Q & A With Dave – Common Coil Binding Machine Questions

Coil Binding MachinesWe often get great questions from customers with regards to our office equipment. I just had a great chat with a customer who asked some very good and commonly asked questions regarding coil-binding machines. Included in this post is that conversation. Hopefully you will be able to pull some good information from it. Enjoy!

Customer: I am looking to buy a spiral binding machine and am pretty new at this.

Dave: Sounds good. How many books would you like to bind per day?

Customer: It’s for office use. I would say 2-3, about 65 pages each.

Dave: Would you be OK with a manually operated punch or would you like an electric punch?

Customer: Could I punch all 65 sheets at a time with a manual machine?

Dave: It won’t be able to punch all 65 at once, but you would be able to punch 15 or so sheets at a time until all 65 were punched. Electric punches are unable to punch 65 at once either, but can often punch a few more sheets at a time.

Customer: I need something inexpensive.

Dave: If you will only be binding 2-3 books a day, a manual punch should be fine. My recommendation, for spiral binding on a budget, would be the Akiles CoilMac-ER found here. This machine has a manual punch, but includes an electric coil inserter.

Customer: How much do the prices of the coils run per book?

Dave: They are sold in boxes of 100. The price varies a bit, depending on the diameter you use. You can find the coil supplies here. Coil binding supplies are available in two different hole patterns (4:1 pitch and 5:1 pitch). The machine I recommended for you uses 4:1 pitch holes.

Customer: I got it. Thanks for your help

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.


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