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<p>I am majorly craving a laminating machine.  I think I would get a lot of use out of it with four kids and an OCD husband. <img alt="wink1.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/wink1.gif">  </p>
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Do you own one?</p>
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<p>Do you feel it's worth it?</p>
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<p>How fast do you typically go through pouches?</p>
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<p>Amazon has a Scotch one on sale for about $30-something which looks good. </p>
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<p>Help me decide if I should splurge for it. <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/smile.gif"></p>
 

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<p>I have a laminator, an inexpensive $30 one. I'm involved in a lot of local arts and music projects and workshops and I bought it mostly for that: for laminating posters and signs and re-usable informational brochures and such. I have occasionally used it for homeschooling but we're not really a flashcard / worksheet / curriculum type of family so I don't find I use it much for homeschooling things. It does the job well. How fast you go through the laminating plastic will depend on what you're using it for. I use maybe one pack of twenty-five 8 1/2 x 11 sheets every couple of years. Pretty light use. </p>
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<p>LOVE my laminator...  i make lil activities (matching games, reusable grocery lists my kids cross out w/ dry erase markers, abc/number cards for scavenger hunts/etc)  i also laminate/hole punch my fave drawings from my kids and put them in their "book" (binder)...  they love this and i dont worry about them destroying it while they read them...</p>
 

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<p>I have three.  Ahem. </p>
<p>Costco has/had a deal on Purple Cows laminators for like $18 or $19.  Reason I have so many?  Is that the cost of extra pouches (not even counting the laminator) is worth the $18.  :D  I've only done a few pages and a bunch of 4x6" recipes that work fabulously.  It's been fun so far.</p>
 

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<p>Have one and really enjoy using it.  Little games for Math I have laminated, makes them last a lot longer.  Just laminated the calendar for the kids room and other odds and ends.</p>
 

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<p>No, but I want one!  I never seem to think about it when I have extra money, though.  I've used the laminating sheets, but I don't really like those.</p>
 

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<p>I LOVE my laminator.  I have one from Sam's and get a pkg of pouches there when needed. </p>
 

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<p>I have one I got at a local Japanese store. Ive had it for a year and have gone through one box of pouches (100 in each box). Im suprised how much I actually use it (lessons, reuseable to do lists, reuseable worksheets at times, file folder games etc)</p>
 
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