Akiles Coilmac ECI+ Oval Hole Coil Binding Machine
- Fully Disengageable Punch Pins: For a clean punch with virtually any document length.
- Punching Margin Control: Provides the correct punch-margin-depth for each coil size and maximizes the document's tear resistance.
- Open Punching Throat and Continuous Punching Guide: For an easy alignment and punching of longer documents.
- Side Margin Control: Provides an evenly centered punch for all document sizes.
- Oval Punching holes to help improve spiral coil inserting.
- Electric Roller Inserter (Foot Pedal Operated): Allows the free use of both hands and grants the operator complete rotating control of the roller. Drastically reduces time and costs by making the inserting surprisingly fast and easy.
- Includes: Coil selector & coil crimpers
- Punches 4:1 .248 Pitch (44 Hole) Oval Pattern
- Model: CoilMac-41 ECI+
- Pitch: 4:1
- Punching Length: 13"
- Inserting: Electric
- Hole Punch: Oval (5mm x 4mm)
- Disengaging Dies: Full
- Single Punching Capacity: Up to 20 sheets (20 lbs paper)
- Binding Capacity: Up to 7/8"
- Crimping Pliers: Included
- Weight / Volume: 59 lbs / 2.8 CbFt
- Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Welcome to MyBinding video. This is a look at the CoilMac ECI Plus, an oval-hole coil binding machine by Akiles. Sturdy, efficient, and easy to use, the ECI+ is a great binding system. Let's watch it in action.
Set the margin control knob so that all punches throughout your whole project will be consistent. Open as many of the disengageable die pins as you need to in order to assure there are no half holes within your project. And because of its open throat design, the ECI+ can handle almost any size document. The punch margin control knob allows you to select between two sizes, making your margins stronger or easier to use with larger projects. Pull down the lever arm and make your punch. Continue punching through the rest of the pages in your project, up to 17 sheets of 20lb paper per lift.
When you're all punched, it's time to organize and bind. All CoilMac machines come with a coil diameter selector. This is just a simple tool whereby you can judge the size of coil that you'll need for your project. One side you measure your project and get your reading. Set the other side, and select your coil according to that size. The oval holes cut by this machine make threading on the coil much easier. Once threaded, use the hand or foot pedal to engage the roller and slide the coil just along the spine. Finish your book off by crimping both ends with coil crimping pliers. And we have a how to video for this if you need it. That's it. That's the CoilMac ECI+ by Akiles. For more demos, reviews, and how to's on this product and many more, check out MyBinding.com.
The first, the shape of the punch. On the regular models, that is the M, ER, ECI, and EPI, the holes that are punched are round and they are 4mm in diameter, punching four holes for every one inch. On all four of the corresponding Plus mod ... Read More
Comparing the Akiles Coilmac ECI and ECI Plus
Welcome to MyBinding video. This video compares the CoilMacs ECI and ECI Plus. Let's start with the differences between the ECI and ECI Plus. There are two main differences. First is the number of disengageable pins. And the second is the type of hole punched. All of the punch pins on the ECI+ are fully disengageable, allowing you to use any size sheet of paper. And the ECI model only has five disengageable die pins to be used with the most common sizes. The CoilMac ECI punches round holes that are 4mm wide. The ECI+ punches oval holes. The difference is oval holes tend to work better with thicker documents. Also, oval holes are easier to begin the threading process of the coil onto the spine. And those are the main differences.
Let's take a look at the similarities. Both machines punch at a 4:1 pitch and have a punching length of 13 inches. It is an open throat design so with some creativity, there's no limit on paper size. These machines allow you to punch up to 17 sheets of 20lb paper per lift. And the binding capacity with the electronic inserter is 7/8 inch. There is an adjustable depth of margin control knob. Hand or foot pedal engages the electric inserter, which is larger and much improved over the ER model. And finally, both of them come with a coil selecting tool. Now all you need to do is choose what's best for you. For more comparisons, demos, reviews, and how to's, check out MyBinding.com.
Akiles CoilMac ECI+ Coil Binding Machine Review
If you're looking for a coil binding machine, you should take a look at the Akiles CoilMac ECI+. Here's all you need to know about this machine.
Shere are the srengths:
- The CoilMac ECI+ has a good punching capacity. It can punch up to 17 sheets of 20 lb. bond paper at a time so you'll be able to get the punching part of the process done rather quickly.
- This device has a maximum punching length of 13 inches. While this isn't quite long enough for legal-sized documents, binding letter-sized (8.5" x 11") ones won't be any trouble at all. This machine is equipped with an open throat and a full set of disengageable dies so you can work with other sizes of documents.
- The CoilMac ECI+ is compatible with 4:1 pitch spiral coils. This device punches oval holes that make it easier for the pages to be turned once your document is bound. The maximum binding capacity is 7/8" so you'll be able to bind some very thick documents.
- Punching your pages right the first time is always a good thing and it's easy to do with this machine's margin depth control feature. Using this feature will help you create stronger documents with tear-resistant pages.
- This machine has an electric coil inserter that makes it incredibly easy to bind your documents. It's operated by a foot pedal and works quickly so you can move on to other projects. There's also a coil selector guide so you can choose the right supplies. Plus, you'll find a pair of coil crimping pliers has been included with this device. These pliers normally cost around $50.00 and are necessary for finishing your document, so their inclusion is a nice gesture.
- Finally, the CoilMac ECI+ is very well-built and will no doubt stand up to years of use thanks to its metal construction. However, it does come with a one-year warranty just in case something does happen.
And now the weaknesses:
- The Coil Mac ECI+ is a large device so it may not be suitable for smaller workspaces. Also, this isn't the most aesthetically pleasing machine around but this is one time when function should be placed about form.
- This device's punching handle is located on the right side of the machine. This is fine for right-handed people, but left-handed users may wish the handle was in a different location.
- Finally, the CoilMac ECI+ is only compatible with coil spines. You'll need to use a different device if you want to work with plastic combs and other binding elements.
Overall, the Akiles CoilMac is a great choice for anyone wanting to reaps the benefits of coil binding. It has a good punching capacity and you'll be surprised at how quickly it can bind your documents. Including a pair crimping pliers was very thoughtful, especially since it will help you save about $50.00.The strengths of this device far outweigh the weaknesses, so considering getting one today.