There are machines on the market

Fairly new on the market, the Akiles
CoilMac ER is a coil binding machine that is designed for small to
medium offices who may not want to spend a whole lot of money on abinding system. Built along the same lines (and in fact using an
identical platform) as the Akiles classic CoilMac-M, this system
includes a small electric roller for inserting coil, a feature designed
to further enhance productivity. Let’s take a closer look now at this
machine, its strengths and weaknesses.
Strengths: The Coilmac-ER punches a four to one pitch hole-pattern.
This means that there are four holes per inch and forty-three round
holes on a standard 11″ binding edge. These parameters mean that thismachine can be used with standard four-to one-pitch spiral coils, andin sizes that range from 6mm and 50mm. The small coil inserter that isincluded, however, will only work with spines that are up to seveneighths of an inch thick. Any larger, and you will need to spin thecoils by hand. The ER’s punch is capable of handling
seventeen pages at a time, and is also rated for use with two plastic
covers at a time. This rates the ER as among the best on the market forits price point.As stated above, the CoilMac-ER is
essentially a carbon copy of one of the most popular, durable, and
reliable coil binding machines on the market, the injection mold Suppliers CoilMac M. The
difference is that the ER comes with the added convenience of an
electric coil inserter. This makes the ER likely one of the most
feature-rich coil binders on the market for its price.The
ER comes with a pair of high-quality crimping pliers. These pliers are
an absolutely essential part of the binding process, and around a $30
value.
Weaknesses: The coil inserter included on the ER is fairly small, and
is located on the back of the machine, which is perhaps not the most
convenient placement. There is only one roller on the inserter (most
have two), and it is only about six inches long, making it difficult to
impossible to bind larger documents, or large numbers of documents.
There are machines on the market that can do much heavier duty work,
but if you are on a budget, and won’t be using the ER much, it is still
a good value.The thirteen inch punching throat is great for
use with most common paper sizes, but is not the best for punching oddsized documents. Attempting to do so will likely result in incomplete
holes at the end of your documents. The CoilMac-ER has a few
disengageable dies to allow you to punch the most common sizes of
paper. However, special sized documents will be difficult to bind with this machine.Again, for the price point, the ER would be a
great choice for smaller businesses that won’t be using the machine for huge jobs. Higher-volume users will want to look at machines that  feature a larger manual punching capacity, or an electric punch.
Recommendation:
Considering that the ER costs only about 50 dollars more than the
CoilMac M, the included inserter and crimping pliers make the ER the
clear choice if you are considering both machines. However, higher
volume users may want to consider stepping up to the Akiles CoilMac ECI
or the larger electric CoilMac EPI.

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