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DYMO 12966 Mechanical Embosser with Tape
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- Ergonomically designed for ease of use and modern look. Intuitive turn and click labeling system.
- Prints letters, numbers and symbols with an extra degree of comfort and convenience.
- No batteries needed. Stands on workbench or desk.
- Includes one pre-loaded12-foot by 3/8-inch wide embossing tape.
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Now, I have a philosophy which has served me well, but it may or may not work out for others: if a device is broken to the point that it's about to go live with Dr. Trashcan and I have nothing to lose by taking it apart, I take it apart. Even if I don't manage to fix the device, I get to see how it works. When I took apart the label maker, I found about what one might expect: some little slivers of embossing tape stuck within the embossing wheel, jamming it up. Once I removed them and reassembled the label maker, its embossing feature worked again, although its cutter doesn't function as well as it did before this whole debacle.
If your label maker is broken beyond hope and you want to try this yourself, here's what I did:
1. Get out a smallish Phillips screwdriver and remove the two screws on the underside of the label maker. Place them in a bowl so they won't get lost.
2. Get out a long, slender flat blade screwdriver, the type one isn't supposed to use as a pry bar. Using your fingers, pull the grey embossing wheel assembly away from the black support on the bottom. You will find that the embossing wheel assembly doesn't wish to detach from the black bottom support. From the front of the label maker, jam the screwdriver into the gap thus formed, all the way to the back by the handle where the embossing wheel assembly won't detach.
3. With the screwdriver - yes, the very screwdriver one shouldn't use as a prying device - pry the grey embossing wheel away from the black bottom assembly.Read more ›
However, do not use it on hot surface, such as power adapter. The letters will flatten away, according to my experience. ;)
Squeeze with just a tiny bit more force than you have to, to get the letter to show up perfectly.
Always type a SPACE after the last letter so the space from the tape to the letter edge is the same on both sides.
There are a few common characters that this DOESN'T have, including: * & + % : ; ( ) [ ]
The lack of parenthesis and colons means no emoticons. :(
Anyone who scrapbooks, or is obsessed with organizing, should definitely have one of these.
This is what I have learned:
1. Sometimes little pieces of the label do break off and jam the pinwheel. But these can be easily removed from the pinwheel. If you keep pressing, the pinwheel seems to spit them out far enough so you can get a hold of it and pull it out.
2. Do not apply too much pressure to avoid breaking the handle. (This is for the men who are using it! I doubt this is a concern for the women folk given their gentle touch.
3. Be patient. The device needs training. Work the letters and number all around the pinwheel several times and do not grumble about wasting tape. This calibrates the device so all the numbers and letters are able to form better letters and numbers.
4. It makes no difference whether you always turn the pinwheel one way for each new letter selection or back and forth. (Some maintain it should be turned only one way to avoid "clogs".)
5. When the machine is new, it takes a period of breaking in.
6. If you treat your new little friend with care and compassion, your new friend will serve you well for years to come.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
- Big and good feel
- that's it
- bought this after returning the white, blue green vesion. But same thing. Read more
The product arrived in a timely manner, in fact, it arrived before the estimated deliver date. I actually ordered this along with some extra tape from different vendors, knowing... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bethany Wu
Love the 'old school' look and feel of these labs. Works about as well as I remember from my childhood.Published 1 month ago by fixnmix
Does not make the letters as straight or their edges as clean as my old metal DYMO. So happy I kept the well-worn original.Published 1 month ago by llewie
I should have listened to others......this is really a kindof piece of crap...........not at all liked the ones you used to use. Read morePublished 1 month ago by gene powlen
Had a cheapo smaller and older Dymo labeler that worked well for years, then finally gave up the ghost. Same general form factor as this one, but smaller. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JazzSax
This is a little hard to use at first but once you practice, you get the hang of it pretty quickly. It comes with the red and black labels. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jennifer T
Works fine and it's definitely worth it for the price, you just have to remember to press really hard when you punch in the letters. Otherwise they will come out faded. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sara