We use this binder to store our Board minutes and have found it to be a great product. This is our second one we have purchased and our first has lasted through five years of use and still looks brand new. In the past we have ordered expensive binders that are advertised for storage of minutes but this binder is just as durable, easier to use and works even better. But what really makes it better is the cost because it is less than half of what we have spent in the past on the expensive binders!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I had the company buy two of these 5" binders with double lock D ring security locking mechaninsm because they needed to hold a large number of important documents. We sent the first two we received back because the vinyl coverings were cracked when they arrived. The next two were not cracked but seemed thin, sure enough within three months of putting them in use the seams completely tore apart leaving the binding rings and support plate the only thing holding our documents together. We are going back to Avery, who is a little more expensive but who puts out a quality product.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend