Wiremac-M Wire-O® Binding Machine [3:1 Pitch] Item#04AKDBLE03
The Akiles WireMac-M comes in two options: either a 3:1 pitch to handle Wire-O® sizes from 1/4" to 9/16", or a 2:1 pitch to handle the full range of Wire-O® sizes from 1/4" through 1 ¼". The 3:1 WireMac manual binding machine punches three holes per inch, while the 2:1 version punches two hole per inch. Both models have an array of features that make punching and binding wire spines simple, fast and effective with a professional finish, including adjustment opportunities for precise punching and finishing, a wire hanger for easy paper inserting, and guides to assist in the proper wire size selection for your particular applications. Built specifically for low to medium volume users, Akiles manufactured this machine with one main goal in mind: to meet the demands of medium sized offices with daily to weekly book binding needs. When you buy the Akiles WireMac-M manual Wire-O® binding machine online, you get a quality, all-in-one punch and bind system that was built to offer productivity and efficiency.
|Manufacturer||Akiles Products, Inc.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||WIREMACMGRP|
|Suggested User||Small Office, Medium Office|
|Binding Style||Wire-O Binding|
|Capacity: Punching||20 Sheets|
|Compatible Supplies & Accessories||Wire-O® Twin-Loop Binding Supplies|
|Dimensions||16" x 16.5" x 16"|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||1 Year Limited|
|Punch & Bind Capability||Yes|
|Maximum Binding Edge||14"|
|Open Ended Punch||Yes (Allows for books up to 28" wide)|
|Disengageable Pins||Yes - Fully Disengageable Pins|
|Product Weight (lbs)||40|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||45|
WireMac-M Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
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I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The WireMac-M is a great little workhorse for small offices that may only need to bind occasionally or in small batches. It is not appropriate for those who need to bind both tiny and extra thick books. If you need something larger, you can consider the big brother WireMac-EX, or if you need to bind the full range of sizes, consider the WireMac-Duo.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
The WireMac-M has made our top-10 machines of the year yet again in 2019. This affordable machine gets the job done professionally and simply, without using power. Probably the best feature is that it offers completely disengageable punching pins. In a machine this size, typically only a few of the pins can be pulled. But what does this mean? Put simply, there is one punching pin for each hole, and the ability to stop it from punching specific holes of your choice means that you can do far more page sizes without worrying about a half-hole on the edge. The open-end combines with this to allow for double the punching throat for a binding edge, so you can actually punch for a 28” edge.
For the size, a 20 sheet punch capacity is also pretty impressive. While other machines might boast this, the truth is that those plastic machines can’t hold a candle to this strong, metal machine made with quality parts. Just remember, as with all machines, the punching capacity is the maximum; kind of like a cars maximum speed might be 180mph, that doesn’t mean that constantly driving it that fast is good for it. So remember to listen to the machine; if your pages are hard to punch, then do fewer.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
As a manual binder, you will need to pull handles on the WireMac-M to both punch the pages and close the wire. This can be tiresome for some users, but it keeps the cost low. If you work with quantities that can wear down your staff, then consider an electric machine instead, as it will save you time in labor that could make up for the additional investment required. There are also a lot of setting to work with, which can be a positive in the way that it gives you more customization options, but it does mean that there is a bit of a learning curve to get the books just right. But honestly, all in all, this small wire binding machine packs such a powerful punch for the price point, that it is no wonder why it has consistently been our top-selling wire binder, year after year.
The WireMac-M is available in two different models; either a 3:1 or a 2:1 pitch. This means you have to choose which sizes of bindings you want the ability to use before you buy. The 31 model works with 3:1 pitch wires, so will handle sizes ¼” up to 9/16”. The 21 model works with 2:1 pitch wires, so it will handle the larger 5/8” to 1.25” twin loop wires.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
If you need a strong binding machine for your occasional wire binding needs, then the WireMac-M is a great fit. As our best-selling wire binding machine, offering all of the features you need to customize your bind, while remaining fairly simple to use.