- Compact design folds up for convenient storage.
- Vertical paper punch helps keep paper aligned and holes straight.
- Features an adjustable side margin.
- Dust cover keeps the machine clean when not in use.
- Includes an electric coil inserter.
- Cast-hardened and steel treated punching dies make hole punching easy.
- Coil selector guide lets you choose the right diameter for your book.
- Includes a set of coil crimping pliers.
The Akiles iCoil is compact, attractive, durable and easy-to-use. Simply put, it is a great little machine for light-volume binding. It includes coil crimping pliers, a vertical paper punch, an electric inserter and much more. The ergonomic handle makes paper easy to punch and a dust cover helps keep everything nice and clean. Buy your Akiles iCoil from us today!
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Akiles iCoil 41 Coil Binding Machine w/ Electric Inserter Specifications:
|Maximum Punch Length
||11" (43 holes)
||Standard 4:1 (0.25")
|Maximum Punch Capacity
||15 sheets of 20 lb. paper
||22 lbs. (10 kg.)
If you would like to bind your own manuals, cookbooks, reports and presentations, one popular binding format you should consider is coil. Coil binding, often referred to as spiral binding, uses spring-like binding elements to bind pieces of paper together. This format has quickly grown into one of the most common binding formats used today. One solid, and very affordable, option you should consider is the Akiles iCoil 41.
Akiles continues to be one of the most important binding machine manufacturers today. They are well known for comb binding (such as the MegaBind), wire binding (such as the WireMac), coil binding (such as the CoilMac) and many others. Their machines are popular for being affordable and being built to withstand a lot of wear and tear.
A few years ago Akiles released the iCoil binding machine (along with the iWire). These machines are designed to be compact, affordable and extremely functional. Akiles seems to have hit a home run with this one. While the iCoil doesn't have the stalwartly metal construction of some of their other machines, it is still a tough little machine.
The iCoil comes in a standard round hole version and a "plus" version that punches oval-shaped holes. Ultimately they look and operate almost exactly the same. In this article I will be covering the standard round hole version.
The 41 in the iCoil's name stands for 4:1 pitch, which is the hole pattern this machine uses. A 4:1 pitch hole pattern consists of four holes punched per inch of paper, which ends up being around 44 holes along the 11" side of a letter-size sheet of paper. This is the most common hole patter used for coil. You may be curious to know, however, that a 5:1 pitch hole pattern does exist in coil binding.
The iCoil binding machine is truly designed for desktop use. It includes coil crimping pliers, an electric coil inserter a punching arm, a waste paper tray and a convenient paper support that doubles as a dust cover. In it's compacted form, this binding machine can literally be placed in a drawer or cupboard.
Looks aside (and it does look good), this machine can be used to bind books with up to 2" of paper. The inserter will assist with coils up to 7/8" thick, but you can manually spin coils up to 2" in diameter through the holes. The punching die will slice through up to 15 sheets of 20lb bond paper in a single pass. After a few passes of the punch, and often in under a minute, you can punch a 1/4" stack of paper. You can even use this machine to punch through clear covers, poly covers, card stock and more.
The binding process is simple. Punch your paper until everything is punched, insert a coil through the first 3-4 holes and let the built-in electric inserter spin the coil the rest of the way through. You can then use the included coil crimping pliers to cut off excess coil and crimp the ends shut. Once the ends are crimped, the coil is set firmly in place and will not spin back out.
Coil binding looks great, is extremely durable, comes in a wide variety of colors and allows books to lay flat on a table. Pages can also be turned a full 360 degrees.
Do you still have questions or wonder if this is the right machine for you? Feel free to speak with one of our no-pressure Binding Specialists by calling 1-800-543-5454.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact a customer service representative today.