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Akiles CoilMac-ER Series Spiral Binding Machines

Item #: COILMACER-GRP

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The Akiles CoilMac-ER spiral binding machine is available in two different models, including a standard version and a plus version. The standard model features five punching pins that can be disengagead, but all of the pins on the plus model can be disengaged, for fully customizing and punching pattern control. In addition, the standard model features the standard 4mm round holes, whereas the ER-plus machine has slightly oval holes, measuring 4mm x 5mm, which makes for easier coil inserting. Lastly, the hole spacing is very slightly different for the ER and ER+ machines; the standard model has basic 4:1 pitch, 0.250" spacing, but the plus model features an advanced 4:1 pitch, 0.248" spacing that has been formulated specifically for 44 perfect holes on a letter size 8 ½" x 11". When you buy the Akiles CoilMac-ER spiral binding machine online, you get a low to mid-volume machine with a unique feature: an attached mini coil inserter. The small inserting machine offers some of the convenience associated with a higher volume machine, but at a lower cost and for smaller volumes.

Product Name Price Qty
CoilMac-ER Spiral Binding Machine [Round Holes]
$426.99
CoilMac-ER+ Spiral Binding Machine [Oval Holes]
$475.00

Product Description

The Akiles CoilMac-ER Series Spiral Binding Binding Machine is a fully featured, heavy-duty manual coil punching machine, with a built-in mini electric coil inserter. The re-designed & improved CoilMac-ER is the ideal partner for low to mid-volume workloads.  It features an extended 13" punching throat with open ends, allowing for larger sheets with just a second punch (up to 26"). With a higher punching capacity than other machines of its size, the CoilMac-ER can punch through up to 20 sheets of 20# bond paper at a time. A super strength punch mechanism with an exclusive “precision guiding system" features a cast-hardened and heat-treated steel die hardened blade set for a powerful and clean punch, every time. The coil inserter is foot-pedal operated, leaving both hands free to hold your book. Side margin control lets you perfectly center your holes for different paper sizes, while document margin control offers you the ability to adjust the depth of the holes, so you can find what works for your book. Rugged all-metal construction makes the CoilMac-ER extremely reliable and durable. A large waster drawer allows for more punching with less trips to the trash can, and non-skid rubber feet keep the machine firmly in place while in use. The CoilMac-ER has received CE certification, approved through the most stringent requirements, and has also been manufactured under ISO9001 & 14001 guidelines for highest quality control & environmental management standards. Included with your purchase is a coil diameter selector tool and premium oval coil cutter crimpers.
 

  CoilMac ER Features     CoilMac ER+ (Plus) Features  
 
  Round Holes: Standard 4mm round holes.
 
  Oval holes: Special 4 x 5mm oval holes. The first &
  only equipment of its class to offer this advanced feature.
  Makes coil insertion much faster as compared to
  standard round holes. When used together with our HD
  Electric Coil Inserter, it will drastically save your coil
  insertion time by up to 50%.
 
  
  5 Disengageable Pins: Specially designed
  disengageable positions guarantee a clean
  punch with most standard paper sizes,
  making the CoilMac-ECI very simple to use.
 
 
  Fully Disengageable Pins: For a completely clean &
  professional punching of any paper size, all 54 pins
  can be independently pulled & disengaged.
 
  Standard 4:1 Pitch (0.250”): Standard pitch
  for coil binding. Punches 43 holes in a 11” sheet.
 
  Letter 4:1 pitch (0.248"): This revolutionary 0.248”
  coil pitch is specifically designed to give you 44
  evenly-centered holes in an 11” sheet, which provides
  the most ideal hole to edge-of-sheet margins and
  easier coil insertion. Hole pattern is 100% compatible
  with standard 4:1 pitch coils.
 

