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Welcome to MyBinding video. Today we’re looking at the Fellowes Quasar 500 plastic comb binding machine. Designed for the small or medium size office, the Fellowes Quasar 500 is a great comb binding machine. Let’s watch it in action step by step. After practicing some scrap paper, begin with the covers. use the purple side margin control knob to adjust the margin to make sure everything is lined up consistently for your whole project. Slide your materials into the back slot and bring the lever down. Use both hands for consistent cutting. Continue punching through the rest of your project in small batches, 20 sheets or less of 20lb paper; the fewer the sheets, the easier the punch. When everything is punched, assemble your project in order. It’s time to bind your book. There is a compartment on the right side of the Quasar 500 that you can store some combs but also has a very handy measuring tool to determine which comb is the right size for your project. Simply slide your whole project into the slots to determine which round is the best. It’s now time to place the comb on the teeth of the machine. In comb binding, always keep your project faced down and the comb faced up. That way it doesn’t come apart in use. The trickiest part of comb binding is placing your project over the teeth of the comb. With some practice, you’ll become quite proficient. When all lined up, use the lever to close the teeth of the comb and you’re all set. With the Quasar 500, you can bind books with rounds that are up to 1 and 1/8 inch in diameter and you can use plastic oval combs as well up to 2 inches. For easy and convenient disposal, chips fall into a chip tray just below the machine. Comb binding is really that easy with the Quasar 500 by Fellowes. For more demos and reviews of this product and many more, check out MyBinding.com.