Circa Leverage Punch
I ordered the Circa Leverage punch to use with my ARC notebooks. I decided on this one over the ARC brand because of the great reviews!! This on e punches slightly bigger, so the pages tun very smoothly. I like that I can punch many pages at once and even laminated pages with ease. Super easy to use!
October 20, 2013
The short: the Circa Leverage Punch is the one you want! I have punched through some very thick stacks of paper with this baby! It is excellent!
The long: While searching the internet for "the perfect college binder", I kept seeing references to Levenger Circa in the pages I was reading. So I took a chance with the Levenger Circa Starter Kit, which was sort of a combination of everything I was hoping to find on the internet! And then almost immediately after assembling the kit, I realized I needed to find a capable punch that I could use to put my coursework into the binder, without using pre-punched sheet protectors for the hundred-something pages of work per class I had to account for from the first crucial weeks of school (that would just be way too thick of a binder - multiplied by the 5 classes I'm in - plus my laptop for computer science class)! I then found the various punches available from Levenger!
Function: The other punches that Levenger offers seemed to be very nice for light use; however, I really needed something that could, sort of, shark-bite through loads of paper at a time. So taking another leap-of-faith, I chose this version of their punch: The Circa Leverage Punch. I was happily adding just about everything to my binder in a short time after figuring out exactly what can be punched by this beast: plain-old 3-ring ruled paper (though it won't work in a 3-ring anymore!), tons of printer sheets, and index cards; and what it can't punch through well: like thin plastic sheet protectors (it makes sense to me now, because the plastic is so thin it just kind of gums up the punch system and the pins get stuck).
Experience: My colleagues and I have to submit journals of our lab work in the courses I'm in and when I whipped out my Levenger Circa binder my lab partner, with a totally stunned look on his face goes, "You're going to make us all look bad!"
Thanks: I do work very hard to perfect my schoolwork and I very much appreciate being able to show as much professionalism as I can when it comes to what I hand over to my professors. I couldn't be more pleased with the Levenger Circa system! This Leverage Punch is excellent and is exactly what I was hoping it would be! Thanks, Levenger!!
October 8, 2013
Works and operates easily. Punches more pages with less effort than the original, standard punch. Saves time. I think a good punch is essential to making the circa system work and this one is superior to the alternatives.
October 7, 2013
I originally got the Circa Universal desk punch, but found it took a lot of effort to punch. I upgraded to the Leverage punch and it's great! It is so easy to use, and it punches clean and accurate.
I play guitar, and have printed off sheet music and chord studies. Binding them with Circa works great, because you can fold back the cover and sit it comfortably on a music stand. I can also change out the pieces and keep it current with what I am working on.
I made another notebook of workbook pages that I can fill in and study as well as a small "To-Do" planner.
The punch has opened up so many more uses of the Circa binders!
October 5, 2013
I recently purchased a 756 page paperback textbook that fell apart within days. I thought about taking it to a copy center to be rebound, but instead I order this "super punch" and some 2 1/2 inch circa rounds. The book's pages were pretty heavy (text book, not pulp fiction type pages) so I couldn't do 15 pages at a time, but 12 worked really well and I was able to punch and "bind" the whole book in maybe 20 minutes. The punch itself is heavy and looks well made and durable. I look forward to using it for a long, long while. (FYI: I have owned the "portable" (READ: CHEAPEST) circa punch for years - it always seemed fine for the small amount of paper I wanted to punch, but this thing makes me regret ever having purchased it.)
August 15, 2013
I think I've owned every Circa punch ever made available, and this one is by far the most powerful and best performing of them all. It's not the most beautiful looking device, but that's not what I bought it for! What it does do is punch a bunch of paper all at one time, saving me time and keeping me organized - highly recommend this punch for productivity!
July 20, 2013
Love this punch
This is a great punch. The instructions are very clear on how to work the punch. My main purpose in ordering the punch was to make an inventory binder of all my scrapbooking and craft items, which is constantly changing. I now have many more uses in mind for it. I'm so glad I purchased the punch. It's well worth the investment.
July 7, 2013
I like to make my own paper refills for my Circa organizer, using different color papers. I've also made several different cover pages, using card stock paper and other paper that is rather thick. The punch hasn't disappointed. It feels well-built and sturdy, and the paper glide works very well (for junior size).
June 10, 2013
Works like a dream, nay a poem
What sorcery is this? The Circa punch turns one thing into another!
Mere paper becomes a golden guide to today’s events and any future endeavor;
Clarity arises from chaos, and all becomes right with the world;
“What to do” and “where to go” springs from “whatever”;
A new person prevails, and triumph unfurled.
April 10, 2013
I teach two different classes and work in two labs with a few different collaborators. This punch has revolutionized my Circa organization. I now can organize all of my handouts, take notes in same binder, hold pens, and everything else. This is a great system and this is the right tool for you if the system is working for you.
April 6, 2013