Akiles DuoMac C41 / C51 Comb & Coil Binding Machine Review

Akiles DuoMac C41 and C51 comb / coil binding machinesCombination and multi-format binding machines are extremely useful to have on hand and do the work of two separate machines. If you are in the market for a comb and coil binding machine, the Akiles DuoMac C41 and C51 comb / coil binding machines (found here) may be just what you need. This is my review.

Akiles makes some of the best binding machines available today. They are well rounded, the build quality is excellent and they are very easy to use. The DuoMac line is one of the most recent additions to the Akiles lineup. These machines are designed to bind in multiple formats. I am reviewing the C41 and the C51.

Both the DuoMac C41 an the C51 can bind in both coil and comb. The only difference between the two models is that the C41 can bind in 4:1 pitch coil and the C51 can bind in 5:1 pitch coil. The pitch is the hole pattern. The C41 punches coil in four holes per inch and the C51 is five holes per inch. Both punch holes for 19-ring comb.

At first view the DuoMac C41 and C51 machines look a little overwhelming. In use, however, they are very easy to set up and use. Both machines feature independent punching dies for both the coil and the comb. Both versions also include a comb opener and coil crimping pliers.

Both the comb and the coil paper punches are open ended. This means you can punch longer paper by sliding the paper and punching again. Both the comb and coil punches can punch up to 20 sheets of standard 20# paper. Some of the punching pins can be disengaged to help prevent half-punched holes.

Everything on these machines is manually operated. I would love to see an electric version of the DuoMac, but those aren’t around yet. I imagine Akiles will eventually release a line of DuoMac-E binding machines. For the price though, the manual version is great.

Overall the Akiles DuoMac C41 and C51 is solid binding machines. These machines can be found in copy shops, print shops, schools, offices and more. The DuoMac series is also available in comb-wire, coil-wire and coil-coil versions. You can see all versions of the Akiles DuoMac binding machines here.

You can find the Akiles DuoMac C41 and C51 comb / coil binding machines here. You can find our entire selection of book 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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