Challenge Paddy Wagon® Padding Press
The Challenge Paddy Wagon® is one of the most well-know padding machines on the market for businesses and print shops that need to create a large number of paper pads, frequently. This high-capacity padder works with paper stacks as thick as 31" and as wide as 23 ½", so you can make extra large pads of paper in bulk. The swing-out back plate and overall patented design eliminates the typical mess associated with pad production, so there are no drips or spills to clean up off your floor or work space. Handy shelving below the padding vice make for convenient storage of padding supplies, and double as a drip-catcher for excess padding glue. When you buy the Challenge Paddy Wagon® padding press online, you also get a mobile padding station with heavy duty rolling castors.
|Manufacturer||Challenge Machinery Company|
|Manufacturer Part Number||CMC-591|
|Capacity*||Approximately 17,200 Sheets (20 lb. bond paper)|
|Dimensions||30" L x 30" W x 66-1/2" H|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||90 Day Limited|
|Sheet Size||18" x 22"|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||120|
|Shipping Information||This item ships via Truck (Common Carrier). It is the responsibility of the Consignee (receiver) to remove the product from the truck. If you do not have a loading dock or any other means to lift the freight off the truck and/or you need assistance bringing the product inside of your location please call (866) 537-2244. Click here for full details.|
Paddy Wagon Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
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I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The Paddy Wagon is the perfect pad making machine for large print and copy shops, mailing and packing stores, hotel chains, corporations, and more. Basically, any company that needs to create a lot of pads at one time, and wants to save time (and, therefore, money in labor costs).
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
The most notable feature about this padder that I love is the tilt system. Unlike desktop models, the entire padding table itself tilts to 35° so you don’t have to fuss trying to manually square off your stack. This is especially helpful when you are padding a large volume of pages at once. No more jogging block or lifting and re-stacking until it is straight; just place your stacks on the table, tilt the table, and apply the clamp. The easy-opening doors on the back board are also faster and more convenient than typical slide-in walls; just lift the doors to unlock, and open. The integrated shelves are also incredibly handy; you can store all of your padding compound, brushes, knives, counters, chip boards, etc in the same place, without taking up room in a storage cabinet. The top shelf doubles as a glue catcher for any possible runoff. Another great feature here, not seen on other models, is that the individually controlled clamps are “quick release” so you just press the tab to allow them to slide up and down the shaft, and release to stop it in-place. Slide it all the way up to pad as many as 17,200 sheets at once, all the way down for just a few pads, or anything in between.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
The primary consideration when it comes to the Paddy Wagon is the price point; this pad press is several hundred more dollars that tabletop alternatives. So as long as your volume requirements would benefit from the huge stacking capacity and unique tilting table, it is still a valuable buy for your shop or store.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
All-in-all, it is no wonder why the Challenge Paddy Wagon is the best-selling pad making vice on the market, and one of our top-10 machines overall. It offers fast, convenient, and hassle-free padding of a enormous stack of sheets, making it perfect for the frequent user. Pair it with our pad making supplies for a complete solution.