Summary: Panasonic fax machines were not available in any of the big chain stores local to me. Brother was the only brand I could find. The toner cartridges are available at the major office supply chains and online. Laser is a much better choice than thermal or ink ribbon/carbon paper machines.
Pros: I have used Panasonic faxes in the past and they are workhorses. This is no exception. It is fast, easy to setup and use, and has many advanced features that you can but are not required to use. It makes great fast copies too. I highly recommend these over Brother. For a laser fax you can't go wrong with this.
Summary: i am in the business of electronics and office supplier since last 9 year. In this period i supply more than 25 units in corporate sectors and i get just 5% complain ratio from costumers. KX-FL511 is heavy duty, low maintenance budget, and easy to operate in every type of environment.
Summary: No problems w/machine except that it constantly feeds multiple pages together!! Has always done this no matter what weight paper is fed into it. Causes a lot of lost time identifying which pages didn't actually get faxed.
Summary: Would like to see an updated version of this fax.. maybe faster transmission speed if possible, addition of some type of flash memory to store more junk fax numbers.
Pros: We've had this model in our office ever since I've worked here, which is 5 or 6 years now.
Cons: It has a built in junk thing that can reject faxes from people you put on a list, but it can only store 10 numbers. We get "spam"/"junk" faxes all the time, so having only 10 numbers to block is pretty useless.
Summary: This is one of my worst experiences with a product, and the followup service. If this is not covered under the warranty, I will never purchase a Panasonic product again.
Pros: The price seemed reasonable for the number of features. Can't say anything more than that at this point because it broke before we could use it for the first time.
Cons: The toner cartridge gets installed into the drum unit, which itself has to be installed. The toner cartridge has to be rotated once placed in the drum. When I did that a metal shield rotated from inside the drum unit and came out of the drum on one side. At that point the toner cartridge and drum unit were no longer functional.
Summary: The company purchased this machine over 15 years ago. We are now in need of a new machine and we are going to purchase the very same one. A good work horse, great for a small office. We also researched other machines, and the reviews were not very promising. So if it worked so well for over 15 years why not buy another.
Summary: This is my second Panasonic fax machine. Both worked without a hitch. I junked my first one because it was almost the same cost to replace the toner and the drum unit as to buy a new machine. The other fax machine worked well but was a few years old and this unit had better features.
Pros: Great functions, Easy setup, Fast warm up, Good quality prints, Doesn't cost much