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

Reg. Price $588.48
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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 373 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (297)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (64)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Jam resistance (311)
  • Quiet operation (311)
  • Safety features (305)
  • Sheet capacity (283)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (274)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (38)
  • Sheet capacity (22)
  • Quiet operation (16)
  • Jam resistance (14)
  • Well built / quality (10)

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

2nd Fellowes

By NLAdmin

from Undisclosed

Pros

  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      The last Fellowes shredder lasted over a dozen years so the boss insisted on another one.

       
      5.0

      Nice!

      By Imahappycustomer

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • Quality Construction
      • Quiet Operation
      • Sheet Capacity
      • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
      • Warranty

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Omgosh! so much quieter than our old one! Seems to be doing good job. The cross cut is not as small as I anticipated but it works! Thank you!

           
          5.0

          Purchased today

          By Billy

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

          • Quiet Operation
          • Safety Features
          • Sheet Capacity

          Cons

          • Mess Reduction

          Best Uses

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

            I had a smaller Fellows shredder for many years, but it broke. This model is a big upgrade in features, size and cost. I used it today for a stack of a variety of paper types. Very quiet and shredded well. It's a bit more difficult to feed than my old one, but not bad. The waste bin is very large, but I found that you often have to tamp down the shredded paper, and some of it ends up on the floor or behind the basket. Better than the old one but still messy. My expectation is that this will be the last shredder I'll ever need.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent Shredder, BUT...

            By JoCoke

            from Undisclosed

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Quality Construction

            Best Uses

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

              To clarify my "Product Ratings": 1.) The shredding performance is EXCELLENT; but, 2.) the overall durability, in my mind, is questionable, as the bottom of the "bin" is already DEFORMED (to put it in one word - BULGING"???). See (2) uploaded photos.

               
              4.0

              paper shredder

              By mnscu

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Our doctor does alot of shredding and this is a great machine for the capacity at a great price

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best One Yet

                  By Amy2112

                  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 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                      We have used several shredders over the years, but this one, I love it! It's quit, fast, jam free, safety features, 18 pages at once, doesn't overheat, cuts at a crisscross& Shreds CD's, paper clips, & staples! What's not to love!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By MasterShredder147

                      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 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                          Bought this shredder recently and wow, really has a lot going for it. Everything you could want in a office tool and more. Shreds very well and I enjoy all the technical features (all the indicator lights)

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Best Shredder I have ever Purchased

                          By Jemme

                          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 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                              This is the best Shredder I have ever purchased. It handles multiple sheets with ease. This is one work horse of a shredder. Love the easy use features. I recommend this Shredder if you are in need of a reliable paper shredder

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              WORLD'S TOUGHEST SHREDDER ARRIVED DAMAGED

                              By NickVoss

                              from Undisclosed

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

                              Shredder arrived damaged and had to be shipped back. Hopefully replacement will be much better.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Powershred 99Ci

                              By Hatti

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  great shredder, durable and fast

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