Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder FEL3229901 + Click to enlarge

Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder

Cross Cut - 17 Per Pass - 9 gal Waste Capacity

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Shredder offers 100% Jam Proof System; ideal for one to three users
Shreds 17 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 and Energy Savings function
9 gal. wastebasket; 13-4/5"W x 17-4/5"D x 25-1/5"H

SKU
FEL3229901
Manufacturer
Fellowes, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number
3229901
Brand Name
Fellowes
Product Model
99Ci
Product Type
Paper Shredder
Color
Greys
Sheet Shred Capacity
17 Per Pass
Shred Type
Cross Cut
Shredding Item
Junk Mail
Shred Size
0.16" x 1.50"
Shred Speed
12 ft/m
Throat Width
9"
Run Time
40 Minute Off
Waste Capacity
9 gal
Security Level
Level 4
Recommended Number of Users
1-3
Noise Level Without Load
56 dB
Weight (Approximate)
36.40 lb
Limited Warranty
2 Year

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Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder
 
4.7

(based on 383 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (306)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet operation (318)
  • Jam resistance (317)
  • Safety features (313)
  • Sheet capacity (291)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (282)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (38)
  • Sheet capacity (22)
  • Quiet operation (17)
  • Jam resistance (15)
  • Well built / quality (11)

Best Uses

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Suggested Design Change

Before purchasing my Powershred 99Ci, I read numerous reviews on various web sites. Nearly all of them gave an excellent rating, which is unusual. I have observed that the preponderance of product reviewers...Read complete review

Before purchasing my Powershred 99Ci, I read numerous reviews on various web sites. Nearly all of them gave an excellent rating, which is unusual. I have observed that the preponderance of product reviewers only post reviews because they have had a bad experience. But, based on so many positive reviews, I decided to make the purchase. Overall, I think it was a good decision and I am mostly very pleased with the machine. It is extraordinarily quiet. My last shredder, a Fellowes SB-15C, was so noisy that I could not use it if anyone in the house was asleep as they could hear it. But this new machine is so quiet that it cannot be heard in the next room, even with the door open! I have been amused at the debate over whether a shredder can truly shred the maximum number of sheets as declared by the manufacturer (17 sheets for the 99Ci). Since so many papers come in different weights, I might be able to shred 25 very light weight (thin) sheets, while another person can only shred 10 sheets because their paper is much heavier (and therefore thicker). Perhaps manufacturers should declare a maximum and then specify what weight paper that maximum applies to. I have also found that when you shred large groups of sheets one after the other, the bin will appear fuller faster because the particles clump up as they hang from the blades and do not have much chance to fall into the bin (true of all shredders, regardless of brand, in my experience). Shredding fewer sheets at a time, even if you feed them continuously, allows time for the particles to fall into the bin without clumping. My main reason for writing this review is to suggest a couple of design changes, and hope that Fellowes sees it: The 99Ci has a basic problem when the bin is full and the "bin full" indicator light comes on. When that happens, the natural action is to pull the bin out and push the shredded material down into the bin, and perhaps to compress it to give room for more shredding. But, when you pull the bin out, as the rear of the bin comes forward, it dislodges whatever excess particles are clumped and hanging from the shredder blades and they fall behind the bin (see attached pictures). If you don't pull the bin out far enough, you don't see those particles, and when they build up too much, you cannot push the bin back in fully. To get around this, I tried pulling the bin out partially and reaching in to grab the material hanging from the shredder blades and push it down into the bin. I was sort of successful, but the inside of the upper front portion of the bin has many sharp edges, and I found I have to be very careful not to rub my arm on them or I will get scratches or cuts on my arm (see picture). My recommended design changes: 1) Make the edges of the inside of the front top of the bin rounded so you can reach in without getting scratched or cut. 2) Change the bin design so the top of the bin is substantially lower, say 6 inches lower than it is currently, and put the "bin full" detector at the top of the bin rather than on the underside of the shredding motor housing. This would result in either a smaller bin, or a taller machine to accommodate the current bin, but it might give more vertical space to give shredded particles a better chance to fall clear of the blades. "Bin full" would then indicate a truly full bin and not just that a bunch of particles are clumped and hanging from the blades, a "false indicator". AT THE SAME TIME, OR ALTERNATIVELY, change the bin design so that when you pull it out, the back edge of the bin "scrapes" the hanging particles into the bin. This might prevent the particles from falling behind the bin. OR, ALTERNATIVELY, change the mechanism so that when the bin is full, the machine "self-clears" the particles hanging from the blades, perhaps by running it in reverse for a few seconds. Perhaps, in this way, a "bin full" condition would only happen when the bin was truly full and not when the shredded particles have clumped and are hanging from the blades. Despite what sounds like a great deal of negativity on my part, I still love the machine! I will only have to deal with the bin full situation being annoying when shredding large amounts of paper, such as when I do my annual file drawer clean-out. I do not foresee this problem being an annoyance for normal day to day shredding. And, as a way to alleviate this problem, I will probably also shred fewer sheets at a time. My only other comment is it would be nice to have a more secure cut size at a lower price than is currently available.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good but poor design

