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Welcome to MyBinding video. This is a product review of the Fellowes Quasar 500 Plastic Comb Binding Machine. The Quasar 500 is a manual comb binding machine designed for the small or medium sized office. It's inexpensive, well-made, and does a good job with a few limitations. Let's examine its features.
Most notably is its compact, sleek, stowaway design. We like it and its function is not compromised by the form. There's a small margin control knob on the left hand side that allows you to set your margins so all punches are done consistently throughout the project. The 500 was designed to punch 20 sheets of 20lb paper per lift. However, when we tried 20 sheets, we couldn't even get it into the slot. We found that 15 sheets was more reasonable and easily done. And of course, the large handle for left, right, or both handed punching is great.
When it comes to the binding step, there are a couple of built-in helps into the machine. There's a small tray at the base of the machine where you can carry some combs, however, not very many. When your project's completely been punched, slide it into the slot to determine which size comb is best for your project. This is very handy, indeed, especially to those who are new to comb binding. And we like the all metal construction to the comb opener.
For an all manual machine, the Quasar 500 does a really good job. Even if it can only punch 15 sheets, it's still a lot of punch. The system can open up both round and oval shaped combs and can go up to two inches in diameter. The punch pins are not disengageable, so non-normal size documents may prove difficult. It's also not an open throat design, so you can't do anything larger than 11 inches in width. Cleanup is easy with a removable chip tray. If a manual comb binder is all you need, for $200 or just a little over, the Quasar 500 by Fellowes is a great bet. For more demos and reviews of this product and many more, check out MyBinding.com.