Akiles CoilMac M Plus Manual Spiral Binding Machine
An upgraded version of the extremely popular CoilMac-M, the CoilMac-M Plus offers added efficiency and high-quality features that make it a step above the rest. Oval holes make for easy coil inserting, and 100% disengageable pins (53 total) mean you can use completely custom sheet sizes without worrying with half hole punches. Hole depth adjustment and side margins help you place the holes exactly how you want them. Perfect for small offices that need added versatility over a basic coil machine, buy the Akiles CoilMac-M+ manual spiral binding machine online today. Don't forget to add the cutter crimper pliers (not included) to cut and crimp-in the ends of the coils for a full coil binding solution.
|Manufacturer||Akiles Products Inc|
|Manufacturer Part Number||ACM-M41|
|Suggested User||Small Office|
|Binding Style||Spiral Binding / Plastic Coil|
|Capacity: Punching||17 Sheets|
|Included Supplies & Accessories||Diameter Guide|
Margin Depth Guide
|Compatible Supplies & Accessories||4:1 Pitch Spiral Binding Coils|
Cutter Crimper Pliers
|Dimensions||13" x 17.5" x 18"|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||1 Year Limited|
|Punch & Bind Capability||Punching Only|
|Open Ended Punch||Yes|
|Disengageable Pins||Yes, All 53 Disengagable Pins|
|Pitch / Hole Pattern||Spiral Binding 4:1 (.248) Oval Holes|
|Actual Machine Dimensions ( L x H x W)||13" x 17.5" x 18"|
|Shipping (Web) Weight||35 Lbs.|
Expert Product Review: CoilMac-M Plus by Mallory Morsa
Hi everyone! My name is Mallory Morsa, and I am the product expert at Binding101. I have been a part of the Binding101 team since 2008, where I started out in service and sales, learning our customers' needs and how to offer truly exceptional service. After a of couple years, I moved into a role of product management that required in-depth product research, as well as training of our staff. And in my honest expert reviews, I am proud to share that extensive knowledge with you. Take a look at the product review below, which will highlight both the pros and the cons, as well as identify the ideal customer. If you have any questions or need more information, please call our customer care team at (866)537-2244. Thank you for stopping by, and please check out our Binding101 social media channels by clicking the icons above.
I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
I recommend the CoilMac-M+ for small offices that will punch and bind less than 15 books per month, but who may do thicker books, or books of varying sheet sizes. If you are looking for a small-office machine, but have higher-volume needs, consider the CoilMac-ECI spiral binding machine or the upgraded CoilMac-ECI+, which has a manual punch and an electric inserter. Or if you want something geared more toward an at-home user or an office with less then 5-10 books per month, or perhaps only very thin books are needed, check out the Rubicoil or the standard version of the CoilMac-M.
WHAT I LIKE:
The M+ spiral binding machine is manufactured by Akiles, who has been an above-par player in the binding machine industry for many years now, keeping their quality standards higher than many other manufacturers. The machines they create have proven to me that their goal is really to create higher quality machines for the lower volume markets. This has held true with the CoilMac-M Plus. First off, I like that they created the CoilMac-M standard version, and then created something only slightly more expensive that offers very valuable features… like the fully disengageable pins that let you punch all sheet sizes, as well as the slightly oval holes (instead of round) that make coil inserting (especially for those thicker books) so soooo much easier! So it has all the same quality pieces and components, but with that added value to make binding books less of a hassle and less time consuming, which is important for offices. Don’t get confused by these additional features, though, and think that it is for higher volumes, per say… this “plus” version binder machine is for the same lower-volume workloads, but it just makes life a whole lot easier for that volume. I always recommend the plus version because even if the need for easier inserting or paper size variations is not something you need in the moment, the investment to add those features is miniscule compared to the time they save you if you needs or wants ever change.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
The CoilMac-M+, just like the M standard version, is a completely manual machine; so the punching is done by pulling on a handle, the inserting is done by rolling the coil through each hole, (though it does have a handy removable u-channel table to make it a bit easier) and the crimping is done by hand with the optional hand pliers or a crimping machine. Keep this point in mind when considering your options because this completely-manual punching and binding procedure could be tedious and time consuming. With that observation, however, you should also consider the fact that this is rated as a low-volume machine, so as long as you work within those limits, it may be a good choice for you. You can also always add a separate electric inserter machine down the line if you decide the manual inserting is too difficult (the Roll-@-Coil electric inserter may be a good option for that).
THE BOTTOM LINE:
This spiral binding machine is a great choice for a small office that may do thicker books, or books of many different sheet sizes. It is sturdy, well-built, and has several features to make the book binding process easier. It is fairly simple to use, so many people in the office could use it with little training, or simple self-training by reading the manual and watching our CoilMac-M+ product overview video on YouTube.