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Akiles Diamond 1 Corner Rounding Machine
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Akiles Diamond 1 Corner Rounding Machine

Part #: Diamond1
Brand: Akiles
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ProductDescription

The Akiles Diamond 1 Corner Rounding Machine is high quality and versatile. As one of the most efficient and strongest manual corner rounding machines of this caliber, it will cut through multiple sheets at a time with accuracy, whether you need to cut paper, PVC, or leather. It's the perfect solution for professional results. This corner rounding machine model features a

Product Details

  • Carefully crafted with only the highest quality components.
  • Work with all standard materials, like: PVC, polyester, leather, paper, polypropylene, etc.
  • Have high productivity: Specially designed to cut through multiple sheets at a time with the least effort and with minimum die depreciation.
  • Are practical: With an interchangeable die system for your various jobs.
  • Are ideal for rounding covers, pouches, pictures, all types of IDs, invitations, postcards, etc.

ItemSpecifications

  • Model: Diamond-1 / Diamond-5
  • Operation: Manual / Electric
  • Maximum Capacity: 0.4" / 1.97"
  • Included Dies: 1/4"
  • Available Dies: 1/8", 1/4" 3/8", 45 degrees (straight), half-moon / 1/8", 1/4" 3/8"
  • Waste Backset: Included
  • "L" Guide: Included
  • Plastic Pads: Included / N/A
  • Radius Alignment Guide: Included
  • Dimensions: 9" x 5.5" x 5.8" / 12" x 12.75" x 6.5"
  • Weight / Volume: 5.5 lbs / 0.40 CbFt / 55 lbs / 1.00 CbFt
  • Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer

If you have any questions about the Akiles Diamond 1 Corner Rounding Machine or other Akiles binding machines that we carry please feel free to call us toll free at 1-800-944-4573 or email us at sales@mybinding.com

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Reviewed on 10/31/2015

Excelent !! Review by Alberto V.

I love this corner cutter. Now i can work faster in my proyects.

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DemonstrationVideo

Transcript: Welcome to MyBinding video. This is a look at the Diamond 1, a manual corner rounding machine by Akiles. The Diamond 1 is a great little machine to round the corners of every project, card, paper you might have. Simply slide your materials into the corner and press down with your hand.... Read More
Welcome to MyBinding video. This is a look at the Diamond 1, a manual corner rounding machine by Akiles. The Diamond 1 is a great little machine to round the corners of every project, card, paper you might have. Simply slide your materials into the corner and press down with your hand.

StaffReview

Akiles Diamond 1 Corner Rounding Machine Review

Overview:

  • The Akiles diamond 1 is designed to help you quickly and easily add round corners to all of your important documents, promotional materials and other printed items. It is perfect for rounding the corners on your paper, PVC, polyester, leather and polypropylene items.
  • It uses a special corner cutting die to add a radius to the corner on a small stack of documents at a time.

Strengths and Features:

  • One of the best things about the Akiles Diamond 1 corner rounder is the cost. The Diamond one costs less than $150 including a die. This is about $50 less than most other comparable corner rounding machines on the market. However, the most substantial savings with the Diamond 1 comes in the dies. Dies for the Diamond 1 only cost about $20. Compare that to $70-$100 for most other corner rounding dies and the Akiles is a much cheaper corner rounding option.
  • The Akiles Diamond 1 allows you to round the corners on a stack of paper up to 0.4" at a time. This means that you can process a fairly large stack of documents in very short amount of time. There are a few corner rounders that can handle a little bit more paper than this but not very many.
  • The Akiles Diamond 1 ships with the tools that you need to use in order to change the dies and with a convenient radius selector tool to help you choose the right radius die for your project. The tools and the radius selection fit conveniently in a drawer that is located in the base of the unit. You can even fit extra radius dies in the base of the corner rounder.
  • There are a number of different radius dies available for use with the Diamond 1 including a 1/8" radius die, a 3/8" radius die, a 3/8" radius die, a 1/4" radius die, a 45 degree angle die and a half moon die for thumb cut calendar punching.

Weaknesses and Limitations:

  • Although there is a fairly decent selection of dies for the Akiles Diamond 1, other corner rounders have a lot larger selection of dies available for them. If you need to round your documents with a larger radius or with an extremely small radius, you will need to select a different corner rounder.
  • The cutting table on the Akiles diamond 1 is actually a lot smaller than an 8.5" x 11" document. This means that you have to hold the document with one hand and keep it pressed in place while you pull the handle with your other hand.
  • The Akiles Diamond 1 uses small blue cutting pads that wear out during the cutting process. These pads need to be replaced on a regular basis in order to ensure the quality of cutting that is achieved. These pads aren't very expensive and come in packs of five. It is worth having a few on hand inside the drawer of your Diamond 1.

Recommendation:

For organizations that need to round the corners on small to medium numbers of documents or items, the Diamond 1 is an ideal solution. It is simple to use and offers an excellent value for your money. However, organizations that need to round a lot of documents or that need special sized radius corners for their documents may need to consider a larger corner rounding unit.

Questions & Answers
Q:
What are the little round blue discs?
Asked by Steven J. 7 months ago
A:
The round blue discs are cutting pads. Every time you round an item the blade will cut through the paper and into the blue disc. Over time the disc will wear ound and need to be replaced. You can turn the disc around for awhile but when it is worn out you will find that the bottom sheet of your stack may not cut completely. When this happens buy a new pack of dics and replace it. Your unit will be as good as new.

Answered by Mybinding.com 7 months ago
Q:
What diameters can I round with this machine?
Asked by Kenneth W. 7 months ago
A:
The unit comes with a 1/4" radius die but dies are available for 1/4", 3/8", half moon and straight cutting (45 degree). The dies are really easy to swap out and are not that expensive.

Answered by Mybinding.com 7 months ago
Q:
Can I round more than one item at a time?
Asked by George P. 7 months ago
A:
Yes you can round a stack up to 4/10" thick. However you need to make sure that you hold the stack tight into the unit to prevent shifting during the rounding process. We have clients that round small stacks of business cards, binding covers or card stock with this machine.

Answered by Mybinding.com 7 months ago
Q:
Can I use this to round magnet sheets for car magnets?
Asked by christopher 8 months ago
A:
We have had customers use this machine to round sheet magnet material. Generally speaking the sheet magnets are soft enough that they can be easily rounded. However, they are quite a bit harder on the blades/dies than regular paper and the dies may need to be replaced more often than normal.

Answered by MyBinding.com 8 months ago
Q:
How thick of PVC material will this be able to round?
Asked by Cameron J. 8 months ago
A:
We have used this unit with PVC up to 55 gauge and it will work. The big trick is to make sure your die sets are really sharp. That being said most people use the Diamond 1 with paper, chipboard or card stock. Those are a lot easier on the dies and easier to round than plastic. If you are going to try to round heavier materials make sure you do them one at a time and please do not try to round aluminum with this unit. It is not designed to cut metal and you will ruin it.


Answered by MyBinding.com 8 months ago
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