I just purchased the Fellowes Star+ 150 Manual Comb Binding Machine for some marketing and sales projects and wanted to share my product review.
Before this purchase, I had only ever used the heavy duty-binding machine at the local printing company, so I wasn’t sure how this light duty-binding machine would perform.
After using the binding machine regularly for only a couple of weeks I have to say that I am very impressed with the sturdy design and ease of use of this product.
I used this binder right out of the box to create half dozen presentations that were neat, easy to read and professional looking. I punched holes on pre-designed cover pages and added them to each presentation, along with a sturdy card stock back page, to give each package a finished look.
I am always revising my presentations, or adding updated pages to my office reading material, reports, or documents and this binding machine allows me the ability to modify a completed presentation by simply opening the binding comb and adding, or removing the necessary pages.
The Fellowes Star+ 150 Manual Comb Binding Machine features a vertical loading system for paper, which guarantees accurate positioning of paper and ensures perfectly aligned holes with every punch. That is important to me, because I don’t have time to reprint and re-punch paper when preparing a last minute presentation.
The product specifications say that you can punch up to 12 sheets at a time, but I recommend that you keep that to fewer than 8 pages at a time to ensure cleaner cuts and to lengthen the life of the cutting apparatus.
The machine is also designed to bind up to 150 pages per presentation and the perfectly located teeth allows for easy placement of pages and keeps everything neat and organized while you prepare your presentation.
Fellowes designers were thinking about their customers when they added a sleek pullout storage tray on the side that allows for quick access to approximately ten 3/4″ binding combs. This will undoubtedly save you precious time when you are running around trying to prepare a special business presentation at the last minute. The storage tray also includes a document thickness guide to help you decide which comb is best for your project.
The sleek and compact design, only 3.13 (H) x 17.69 (W) x 9.81 (D), makes it easy to store the binding machine on a shelf, or in any small space in your office.
At the time of purchase, this binding machine was available from Fellowes for only $115.99. You can also find the Fellowes Star+ 150 Manual Comb Binding Machine at any of the main office supply stores. I suggest using coupons from RetailMeNot.com, or Coupons.com, or any of the other coupon outlets, to see if you can save even more.
For light-duty binding, I give this product 5 Stars based on the price, value and quality.
This is a must have product for any small office and I highly recommend the Fellowes Star+ 150 Manual Comb Binding Machine.
- Light duty comb binding machine for the small office
- Manually punches up to 12 sheets at a time
- Binds up to 150 sheets with a 3/4” comb
- Allows user to punch & bind continuously for maximum productivity
- Loads vertically for accurate punch alignment
- Adjustable edge guide centers documents with ease
- Document thickness guide helps user select proper comb width
- Built-in comb storage tray for added convenience
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