Martin Yale 970A Tabletop Forms Burster Review

Martin Yale 970A Tabletop Continuous Form BursterTearing apart and bursting paper into separate sheets is an important part of many businesses operations. If you are in the market for a forms burster or detacher, you should seriously consider using the Martin Yale 970A tabletop continuous form burster (found here). I have had a chance to use this machine and this is my review.

Bursters are available in two formats. One type is a continuous forms burster and the other is a cut sheet burster. The Martin Yale 970A is an electric-powered continuous forms burster. This means it is designed to be used with continuous carbonless, carbon interleaved and computer form paper.

Continuous form paper is paper that has the perforated side margins, tine holes along the side with sheets attached in an accordion-like fashion. This paper is commonly used for printing bank statements, checks and invoices and is commonly found in government offices, military offices and banks.

The Martin Yale 970A takes this paper, tears it apart into individual sheets and cuts off the side margins (1/2″ to 3/4″ wide) using high-carbon steel blades. The entire process is done very quickly. A stack of continuous form paper can be fed into the 970A and be completely bursted apart in just a few minutes thanks to a tough motor. The entire process is very interesting to watch.

The 970A is one of the most affordable continuous form bursters in its class and is currently the most affordable bursting machine we offer. It can be used with paper 5.5 to 17-inches wide and 3 to12-inches long. Not only will it burst apart individual sheets of paper, but can also burst up to 5-part carbonless and 3-part carbon interleaved documents.

The setup process is really easy and once set doesn’t require any special babysitting. The registry stays dead on. The motor runs at a speed of 6,000 8 ½ x 11 forms per hour or 15,000 3 ½ inch long checks per hour. This is very fast for a machine at this price level.

We actually have one of these bursters on our showroom floor right now. You’re more than welcome to send in samples to have them tested on the 970A and we can even set up a live video demonstration of this machine over the Internet. Just call us at 1-800-658-8788 to set up an appointment.

Overall I really like the Martin Yale 970A tabletop form burster. If you have to burst apart continuous form paper, you should really consider using it. The build quality is great and I’m not aware of any quality issues. This burster has been around for well over 10+ years.

You can find the Martin Yale 970A tabletop continuous form burster here. You can find our entire selection of automatic bursters and detachers 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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