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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 740 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (606)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (104)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Jam resistance (646)
  • Quiet operation (641)
  • Safety features (583)
  • Quality construction (579)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (559)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (86)
  • Sheet capacity (39)
  • Secure cut size (28)
  • Quiet operation (27)
  • Well built / quality (25)

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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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Underwhelmed?

Not sure what all of the praise is about. It is quiet. It seems powerful. It does shred. On the other hand, it's incredibly messy. It is impossible to empty the bin...Read complete review

Not sure what all of the praise is about. It is quiet. It seems powerful. It does shred. On the other hand, it's incredibly messy. It is impossible to empty the bin without spilling shreds on the floor. The bin regularly dislodges, causing it to stop working (a safety feature) until you realign the bin. The full bin sensor is so sensitive it registers a full bin when the bin is only half full-- meaning you have to pull the bin out, spill some shreds, and pat down the trash in order to keep shredding. You have to shred something reasonably thick in order to activate the shredder, for example I cannot shred a single receipt or single sheet of paper-- just too flimsy to activate the shredder. Generally I have to shred at least 3 sheets at a time, and receipts must be fed in with something more substantial. The safety feature that shuts the machine off if your hands touch it is more annoying than useful. I keep tweezers next to the machine to defeat this safeguard.

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4.0

Nice and durable

By Printer

from Undisclosed

Pros

  • Mess Reduction
  • Quality Construction
  • Safety Features
  • Secure Cut Size
  • Sheet Capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Just received and worked on the first try. Easy to put together. I recommend putting the casters on for easy mobility. The safety features are excellent. Came with the oil and a few sample bags. Tested well on the first try. It wasn't any louder than the last shredder we had for years. Seems good but just received it. It is sleek and looks great in the workplace. It does take 16 sheets of 20# bond paper. Like the pull out waste container, less mess than a device where you have to pull up on the shred mechanism to remove the waste. So far, good to use.

       
      5.0

      bobbyr

      By Bobthebuilder

      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 was amazed at how this machine performs. It is fast, is safe to use and very quiet. The shredded material would not allow anyone to decipher any information on any documents shredded. I am totally satisfied with this product and would recommend it to anyone. This machine is well built with a lot of features and durability to last.

           
          5.0

          Slam Dunk

          By Batman

          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 shredder is a BEAST! I bought it to replace one that sounded like a wood chipper, had a wire-frame receptacle that leaked scraps of paper like a french-fry basket, and took more breaks than a municipal employee. It also required that I lift off the shredding mechanism to empty the scraps that hadn't already leaked out. Yes. I would have liked a receptacle larger than six gallons. But I didn't want to spend the extra money for the extra capacity. This shredder does everything I want it to do â€" quietly, reliably, and safely. And the part about handling staples and paper clips is absolutely true.

               
              5.0

              Better than my previous top line model

              By Bigbridge

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Jam Resistance
              • lack of occasional minor problems
              • Quality Construction
              • quality throughout
              • Quiet Operation
              • Safety Features
              • Sheet Capacity
              • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
              • simple to use
              • value for dollar

              Cons

              • bigger bin desirable

              Best Uses

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

                After wife tried to run complete checkbook through my previous Fellowes top of line home shredder, bought about 1995 and used almost daily since (now 1/2017), and broke gear teeth on the head unit, I decided to pamper myself with another Fellowes cross-cut feature laden shredder. The 79Ci seemed the best to me, without the nebulous extra features of the models just above it. I ordered it through Amazon, installed it, and could not be happier with my choice. It overcomes the only 2 things I disliked about my previous shredder, jamming on too many sheets and the auto shred light stopping due to paper dust over it. The only (minor) issues I have with this new model is the bin not being as large as I would like for a shredder that can do so many sheets so fast, and its bin not being shaped to make it easy to install a bin bag to hold the shredded product, both of which were better on my previous mid-90's model. Both items are easily solved with the new models, and I recommend a larger bin model to all, as having to stuff the shredded material down into a more compact size so one can continue shredding, is a nuisance. Overall, this is the best shredder I have used, including the much bigger ones at my last office, and I recommend it to anyone who can afford it, with the proviso that this is a very reasonably priced shredder - about the same price I paid in mid-90's for the then top of line home office model - and just as durable as far as I can tell after just a month's use.

                 
                5.0

                Great Shredder

                By RBF14

                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 one of the few items I have bought in the last 10 years that does exactly what it's supposed to do. We had to shred all the legal papers of a relative that passed away let me tell you it did that so easy and so quickly it was unbelievable. If you're looking for a great Shredder that is easy to use with no hassles check this one out this is the one

                     
                    5.0

                    awesome machine

                    By partsguy13

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Jam Resistance
                    • Quality Construction
                    • Quiet Operation
                    • Safety Features
                    • Secure Cut Size
                    • Sheet Capacity

                    Cons

                    • parts expensive diagnostics not strong in manual

                    Best Uses

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

                      2nd purchase only because parts were too expensive

                       
                      5.0

                      great product

                      By hottangv8

                      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:

                          easy to set up, quiet operation, no need to turn on, great idea for the shredding of dvd's and cd's. nice size bin. we are VERY happy with our purchase of your product.

                           
                          4.0

                          Great shredder

                          By AGED

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Quiet Operation
                          • Safety Features
                          • Secure Cut Size
                          • Sheet Capacity

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              This shredder is so efficient and quiet. The whole building no longer has to hear when I shred documents. My only issue is that for as big as it is, it seems to want to be emptied earlier than even my small one does. That being said, it does tell you it is full, instead of jamming like my old one does. Would recommend it.

                               
                              2.0

                              Disappointed

                              By delts

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Quiet Operation

                              Cons

                              • Safety Features
                              • Sheet Capacity

                              Best Uses

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

                                Rolling wheels make it difficult to use - have to brace the shredder against something else to use. Very difficult to get paper into the shredder - can NOT put in just one or two pieces because the "safety" mechanism won't slide out of the way. It simply crunches up the paper. Have to put at least four sheets in to make it stiff enough to push the safety mechanism out of the way. Works OK if you have lots of paper, but if you have an odd couple sheets to do, you have to fold them to make it stiffer so it will enter the shredder.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Seems to be an excellent product

                                By ddmcconn

                                from Undisclosed

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • plastic components may not hold up well

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I just received and set-up my shredder. It was well packed, easy to assemble, and seems to work well. I was most surprised at how quiet it is. It has all the features I was looking for - greater than 5-6 pages can be shredded at once, it can handle staples and small paperclips, shreds CDs and credit cards, has a pull out trash/recycle bin, easy to see when full as well as an indicator light, came with oil and applicator, on wheels so easily moved, energy efficient, and lots of safety devices built in. My only complaint is the shredder head is very heavy. Good thing you only have to handle it once or twice. Document the CRC # on the bottom of the shredder head before putting it on; that way you don't have to mess with it when you go to register.

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