Akiles EcoBind-C Comb Binding Machine Review

Akiles EcoBind-C Comb Binding MachineSo you need a comb binding machine, but don’t have a lot of money on hand. If your budget falls within the $100-$200 range, you may want to consider the Akiles EcoBind-C budget comb binding machine. This plastic comb binder brings a lot to the table and won’t break the bank. Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider the Akiles EcoBind-C (found here) for your comb binding needs.

To start with, Akiles is well known as being one of the most reputable and highest-quality binding machine manufacturers out there. There is a good reason for this. The build quality simply clobbers the competition.

Most binding machine manufactures make their budget binding machines out of aluminum, plastic and inexpensive metals to try and bring down the cost. Akiles binding machines are made out of heavy-duty metal construction.

The Akiles EcoBind-C is a fairly new comb binding machine that has only been out a few months. It’s designed to target low to medium-volume binding projects. It includes a 21 hole punching die that is compatible with 19-ring comb and is capable of punching up to 20 sheets of paper at a time.

As is the case with any binding machine, I recommend scaling back the maximum amount of sheets you punch at a time by 10 to 15%. This will help cut back on strain on the binding machine and should help prolong the life.

Here are two features you simply will not find in another comb binding machine in this price range:

Selectable Punching Dies – The EcoBind-C has selectable punching dies. This allows you to completely disengage punching pins, giving you control on exactly what punches. This is especially nice when cutting custom paper sizes and helps cut down on half-punched holes often found on the edges of paper.

Adjustable Margin Depth – An adjustable margin depth allows you to choose how far into the paper the holes will be punched. This is ideal when binding books of different thicknesses.

The Akiles EcoBind-C is designed to bind books up to two-inches thick, which is a lot of paper for a machine in this price range. The handle is in a “U” shape, which makes it ideal for all the southpaws out there. The Akiles EcoBind-C is also very compact, making it easy to move and allowing it to easily sit on a desk or table.

I usually try to point out a few cons when I review machines, but I am having a hard time with this one. How about this. It would be nice if the punch was electric, but that will never happen in this price range.

I highly recommend this comb binding machine and consider it to be a steal considering the features and price. You will find the Akiles EcoBind-C budget comb binding machine here. You can find our entire selection of comb binding machines here.

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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