Specifications

Item # COILMACER-GRP
Manufacturer Akiles Products, Inc.
Product Weight (lbs) 30.0000
Shipping Weight (lbs) 35
Operating Method Manual Punch, Electric Bind
Included Supplies & Accessories Coil Diameter Selector Tool, Premium Oval Coil Cutter Crimper Pliers
Speed Dependent on Operator
Machine Dimensions 18" x 8" x 13"
Certifications CE Certified, Manufactured to ISO9001 & 14001 Guidelines
Manufacturer's Warranty 1 Year Limited
Punch & Bind Capability Yes
Maximum Binding Edge 13" [54 Holes]
Open Ended Punch Yes
Throat Depth Adjustable with Punching Margin Control
Disengageable Pins Yes [CoilMac-ER has 5, CoilMac-ER+ has 44 (all)]
Book Size Up to 26" with Open Ended Punch

Expert Reviews

Expert Reviewer: Mallory, Editor at BUY101CoilMac-ER Review
by Mallory Morsa
Hi! I am Mallory and I am the editor here at BUY101. I have been with the team since 2008, where I started out as a customer service representative, learning the in's and out's of every product we offer. I then moved into a roll of product management that required even more product research as well as new product training, sharing my extensive product and industry knowledge with our entire BUY101 team, and now, with you in my honest reviews.


Coilmac-ER Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
 

I RECOMMEND THIS FOR: 
Small offices that are looking for a machine with an electric inserter, but don’t want to invest in a full-sized one. It is a great middle-point between the CoilMac-M+ manual machine, and the CoilMac-ECI manual machine with a full-sized electric inserter.
 

WHAT I LIKE:
The entire CoilMac line of binding machines from Akiles are great– they are all made of really quality parts (not like the cheapy plastic machines) and are built to last. Backed by a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty, Akiles stands behind their machines with pride, and the CoilMac-ER is no different. There are also two versions available to choose from: a standard or a “plus” model. I always recommend the plus, because the added benefits are totally worth the minimal extra cost. The plus offers oval holes for easier coil inserting, and fully disengageable punching pins for customizable hole patterns. The electric coil inserter rolls help remove the need to spin the coil through every individual hole. Instead, you can just spin it through a few holes, then hold it up to the electric inserter to spin through the rest. Although this doesn’t play into the functionality of the binder, the black and gray design on the Coilmac-ER is has a great look that matches other office equipment and just looks more modern than a lot of other machines out there.
 

THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Yes, this machine has a mini roller inserter, but the small size does not assist nearly as conveniently or efficiently as the full-size one found on the CoilMac-ECI. Sometimes having an electric inserter that is activated just by a button eliminates some of the control over inserting, but I actually find it a little easier that way, over using a foot pedal like the CoilMac-ER does. Not to say this is a bad feature overall, I just personally prefer the push-button simple on/off when it comes to electric inserting.
 

THE BOTTOM LINE:
Akiles machines are always going to be a good choice of brand name for binding machines. The CoilMac-ER is no different – a combination of user-friendly features and durable design make it a great choice for a small office or even a personal-user who wants the convenience of an electric inserter, without the huge financial investment.

User Reviews

BeefyReview by Dawn
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I researched and researched, and decided to go with this "beefier" machine with no regrets. I assumed my first few tries would be disastrous due to a learning curve, but there was none! The machine is powerful, cleans up nicely, and easy to use. I really like it! (Posted on 8/10/16)
Seems great so farReview by Kelley
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Quality built and very easy to use. No problems so far. (Posted on 6/29/16)
Worth the extra moneyReview by Mark
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I love this binding machine - it is very easy to use and does a fantastic job. We've bound several hundred books so far and have not had any problems. Now that I understand how easy book binding is with coils, I cringe at how much I used to spend to outsource the work.
I genuinely think that this machine is worth the extra money over some of the other machines (but if you only have a few books to bind then go to a local print shop and just pay them). The only downfall for me is that the machine is a little heavy, so moving it from home to work can be a challenge. (Posted on 5/9/16)

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