top pick
Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder FEL3227901 + Click to enlarge

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
Each

QTY
IN STOCK!

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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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

(based on 730 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (599)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (102)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Jam resistance (639)
  • Quiet operation (632)
  • Quality construction (579)
  • Safety features (574)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (553)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (86)
  • Sheet capacity (38)
  • Secure cut size (28)
  • Quiet operation (27)
  • Well built / quality (25)

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.

VS

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.

Reviewed by 730 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Very efficient for dental office or practice!

By LFOS

from Undisclosed

Pros

  • Jam Resistance
  • Quiet Operation
  • Service Guarantee
  • Sheet Capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This shredder is great to have deskside. It can handle shredding a good amount of paper at one time and it is also very quiet compared to some other shredders. It is also a great size for conserving desk space.

       
      5.0

      Best Shredder!

      By SCampbell

      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 had my shredder about a week but it is hands-down the BEST shredder I've ever purchased. I've had big shredders and small shredders and this Fellowes shredder is quieter, has more features, and looks the best. LOVE IT so far!!!

           
          4.0

          Home Use

          By Cobber

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              This model Fellowes 79Ci shredder has performed well at home shredding several sheets as well as staples. I sou;d recommend for home use.

               
              5.0

              Great Product

              By Gina

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Very quiet and easy to use. Never had it jam yet. I'm very happy with it.

                   
                  4.0

                  President

                  By Melanzane

                  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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I thought that the 79Ci that I purchased 6 years ago would last longer. I maintained the shredder periodically and oiled it as necessary. I do not know what the average life expectancy of the shredder is. I used it 2-3 days a week with average use (40 sheets a day)

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Say goodbye to junk mail

                      By cmolle97

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Jam Resistance
                      • Quality Construction
                      • Quiet Operation
                      • Safety Features
                      • Sheet Capacity
                      • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
                      • shreds junk mail without opening the envelope

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          My prior shredder jammed and then completely stopped working so I needed a new one. One thing I do not like is junk mail. With my old shredder, I had to open every piece of mail, junk mail included, and then feed no more than 6 sheets in it at a time. Shredding took a long time and was a chore that no one wanted to do. Researching the various shredders on the market, I found the 79Ci and, based on other reviews and its specifications, I purchased it. Just received it and started shredding 'unopened' mail and this shredder handled it with ease! The 79Ci is quiet when shredding and has a gauge on the right side that indicates how close you are getting to its maximum number of pages it can shred. Very handy to know. I am just very pleased that I can just shred the mail while it is still in the envelopes. Thank you!!!

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Amazing Shredder!

                          By BrittA100

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              I recently purchased this shredder and it is incredible. It lets you know ahead of time before you have the chance of entering too many papers in with its sensor. It lets you know when it needs to cool down and it lets you know when it needs to be emptied so that you can prevent it getting overfilled or jammed. I love this shredder! It is jam (free) packed with everything a shredder needs!

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              My First Shredder

                              By Hookey

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Mess Reduction
                              • Quality Construction
                              • Quiet Operation
                              • Safety Features
                              • Sheet Capacity
                              • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
                              • Warranty

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I received the shredder and began using it within a couple of days. It is very easy to use and I have had no problem at all with it.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  farmer

                                  By Anonymous

                                  from Undisclosed

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      is very quiet and works very well, would recommend it

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Fellowes 79Ci

                                      By ShredIt

                                      from Undisclosed

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          The first Fellowes shredder I purchased lasted over 20 years, so I decided to purchase another Fellowes when that one finally bit the dust. The 79Ci is great! It not only does a fantastic job of crosscut into small pieces; it does it with exceptionally quiet operation. I also like the built in safety features, which are a must if there are small children and/or pets around. It may cost a bit more than some of the others, but it is well worth the difference.

                                          Displaying reviews 1-10

                                          Back to top

                                          Previous | Next »