View Full Version : Now a fully fledged member of the broken laminator owners club!

06-03-2009, 10:49 AM
The picture went in.... but didn't come out :(

On the plus side Maplin said email them to tell them in writing and they'll send a new one out today - no need to send the old one back. :clapping:

Was laminating caterpillare pictures - now I'll have to come up with a new plan. That means thinking on a Friday :panic:

06-03-2009, 11:31 AM
oh no:eek:

06-03-2009, 11:35 AM
Go outside and look for some caterpillars under leaves... or evidence of them eating...

06-03-2009, 02:06 PM
LOL :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

i bought one from Asda because everyone else on here has one.

It's fantastic and was only 9 pounds.

I'm just waiting fot it to break though because it was so cheap.

Reckon it's only a matter of time before I'm joining club too.

06-03-2009, 02:08 PM
my first one lasted my 6 years and got used alot when I was in a nursery.

my second one has done almost 12 months so far so fingers crossed it will carry on working.

06-03-2009, 02:41 PM
bless RIP laminator

mines still not fixed:panic: :panic: :panic:

06-03-2009, 07:00 PM
I had one that broke .... But Hubby fixed it!! He should have been called Bob !

06-03-2009, 07:05 PM
i bought one from Asda because everyone else on here has one.

It's fantastic and was only 9 pounds.

I'm just waiting fot it to break though because it was so cheap.

Lisa144, My laminator is one of the cheap Asda ones too, so far I've had it for 3 years!:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

06-03-2009, 07:23 PM
Hmmm... I am thinking I should get one.... :)

06-03-2009, 07:25 PM
Mine was about £11 in Woolworths. Its great. I get the pouches when the 99p Store or Poundland have them in. All seem as good quality as those that I have bought from Rymans before.

06-03-2009, 07:30 PM
Oooooo can I join your club, mine swallowed a hole page of shapes and died!

06-03-2009, 07:52 PM
we need a memorial section for all of the equipment that dies on us!

06-03-2009, 08:45 PM
If you are laminating small pieces of paper/card you should use a cardboard sleeve to take the pouch smoothly though the laminator. :D

My pack of pouches came with a sleeve. I do find I need to put it though twice as obviously it doesn't get quite so hot.

06-03-2009, 08:52 PM
I stuck one sheet through the wrong way round and it didn't come out the otherside. Hubby took it apart and fixed it for me - he's good like that.

Don't ask me how I managed it but I also put an already laminated sheet through by accident that had a piece of blue tac stuck to it. The blu tac kind of melted and every now and then I get a sticky piece come through on another sheet. I have abused it terribly but it still keeps going. One of the best and cheapest buys ever.

06-03-2009, 08:57 PM
WHSmiths have them for half price I think, if anyone is thinking of getting one:)

06-03-2009, 09:11 PM
I have Tesco cheap one, had it a few years now and still going strong, although its going to be working non stop this weekend.

07-03-2009, 07:30 PM
I used mine on thurday and it went in but didnt come out :(

Hubby took it all apart at got the burnt up piece of laminated paper mess out, but im out of pouches so dont actually know if it still works :littleangel: :littleangel:

07-03-2009, 11:28 PM
I've 'killed' two laminators!
BUT I do tend to do daft things like laminate leaf pictures!
Hubby goes mental!! :laughing:

Chatterbox Childcare
07-03-2009, 11:32 PM

Seems to me the cheaper the better