I have had the Bind-it-all for over a year and got the Cinch this Christmas. I have to say after playing with the Cinch it would be the once I prefer. You can lay your project down to punch. I like having the wire holder on the side of the machine so I can stack after I have punched the papers. The pullout tray on the Cinch that collects the punches is fantastic instead of having the turn and dump like you have to with the Bind-it-all. The round whole punch is more appealing. Need to be sure and get your paper all the way in the slot before punching. Also make sure the slide out ruler doesn't move when lining up your paper. My machine didn't come with instructions but they are available online.
I ordered bluebell but got the green ones. The green ones are ok but I wanted the bluebell ones.