A very popular and heavy duty spiral coilbinding machine, the Akiles CoilMac M is aimed at small or medium sizedbusinesses and organizations who want the ability to create their ownbooklets using ColorCoil. In the following brief China Transfer Printing Machine Companies review\/overview, wewill take a look at the various features of this machine and give youwhat we consider to be some of its strengths and weaknesses. Strengths:Thefirst thing we noticed and appreciated about this machine is that it'sbuilt like the proverbial tank. That is no surprise for an Akilesmachine, but we found that the CoilMac M was of especially high qualityconstruction. The body and all of the major components are made ofmetal, and we see no reason why this machine wouldn't last you foryears without the need for repair or maintenance.The fourto one pitch ratio that the CoilMac M features is one of the moreversatile pitches on the spiral coil binding world. With this ratio,you will be able to bind a range of documents from six millimeters(about a quarter inch) to as large as fifty millimeters (two inches).You will want to get some experience under your belt, however, beforeyou attempt to bind books that are larger than one inch. Still, it isimportant to keep in mind that supplies for spiral coil binding inthese size ranges are easy to find, and are available in somewhereapproaching sixty colors, so you can hardly find a more versatilebinding system to work with.At 17 pages per lift, the CoilMac M has a pretty decent punching capacity for a medium-use machine of this type.TheCoilMac M includes five disengageable dies that allow for the punchingof all of the most common sized of paper, from letter, to legal, to A4and A5.Weaknesses:Though thereis an inserting table that makes hand insertion of the coils a littlebit easier, you should be aware that there is no electric coil inserterincluded on the CoilMac M. The binding process goes much more quicklywith electric inserters, so if you think that you will need one, you'llhave to take a look at either purchasing a standalone unit, or steppingup to the CoilMac ECI.Because they are so important tofinishing the binding process, we were a little disappointed to findthat the CoilMac M does not come with crimping pliers. You will findthat cutting and crimping the end of your coils is near impossiblewithout them, and inexperienced users especially should be made awareof this fact. All in all, it is only about a thirty dollar value thatis missing from the machine, but make sure that you order a pair ofthese pliers when you order the CoilMac M.Though, as wementioned above, the CoilMac M has some disengageable dies that willget you through the vast majority of jobs, the fact that they are notall disengageable will make it unlikely that you will be able toeffectively process documents that are of irregular or custom size. Formost users, this won't be a problem. We just thought you should know.