Akiles AlphaBind-CE Electric Comb Binding Machine Review

Akiles AlphaBind-CE Electric Punch Comb Binding MachineIf you operate, work for or own a business that needs to comb bind a lot of books, you probably need an electric punch comb binding machine. One excellent option you may want to consider is the Akiles AlphaBind-CE electric punch comb binding machine (found here). This is my review.

The Akiles AlphaBind-CE is a fairly compact machine, but features an excellent build quality. The machine weighs in at 61 pounds shipped, which is pretty sturdy for an electric punch comb binder. While it weighs in at 61 pounds shipped, it is still light enough to sit on most tables, desks and countertops.

The AlphaBind-CE is designed to punch paper up to 12″ long. It is open ended, however, which means you can punch longer paper. If you are punching smaller paper, the included disengageable (selectable) punching dies eliminate annoying half-punched holes. Overall, the AlphaBind-CE is perfect for custom-sized books.

I mentioned earlier that it has a great build quality. Almost everything on this machine is made from metal. The punching dies are sharp, very sturdy and the punching motor is designed for day-long continuous use. You should be able to use the AlphaBind-CE to punch and bind dozens to hundreds of books a day without any issues.

The electric punch is capable of punching up to 20 sheets of paper at a time. Unlike many manufacturers that claim near-critical punching capacities, the Akiles AlphaBind-CE can handle the 20 sheets without a problem. The comb opening and closing is done manually. A foot pedal operates the motor, making hands-free operation easy.

This electric comb binding machine does not require any special training or setup. Operation is pretty cut and dry. Simply press a button to punch the paper and pull a lever to open the combs. The entire process takes only a minute or two, depending on the thickness of the book.

The AlphaBind-CE also includes the ability to adjust the margin punching depth and the side margin measurements. An adjustable margin depth is ideal for long-term comb binding. This makes it easier to prevent torn pages when binding thicker books. The Akiles AlphaBind-CE is capable of binding books up to 2″ thick.

I really like this binding machine. I give it a 5 out of 5 stars. It is perfect for most office binding needs and can keep up with most comb binding jobs.

You can find the Akiles AlphaBind-CE electric punch comb binding machine here. You can find our entire selection of electric comb binding machines here.

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