MBM 93M Tabletop Folding Machine


  • List price: $749.00
  • $420.00
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Maybelle From georgia
Issues
May 29, 2015
We've found that the machine has a few issues right out of the box that we needed to troubleshoot. 1. overload error and 2. spring issue on loading tray. Both can be overcome with some adjustment, so we're ok now, but was initially frustrated.
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kEncEmailUipnbtAnf/dpn From USA
Great folder
January 29, 2015
Bought this from Whitaker Brothers. Great place to buy things, price was great free shipping, great customer service. This folder rocks. Have had it for 2 years and it is heavily used. I clean it once a month with the cleaning solution and change the PU roller once a year. It maintains the sort order, the only one in this price range that does that. I another folder without the belt and it added hours onto large fold jobs. Can't beat this filer or this price.
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Daredevil Events Inc. From USA
Expectations Met
September 9, 2014
Read the reviews, purchased the folder, hopes and dreams fulfilled. Seriously this is great for what we paid for it.
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Carolinesue From USA
Great Small Folder
August 22, 2014
I bought this folder for my church a few months ago and it has worked great. We use it to fold our weekly bulletins. We are a small church that only folds about 400 bulletins a month so this machine was perfect for us
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2014Borja.RU From USA
30 Day Review
May 25, 2014
My machine was sent without an instruction manuel and that is only complaint that I have today. Folding machine adjustments are logical, Noise very tolerable, fold crisp, jamming has not happened, exiting is stacked up which is Very easy.
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jacob From USA
Great Product
March 10, 2014
This machine works perfectly. It is a little load, but it is a paper folding machine. The noise is expected. Fan the papers that you put in and no jams. This is a machine that you can fill and walk away from without worrying about the machine jamming. I would definitely recommend it for light to medium use.
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drchirodotcom From USA
Great Experience
February 26, 2014
Called at 4pm EST on Wednesday and had this paper folder in my hand by 11:30am on Friday. Fantastic experience, great paper folder, great people.
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8587geo From USA
Fine now
January 22, 2014
I had some complications getting up and running caused by residue left over from the packing tape. Everything appears to be okay now.
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MK08480 From USA
missed opportunity
January 9, 2014
This is a low volume, simple folder that you throw away when it stops working. At 16,000 pieces per month we burned this up in less than a year and our warranty claim was rejected on the grounds of overuse. I would buy it again for a church or a small office but dont kid yourself this isn't made for high volumes.

I am not salty about the warranty claim being rejected! I knew what I was getting when I spent $400ish. But since theres no maximum piece count listed anywhere I am giving this 3 stars instead of 5.
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Yisrael From USA
W57554
December 9, 2013
High marks for operation but I wish it was easier to repair. I don't know that you can do much better for the money though.
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NSPQ From USA
After 7 months...
November 22, 2013
My firm purchased this 4/10/2013. The plastic gears and motors don't exactly inspire confidence but the result is the same: The paper is folded exactly the way we've requested it. As of this moment it has worked admirably. My only remaining desire would be a device that also inserted the folded paper into an envelope for me.
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HunterElectronix From USA
Fulfills Requirements
October 10, 2013
Took it out of the box and ran 1500 bi folds. Already paid for itself! Probably done 5000 folds now over a 60 day period and I'm happy.
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Brandip From USA
Spent twice as much didn;t work
September 12, 2013
Very happy with our new 93M folding machine! I had a bad experience with another company who sold me a machine that cost $1,000 that never truly worked. I nearly just decided to do it all by hand but Whitaker recommended the 93M. Worked great out of the box, quick and easy setup, my partner and I are very happy. You get what you pay for doesnt seem to apply to this folder... in a good way!
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GregSchumer From USA
A+ Cusotomer Service
September 3, 2013
Thank you to Eric who received an order at 3pm and, by special request, was able to have it sent out the same day. My machine arrived on Friday just in time to run our 1,000 flyers for the parade. I had a small problem at first because there was a "dent" in the half folds I was running. Come to find out some of the adhesive tape used in packing had gotten stuck in there. I scratched it off with a nail and haven't had a single problem since then. Very good folder.
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Centorcade Mobile From USA
Plastic
August 15, 2013
They don't build them like they used to! My 20 year old paper folder bit the dust and I replaced it with a 93M. All of the plastic leaves something to be desired, especially when compared to my old metal folder, but it appears to be working just as well so far.
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SJDC-Durango From USA
Keep expectations in check
August 2, 2013
By reading the reviews you probably think this folder will never jam up, fold every piece of paper you have in your church, and cure cancer. Sadly none of the above are correct. It's a good folder but it's not a replacement for the real deal higher end models. Our budget was tight this year and instead of replacing our broken 206M with a 207M we chose this in an attempt to "save money." It ended up being a 6 month experiment that didn't work. Right away we realized that it wouldn't fold the 45 lb bond paper we used for special services and over the course of 90 days it just wasn't tolerating the 2000 pcs per week we ran through it. The slippage got so bad during our Easter folding that we just threw it out.

