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FEL3227901

Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder

Cross Cut - 14 Per Pass - 6 gal Waste Capacity

Reg. Price $459.98

Our Price $207.99 EachEach

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Shredder offers 100% Jam Proof System; ideal for a single user
Shreds 14 sheets per pass into 5/32" x 1-1/2" Cross-Cut pieces; Security level P-4
9" throat accepts paper, staples, paper clips, credit cards and CDs
Features SafeSense, auto start/stop, bin full indicator; sheet capacity selector and SilentShred
6 gal. wastebasket; 15.4"W x 10.4"D x 21.9"H
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SKU
FEL3227901
Manufacturer
Fellowes, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number
3227901
Brand Name
Fellowes
Product Model
79Ci
Product Type
Paper Shredder
Color
Black
Sheet Shred Capacity
14 Per Pass
Shred Type
Cross Cut
Shredding Item
Junk Mail
Shred Size
0.16" x 1.50"
Shred Speed
11 ft/m
Throat Width
9"
Run Time
20 Minute Off
Waste Capacity
6 gal
Security Level
Level 4
Recommended Number of Users
1
Noise Level Without Load
54 dB
Weight (Approximate)
28.20 lb
Limited Warranty
2 Year

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Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder
 
4.8

(based on 770 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (631)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Jam resistance (674)
  • Quiet operation (667)
  • Safety features (608)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (585)
  • Quality construction (579)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (88)
  • Sheet capacity (39)
  • Quiet operation (29)
  • Secure cut size (29)
  • Well built / quality (26)

Best Uses

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Startling Surprise

I’m a collector, an octogenarian, so have for many years saved cards, letters and poetry from my husband, mother, children and friends; love letters from old boyfriends;...Read complete review

I’m a collector, an octogenarian, so have for many years saved cards, letters and poetry from my husband, mother, children and friends; love letters from old boyfriends; receipts, and records of work and business, all too personal to throw in the curbside trash. Did I want my children to encounter this mountain of paper clutter? NO! So I bought three shredders one-by-one. By file fifteen, or less in one case, they clattered, stopped, had to be begged to take one sheet at a time. Finally growing discouraged I started looking at other people’s opinions of better shredders; perusing reviews by those who’d tested several shredders and discovered the Fellowes PS-79Ci had a good reputation. I bought one, however I was dubious of its staying power. I am having a grand surprise. To empty the previous shredders I had to lift off the tops which were awkward and heavy. And they all filled much too quickly. My Fellowes container is large enough to hold one stuffed file which works for me, the weight being just right to manage as I slide out the basket and dump the pieces into a garbage bag. Too often the other shredders were hot, quit working, always before I could get the contents of one file folder through them. This shredder gets hot after about three stuffed files. That’s just right, too, for I’m tired of sitting by then, ready to walk around for awhile, smell my roses and admire the moss rose … or start lunch, drink a cup of coffee, relax. Forty-six large black garbage bags of shredded paper later, I am thankful to all of the people who suggested I buy one. I estimate I have forty-six more bags at least to go, but now have the faith … my Fellowes is up to the job. And happily, in a final win-win, a nephew is plowing under the shredded material as mulch for his next year’s garden so my lifelong collection of memories will live on. I visualize them now … as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers.

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Bad power switch

I bought my PS-79ci shredder about 8-1/2 years ago. It worked great for the first few years but they it got hard to turn on. After a few tries with the...Read complete review

I bought my PS-79ci shredder about 8-1/2 years ago. It worked great for the first few years but they it got hard to turn on. After a few tries with the switch it would finally start but over the last few years it has taken more tries with the power button to get it to turn on. Now it won't turn on completely at all. It will momentarily light up and stay on for about 2-3 seconds but then turn off. This is poor quality to me. Even thought the shredder is 8-1/2 years old I haven't used it to its full potential. Not even close. I have probably emptied the bag about 3 times per year so the shredder really didn't get used like it is built to be used. For that reason I don't think there should be any problem with the switch or turning it on and keeping it on.

