your binding. Don't know about the colors they stock.

Another approach, if you are OK with deviating from the stock look is to buy one of the special ring binders that have multiple oblong rings that exactly fit the hole pattern used for plastic spines.

Cheers,
Tom


Re: Bonehead move of the day

Dave Daniel
 

Well, I replaced some broken binding posts on a DM502 yesterday. I took the entire front panel apart so I could glue the plastic bedding part together, since it was cracked (you know, "as long as you're in there"). I re-assembled everything, including new binding posts, and was about to re-solder the binding post connections and probe power connector when I noticed I had the extraction tab in wrong.

A couple of hours later, after my disgust had evaporated, I disassembled everything again, reset the extractor assembly, and re-assembled the front panel.

Dave

On 2/12/2013 9:08 AM, Mark Wendt wrote:
Troubleshooting a bouncing trace on an SC502. Narrowed it down to the
transistor string on the F&I board. Figured one was getting hot, since
the trace didn't start bouncing until after a sufficient warm-up
period. Looking at the transistors, I grab the can of freeze spray.
Start shooting the spray on the transistors while watching the trace.
Look a the transistors and don't see a shield of frost building up like
normal, even though I've sprayed them for 3 - 5 seconds. Trace still
bouncing.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Turns out, DeOxit is not a suitable sub for freeze spray...


Mark


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Re: plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals

Artekmedia <manuals@...>
 

Chris

Evil Bay has lots of em ...but most office supply places carry them....the larger ones (1" to 2" or 3cm to 6cm)  are a little harder to find ...call ahead

If you know the secret ( contact me off list) they are not that hard to replace without the machine..Personally though the ones for my own use  here in the shop that get that way ...I three hole punch and put in a 3 ring binder.. Easier to take a page out when I am working in the shop

FYI
Dave
ArtekManuals

On 2/12/2013 10:01 AM, Christopher Hilton-Johnson wrote:
 

anyone have a source (either UK or US) for replacements for the (frequently brittle/broken) white plastic spiral binders used to hold the Tek instruction manuals together
My 7704A manual is now a loose collection of pages which seem deliberately to randomly re-order themselves into the most confusing order possible, seemingly done slyly & overnight!
regards
Chris HJ

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Manuals@...
www.Artekmanuals.com
PO Box 175
Welch,MN 55089
651-269-4265


Re: plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals

Dave Daniel
 

Yes, I just copied an old Heathkit HW-20 manual by removing the comb and copying the manual and the fold-outs page-by-page. Re-assembling the manual took a long time because the pages were somewhat brittle and i didn't want to rip the comb holes open. It helps tremendously to line up the comb holes as perfectly as possible with some sort of took and then clamp the pages together with spring paper clamps. I probably wouldn't have had the patience to do that twenty years ago.

Any idea what the perf/assembly machines go for on the used market?

Dave

On 2/12/2013 9:13 AM, Jim Reese wrote:
 

ibico is the company that makes them here in the U.S.
 
I have a couple perforating/assembly machines and lots of plastic comb bindings. You almost need the machine to put the pages in the comb, or you have to be really patient to do it page by page!
 
Regards,
 
Jim

--- On Tue, 2/12/13, Christopher Hilton-Johnson wrote:

From: Christopher Hilton-Johnson
Subject: [TekScopes] plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals
To: TekScopes@...
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 11:01 AM



anyone have a source (either UK or US) for replacements for the (frequently brittle/broken) white plastic spiral binders used to hold the Tek instruction manuals together
My 7704A manual is now a loose collection of pages which seem deliberately to randomly re-order themselves into the most confusing order possible, seemingly done slyly & overnight!
regards
Chris HJ




Re: San Mateo 7000-series Storage Scope

Robert Simpson
 

Ok, I see Lyle is getting it.

--- In TekScopes@yahoogroups.com, "Robert" wrote:

Is somebody in the SF bay area going to pick this up? I can arrange for a relative to get it rather then have it scrapped.
Bob

--- In TekScopes@yahoogroups.com, "sipespresso" wrote:

I have no affiliation with the seller.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/ele/3611350951.html
What model is it?
-Kurt


Re: plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals

Richard Solomon <dickw1ksz@...>
 

I bought one of the mechanical perf/bind machines for short money
"over there". Shipping cost as much as the machine !! But it works
very well, up to a 2" spine.