This is a very good paper folder for the right environment. But everyone's situation is different. Fortunately it wasn't a terribly expensive lesson for us.
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A.P.Hurdey From USA
Two Months for NOTHING
July 2, 2013
I placed an order in April for my 93M and was immediately notified that the manufacturer was on backorder. Since I didn't want to pay more money for a folding machine I just waited. It took EIGHT WEEKS for my folder to arrive and when I plugged it in, it wouldnt even take one sheet from me. I won't be buying another MBM product again.
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Franklin From USA
no problems to report
May 6, 2013
Works exactly as advertised for our bulletins. I never owned another paper folder to compare it to tho but this gets the job done.
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Lisa.turnage From USA
Do Not Buy
April 16, 2013
First one arrived with an "OVERLOAD" error. RMA replaced it for another one with an "OVERLOAD" error. Nearly told them to forget about it but went ahead and asked again. The third box arrived crushed with a big hold in the side. Machine wouldn't even power on.

Whitaker didn't fight me on the refund but I can't recommend this machine to anyone.
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Colour Labratories From USA
Short Run Quick Adjustment Machine
April 4, 2013
my outfit runs an old large air fed paper folder that services about a dozen regular clients. Since most of them are using 8.5" x 11" paper full bleed we picked up one of these little 93M's for the short runs. It's not nearly as fast as our air fed but it's a lot quicker to setup and operate, and a hell of a lot cheaper. I wouldn't dream of using this for a full run of 12,000 pieces at one time but it's perfect in a pinch.
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Features of the 93M MBM Folder

  • Speed of 7,200 sheets/hour
  • Push-button operation
  • Compact size
  • Takes paper from 4 x 5 inches to 8 1/2 x 14 inches
  • Programmable counter with batch and total functions
  • Color-coded fold plate graphics for fast and simple setup
  • Sheet capacity of 150
  • Motorized exit conveyor
  • Exit tray extension for neat stack
  • Ideal for folding standard printer or copier paper
  • Automatically stops after last sheet of paper is folded

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Description of the MBM 93M Manual Paper Folder

The MBM 93M manual paper folder is an efficient, state-of-the-art paper folder. Replacing the 87M model, the 93M offers a programmable counter with batch and total functions. These user-friendly programmable options decreases the amount of time spent manually setting up each folding project. Operation is extremely simple. The 93M offers color coded fold plate graphics that guarantee accurate placement of paper stops so that you never have to worry about ruining a folding project. Another beneficial feature is the automatic stop when the last sheet of paper is folded. Simply push a button, and precise folds are executed in seconds. The MBM 93M has a sheet capacity of up to 150 sheets, processing at a rate of 7,200 sheets per hour. This handy paper folder accepts a range of paper sizes, from 4 x 5 inches to 8 ½ x 14 inches, and paper weights, up to 31 lbs bond (16 to 80 lbs offset)***. If fold plates are inaccurately positioned, the control panel display indicates this malfunction. The MBM 93M provides 4 different fold types for you to choose from: letter, half, "Z," and double parallel.

The MBM 93M's compact desktop design allows this convenient letter folder to fit anywhere. It is very portable, so it makes a great addition in a variety of settings, including offices, churches, and schools. The feed table and exit tray even fold in to allow for easy storage. The automatic exit conveyor and extended exit tray produces a tidy, fanned stack of paper. Convenient and practical, the 93M allows you to load your paper and retrieve the finished pieces from the same side. With the MBM 93M paper folder, you truly get your money's worth. This is an excellent choice for lower amounts of folding at an excellent price.

Strengths
  • Small, compact size allows it sit comfortably almost anywhere and easy to move around.
  • Simple push-button operation.
  • Range of accepted paper sizes, from 4" x 5" to 8 1/2" x 14"
  • Programmable counter with batch and total functions
  • ***Please note that while the official manufacturer's specifications have the maximum paper weight at 80 lbs, that is only when the weight is measured by offset. Most people measure paper weight by bond, in which case the maximum would be 31 lbs. So the heaviest allowable paper weight is actually just slightly heavier than standard printer or copier paper

    Q: We just received the MBM 93M Folder. My primary issue so far is that the feeder won't take more than one sheet at a time even if there's a pile in the tray. It's almost as if there's too much "give" on the tray? PLEASE HELP!Thanks so much.
    A: This is probably the result of using paper that is too heavy for the machine to process, or the feed tray spring came loose in shipping. If you can verify that you're using paper that is 30lb bond or below, then contact the manufacturer at 800-223-2508 for instructions on reaffixing the feed tray spring.

