Thermal binding machine is ideal for medium-duty home, office, or desktop use. Bind up to 300 sheets in a single step. Rapid 30 to 60 second binding cycle has a one-minute heat-up time. HeatGuard technology reduces surface heat by up to 50 percent so binder is always safe to touch. Binder includes a manual document measure. Visual indicators signal when machine is ready to use and heat cycle begins once a document is loaded. Ready-beep sounds when binding cycle is complete. Internal clamps hold documents in place during binding process.