Just look for GBC Binders.

73, Dick, W1KSZ


On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Jim Reese <nfeinc@...> wrote:
 

ibico is the company that makes them here in the U.S.
 
I have a couple perforating/assembly machines and lots of plastic comb bindings. You almost need the machine to put the pages in the comb, or you have to be really patient to do it page by page!
 
Regards,
 
Jim

--- On Tue, 2/12/13, Christopher Hilton-Johnson <chj@...> wrote:

From: Christopher Hilton-Johnson <chj@...>
Subject: [TekScopes] plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals
To: TekScopes@...
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 11:01 AM



anyone have a source (either UK or US) for replacements for the (frequently brittle/broken) white plastic spiral binders used to hold the Tek instruction manuals together
My 7704A manual is now a loose collection of pages which seem deliberately to randomly re-order themselves into the most confusing order possible, seemingly done slyly & overnight!
regards
Chris HJ




Re: plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals

Albert <aodiversen@...>
 

A search for " plastic binding combs 19 " (19 holes) shows this for instance:
http://www.binding.com/productdetail.aspx?id=6202021901
Albert

anyone have a source (either UK or US) for replacements for the
(frequently brittle/broken) white plastic spiral binders used to hold
the Tek instruction manuals together
My 7704A manual is now a loose collection of pages which seem
deliberately to randomly re-order themselves into the most confusing
order possible, seemingly done slyly & overnight!
regards
Chris HJ


Re: San Mateo 7000-series Storage Scope

Robert Simpson
 

Is somebody in the SF bay area going to pick this up? I can arrange for a relative to get it rather then have it scrapped.
Bob

--- In TekScopes@yahoogroups.com, "sipespresso" wrote:

I have no affiliation with the seller.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/ele/3611350951.html
What model is it?
-Kurt


Re: plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals

Jim Reese
 

ibico is the company that makes them here in the U.S.
 
I have a couple perforating/assembly machines and lots of plastic comb bindings. You almost need the machine to put the pages in the comb, or you have to be really patient to do it page by page!
 
Regards,
 
Jim


--- On Tue, 2/12/13, Christopher Hilton-Johnson wrote:

From: Christopher Hilton-Johnson
Subject: [TekScopes] plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals
To: TekScopes@...
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 11:01 AM



anyone have a source (either UK or US) for replacements for the (frequently brittle/broken) white plastic spiral binders used to hold the Tek instruction manuals together
My 7704A manual is now a loose collection of pages which seem deliberately to randomly re-order themselves into the most confusing order possible, seemingly done slyly & overnight!
regards
Chris HJ



Re: plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals

Dave Daniel
 

I did a search on the web for "white plastic binder spines" and got quite a few hits, too numerous to list. I often have one of the local Kinkos bind manuals for me using black spines; never asked if they have white. Probably any decent office supply store can get them. My quick perusal on the web showed spines up to 2"/425 pages.

I have the same problem with a few of my Tek manuals. For some reason, I never thought to look for replacements.

Cheers,
Dave


On 2/12/2013 9:08 AM, Richard Solomon wrote:
�

I get mine at Office Depot, but there are numerous sellers over on
the "evil empire" !! Look for GBC Binders.

73, Dick, W1KSZ

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 9:01 AM, Christopher Hilton-Johnson <chj@...> wrote:
�

anyone have a source (either UK or US)�for replacements for the (frequently brittle/broken) white plastic spiral binders used to hold the Tek instruction manuals together
My 7704A manual is now a loose collection of pages which seem deliberately to randomly re-order themselves into the most confusing order possible, seemingly�done slyly & overnight!
regards
Chris HJ



Re: plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals

Richard Solomon <dickw1ksz@...>
 

I get mine at Office Depot, but there are numerous sellers over on
the "evil empire" !! Look for GBC Binders.

