The Akiles Finish-@-Coil E1 Electric Spiral Binding Coil Inserter with Built in Electric Cutter & Crimper will be the easiest-to-use spiral binding finisher that you can find on the market today. It is designed with one goal in mind... providing the maximum productivity & best results while requiring minimum efforts from the operator.
With its adjustable full-size rollers, this high-capacity electric coil inserter makes spiral coil inserting extremely fast and easy, even on the extra-large diameter sizes. Furthermore, the built-in electric spiral coil crimper will make your coil binding experience easier and faster than ever. Forget about using the cumbersome manual coil crimper that tires your wrist. With the Finish-@-Coil E1, you will easily & quickly crimp off the excess coil in your book with a simple press of foot pedal.
The Akiles Finish-@-Coil E1 is ideal for operators that demand maximum productivity & the best binding results, with minimum efforts.
|Manufacturer||Akiles Products Inc|
|Manufacturer Part Number||ARAC-E1|
|Capacity||Binding: 450 Sheets (20 lb.bond paper)|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||20|
|Operating Method||Electric [Foot Pedal]|
|Included Supplies & Accessories||Diameter Guide|
|Dimensions||10" x 14 ½" x 7"|
|Manufacturer's Warranty||1 Year Limited|
|Punch & Bind Capability||No [Binding Only]|
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.
I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The Finish-@-Coil (pronounced Finish A Coil) is a great add-on machine to speed up the coil inserting process that, perhaps, was previously being done by hand. It is a good choice for small binderies, print shops, or anyone else who binds spiral coil books several times throughout the day. Or even if you are doing lower volume but want to automate the crimping process, this machine has the electric crimper to be able to do that. If you want something for a lower volume, and the crimper is not important to you, then consider the Roll-@-Coil inserter. Or if you are binding continuously throughout the entire workday, but don’t quite have industrial/production-level volumes, then check out the Rhin-O-Roll ONYX HD4170, which doesn’t have the crimper, but has been built for heavier duty workloads.
WHAT I LIKE:
The fact that one of the rollers is adjustable and can be moved further and closer to the stationary roller is a big help when it comes to inserting different sizes of coils, especially the big ones that are hard to handle in general, such as the 50mm. My favorite part about this machine is the electric crimping – those hand pliers that come free with so many punch machines are fine, but they definitely start to hurt after a while and don’t offer a consistently clean finish… making the process electric eliminates that inconsistency (and the hand cramping!).
In addition to those features that I consider the most valuable, Akiles includes a bunch of little features to really step this machine up above others in the same price point…a coil diameter selector, spine shaper channel and even a pitch identifier are all things that most other inserters don’t have.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Sometimes shopping for a binding machine is confusing… because there are so many options, some punch and bind, some only punch, and still, some only bind. The Finish-@-Coil is a binding machine only and will not punch the holes. It will, however, spin the coil through your pre-punched holes and will also finish the coil ends by cutting/crimping them electronically. I have also seen other inserting machines with a larger silicone roller which would only lend to an even smoother insert, but the Roll A Coil has just a standard full-sized roller.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
When there are so many coil inserter options for such a huge range of prices, how can you figure out if this is the one for you? Consider my pros and cons above and apply them to your workroom. My personal opinion is that I really had to try hard to find negative aspects about Finish-@-Coil, and it was difficult. It really is a great little powerhouse and will really speed up your inserting and binding process. The combination of awesome features (especially the electric crimper) make it a great choice.