Good but has Issues
I would rate this product as good but with some issues. I purchased the product at Staples and they sell the Laminator but not Fellowes brand pouches. So when using Staples brand pouches it required the pouch to be passed several times before it would seal it completely. I found that if I passed it through with the sealed edge first then rotated the pouch 180 degrees it would seal all 4 sides. Can not state if it seals the first time with Fellowes pouches. I intend on purchasing Fellowes pouches from online in the future to see if this fixes the issue.
July 2, 2012
Overall I'd rate this product pretty good. As for the lowered rating for performance and durability, I feel it inappropriate to even ask since I just purchased the unit two weeks ago. Maybe this question should be asked a year or so down the road when it's got some use under its belt. Its built like it should hold up but looks are often deceiving.
March 19, 2012