I purchased the 99Ci shredder since I needed a bigger one to meet my needs. I was happy when it arrived. Overall it is a good shredder but it seriously lacks the quality necessary...Read complete review

I purchased the 99Ci shredder since I needed a bigger one to meet my needs. I was happy when it arrived. Overall it is a good shredder but it seriously lacks the quality necessary for the build. In particular, since taken out of the box (before the first use even) the drawer (where the clippings are stored) is very hard to close. In fact, at times it takes multiple tries in order to properly close it. This shredder is expensive when compared to the others for home office/household use so I was expecting a higher quality build. Unfortunately, that was not the case. While I am happy with the shredding capabilities, I am very disappointed with the design. I would likely NOT purchase this same shredder again.

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5.0

Very Nice Shreeder

By Feltoogood1

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

  • none

Best Uses

    Comments about Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

    This is a very durable, reliable shredder. I would highly recommend it.

     
    5.0

    POWERSHRED 99Ci

    By Charley5

    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

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

        My previous shredder failed to operate after many shredding cycles. I decided I needed a high powered shredder to enable continuous shredding within the limits of the shredder. So far the POWERSHRED 99Ci has performed as advertised. The only issue noticed is that the shredding's collect on one side of the Pullout Bin and pile up which gives a false full indication resulting in having to extract the Pullout Bin and manually spread the shredding's by hand.

         
        5.0

        Good Replacement

        By vtisa1

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • Jam Resistance
        • Quiet Operation
        • Safety Features
        • Secure Cut Size

        Cons

        • shred capacity

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

          This was a replacement for our small medical office. The shredder works as stated. Jam proof, small cut size. Just wish the bin held a bit more.

           
          5.0

          Excellent shredder

          By Maryl

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

              Excellent for business. Would highly recommend for home use also. I would love one of these at home. Love the ways it make you aware of how thick the sheet capacity you are inserting in the shredder. Holds a good amount of paper before changing bags.

               
              5.0

              The Powershred 99Ci

              By AMann

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Quality Construction
              • the rollers do not snap into place

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                This machine operates very efficiently and quickly, with very little noise and virtually no jamming. Only on one occasion did some paper get caught, but following the easy instructions to release the paper solved the problem immediately. I am very please with this purchase. The only difficulty was attempting to attach the rollers. They did not snap into place and I could not get them to stay in place, even after several attempts. However, the machine operates well without them.

                 
                5.0

                Anna

                By anna

                from Undisclosed

                Pros

                • Jam Resistance
                • Mess Reduction
                • 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 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                    This was my second Fellowes, I have never had any issues with the Fellowes shredders. have never had to have it serviced. I replaced my first shredder because I found I needed a larger capacity.

                     
                    5.0

                    Durable and Efficient

                    By SpeedyJones

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Mess Reduction
                    • 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 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                        The 99Ci paper shredder was purchased as replacement in my office and has proven to be a wonderful addition. The speed and power of the shredder has been able to cut through my stacks of up to 18 sheets. I put a lot of paper through it and it has not decreased in power at all. i love the shield over the cutting area for safety reason. It does a wonderful job on plastic credit cards as well. The style of the unit is compact, sleek, black and fits well in my office area. The last thing i should mention is it is very quiet. I have been impressed by the units quiet nature.

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect

                        By DrKdog

                        from Undisclosed

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                          Perfect for my home office. First I had to shred and fill 5 garbage bags to catch up on years old useless personal paperwork including disks, photos and files etc... Now mostly typical paperwork to help prevent identity theft. Very strong cutting power.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Product Durable and Dependable

                          By OAdmin

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Jam Resistance
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                              We are very happy with the Fellows Brands Shredders. It is very quiet and stands up to stress. This is the second Fellows Brand Shredder that our company has purchased and we are very happy with them.

                               
                              3.0

                              Some Improvement Needed

                              By BobbyR

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • Mess Reduction
                              • Safety Features
                              • Sheet Capacity
                              • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

                              Cons

                              • Jam Resistance
                              • Quiet Operation
                              • Secure Cut Size

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                Shredder jammed the second week of operation. It did not self reverse itself as advertised. I had to pull the jam out forcefully. My other complaint is that the size of the shred is larger than I expected. My old shredder produced smaller size shreds.

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