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

Cross Cut - 14 Per Pass - 6 gal Waste Capacity

Reg. Price $459.98
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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

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 758 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (620)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Jam resistance (664)
  • Quiet operation (656)
  • Safety features (599)
  • Quality construction (579)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (574)

Cons

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

Best Uses

No Best Uses

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Happy with purchase

By Teophila

from Undisclosed

Pros

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

Cons

  • Quiet Operation

Best Uses

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

    Decided to go with a better name brand and happy I did! love the features on this product especially the power saver. Caught up with all our shredding with no problems. Love the fact I was given instructions on how to oil the product with a small bottle included.

     
    5.0

    Powershred® 79Ci - Awesome purchase

    By Scanman

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I have been using this shredder for a couple of weeks now. I had a large amount of papers, some CD's and old credit cards that had accumulated and this shredder ate them up like magic. It is relatively quiet considering what it is doing and so far extremely dependable. It is very well made and is perfect for my needs. I scan anything important and then feed them to the shredder.

         
        5.0

        Solid machine

        By Believer

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            This machine is a very well built unit........feels heavy duty and the reason I purchased it was for the shredding capacity as well as the price point. This was a refurbished machine. I did spend more than I wanted, however, I knew the Fellowes name is quality and was willing to spend more for the longevity.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Bad power switch

            By BaeBae

            from Undisclosed

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • bad power switch/electrical
            • Quality Construction
            • Service Guarantee
            • Warranty

            Best Uses

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

              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.

              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              79Ci

              By Monreal

              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

              • oil requirement/expense of oil

              Best Uses

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

                Compared to my previous shredder: AMAZING-EFFICIENT-QUIETER

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Shredder Ever

                By Kitkat05291959

                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 the best shredder that we have ever owned. It is worth a little extra money to have such a great item. It is nice and quiet too!!!

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great and safe shredder

                    By OLuckyMe

                    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

                      Best Uses

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

                        PowerShred 79Ci is just what I needed...I have tried other brands and was disappointed! This shredder I can use without any problem and I have arthritis in hands and am over 70yrs old! My grandchildren like to help me shred and it safe for them too! So glad I found this shredder for all the papers I must shred like mine and my relatives personal papers! It really is the "World's Toughest Shredder"!

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Product!

                        By Psychgirl

                        from Undisclosed

                        Pros

                        • Jam Resistance
                        • Quality Construction
                        • Quiet Operation
                        • Safety Features
                        • Secure Cut Size
                        • 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 the second Fellowes shredder we've purchased for our small office. The previous one lasted 8 years!! We have tried other shredders, but have found them to be junk, for lack of a better word. Now, I'm spoiled and will only buy this brand due to their durability, features, selection, and price. Definitely would recommend!!

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great product, we are happy with the purchase!

                            By Gemmyb

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • Jam Resistance
                            • Quiet Operation
                            • Secure Cut Size
                            • Sheet Capacity

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                My company purchased the Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder after much deliberation; this was the first replacement in I don't know how many eon years!!! Being skeptical and thinking we will see...now we have had this shredder for quite a few months and so far it has proved us wrong...about the only complaint and is not because any fault of its own...is an issue with the cleaning crew who keep leaving the bin disengaged every-time they empty it out...but thus far, this shredder is everything it claims, quiet, efficient, and jam resistant.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Shredder so far

                                By Toolchamp

                                from Undisclosed

                                Pros

                                • Jam Resistance
                                • Mess Reduction
                                • Quality Construction
                                • Quiet Operation
                                • Safety Features
                                • Sheet Capacity
                                • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
                                • the casters make it easy to roll in/out of closet
                                • Warranty

                                Cons

                                • none yet!

                                Best Uses

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

                                  So far I am very pleased with this purchase. I bought my 79Ci about 2 months ago. It made it through my annual tax time cleanup where I shred 100's of papers (some with staples) at a time, without an issue. I am most impressed with how quiet it is compared to my old shredder. The sheet capacity is also impressive. This is a work horse for any home or small office. The basket helps a great deal minimizing the mess.

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