- Punches up to 15 sheets of 20lbs bond paper
- Harden Steel dies: For a clean and precise punch every time, even when perforating delicate or hard to punch materials, such as PVC, PP, Polyester, etc.
- Ergonomic Handle: Maximizes punching-strength, for an effortless perforation.
- Strong: Metal chassis and high quality components guarantee durability and reliability.
- Side Margin Control: To evenly center the document.
- Vertical Punching: for easy alignment of sheets and reduced punching errors
- Punches 4:1 Pitch .250 43 Hole Pattern
- Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Welcome to MyBinding video. Today we’re looking at the Akiles iCoil 41, a round hole spiral coil binding machine. Designed for a small office with the occasional user, the iCoil 41 is a great little machine. Let’s watch it in action step-by-step.
Turn the whole unit on with the power switch in the back. Lift the lid and here’s your workspace. It’s all here, punching in the back and binding in the front. Press here, is the electronic inserter. Let’s begin with the covers. The side you want punched, slide it into the throat of the machine in the back. To make adjustments for your size paper, adjust the side margin control knob on the left hand side. That way all punches are consistent throughout your project. Make your punch with the lever on the right hand side, maximum of 15 sheets of 20lb paper per lift. Once you’re sure that the holes are correct and in the right spot, continue on with the rest of your project, punching holes in every piece of paper. Once all your punches are made, it’s time to assemble your project and bind it all together. You’ll need to now select the right size spiral coil for your bind. A handy measuring tool is on the top of the machine to help you choose the right size spiral coil for your book. Simply slide your completed project into the slot to decide which size would be the best. And now you’re ready for binding. Push the button to release the electronic inserter. This is your button, operate by hand or by foot. To begin with, you’ll need to thread the first few holes by hand. Once you’re ready, press the button, make contact with the coil and the inserter; it rolls right through. Stored inside the machine are crimping pliers. This is what you use to cut the remaining end off and finish your project. And all your punched holes can be disposed of from the tray just under the machine. And there it is. It’s that simple with the iCoil 41 by Akiles. For more demos and reviews of this product and many more, check out MyBinding.com.
In short, the machine is pretty simple to operate and seems to function quite well. And for our price of under $300, it's a great investment if you have some coil binding on a regular but occasional basis. We like the clever stowaway design and that everything is neat right here on the top: the punch, the electr... Read More
Welcome to MyBinding video. This is a product review of the Akiles iCoil 41, a round hole spiral coil binding machine. The Akiles iCoil series is perfect for a small office or for any user who needs to occasionally bind coil documents. Let's watch it in action and review its features.
In short, the machine is pretty simple to operate and seems to function quite well. And for our price of under $300, it's a great investment if you have some coil binding on a regular but occasional basis. We like the clever stowaway design and that everything is neat right here on the top: the punch, the electronic inserter, and the crimping pliers. The side margin control knob seems to work well enough, though it is made of plastic. But this just points out the two major weaknesses of this device, those being a closed throat design and no disengageable die pins. So you can only work with letter size documents. Only you know your true needs; if that's not a problem, it's a great machine. It claims to punch up to 15 sheets of 20lb paper per punch. But realistically, ten sheets is what we could easily wrestle into the machine and punch down on.
When it comes to binding, we like the electronic inserter and we like the face that it fits right inside the machine. Helpful are the couple of tools on the top of the machine that help you choose which size spiral bind is the best for your project. Using a 4:1 pitch coil, the iCoil 41 can bind a document of up to 400 sheets in length. It's pretty impressive for a small machine. The electronic inserter is run by this foot or hand pedal and seems to work well enough. However, it definitely is designed for the occasional use and not for high volume use. We like the free pair of crimping pliers but like even more that they stow away inside the machine. And the waste tray below the machine seems to be ample enough in size.
So there it is. It's really as simple as that. And for just under $300, this seems like a great investment for a small business or individual user who needs coil binding on occasional basis. For more reviews and demos of this product and many more, check out MyBinding.com.
- Model: iCoil 41
- Pitch: 4:1 (.250 - 43 Holes)
- Hole Punch: Round (4mm diameter)
- Format: Letter
- Punching Capacity: Up to 15 sheets of 20 lbs bond paper
- Side Margin: Included
- Waste Drawer: Included
- Crimping Pliers: Included
- Weight / Volume: 18 lbs /1.4 CbFt
- Warranty: 1 year
Akiles iCoil 41 Coil Binding Machine Review
Akiles is a known quantity in the binding world and they recently put out a group of exciting new products. This group includes the Akiles iCoil 41, a coil binding machine. Here’s an in-depth look at its strengths and weaknesses so you can determine if it’s right for you.
- The iCoil 41 can bind documents that contain more than 400 pages depending on how the coil is inserted. This machine is equipped with an electric inserter that can process documents containing a maximum of 190 pages. However, if you insert the coil manually, you’ll be able to produce books containing as many as 440 pages.
- This machine is compatible with 4:1 pitch coils which are available in a rainbow of colors. If you’re not sure which size coil would work best with your document, you can use this device’s coil selector to make the appropriate choice.
- The iCoil 41 has a vertical punching mechanism so gravity will help align your sheets properly. The machine also has a side margin control so you’ll be able to have holes that are evenly centered. These features ensure you’ll get the results you need the first time and won’t need to punch your paper again.
- The iCoil 41’s dies are made out of harden steel so they’re able to handle both delicate and tough materials. The dies can punch through regular 20 lb. bond paper with ease as well as thicker materials such as PVC.
- Using this machine is pretty easy thanks to its intuitive design. It’s also comfortable to use because it has an ergonomically friendly handle.
- This is a very durable coil binding machine that features an all-metal chassis. Best of all, this device is affordable, so it’s a great choice if you’re trying to stick to a budget and still need something that will provide you with a lot of use. Plus, it’s covered by a one-year warranty so you can get it repaired or replaced if you need to.
- Although the iCoil 41 has excellent binding capacities, its punching ability could be improved. This machine can only punch up to 15 sheets of paper at a time, which will be inconvenient when you’re trying to bind longer books.
- This device lacks two key features: disengageable dies and an open punching throat. Due to this, you’ll only be able to work with letter-sized documents. That should be okay if you only bind on an occasional basis, but it probably won’t work if you need to bind a variety of documents regularly.
While the Akiles iCoil 41 has a couple of weaknesses (namely its punching capacity), overall this is a pretty impressive coil binding machine that would be great for a variety of different work environments. This device has a very handy electric coil inserter but you can also bind your books by hand, especially if they happen to be long. You’ll find that this machine is easy to use (the ergonomic handle is a big plus) and that its durability can’t be beat. As long as you’re not worried about this device’s couple of weaknesses, you’ll find that the iCoil 41 is what you need to bind your documents with ease.