Akiles MegaBind-1 Manual Plastic Comb Punch & Binding Machine
The Akiles MegaBind-1 is an industry-loved comb binding machine that offers durability to lower volume workloads, all at a fair price. The ideal manual binding machine for school classrooms and small offices with small, weekly plastic binding needs, the MegaBind manual binder has easy-to-use features that make is a great machine for locations with multiple users. It can handle paper up to 14" long legal sheets, as well as even longer when you utilize the open ended punching feed. It can also punch and bind for the entire size range of plastic binding combs. When you buy the Akiles MegaBind-1 manual plastic comb punch & binding machine online, you get a quality and user-friendly machine that offers a professionally finished book.
|Manufacturer||Akiles Products, Inc.|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AMB-1|
|Suggested User||Small Office, Medium Office|
|Binding Style||Plastic Comb Binding|
|Capacity: Punching||20 Sheets|
|Compatible Supplies & Accessories||Plastic Binding Combs|
|Dimensions||12.5" D x 16.5" W x 10"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)||31|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||28|
The Akiles MegaBind-1 Plastic Comb Binding Machine is a 14" manual machine that works well for low to mid-volume users in the office and school environments. This user friendly unit is durable with all metal construction. It punches through up to 20 sheets of 20lb. paper, and will bind all sizes of combs from 3/16" up to 2" diameters. Fully disengageable pins allow for punching of standard and unusual size sheets without any partial holes on the top or bottom edges. The MegaBind-1 is capable of punching a maximum sheet length of 14"; a maximum of 24 rectangular holes. A Side Margin Control feature ensures evenly centered holes are punched every time. In addition, a Punching Margin Control feature allows you to select the best margin depth for the thickess of book to be bound. The Akiles Megabind-1 also comes with a Binding Guide to aid the operator in selecting the optimal comb size to use.
An electric version of this binding machine, the Akiles MegaBind-1E is also available.
MegaBind-1 Expert Review by Mallory Morsa
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I RECOMMEND THIS FOR:
The MegaBind-1 is a great machine for lower volume plastic binding needs, offering simple and powerful punching and comb spreading for an all-in-one solution. It has everything you need to make a professional comb bound document, in a fairly compact and heavy-duty casing. It works well for smaller businesses, engineering and law firms, and schools who bind only a couple times a week or only a few books at a time; basically any office who won’t have any issues with the manual aspects of this unit.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT:
One of the key features of this machine is the “continuous binding control” knob that lets you set the closer portion of the machine to a specific size. This may not seem like much, but it prevents over-opening of a comb, which is a common complaint from users who have experienced it on other machines; this simple knob solves the problem. I also like that both handles (to punch and to control the comb spreader) are on the same side of the system; it just makes for a smoother workflow to have it all in the same area.
This all-metal comb binding is also made with strong, sturdy parts that will last for years of use. This reliability is something that we have come to expect from Akiles products manufacturing. It is simple, making it easy for anyone in your office to learn and easily make their own books whenever they need. The disengageable punch pins are always a plus, so your users can stop it from punching any specific hole whenever you need, making it great for those who want the ability to use various page sizes..
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
A lot of machines have a waste compartment on the back, including the MegaBind-1. This is a bit of a hassle, because if your machine is placed up against a wall, you have to pull it forward in order to empty the tray. This sometimes leads to users forgetting to empty the tray, creating backflow and jams. For this reason, I recommend this machine be placed on a center island, or on a rolling cart for easy mobility to access the tray. I would also like the binding guide on the machine to have a deeper inset to make sliding the thicker books.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
Other than the couple of nit-picky issues I pointed out, the MegaBind-1 from Akiles and Binding101 is a great choice for lower volume gbc comb binder needs. It is strong and powerful, while remaining affordable, and offering all of the necessary functions to create professional, plastic bound documents.