What is the difference between the different models of Akiles WireMac binding machines?

posted this on Jan 27, 2016

The Akiles WireMac line of binding machines is the most popular line of wire binding equipment in the United States. These machines are easy to use, include a heavy duty all metal construction and include all of the features that most users will ever need in a Wire Binding Machine. When it comes to the Akiles WireMac line of binding machines, it is often difficult for end users to understand the difference between the different models that Akiles offers. This article will provide a quick overview of the different Akiles WireMac binding machines available on the market with a summary of their features.

 

The Akiles WireMac Manual or Akiles WireMac M is the simplest and cheapest WireMac binding machine that Akiles makes. Like all of the WireMac wire binding machines, the Akiles WireMac M is capable of punching documents in all lengths up to 14” (legal). When you purchase the WireMac Manual Wire Binding Machine you need to select either a 3:1 pitch model (for wires that are 3:16” up to 9:16”) or a 2:1 pitch model (for wires that are 5/8” up to 1-1/4”). The WireMac M can punch up to 20 sheets per lift, 

includes a wire holder, adjustable depth of punch settings and a heavy duty wire closer located at the rear of the machine. This model is ideal for an office looking to start binding their own documents with wire. However, since the WireMac Manual is somewhat limited in the size of books that it can bind many companies prefer to go with either the Akiles WireMac Duo Combo or the Akiles WireMac Combo for the greater flexibility that they offer

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The Akiles WireMac Duo combo is the only desktop Wire Binding Combo machine on the market capable of punching and binding both 3:1 and 2:1 pitch documents. This provides a great option for companies who want to do wire binding but need to bind both smaller and larger documents. The Akiles WireMac Duo combo allows you to bind documents, presentations and proposals as small as 3/16” and as large as 1-1/4”. In addition to this great feature, the Akiles WireMac Duo Combo also includes the same great features as the other WireMac Wire Binding Machines including: legal sized punching, adjustable depth of punch control, separate handles for punching & closing, and a heavy duty all metal construction. One other notable feature that sets the WireMac Duo Combo apart is the placement of its wire closer. The WireMac Duo Combo has a heavy duty Wire Closer located on the front of the machine with small hooks on the front of it for easy hanging of your documents before binding. Placing the wire closer at the front of the machine along with the wire hanger makes the process of finishing your documents much simpler.

The Akiles WireMac Combo is the newest addition to the Akiles line of WireMac binding machines. This unique and innovative machine allows users to bind documents with both twin loop wire and plastic combs. When purchasing the WireMac Combo, the user must select either a 3:1 pitch model (for wires that are 3/16” up to 9/16”) or a 2:1 pitch model (for wires that are 5/8” up to 1-1/4”). However, since plastic combs are available in sizes from 3/16” up to 2” the WireMac Combo if the document is too thick or not thick enough for binding with wire you can always use the plastic comb binding punch included on the WireMac Combo to bind your books. In addition to including the ability to bind books with both twin loop wire and plastic combs, the WireMac Duo also includes some of the same great features as the other WireMac binding machines including: all metal construction, separate handles for punching and finishing, adjustable depth of punch controls, a wire closer located on the front of the machine, legal sized punching throats and fully disengageable dies for punching any sized book up to 14” long.

The final binding machine offered by Akiles in the WireMac line of binding machines is the Akiles WireMac E (also known as the WireMac Electric). The fact that the WireMac E has an electric foot pedal operated punch makes this wire binding machine different from all of the other Akiles WireMac binding machines. In the words of one customer, the WireMac E is “built like a tank” and is designed for high volume applications where efficiency and speed are important. Like the WireMac M and the WireMac Combo when you purchase the WireMac E you are required to select either the 3:1 pitch model or the 2:1 pitch model. The WireMac E also includes other great features common to the WireMac line of binding machines including: fully disengageable dies, all metal heavy duty construction, a heavy duty and precise wire closer mounted on the front of the machine, a convenient wire hanger to assist in the wire closing process, a legal sized punching throat and adjustable depth of punch controls.

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