Best Wire Binding Machines for Small Offices

By Mallory Morsa
March 10, 2021
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The BEST Wire Binding Machines for Small Businesses

If you're tired of sorting through hundreds of brands, comparing specifications and features, and assigning each value to determine if the price s fair (and within your small business budget), then you can take a breath now because we will take it from here. We've been in the binding industry for going on 80 years and we have touched and handled thousands of machines, which makes us uniquely qualified to evaluate these machines and assess their value. So we wanted to do the homework for you. We know you could do it yourself, but why spend the time when we already have the know-how and just need to share it with you? 

 

A small binding machine for metal wires is going to fall into the "manual" category, which means it will have a handle that is pulled down by the user to punch sheets of paper and report covers. The binding process itself will also be manual, usually using a different handle to activate a wire closing feature to pinch the wires shut around your document sheets. They will range in price from a couple of hundred dollars up to a maximum of $1,000 to fit within the most common small business budget.

 

CW360 Wire Punch & Bind Machine

First up we have a special machine...special because it was recently discontinued by the manufacturer, so is on clearance pricing for the last few refurbished models in inventory. This essentially means you can get a like-new machine for unbeatable pricing. In fact, this small wire binding system has features you can't find in other machines costing less than around $300. It is a great value! Here are some of the most notable features:

  • 25 Sheet Punch Capacity (basic copy paper)
  • 3:1 Pitch Punch Pattern (For Use with Wire Sizes 3/16" to 9/16")
  • All Pins Disengageable (customize your edges)

This machine is also really durable, especially given the price point. It is made of mostly metal components and offers heavy-duty workload capacities and binding frequencies.

Refurbished Price (while supplies last!): $139.00*

WireMac-M Wire Punch & Bind Machine

There is a reason this small wire binding system is our best-seller. It is powerful, easy, and offers a lot of features that let you more easily customize your documents. It is brand-new and has a unique open-end punch so you can work with extra-large documents as well as standard office sizes. Here are some of the most notable features:

  • 22 Sheet Punch Capacity (basic copy paper)
  • Choose from 2:1 or 3:1 Pitch Punch Pattern
  • All Pins Disengageable (customize your edges)

There is a reason this small wire binding system is our best-seller. It is powerful, easy, and offers a lot of features that let you more easily customize your documents.

Starting Price: $325.00

DuoMac C31 Wire + Comb Punch & Bind Machine

This cool little binding machine does more than just wire-o...it also punches and binds for comb! So you can accomplish both metal and plastic binding from one machine, without spending a bunch of multiple units or investing in a high-volume removable die punch. Here are some of the best features:

  • 20 Sheet Punch Capacity (basic copy paper)
  • 3:1 Pitch Punch Pattern (For Use with Wire Sizes 3/16" to 9/16") + Rectangular Holes (For Use with Plastic Spines)
  • All Pins Disengageable (customize your edges)
  • Integrated wire closer + comb spreader

This machine is well-made by one of our partners, Akiles, who is known for supplying top-quality machinery for office-level users for a fantastic value.

Starting Price: $729.00

DuoMac 431 Wire + Spiral Punch & Bind Machine

This is a lot like the aforementioned machine in that it combines punching and binding for two styles in one machine. If you want to make professional wire documents, and fun or extra-thick spiral col books, this is the perfect duo binding machine for your small office. Our favorite features:

The only note on this machine is that it does not have a spiral coil inserter or crimper; but the intention is that, for low volume binding from smaller businesses, manual-inserting is acceptable. Grab a pair of crimping pliers and you are good-to-go.

Starting Price: $729.00

We hope this document binding blog has been helpful for you and your small business. Whether you are making presentations for clients, making journals for sale on Etsy, or anything else, a classic, clean, and prfessional wire-bound book is a smart choice.

* All prices on this page are accurate based on the date this blog was published; check the individual machine pages for current pricing.

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