Fellowes Galaxy Comb Binding Machine Review (Electric and Manual)

Fellowes Galaxy Comb Binding MachineSo you’re looking for a good quality comb-binding machine and have come across the Fellowes Galaxy comb-binding machine. So now you’re wondering if it is any good. I will review some of the pros and cons of the Fellowes Galaxy. Fellowes makes the Galaxy in a manual version and an electric version. You will find the manual Fellowes Galaxy here and the electric Fellowes Galaxy here.

Fellowes has been making paper shredders for years now, but it has only been in the last few years that they started making binding machines. I have to say that their engineers seem to know what they are doing. The Fellowes Galaxy seems to be a pretty solid machine.

Both the manual and the electric versions of the Fellowes Galaxy claim to punch 25 sheets of paper at a time, which is a LOT of paper for a binding machine. I would personally recommend scaling that number back about 15-20%. This is just a good practice to keep in mind as most manufacturers give you the absolute maximum amount of sheets you can punch prior to breaking the machine.

Both the manual and the electric versions of the Galaxy are of a similar build quality. The internal components are made from metal and it features a stylish plastic shell. It includes a drawer where combs can be placed and an easy-to-use comb selector tool that helps you determine the correct size comb you need to use for the document you are binding.

One of my favorite features of the Fellowes Galaxy comb binding machines is the vertical load function. Because the paper loads vertically, it keeps the edge of the paper flush and makes it easier to keep the holes aligned, which can sometimes be an issue with hole-punch binding machines.

The biggest con, in my opinion, is the lack of selectable punching dies. I personally like to be able to disable punching dies. This helps eliminate annoying half-punched holes and is ideal for punching non-standard sizes of paper.

Overall I really like the Fellowes Galaxy comb binding machine. It gets the job done quickly. The biggest benefit of the electric over the manual Galaxy is the easy of using an electric motor. Other than that, there is no significant difference between the two versions of the galaxy.

I would not, however, put the Fellowes Galaxy in the same league as Akiles. Akiles still has a better build quality.

Here are some good alternatives to the Fellowes Galaxy:

Manual Alternatives

Electric Alternatives

You will find our entire selection of comb binding machines here. Have you used the Fellowes Galaxy? Post your comments here!

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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