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MBM 55 2″ Paper Drill Review

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

MBM 55 Single Spindle 2" Paper DrillIf you punch holes in large volumes of paper on a daily basis, you may be in need of a paper drilling machine. Paper drills quickly drill through hundreds of sheets of paper in just seconds. If you would like to drill up to 2″ of paper at a time, you may want to consider a reputable machine like the MBM 55 2″ paper drill (found here). This is my review.

To begin with, MBM manufactures several different pieces of office automation equipment. This includes paper shredders, paper cutters, folding machines, paper drills and more. MBM products are some of the best quality machines manufactured today.

The MBM 55 paper drill is a single spindle 2″ paper drill. This means it can drill through 2″ of paper at a time, one hole at a time. While it is just a single spindle paper drill, it can still be used to easily do 2-hole and 3-hole paper drilling. This is all due thanks to a very clever design. At the time of writing this article, the MBM 55 is made in Tokyo, Japan.

The Model 55 paper drill has an easy-glide sliding platform that rolls on bearings. This gliding table allows the paper to slide left, to right, and back again. A dial, located on the right of the folding machine, makes it easy to select up to 5 different hole patterns. This includes margin depth and hole pattern distances.

If you select 3-hole paper drilling, the easy-glide sliding table will move and lock in place for the first hole. A handle, located on the easy-glide sliding table, has a button located on it. Once the first hole is drilled, the button can be pressed to release the easy-glide table. The platform then moves on to the 2nd hole and then the 3rd.

The drill on the MBM 55 is hollow. This allows the drilled hole particles to travel through the bit and into a chip receptacle located on the back of the machine. This receptacle will need to be changed every so often (as it fills up). The drill bit itself is very easy to remove. Simply use an included hexagon (Allen) wrench to loosen the drill chuck. Once loose, the bit can be removed or replaced. The MBM 55 comes with two different diameter drill bits (1/4″ and 5/16″).

The MBM 55 is extremely easy to use. The paper drill tray has self centering guides that keep the stack of paper properly aligned. A quick release clamping mechanism keeps paper held in place during the drilling process, ensuring accurate hole drilling every time.

Overall I really like the MBM 55 paper drilling machine. It is easy to set up, features MBM quality and build and is perfect for desktop paper drilling.

You can find the MBM 55 2″ paper drill here and our entire selection of paper drills here. Do you need a replacement paper drill? You can find our entire selection of hollow paper drill bits here.

FP60 Paper Drilling Machine Review

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

FP60 Paper Drill / File Pecker Paper Drilling MachineDo you need to drill holes through up to 2 ½” of paper at a time and are in the market for a paper drilling machine? If this is the case, you may want to look at the FP60 paper drill (found here). This is my review.

To begin with, the FP60 is one of the least expensive paper drills with a 2 ½” drilling capacity. It has a single spindle that can be used to drill one or multiple holes in a stack of paper. Multiple holes will require multiple passes.

One little known fact about the FP60 is that the FP stands for File Pecker. No, I’m not kidding. So you can refer to this as the FP60 or the File Pecker 60. Either way, it can drill (or peck) through a lot of paper.

The base of the FP60 is capable of handling paper as long as 14-inches, however, most people use this drill for drilling holes in letter-size paper.

While the drill on the FP60 is electrically powered, the drilling pressure is manually applied. This is done by pulling down on a handle. Very little effort is required to drill through paper as the sharp drill bit quickly cuts through paper.

The FP60 uses a style F drill bit, which is available in several different diameters. You can find our style F drill bits here. The FP60 comes with one ¼” drill bit with the purchase of the machine.

Unlike many paper drills out there, the FP60’s drill bit spindle is attached directly to the drilling shaft. This cuts down on vibrations and noise, making the FP60 ideal to use around other people.

This drill weighs in at 65 pounds shipped. This means it is pretty heavy duty, but you should still be able to use it on most desks and counter surfaces.

The overall build quality is exceptional. A metal housing, metal components and a metal handle show that the FP60 means business.

The FP60 is also available in a version called the FP60-LS (found here). The LS version is equipped with two pre-programmed bars. These guide bars are set up for easy single hole, two holes and three hole drilling. Just press the table release to move the paper to the next stop for fast accurate drilling.

You can find the FP60 paper drill here. You can find our entire selection of paper drills here.

