Summary: As a CPA in a medium size Tax Accounting firm, I spend a lot of time calculating & adding numbers. I specialize in Taxes. I've been an Accountant, working in Public Accounting for the last 7 years. This replaced my last adding machine that was a Casio... After having it a few weeks, I started to enjoy the ergonomic shape & ease of use.
Adding machine paper tape jams make this unit a loser.
Robert L. Johnson "cycling bob", Amazon
5 November 2014
Summary: I am a CPA and have used Sharp adding machines for 20+ years with no problems. There is a paper tape jamming problem with the Sharp EL-2630PIII. My office is now in my home so there has been very light use. Purchased on 7/21/2013. Last week about 10/27/14 the adding machine tape jammed so badly at the tape feeding roller it was impossible to fix. The jam is out of sight under the tape feeding roller. There is no access.
Poor quality tape feeding mechanism; calculator unusable after less than 2 months
10 October 2014
Summary: Do not purchase this item. No stars. I purchased it in August and it is already not feeding the printing tape through. I just spent one hour trying to get the paper to feed through properly. Paper ripped and a very small piece broke off. It is now stuck. I unscrewed the back as suggested in a google search. That did not produce a clear way to get at the stuck paper. Poor quality and no recourse after only using since August 2014.
Excerpt: I came on here to get customer service number as I am on 3rd one in a year, after using same one for 12 years. I was actually RELIEVED to find that two others were experiencing the same issues as me - constant paper jam underneath and finally cannot use anymore as you cannt get underneath to clear it and end up having to bend parts to maybe get it to clear and work again. Do not buy this!!
Sharp EL-2630PIII Deluxe Heavy Duty Color Printing Calculator
25 July 2014
Excerpt: I work in an accounting department and need a ten-key calculator to do large calculations. I want to make sure that everything is in order when I do accounting work because, quite frankly, I could get fired if my calculations are off.
Summary: This calculator is great, until you experience a paper jam. I have purchased and sent back three of these now, due to the paper jam issue. Once the jammed paper gets behind / under the roller plate, there is no way to get it out. The only way I can see to get the jammed paper out is to take the entire machine apart. Just happened again. Frustrating. I'm sick of dealing with it, so I'll be looking for a different brand or model.