73, Dick, W1KSZ


On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 9:01 AM, Christopher Hilton-Johnson <chj@...> wrote:
 

anyone have a source (either UK or US) for replacements for the (frequently brittle/broken) white plastic spiral binders used to hold the Tek instruction manuals together
My 7704A manual is now a loose collection of pages which seem deliberately to randomly re-order themselves into the most confusing order possible, seemingly done slyly & overnight!
regards
Chris HJ



Bonehead move of the day

Mark Wendt <mark.wendt@...>
 

Troubleshooting a bouncing trace on an SC502. Narrowed it down to the transistor string on the F&I board. Figured one was getting hot, since the trace didn't start bouncing until after a sufficient warm-up period. Looking at the transistors, I grab the can of freeze spray. Start shooting the spray on the transistors while watching the trace. Look a the transistors and don't see a shield of frost building up like normal, even though I've sprayed them for 3 - 5 seconds. Trace still bouncing.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Turns out, DeOxit is not a suitable sub for freeze spray...


Mark


plastic binders for Tek instruction manuals

Christopher Hilton-Johnson
 

anyone have a source (either UK or US) for replacements for the (frequently brittle/broken) white plastic spiral binders used to hold the Tek instruction manuals together
My 7704A manual is now a loose collection of pages which seem deliberately to randomly re-order themselves into the most confusing order possible, seemingly done slyly & overnight!
regards
Chris HJ


Re: San Mateo 7000-series Storage Scope

sipespresso <sipespresso@...>
 

Excellent. -Kurt

--- In TekScopes@yahoogroups.com, Lyle Bickley wrote:

On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:15:32 -0000
"sipespresso" wrote:

I have no affiliation with the seller.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/ele/3611350951.html
What model is it?
-Kurt
I replied to his offer - and said I'd be glad to give it a good home. I
live only minutes away from San Mateo...

Cheers,
Lyle

--
Bickley Consulting West Inc.
http://bickleywest.com

"Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"


Re: San Mateo 7000-series Storage Scope

Lyle Bickley
 

On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:15:32 -0000
"sipespresso" <sipespresso@yahoo.com> wrote:

I have no affiliation with the seller.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/ele/3611350951.html
What model is it?
-Kurt
I replied to his offer - and said I'd be glad to give it a good home. I
live only minutes away from San Mateo...

Cheers,
Lyle

--
Bickley Consulting West Inc.
http://bickleywest.com

"Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"


Re: San Mateo 7000-series Storage Scope

Mark Wendt <mark.wendt@...>
 

Looks like a 7514?

Mark

On 02/12/2013 10:15 AM, sipespresso wrote:
I have no affiliation with the seller.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/ele/3611350951.html
What model is it?
-Kurt



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San Mateo 7000-series Storage Scope

sipespresso <sipespresso@...>
 

I have no affiliation with the seller.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/ele/3611350951.html
What model is it?
-Kurt


Re: Sources for shipping cartons for vintage Tek scopes?

druid_noibn
 

 
Agreed - Fire Hazzard.

--- On Mon, 2/11/13, Tom Miller wrote:

From: Tom Miller <tmiller11147@...>
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Re: Sources for shipping cartons for vintage Tek scopes?
To: TekScopes@...
Date: Monday, February 11, 2013, 4:33 PM

 
Absolutely a fire hazard.
But you should ask your insurance company first.
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Re: Sources for shipping cartons for vintage Tek scopes?

 
On 02/11/2013 11:16 AM, Ron Simmons wrote:
 

I have shipped over 60 ….400 series scopes all around the country. IMO the best packaging is bubble wrap. Its expensive but does the job really well.

In my career in computer peripheral sales I watched many a customer do what their packaging engineers  called the “shake and bake”  ( temperature and shock and vibration testing) on products that they were about to purchase ( thousands of them) and ship globally. As to packaging, they said the  best was “foam in place” where the unit sealed in plastic  is immersed in a liquid that turns into form fitting hardened foam.  The worst protection the packaging engineers said was  “peanuts” because they tended to shift in the box resulting in too much peanuts in one place and none in another.

As to bubble wrap, they said it was great stuff but far too expensive to use in high volume shipments. For my purposes, a good sturdy box and a scope wrapped with several layers of bubble wrap always did the job spot on


 

Does anyone know the maximum temperature for bubble wrap?
My reason for asking is that this stuff would seem to be ideal for
attic insulation but never seems to be used that way.... fire hazard?? 

This plus that nice 7K packing box I have stored in the attic.


Bert

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