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I was a bit hesitant to take the plunge and buy one for home use, but as the local stationers who had done this service for me previously has closed down & with working from home depriving me of access to a commercial version I went ahead and bought this after some research on Amazon.
Happy I did as worked straight out of the box and following the simple instructions pages are passing through easily and all have sealed perfectly. It may help that I have also gone with Fellows own laminating sheets, but these did seem a very good price on Amazon too, so was not a cost issue.
Small bit of advice for anyone using for the first time would be to stand the machine on something like a chopping board in order to protect whatever surface you stand it on a it can get quite hot and may cause damage to any delicate surfaces and take your time lining up the page as it enters the machine to ensue it starts out straight (there are 2 line markers at the page edges) as any twist will just get worse as it passes through the laminator.
Bought as a backup for my current Fellowes laminator. My daughter is a primary school teacher so my current Fellowes laminator is in almost constant use so a backup for emergencies is essential. So what to buy, naturally another Fellowes. Let's hope it sits in the box for a long time. Saying that, I took it out of the box, switched on and laminated a large number of sheets - worked perfectly.
Have just laminated 40 A4 posters and it works a treat. No jams, no fuss. It takes up to 125 microns, so will laminate 250 micron pouches (2 x 125) which are stiff. A4 feeds short edge first (portrait) so top edge bonded pouches work best, side ones can catch when going into rollers but only had a couple bend. Very pleased so far.
Bought to replace a 20+yr old Fellowes laminator which stopped heating. My how technology has moved on. So much better than the old one which gave excellent service. No longer need to use a cardboard carrier. Does not leave air bubbles. Very pleased with my purchase.
Fellowes Spectra A4 Home Office Laminator It is very good, but the overall size has been cut down to the bear minimum. Needed time to get used to it...had one or two false starts. My former Fellowes had worn out.
I needed this to make a communication book for my son. It is brilliant! Super easy to use and I laminated well over 100 pages on the first go. I've since used it to laminate some of his drawings and certificates. No problems at all heated up quick and done the job really well. Thank you
As an office product goes, this one gets five stars, it does not take long to warm up. Does not give off any smells when laminating and the heat is not too hot, which is environmentally friendly. Good sturdy and long lasting.