The Martin Yale 1501x is a paper foldingmachine that might make a good choice for churches, schools, and smallbusinesses. In the following review, we will present to you thestrengths and weaknesses of this folding machine as we see them.
Strengths:At a peppy eight thousand sheets per hour, we foundthat the 1510x is a fast and capable machine. One thing we really likedabout it was the large feed hopper that holds up to two hundred sheetsat a time. We find this to be a great feature, as it means that wewon't be stuck standing and feeding paper to the machine during mostsmall to medium folding projects. Though the1501x is designed to be used in folding letter and legal size sheets,it is also capable of handling sizes from three and a half by fiveinches to eight and three quarters by fourteen inches. That is some pretty fair flexibility at this price point. The 1501x includes guides and markings that will help you to set themachine up for letter, half, z, and double parallel folding. If youwish, you can also manually adjust the fold plates to enable customfolds and sizes of paper. One great featurethat we really appreciated was the manual feed bypass, which makes itpossible for the user to feed sets of stapled sheets (up to threepages) into the machine.
Weaknesses:This is a machine that requires manual setup, meaning that for each ofthe different folding styles it is capable of, the user will need tomove the folding plates into the correct position by hand. This is finefor most organizations that will generally need to do only one foldingstyle, or at the very least will not be changing styles very often. Ifyou think you will need to change styles on a regular basis, you mightwant to look into purchasing an auto change machine such as the MartinYale 1701 or the Intimus SmartFold 2051. The1501x is a great machine for folding the more standard weights andstocks of paper, up to twenty eight lb. However, if you are going totry and fold heavier items such as card stock or coated glossy sheets,you will probably want to look elsewhere. Sock Machine Manufacturers These paper types are likelyto lead to paper jams and misfeeds on the 1501x. These types of itemsare difficult to fold on most low cost and mid range paper foldingmachines. The 1501x works wonderfully on legaland letter sized sheets and is a great choice for organizations thatwill only need to fold these sizes of paper. However, it should benoted that it is not designed to handle anything larger than that. Ifyou think that you will ever need to fold eleven by seventeen or anyother large sheets, you should probably look elsewhere at a largerpaper folding machine.
Recommendation: The 1501xis a great choice for churches, schools and small businesses. However,print shops and other business service industries should probably finda larger more versatile paper folder that offers automatic setup andthe ability to deal with larger sheet sizes and heavier paper stocks.
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