Akiles FlexiPunch-M Interchangeable Manual Binding Punch
The Akiles FlexiPunch-M features interchangeable dies, so you can punch for the three most popular book binding methods including Wire-O, plastic coil spiral binding and plastic comb. It is an ideal machine for small printers or copy shops who would like to be able to offer a variety of binding methods to customers for a minimal investment. It comes with one free die of your choice, and additional dies are also available. If you're ready to expand your binding to include multiple styles, then buy the Akiles FlexiPunch-M interchangeable manual binding punch online.
|Item #||04AKFLEXPM -CFG|
|Manufacturer||Akiles Products, Inc.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AFP-M|
|Suggested User||Small Office, Medium Office|
|Binding Style||Multiple Binding Styles|
|Capacity: Punching||25 Sheets|
|Included Supplies & Accessories||1 Free Die Included [Customer's Choice]|
|Compatible Supplies & Accessories||4:1 Pitch Spiral Binding Coils|
|Dimensions||14 ¾" D x 20 ½" W x 21 ¼" H|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||1 Year Limited|
|Punch & Bind Capability||No [Punching Only]|
|Maximum Binding Edge||12" [With Open-Ended Punch for Edges up to 24"]|
|Disengageable Pins||Yes, All|
|Product Weight (lbs)||42|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||46|
If you are looking for an all-in-one modular punch at an affordable price, the Akiles FlexiPunch-M Interchangeable Manual Binding Punch is the machine for you! Akiles has designed this manual punch to use interchangeable dies allowing punching for multiple styles of binding methods including plastic comb binding, spiral coil binding and wire binding. Switching between dies is simple and requires no tools allowing you to change from one punch pattern to another within seconds. Fully disengageable pins on every die allow punching of both standard and unusual sheet sizes without having to worry about partially punched holes on either end.
The FlexiPunch-M can punch up to 25 sheets of 20lb. paper at once. Four different margin depth options allow you to select the optimal depth for the thickness of book to be bound. The machine is made of all metal construction for durability including heavy cast side plates and non-skid feet.
The Akiles FlexiPunch-M is perfect for small printers or copy shops who would like to be able to offer a variety of binding methods to customers for a minimal investment. An electric version of this punch, the FlexiPunch-E is also available.
* Approximation based on standard 20 lb. bond copy paper. May vary depending on paper stock.
FlexiPunch-M Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
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I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The FlexiPunch-M from Akiles is the ideal machine for small businesses that need more versatility and options. Instead of having to choose between wire, comb, or coil binding, the FlexiPunch lets you do all three with it’s disengageable die system. Never before has there been a machine with these capabilities built for the low-volume user, so this unique little system is in a new class all to its own. If you need something a little more powerful, consider the FlexiPunch-E electric version of this machine instead.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
The FlexiPunch-M is amazing, because it brings the versatility of an interchangeable punch to a low-volume manual machine. This combination fits into a nice group of users who need to be able to punch paper for 1, 2, 3, or 4 of the most popular binding methods, but doesn’t have the volume necessary to warrant an investment into a heavy duty puncher ($3,000+), and obviously doesn’t want o have to purchase 2+ different machines. There is no other machine out there that offers interchangeable punching for wire, comb, and coil for this level of user.Of course, the best thing about this machine is that it can punch for various methods, including spiral coil, plastic comb, 3:1 wire, and 2:1 wire. But in addition to that fantastic versatility, there are other features that make the FlexiPunch unique. For one, it has completely disengageable punching pins, which lets you turn off a specific hole. This, combined with an open ended punch, leaves the sheet size possibilities completely up to you.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
The primary thing to consider is the fact that this is a punch-only machine, which means that, depending on the binding styles you use, you may also need a finisher. For spiral coil, a finisher machine is optional; you can either roll the coils in by hand and finish with a crimper, or use an electric inserter and crimper. For Wire-O, you will need a wire closer. And for comb, you will need a comb opener. Although these four binding styles are the most common, these are the only dies available for the machine, so expanding further (for example, into oval hole coil binding or 3-hole punching) is not a possibility.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
The FlexiPunch-M is perfect for the lower volume user who need to punch for wire, comb, coil, or any combination of the three. As the only unit on the market that fits this need, it offers a range of new possibilities for smaller offices and entry-level shops. Affordable, versatile, and heavy duty… what else could you ask for?