HP fax / all in one printer (to be used for a fax) Any sugestions on buying a new one?

Hi, at our office we have an hp 1040 fax machine
naand it had a recall due to being a fire hazard. Hp gave us a list of printers that they will issue up to $100 for a refund, so what you have to do is mail them the 1040 fax machine roller, allong with a receipt showing you purchased a new hp fax / all in one printer.

Here is a list of printers they will give us credit on:
http://faxrecall.hpordercenter.com/US-en/uspl.aspx

I was looking at models that looked similar to the fax in the photo above (the only ones are the hp 2140 and hp 640 fax machines) but the reviews say they commonly take in too many sheets of paper and some pages end up not getting scanned, when you put more then 4 or 5 items in the scanner. That is the same problem we have with the 1040 fax. I would like to buy one that can scan 5 or 6 pages with no problems, so does anyone know if the all in one style printers have a better or worse auto document feeder? (compared to the style in the photo abvove).?

We do not need any of the all in on functions (we have a printer and also have a full size coppier, so the only function it will have is to be used as a fax machine). So given that, would I be better off to just buy the hp 2140 or the 640? Or would the all in one be better to use as a fax?
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
I very rarely use the FAX functionality; but I do frequent multiple-page scans, and have not had any jamming and/or multiple page "grab" problems with my Officejet Pro 8600.

I assume a fax would be "pulling" at a somewhat different rate, so that could change the outcome a bit, but I don't think so.

In any event, the printer can be purchased for $150 ... and you're going to get $100 of that back, so it's certainly a good value !!

http://www.staples.com/HP-Officejet-Pro-8600-e-All-in-One-Printer/product_366000?cid=PS:GooglePLAs:366000&KPID=366000
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hydrive1902Author Commented:
Great, thanks for the helpful info. Since the ADF reader for that model you sugested says it can hold 35 pages max, so it gives me the impression that it will work better then the 1040 fax because that was rated at 10 pages maximum. I found a staples coupon for 15% off, combine that with the $100 check that HP is going to send, and thats a pretty good price. I think the total will be  $32 and some change!
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