Akiles DuoMac C31 3:1 Wire-O & Plastic Comb Punch & Bind
|Manufacturer Part Number||AWM C31|
|Suggested User||Medium Office|
|Binding Style||Wire-O Binding, Plastic Comb Binding, Spiral-O Wire Combs|
|Capacity: Punching||20 Sheets|
|Compatible Supplies & Accessories||Plastic Binding Combs
Wire-O Twin Loop 3:1 Bindings
Spiral-O Twin Loop Comb Wire Bindings
|Dimensions||20.5" D x 27" W x 20" H|
|Shipping Dimensions||19" D x 21" W x 13" H|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||1 Year Limited|
|Punch & Bind Capability||Yes|
|Maximum Binding Edge||14" [With Open-Ended Punch For Edges up to 28"]|
|Open Ended Punch||Yes|
|Disengageable Pins||Yes, All [24 Comb Pins & 40 Wire Pins]|
|Pitch / Hole Pattern||Combo [Comb & Wire]|
|Hole Shape||Rectangular [Comb] & Square [Wire]|
|Product Weight (lbs)||64|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||64|
With both twin loop metal wire and plastic comb punching dies, the Akiles DuoMac C31 is a versatile and easy-to-use machine. This unit is capable of binding with standard plastic gbc binding combs, 3:1 pitch wire-o, and spiral-o metal binding wires. This incredible capability brings all of these binding possibilities to your hands with just one machine, reducing your overall investment and increasing your workroom space. It includes binding solutions as well, including a comb spreader and a wire closer. This heavy duty machine is multi-functional and reliable, making it a popular choice for businesses of many kinds. Expand your capabilities without hurting your bottom line with the DuoMac C31 from Akiles and Binding101.
- Two punching throats. One for plastic comb/spiral-o wires (3.12x7.94mm rectangular holes) and one for 3:1 wire-o (4x4mm square holes).
- Incorporated wire closer and comb opener.
- Four handle system. One for each punching throat, one for the comb spreader, and one for the wire closer.
- All pins on both punching patterns are fully disengageable. 40 pins for wire, and 24 for comb/spiral-o.
- Side margin control to provide evenly centered holes.
- Integrated wire hanger holds wire in-place for easy page hanging.
- Open-ended 14" punching throats for longer pages.
- Punches and binds for the full set of combs to 2", 3:1 pitch Wire-O wires to 9/16", and Spiral-O wires to 1".
DuoMac C31 Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
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I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The DuoMac C31 is an ideal combination binding machine for medium volume users who would like to offer both professional metal wire and economically plastic comb. The dual punch throats and dual binding modules combine to create an incredibly efficient machine with expanded possibilities.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
Of course, the thing that I like most about this machine is its ability to punch and bind for both twin-loop wire-o and gbc plastic binding combs. For the price, this kind of functionality cannot be found in any other machine, proving that, once again, Akiles sees an unserved niche, and fills it.
In addition to the versatility and price combination, the DuoMac is a durable, strong machine that is built with great quality parts. It can fairly easily punch through between 15 to 20 sheets of paper at a time, and features punching pins that are all disengageable. If you have read any of my other reviews, than you know how much I value that feature and the major benefit it offers.
The Akiles C31 DuoMac is an incredibly function-rich binder machine, boasting features that let you achieve far more than the average competitive system.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
The primary consideration to think about is the fact that the wire portion of the DuoMac is a 3:1 pitch (hence the name “C31”; C for comb and 31 for 3:1 pitch). This means that you are limited to only 3:1 pitch diameter wires, which include the smaller sizes from 1/4 inch to 9/16 inch only. To bind thicker books with this machine, you would only be able to do so with the comb portion.
With all the functionality, the system becomes a bit larger than traditional binding machines; this may impact users who don’t have much counter space. The depth has the most notable extra girth, with the comb opener sitting on the top rear of the machine.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
Don’t let the many handles and pins dissuade you -- the DuoMac is an awesome machine, bringing the functionality of two machines into one. Not only does this help with space-saving needs, but it is also much more affordable than buying two separate machines. So if you are a mid-volume user who wants the ability to bind for both wire and comb, consider the DuoMac from Akiles and Binding101.