    Q: Is this a new unit or refurbished? The price seems great in comparison, so I am wanting to be sure prior to purchase. Thanks!
    A: This is brand new, direct from the manufacturer.

    Q: When using the single fold mode, letter size paper, the paper creases at the folded edge as if it is hitting the stopper plate too hard.
    A: This is a very rare problem that occurs due to leftover adhesive from the packing tape. That small amount of stickiness from the residue causes the creases you're talking about. Clean it off with some water or alcohol and it should be good to go.


    Q: Can you adjust the z fold so the address will be right for window envelopes?
    A: The folds are all fully adjustable. If you set this machine for a Z fold, and the address isn't appearing in the window, you can easily make slight adjustments to the fold plates until you get the result you wanted. Although I should mention that there is equipment out there that will fold your paper, insert it into an envelope, and seal the envelope all in one pass. They're a little bit more expensive than standard paper folders but they save you incredible amounts of labor. They are called Folder Inserters.

    Q: Do you have to fan the paper when you put it in?
    A: NO! Fan feeding is a thing of the past, the MBM 93M can take a stack of paper and fold it without any fan feeding or babysitting of the equipment whatsoever. Now if you are running paper that is right out of a printer then you're going to have problems. The paper will be full of static, it'll curl due to the heat, and the toner won't be dry yet. So please wait 1-2 hours or more after printing paper to run it through your folder.

    Q: Can this machine fold sets of 3 paged documents, unstapled?
    A: The MBM 93M does not have a multisheet feeder. It can fold the paper individually, but it cannot take a set of three and fold them together. Most customers who are folding sets of paper are then putting the paper directly into an envelope. That is a process better suited for a folder-inserter.

    Q: Can this unit be used to count paper as well? I need a paper counter and a paper folder. Looking for an economical unit that can do both.
    A: It does have a resettable counter, however it can only count documents that you have folded. It is not possible to set the machine to a count-only mode. It has to do something to the paper.







    Manufacturer Name MBM
    Model # 93M
    Feed Type Friction-fed
    Fold Adjustment Setting Manual fold adjustment
    Feed Tray Capacity Up to 150
    Fold Speed 7,200 sheets/hour
    Fold Types Half Fold, Letter Fold (Tri), Z Fold, Double Parrellel Fold
    Pre-programmed Standard Folds 6
    Accepted Paper Sizes 4'' x 5'' to 8 1/2'' x 14''
    Accepted Paper Weights Up to 31 lbs. bond (16 to 80 lbs. Offset)
    Weight 46 lbs.
    Height 16 3/4''
    Width 25''
    Depth 14''
    Voltage 120 V; other voltages available
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    Shipping Weight 46.0000
    Shipping Length 18
    Shipping Width 17
    Shipping Height 15.5
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    Maybelle From georgia
    Issues
    May 29, 2015
    We've found that the machine has a few issues right out of the box that we needed to troubleshoot. 1. overload error and 2. spring issue on loading tray. Both can be overcome with some adjustment, so we're ok now, but was initially frustrated.
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    kEncEmailUipnbtAnf/dpn From USA
    Great folder
    January 29, 2015
    Bought this from Whitaker Brothers. Great place to buy things, price was great free shipping, great customer service. This folder rocks. Have had it for 2 years and it is heavily used. I clean it once a month with the cleaning solution and change the PU roller once a year. It maintains the sort order, the only one in this price range that does that. I another folder without the belt and it added hours onto large fold jobs. Can't beat this filer or this price.
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    Daredevil Events Inc. From USA
    Expectations Met
    September 9, 2014
    Read the reviews, purchased the folder, hopes and dreams fulfilled. Seriously this is great for what we paid for it.
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    Carolinesue From USA
    Great Small Folder
    August 22, 2014
    I bought this folder for my church a few months ago and it has worked great. We use it to fold our weekly bulletins. We are a small church that only folds about 400 bulletins a month so this machine was perfect for us
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    2014Borja.RU From USA
    30 Day Review
    May 25, 2014
    My machine was sent without an instruction manuel and that is only complaint that I have today. Folding machine adjustments are logical, Noise very tolerable, fold crisp, jamming has not happened, exiting is stacked up which is Very easy.
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    jacob From USA
    Great Product
    March 10, 2014
    This machine works perfectly. It is a little load, but it is a paper folding machine. The noise is expected. Fan the papers that you put in and no jams. This is a machine that you can fill and walk away from without worrying about the machine jamming. I would definitely recommend it for light to medium use.
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    drchirodotcom From USA
    Great Experience
    February 26, 2014
    Called at 4pm EST on Wednesday and had this paper folder in my hand by 11:30am on Friday. Fantastic experience, great paper folder, great people.
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    8587geo From USA
    Fine now
    January 22, 2014
    I had some complications getting up and running caused by residue left over from the packing tape. Everything appears to be okay now.
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    MK08480 From USA
    missed opportunity
    January 9, 2014
    This is a low volume, simple folder that you throw away when it stops working. At 16,000 pieces per month we burned this up in less than a year and our warranty claim was rejected on the grounds of overuse. I would buy it again for a church or a small office but dont kid yourself this isn't made for high volumes.

