Martin Yale 1701 AutoFolder Paper Folding Machine Review

Martin Yale 1701 AutoFolder Paper Folding MachineAre you looking for a simple no-nonsense paper folding machine that is compact, easy-to-use and simple to set up? If this applies to you, you may want to consider looking at the Martin Yale 1701 AutoFolder paper folding machine (found here). I have used this machine and this is my review.

Martin Yale has been making folding machines for years. This includes classics like the 1501X (CV7), 1217A and the 959. Both the Model 1601 and 1701 AufoFolder paper folding machines are new to Martin Yale’s lineup. So how does the 1701 hold up compared to the competition?

To begin with, the 1701 AutoFolder is an automatic paper folding machine. This means there is no manual adjustment of the folding plates. Simply tell the 1701 the fold you want to do and it will automatically set itself up for you. This is a pretty nice feature. Folding machine setup really can’t get much easier.

The Martin Yale 1701 is designed to be used with paper up to 8 ½ x 14″ large and can hold up to 150 sheets of paper at a time in the feed tray. This isn’t bad for a paper folding machine of this size and price. It can be used with paper up to 70 lb. index, which is especially nice. This means you will be able to fold normal paper and even some card stock.

Not only will the 1701 automatically fold one sheet at a time, but it also has a feed bypass slot. This feed bypass will allow you to manually feed up to 5 stapled sheets of paper for folding. This is a really nice feature and very few folding machines have this capability.

The exit tray uses a conveyor system. Unlike many other folding machines out there, that simply fold the paper and shoot it into a catch tray, the 1701’s conveyor exit system keeps folded material organized. This is especially nice if you are folding documents that need to be kept in alphabetical or numerical order.

The machine itself is pretty light. It weighs in at 39 pounds. For an automatic folding machine, this is pretty light. This means you can use the 1701 on just about any table or desk.

Overall I like the 1701. The build quality is decent and it extremely easy to set up. I would recommend using this folding machine for medium-volume folding.

You can find the Martin Yale 1701 AutoFolder paper folding machine here. You can find our entire selection of paper folding machines here. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any paper folding questions. Have a great day!

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