This is the 2nd one of these we have bought in the last 3 years. The components through which the holes are punched are not steel. I have had one of them break on each of these machines. For the price they should be steel.
I've had this machine for 5 years and it has worked like a champ for my construction office filing - and if you work in a construction office, you know how monumental that is!!But then... my boss tried to jam too many pages in it!! I've tried them all and thank God you still have this one.....
We have gone through about 5 electric hole punchers in the last 2 years and either they break, are slow or inefficient. We purchased this one thinking lets try one more and when it arrived it was HUGE! It also is better suited for a 3 hole puncher rather then a 2 hole. For a fast paced office it is time consuming to line up the paper with the line on the machine oh and remember to make sure the correct position is on.
It also punches the holes very close to the edge of the paper.