    I am not salty about the warranty claim being rejected! I knew what I was getting when I spent $400ish. But since theres no maximum piece count listed anywhere I am giving this 3 stars instead of 5.
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    Yisrael From USA
    W57554
    December 9, 2013
    High marks for operation but I wish it was easier to repair. I don't know that you can do much better for the money though.
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    NSPQ From USA
    After 7 months...
    November 22, 2013
    My firm purchased this 4/10/2013. The plastic gears and motors don't exactly inspire confidence but the result is the same: The paper is folded exactly the way we've requested it. As of this moment it has worked admirably. My only remaining desire would be a device that also inserted the folded paper into an envelope for me.
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    HunterElectronix From USA
    Fulfills Requirements
    October 10, 2013
    Took it out of the box and ran 1500 bi folds. Already paid for itself! Probably done 5000 folds now over a 60 day period and I'm happy.
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    Brandip From USA
    Spent twice as much didn;t work
    September 12, 2013
    Very happy with our new 93M folding machine! I had a bad experience with another company who sold me a machine that cost $1,000 that never truly worked. I nearly just decided to do it all by hand but Whitaker recommended the 93M. Worked great out of the box, quick and easy setup, my partner and I are very happy. You get what you pay for doesnt seem to apply to this folder... in a good way!
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    GregSchumer From USA
    A+ Cusotomer Service
    September 3, 2013
    Thank you to Eric who received an order at 3pm and, by special request, was able to have it sent out the same day. My machine arrived on Friday just in time to run our 1,000 flyers for the parade. I had a small problem at first because there was a "dent" in the half folds I was running. Come to find out some of the adhesive tape used in packing had gotten stuck in there. I scratched it off with a nail and haven't had a single problem since then. Very good folder.
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    Centorcade Mobile From USA
    Plastic
    August 15, 2013
    They don't build them like they used to! My 20 year old paper folder bit the dust and I replaced it with a 93M. All of the plastic leaves something to be desired, especially when compared to my old metal folder, but it appears to be working just as well so far.
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    SJDC-Durango From USA
    Keep expectations in check
    August 2, 2013
    By reading the reviews you probably think this folder will never jam up, fold every piece of paper you have in your church, and cure cancer. Sadly none of the above are correct. It's a good folder but it's not a replacement for the real deal higher end models. Our budget was tight this year and instead of replacing our broken 206M with a 207M we chose this in an attempt to "save money." It ended up being a 6 month experiment that didn't work. Right away we realized that it wouldn't fold the 45 lb bond paper we used for special services and over the course of 90 days it just wasn't tolerating the 2000 pcs per week we ran through it. The slippage got so bad during our Easter folding that we just threw it out.

    This is a very good paper folder for the right environment. But everyone's situation is different. Fortunately it wasn't a terribly expensive lesson for us.
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    A.P.Hurdey From USA
    Two Months for NOTHING
    July 2, 2013
    I placed an order in April for my 93M and was immediately notified that the manufacturer was on backorder. Since I didn't want to pay more money for a folding machine I just waited. It took EIGHT WEEKS for my folder to arrive and when I plugged it in, it wouldnt even take one sheet from me. I won't be buying another MBM product again.
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    Franklin From USA
    no problems to report
    May 6, 2013
    Works exactly as advertised for our bulletins. I never owned another paper folder to compare it to tho but this gets the job done.
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    Lisa.turnage From USA
    Do Not Buy
    April 16, 2013
    First one arrived with an "OVERLOAD" error. RMA replaced it for another one with an "OVERLOAD" error. Nearly told them to forget about it but went ahead and asked again. The third box arrived crushed with a big hold in the side. Machine wouldn't even power on.

    Whitaker didn't fight me on the refund but I can't recommend this machine to anyone.
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    Colour Labratories From USA
    Short Run Quick Adjustment Machine
    April 4, 2013
    my outfit runs an old large air fed paper folder that services about a dozen regular clients. Since most of them are using 8.5" x 11" paper full bleed we picked up one of these little 93M's for the short runs. It's not nearly as fast as our air fed but it's a lot quicker to setup and operate, and a hell of a lot cheaper. I wouldn't dream of using this for a full run of 12,000 pieces at one time but it's perfect in a pinch.
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