The Akiles WireMac M is a high-quality basic twin loop wire bindingmachine with durable metal construction. It is a binding machine thatis definitely head and shoulders above the plastic systems availabletoday. Made to last, it is an excellent choice and a good value. Akilesis known for its efficient, well-made binding machines, and the WireMacM is no exception. Easy to use, with great features, this bindingmachine is available in either 2:1 pitch or 3:1 pitch and is possiblythe most popular manual, twin loop wire binding machines on the market.Features:The Wiremac M has fully disengageable dies with a 14" open throatdesign, allowing you to bind documents as small as a few inches inlength and as long a 17" (with a 2 step punching process). The WiremacM works equally as well on legal, letter and half letter sizeddocuments.Unlike the many cheap wire binding machines, the WireMac M includes aheavy-duty, easy-to-adjust wire closer that's so solid, it won't slipover time. The machine also features a double handled design making itmore efficient and durable by separating the mechanisms for wireclosing and punching.The Wiremac M is available in your choice of 3:1 pitch (for 3 holes perinch) or 2:1 pitch (for 2 holes per inch). The 3:1 pitch model isperfect for smaller sized books, between 3\/16" and 9\/16" thick. The 2:1pitch is for larger books that are between 5\/8" and 1-1\/4" thick. Inaddition, special wires are available for binding smaller documentsusing the 2:1 pitch machine and the 3:1 pitch machine can also be usedwith 3:1 pitch spiral coil for a unique look and feel.Limitations:Although the WireMac M is quite versatile, there is a limit to thesizes of book you may bind, depending on the pitch you select.Companies who wish to bind documents both thin and thick may want toconsider upgrading to the Wiremac Duo, offering the ability to bindwith both 2:1 and 3:1 pitch wire.The machine's clamp-style wire holder is difficult to use when comparedto the hook style wire hanger included on many larger wire bindingmachines. It does, however, become easier the more you use it - justremember not to allow your wire to become compressed or stretched whenplaced within the clamp holder.The WireMac M's closer is on the back of the machine, making itdifficult to move to the holder in the front without pages falling out.Some larger wire binding machines place the wire closer up front foreasier transportation of the wire for closing. Though the WireMac M isgreat for low to mid volume users, high volume users may want toconsider an option with an electric punch and a stand aloneprofessional wire closer.Construction:The construction of the WireMac M is ice cream machine for sale indicative of the heavy-dutyconstruction that Akiles is known for. The machine is extremely wellconstructed. It has all-metal components and is built to last a verylong time. Even though the WireMac M comes with a one year warranty, itseldom has problems, and you probably will never need to use thewarranty.Recommendation:The WireMac M is highly-recommended for small and medium-sizedorganizations that bind documents on a regular basis for its ease ofuse and extreme reliability. Larger volume users, however, may need anelectric punching mechanism and a stand-alone wire closer for maximumeffect. With great features at a great value, the WireMac M is theperfect base-level machine for those who want an effective twin loopwire binder in their organization. Put the WireMac on your list if youwant a reliable binder at a good value.