Akiles CombMac-24E Electric Plastic Comb Punch & Binding Machine
For quality products and service, buy the Akiles CombMac-24E electric plastic comb punch & binding machine online. The durable machine was built with quality in mind, offering punching of as many as 25 sheets* at a time for medium to heavy office binding volumes. The heavy duty motor, all-metal parts and attached comb opener make this rugged binding machine strong enough for commercial print shops and large offices. Convenient features make it easy to use, so even if placed in a location with multiple users, training is fast and easy. Specialty features that set this machine apart include a jam release, or reverse, function to clear paper jams easily. It also has punching pins that can all be disengaged, which is important when working with multiple paper sizes. It also works with the full range of plastic binding comb sizes.
|Manufacturer||Akiles Products, Inc.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||ACM-24E|
|Suggested User||Large Office|
|Binding Style||Plastic Comb Binding|
|Capacity: Punching||25 Sheets|
|Compatible Supplies & Accessories||Plastic Binding Combs|
|Dimensions||16" D x 17" W x 15" 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 Pins]|
|Pitch / Hole Pattern||Plastic Comb [Rectangle Holes]|
|Product Weight (lbs)||70|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||73|
The Akiles CombMac-24E Electric Plastic Comb Binding Machine is a heavy-duty electric punch & manual comb opener all in one system. This unit was designed to be user friendly while still offering the power for commercial print shops or large offices with medium to high volume usage. It is a rugged machine, constructed of all metal. With its heavy duty motor, the CombMac-24E is capable of punching up to 25 sheets of 20lb. paper per lift. It comes with a 14" open ended throat for longer documents up to 28" long.
Akiles packed the CombMac-24E with features ensuring a professional bind each time. A Jam Release (Reverse) Switch makes it simple to clear paper jamming if the operator inserted too many sheets at once. Depth Margin Control settings provide options for the correct margin depth for each different comb size. With fully disengageable punching pins you can punch both standard and unusual sheet sizes without any partial holes punched on the ends. The Side Margin Control makes sure every document is punched evenly and centered. A Diameter Scale is built in to the machine allowing the operator to select the best comb size for each application.
Have lower volume usage but still want an electric punch? Check out the Akiles AlphaBind-CE Electric Binding Machine.
CombMac-24E Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
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I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The CombMac 24E is a strong machine, designed for fairly heavy-duty binding needs. This makes it a great fit for law firms, contracting corporations, schools with heavy workloads, and other businesses of many kinds – basically, anyone who needs to bind for comb-bound books frequently, bind thick books, or bind in fairly large volumes. If you need something more powerful, you would jump into the module punching with a Rhin-O-Tuff machine. Or if you need something a little less heavy-duty, you can take a look at the MegaBind-1E.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
Customers rave about the CombMac 24E, saying it is “well-constructed”, “sturdy”, “dependable”, and “superior” to other brands out there…and I agree! This powerful unit offers heavy duty comb punching and binding with the strength and longevity to bring professional solutions to your office for years and years to come. Akiles has done it yet again with this machine, bringing impressive machinery to office-attainable levels, filling a gap that would normally leave users to choose between a machine that can’t handle their needs, or one that is way above what they need and, therefore, much more expensive.
One stand-out feature that isn’t on many other machines out there is a jam-release reverse function that helps clear out paper jams when too many sheets are inserted. As with all my binding machine reviews, a feature I always look for is the disengageable punching pins; an essential to ensuring you can punch various page sizes without having unprofessional, messy, half-holes on the edges. The CombMac 24E has this feature for all 24 pins. It also has a built-in comb opener module on top. That may seem kind of a basic/expected thing, but most binding machines in this level of strength and “heavy duty” don’t actually include the module (those are usually sold separately). So having one already included and installed is great.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
I am not a fan of seeing product reviews where there are no cons listed, because I imagine it is quite rare to find a perfect machine of any kind; but honestly, I am having a hard time coming up with something that is negative enough to be actually noteworthy on the CombMac 24E. One thing I would note is that a lot of the Akiles machines offer punch depth margin control (how deep the holes are set into your page), however, the feature is not as smoothly implemented as it could be; the knob to adjust the margin seems like it belongs on a less expensive machine. But other than that, honestly, this unit is an A+ binding machine.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
The CombMac 24E is a strong machine that is ideally suited for heavy duty plastic spine punching and binding needs. It is priced to offer exceptional value, and features a strong enough motor for nearly any business with daily or larger batch binding needs. The unique reverse function, combined with the essential disengageable punching pins, and built-in comb opener make this machine a stand-out against others in the same class.