Excerpt: This is my second machine. The first one lasted 3 years with little trouble. Basically I wore it out and to replace the individual parts would have cost more than to purchase a new machine. Changing toner cartridges and drum units is a simple process. I also added a second tray so it would print both letter and legal paper. Not the fastest machine but fast enough for my needs. I hope this one serves me as well as the first.
Summary: This printer is an absolute disaster. I bought one for our small business a couple years ago and it was wonderful at first. The power surge issue was noticeable (makes lights in our office building flicker when it comes out of sleep - no breaker trips but still interesting/alarming) but it never caused any real issues.
Summary: Use: We are currently using 3 of these in a distributed, corporate network environment Pros: - Economical Toner (we buy the TN-780, and while I haven't aggressively reviewed yields, I can tell you that they run for a LONG time). - Screen - while scrolling through letters to enter a Wi-Fi password is a little bit of a drag, it is 30 seconds of pain and it's done. I am getting away from the conventional, wired network and these have worked out fantastically.
Summary: Please let me address the power issues being brought up here. I do NOT have a GFI outlet for this. In addition, I have a power strip plugged into that outlet, which powers BOTH this laser printer and a Dell desktop PC. With both gadgets plugged in to the same place (15 amp circuit) and both gadgets ON - I can print just fine. Yes that's right. The printer works flawlessly and the Windows-7 PC desktop works without a hitch.
Real workhorse of a printer...now if I can only get the grayscaling function to work!
ken yasuda, Amazon
3 May 2014
Summary: This is a very fast, efficient printer that I absolutely love...the duplex function works terrific and I printer over 2,500 pages over the first few days...unfortunately, when I started printing pages (PDF format) that contained quite a bit of grayscaling, could not get the printer to recognize this lighter shading...tried all the settings and after 2 calls with Brother support (over 5 hours in total!), came to the conclusion that this printing function won't work..
Summary: Based on reviews and specs, I was excited to install this printer and use it for our hotel operation. It ran well for about 3 months, after which it would overheat and pause after every page of a multi-page print. After taking it to an authorized Brother vendor, the error code revealed a defective fuser and power source (after about 6000-7000 copies).
Summary: We bought this HL6180DW Brother printer in August of 2012. Initially, machine worked quite well. Around 14 months later (you know, right after warranty expired), the quality of the printing began to degrade. We tried new toner and drum, updated all applications, drivers and firmware. We also tried numerous setting combinations to see if could improve print quality. Unfortunately, print outs are getting worse and worse.