The deck grew to around 600 cards. We can do all of the cards within 2 minutes 3-4 times over. The spring on the card slide is about the only thing that I would improve. Manually shuffling that many cards is a real pain, especially if small or arthritic hands are involved!. One side feeder sometimes needs a slight lift on the outside edge of the cards in order to feed smoothly.
It’s a little noisier, but we enjoy shuffling now, i stated that the machine could keep him amused for hours even without a game. The 6-Deck Automatic Card Shuffler is just what we needed. It gets the job done and is entertaining at the same time. Who knew such an inexpensive plastic contraption could work so well and be so much fun!. They’re plastic and not really that tough; but fo rthe cost they work fine.
This Automatic Card Shuffler 6 Deck will function using a Poker sized deck of cards or cards stating a size of 3.5”H x 2.5”W. Bridge sized cards are 3.5”H x 2.25” W, which are slightly narrow, and could work in this unit. In regards to the comparison of this unit and a ‘manual’ unit, the only difference is the pressing of a button vs. shuffling by hand.