- Heavy-Duty Design
- 20 sheets single punching capacity (20 lbs paper).
- 2:1 Pitch
- 14" width punching capacity with open sides for even wider documents.
- All dies can be independently disengaged, to allow the punching of any size document while preventing partial side-end perforation.
- Closing capacity: From 3/16" to 1 1/4"
- All metal construction.
- Model: WireMac-21
- Pitch: 2:1
- Punching Length: 14" (27 dies)
- Disengaging Dies: All 27
- Hole Punch: Rectangular (0.157" x 0.217")
- Binding Thickness: From 3/16" to 1-1/4"
- Single Punching Capacity: Up to 20 sheets (20 lbs)
- Closer Selector: Included
- Closing Mechanism: Vertical
- Master Selector: Included
- Metal Wire Snatch: Included
- Wire Diameter Scale: Included
- Side Margins Control: Included
- Punching Margin Control: Included
- Weight / Volume: 45 lbs / 2.55 CbFt
- Warranty: 1 year
Reviewed on 9/4/2016
I have no prior experience with this type of binding machine, but the WireMac21 is a thing of beauty! It's solid and well-designed. I used hard covers and several different types of papers for my first notebook, circa 150 pages thick, and didn't expect it to turn out as well as it did. The punch is stronger than I expected, very easy to use. The instructions are a bit spare and quirky, but the MyBinding videos make up for that. I'm thrilled with this purchase.
Reviewed on 2/16/2016
Love it. One of the best on the market IMO.
Reviewed on 8/16/2015
The Akiles WireMac 2:1 is a well build, sturdy binding machine.
First, set your side margin control so that all your punches will be consistent throughout your entire project. Should you have half holes or holes too close to the margin, you can select any of the removable die pins to pull out and therefore punches won't be made there. And according to the thickness of your book, you may want to adjust the depth of margin control... Read More
Welcome to MyBinding video. Let's have a look at the WireMac 21, a manual 2:1 pitch twin loop wire binding system by Akiles. Binding with wire and making great looking books is easy with the WireMac 21. Let's watch it in action.
First, set your side margin control so that all your punches will be consistent throughout your entire project. Should you have half holes or holes too close to the margin, you can select any of the removable die pins to pull out and therefore punches won't be made there. And according to the thickness of your book, you may want to adjust the depth of margin control knob. If it's a large book, you may need a larger margin. With settings in place, it's time to make your book. Beginning with the covers, slide them into the throat of the machine and punch down. Continue on through the rest of your pages. The WireMac 21 can punch up to 20 sheets of 20lb paper per lift. When all pages are punched, gather your book together. It's time to bind.
Pressing here on this lid opens a pinch that holds the wire in place. A simple trick in wire binding is to flip the back page over so that it faces the front page. That way in the end, the seam of the bind is hidden inside the book. Drape your project over the teeth of the spine, making sure all teeth go through all the holes. Then remove your book and make adjustments to the closer. With the dial on the top of the machine, you can set a stop for the closer so it won't over close your spine. And be sure to switch around the closer block to the same setting. There are quite a few adjustments to make to be sure. However, this machine is built to do many copies of the same book. And now take the open spine of your book and with the "C" opening facing down, put it into the closer and close the bind. Press down all the way to the stop and remove your book. You'll notice that the seam of the bind is hidden between the back cover and the back page and you have a great looking book. There it is, that's all there is to it. That's 2:1 pitch loop wire binding on the Akiles WireMac 21. For more demos, reviews, and how tos on this product and many more, check out MyBinding.com.
Akiles iWire 21 Wire Binding Machine Overview
Do you want your documents to look professional yet sophisticated at the same time? If so, you should consider getting a high-quality wire binding machine such as the Akiles iWire 21. Here are three great features this machine has to offer. Check them out.
1.) The iWire 21 is compatible with twin-loop wire spines that have a 2:1 pitch. These spines can bind books that contain as many as 250 pages, so they’re great for a variety of documents. The iWire even has a spine selector to help you select the right supplies for your work.
2.) This machine can punch up to 15 sheets of paper at once and it does so vertically so you’re going to get great results. The iWire also has a side margin control so you can be assured that the holes will be centered properly.
3.) The iWire has a built-in wire closer so you’ll be able to finish off your documents in a flash. The closer will securely close the wire so you can always end up with documents that are securely bound.
The Akiles iWire 21 is a great machine to get if you’re interested in binding your documents with twin-loop wire spines. We here at MyBinding.com are happy to carry this product and we even have all the Binding Supplies you’ll need. Visit our website today so you can purchase this device and start binding!