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Intelli-Bind IW400 Wire Binding Machine Review (2:1 & 3:1 Pitch)

Intelli-Bind IW400 Wire Binding Machine (Double Loop Wire)Are you looking for a wire binding machine that is made to last for years? If so, you probably want a machine that is built from the ground up from metal components. If this is your goal, you may want to consider looking at the Intelli-Bind IW400 wire binding machine (found here) from Intelli-Zone. I have had a chance to use this machine and this is my review.

I’ve got the Intelli-Bind IW400 sitting next to me and the first thing I am noticing is the build quality. Just moving this thing over to my desk took a little effort. The case of the IW400 is made out of cast iron and the handle, punching pins and gears are all metal as well. It weighs in at 37 pounds shipped.

It has a total of two handles, located on the right side. The longer of the two handles is used to punch paper (up to 20 sheets) and the shorter handle is used for closing the wire. The handles are both long enough that the punching and closing takes very little effort. The way this machine is designed, you will need to use your right hand to operate it.

The IW400 is designed to punch and bind paper up to 13″ long, but has an open end. This means you can punch and bind longer sheets by sliding the longer paper and punching it again. I’ve always liked having an open-ended binding machine. I wish all wire binding machines were made like this.

The 2:1 pitch version of this machine has 27 punching pins and the 3:1 pitch has 40 punching pins. The term pitch is used to describe the hole pattern used. Each of the punching pins can be disengaged, which is pretty nice. This is especially ideal for punching and binding custom-sizes of paper. The punched holes are rectangular in shape.

The Intelli-Bind IW400 has a dial on the side of the machine where you can adjust how far into the paper the holes are punched. There is another dial on the top of the machine where you can adjust the wire closer. The wire closer is found in the back of the machine.

One thing unique to the IW400, versus many other wire machines, is the wire holder. There is a convenient clamp located on the front of the machine that is used to hold wire in place while paper is added. This is especially nice, making the holes easier to line up.

Did I mention the build quality? Wow. This thing is tough.

A wide catch tray drawer is found on the front of this machine. It spans the width of the machine and almost the entire length. This means it holds a lot of paper, requiring you to empty it less often.

Overall I have to say that the IW400 is more than adequate for medium-volume, continuous binding. It is probably one of the heaviest-duty manual wire binding machines I have used to date. You won’t be disappointed.

You can find the 3:1 pitch Intelli-Bind IW400 wire binding machine here and the 2:1 pitch Intelli-Bind IW400 wire binding machine here.  You can find our entire selection of manual-punch wire binding machines here. Feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 to speak with one of our binding machine specialists.

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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