The Akiles WireMac line of binding machines is CCA Stranded Wirethe most popular line of wire binding equipment in the United States.These machines are easy to use, include a heavy duty all metalconstruction and include all of the features that most users will everneed in a Wire Binding Machine. However, when it comes to the AkilesWireMac line of binding machines, it is often difficult for end usersto understand the difference between the different models that Akilesoffers. This article will provide a quick overview of the differentAkiles WireMac binding machines available on the market with a summaryof their features.The Akiles WireMac Manual or Akiles WireMac M is the simplest andcheapest WireMac binding machine that Akiles makes. Like all of theWireMac wire binding machines, the Akiles WireMac M is capable ofpunching documents in all lengths up to 14" (legal). When you purchasethe WireMac Manual Wire Binding Machine you need to select either a 3:1pitch model (for wires that are 3:16" up to 9:16") or a 2:1 pitch model(for wires that are 5\/8" up to 1-1\/4"). The WireMac M can punch up to20 sheets per lift, includes a wire holder, adjustable depth of punchsettings and a heavy duty wire closer located at the rear of themachine. This model is ideal for an office looking to start bindingtheir own documents with wire. However, since the WireMac Manual issomewhat limited in the size of books that it can bind many companiesprefer to go with either the Akiles WireMac Duo Combo or the AkilesWireMac Combo for the greater flexibility that they offer.The Akiles WireMac Duo combo is the only desktop Wire Binding Combomachine on the market capable of punching and binding both 3:1 and 2:1pitch documents. This provides a great option for companies who want todo wire binding but need to bind both smaller and larger documents. TheAkiles WireMac Duo combo allows you to bind documents, presentationsand proposals as small as 3\/16" and as large as 1-1\/4". In addition tothis great feature, the Akiles WireMac Duo Combo also includes the samegreat features as the other WireMac Wire Binding Machines including:legal sized punching, adjustable depth of punch control, separatehandles for punching & closing, and a heavy duty all metalconstruction. One other notable feature that sets the WireMac Duo Comboapart is the placement of its wire closer. The WireMac Duo Combo has aheavy duty Wire Closer located on the front of the machine with smallhooks on the front of it for easy hanging of your documents beforebinding. Placing the wire closer at the front of the machine along withthe wire hanger makes the process of finishing your documents muchsimpler.The Akiles WireMac Combo is the newest addition to the Akiles line ofWireMac binding machines. This unique and innovative machine allowsusers to bind documents with both Twin Loop Wire and Plastic Combs.When purchasing the WireMac Combo, the user must select either a 3:1pitch model (for wires that are 3\/16" up to 9\/16") or a 2:1 pitch model(for wires that are 5\/8" up to 1-1\/4"). However, since plastic combsare available in sizes from 3\/16" up to 2" the WireMac Combo if thedocument is too thick (or not thick enough) for binding with wire youcan always use the plastic comb binding punch included on the WireMacCombo to bind your books. In addition to including the ability to bindbooks with both Twin Loop Wire and Plastic Combs, the WireMac Duo alsoincludes some of the same great features as the other WireMac bindingmachines including: all metal construction, separate handles forpunching and finishing, adjustable depth of punch controls, a wirecloser located on the front of the machine, legal sized punchingthroats and fully disengageable dies for punching any sized book up to14" long.The final binding machine offered by Akiles in the WireMac line ofbinding machines is the Akiles WireMac E (also known as the WireMacElectric). The fact that the WireMac E has an electric foot pedaloperated punch makes this wire binding machine different from all ofthe other Akiles WireMac binding machines. In the words of onecustomer, the WireMac E is "built like a tank" and is designed for highvolume applications where efficiency and speed are important. Like theWireMac M and the WireMac Combo when you purchase the WireMac E you arerequired to select either the 3:1 pitch model or the 2:1 pitch model.The WireMac E also includes other great features common to the WireMacline of binding machines including: fully disengageable dies, all metalheavy duty construction, a heavy duty and precise wire closer mountedon the front of the machine, a convenient wire hanger to assist in thewire closing process, a legal sized punching throat and adjustabledepth of punch controls.