Lassco Spinnit FM-2 Paper Drill Review

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Lassco Spinnit FM-2 Paper DrillDo you need a quick, efficient and simple way to drill holes through a stack of paper? The best way to do this is by using a paper drill. If you are in the market for a paper drilling machine, one model you should consider is the Lassco Spinnit FM-2 paper drill (found here). I have used this machine and this is my review.

Lassco’s Spinnit line of paper drills are some of the most widely used and most recognized paper drill manufacturers around. They make a wide variety of single and triple spindle designs. This includes floor and workbench models.

The Lassco Spinnit FM-2 is a freestanding paper drill that has a manually activated press (foot operated) and an electric powered single-spindle drill. While this paper drill only drills one hole at a time, three-hole drilling is quick and easy. It takes a total of three passes for three hole drilling. It can be used with paper up to 14″ long.

Because this machine only drills one hole at a time, I would rate this paper drill as being a medium-volume machine. Don’t let this fool you. It can still drill through 2″ of paper at a time. This is still far more than any paper punch, and thanks to a foot-operated pedal, hands-free operation is simple.

Having moved this paper drill around our showroom floor, I can vouch for the fact that this thing is heavy-duty. It is made out of metal components and it weighs in at 260 pounds shipped.

This paper drill is heavy-duty enough that it can easily be used continuously throughout the day without suffering any ill effects. It is perfect for printing presses and other businesses that need to drill holes through paper.

Simply set the guides, place your paper on the bench and turn the drill on. Pushing down on the foot pedal brings down the drill itself. The entire process only takes a few seconds and very little effort is required by the operator.

The drill bit on the FM-2 (Style A Bits) are hollow. This allows the drilled pieces of paper to travel up the bit into a waste tray that can later be emptied. Even though a lot of paper cutting is involved, there is very little mess.

Overall I really like this paper drill. If you are in the market for a single-spindle paper drill, and you are fine with drilling one hole at a time, this is a great option.

You can find the Lassco Spinnit FM-2 paper drill here. You can find our entire selection of paper drills here. Do you still have questions? Feel free to call one of our paper drill specialists at 1-800-658-8788. Have a great day!

Lassco Spinnit EBM-S Single Spindle Paper Drill Review

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Lassco Spinnit EBM-S Paper DrillAre you in the market for a reliable, dependable and affordable paper drill? Even if you are only in need of a single-hole paper punch, you may want to consider a paper drill. One model you may want to consider using is the Lassco Spinnit EBM-S single hole paper drill (found here). This is my review.

The Spinnit EBM-S paper drill from Lassco is designed for budget-minded people who are in need of a good reliable paper drill. It is commonly used for small print operations. Lassco has a great reputation for making high quality equipment and the EBM-S is no exception. This drill should easily last you for years.

To begin with, the Spinnit EBM-S paper drill is a single spindle design, which means it can drill one hole at a time. This doesn’t mean it can’t be used for three-hole drilling. It just means that three-hole drilling requires a total of three passes. This drill is capable of drilling through up to two-inches of paper.

The drill itself can be used on most tables and surfaces. It weighs in at 62 pounds, which means it may require a couple of people to move around.

The EBM-S paper drill is turned on by flipping a switch found on the front of the machine. Once on, the handle can be pulled down. This brings the paper drill head down, causing it to drill through the paper. The Spinnit EBM-S uses a hollow drill bit. This style of bit allows drilled paper holes to travel up the bit into a storage compartment. The entire process takes just seconds.

The Spinnit EBM-S uses drilling blocks. Once the paper drill has gone through the paper, it rests in the drilling block. These blocks help give the operation an idea on when the paper has finished drilling and helps prevent damage to the drill bit.

The biggest downside to the EBM-S is that the table where you place the paper is stationary. This means it may take a little longer to drill multiple holes. The EBM-S does, however, include a stationary table with an adjustable back-gauge slide guide system.

The Spinnit EBM-2.1 is an upgraded version of the EBM-S that includes an EZ-Glide movable table that has four interchangeable hole patterns. You can find the Lassco Spinnit EBM-2.1 here.

Overall I consider the Lassco Spinnit EBM-S to be a reliable little machine, ideal for low to medium-volume paper drilling. You can find Lassco’s Spinnit EBM-S paper drill here. You can find our entire selection of paper drills here.

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