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5.0

Replaced a Fellowes DM8C

By Donz

from Undisclosed

Pros

  • Jam Resistance
  • Quality Construction
  • Quiet Operation
  • Safety Features
  • Secure Cut Size
  • Service Guarantee
  • Sheet Capacity
  • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
  • Warranty

Cons

  • none!

Best Uses

    Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

    I finally broke my current Fellowes DM8C shredder that only lasted through 8 years of abuse! Fed more then it's rated number of pages and jammed it often. I put stuff in it that didn't need to fed into a non-commercial shredder. Wasn't aware of need to oil, so it NEVER was oiled. I will treat my new 79ci with more respect and I expect to it will outlast me. I can live with the smaller chad bin considering the new features like safety, anti-jam, and the casters are a real plus.

     
    5.0

    A Great Shredder

    By drumcom

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

    • Jam Resistance
    • Mess Reduction
    • Quality Construction
    • Quiet Operation
    • Safety Features
    • Secure Cut Size
    • Service Guarantee
    • Sheet Capacity
    • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
    • Warranty

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

        We bought our Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder based on reviews that I found online. Our Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder allows us to shred all of our sensitive paper quickly and quietly without us having to stop to wait for it to cool down. It is much quieter and faster than our old shredder that it replaced. We are pleased with the overall quality of the shredder.

         
        5.0

        Smooth operation

        By BigMama55

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • Jam Resistance
        • Quality Construction
        • Quiet Operation
        • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

        Cons

        • it is a little messy to empty the bin.

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

          It runs smoothly and fairly quiet compared to other brands I have used. So far very happy with it. Only had it in use for a week.

           
          5.0

          Review for Fellowes Powershred 79Ci

          By Ruell

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

          • Jam Resistance
          • Quality Construction
          • Quiet Operation
          • Safety Features
          • Sheet Capacity
          • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

              This shredder is very strong and quiet. Great purchase for our needs.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent purchase.

              By victoria

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

              We appreciate the solid performance of this shredder.

               
              5.0

              EXCELLENT PRODUCT

              By NEBQUIN

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              Pros

              • Jam Resistance
              • Mess Reduction
              • Quality Construction
              • Quiet Operation
              • Safety Features
              • Secure Cut Size
              • Service Guarantee
              • Sheet Capacity
              • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
              • Warranty

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                  This was the first time I purchased this product and it was awesome. The reasons why I liked this product because of the safety features, sheet capacity, quiet operation, jam resistance, secure cut size, shreds credit wards, staples and CDs and many other useful features which cannot be found with other brands of shredder.

                   
                  5.0

                  The just right shredder

                  By cloudflyer

                  from Undisclosed

                  Pros

                  • Jam Resistance
                  • Mess Reduction
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Quiet Operation
                  • Safety Features
                  • Secure Cut Size
                  • Service Guarantee
                  • Sheet Capacity
                  • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
                  • Warranty

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                      This is a super shredder; just what we needed for our home office. It is quiet, efficient, and performs as advertised. Great addition.

                       
                      5.0

                      Outstanding Security

                      By NavyVet

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Jam Resistance
                      • Mess Reduction
                      • Quality Construction
                      • Quiet Operation
                      • Safety Features
                      • Secure Cut Size
                      • Service Guarantee
                      • Sheet Capacity
                      • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
                      • Warranty

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                          This is an excellent replacement for our old strip shredder which jammed after many years of use. It is quieter, faster, safer, and much more secure with its cross-cut shredding capability. I would highly recommend it to all home/small business users.

                           
                          5.0

                          Fellowes Powershred 79Ci

                          By Kelcon

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Jam Resistance
                          • Quality Construction
                          • Quiet Operation
                          • Safety Features
                          • Sheet Capacity
                          • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                              We ordered the Shredder through Amazon. It came in 2 days. Very happy with the quality and performance of the unit.

                               
                              5.0

                              Powershred 79Ci Jam Proof Shredder

                              By Hogleg

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Jam Resistance
                              • Mess Reduction
                              • Quality Construction
                              • Quiet Operation
                              • Safety Features
                              • Secure Cut Size
                              • Service Guarantee
                              • Sheet Capacity
                              • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
                              • Warranty

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                  I've only used it 4 times but it worked perfectly every time. Great product.

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