FEL3229901

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

Cross Cut - 17 Per Pass - 9 gal Waste Capacity

Reg. Price $588.48

Our Price $264.80 Each

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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
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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 404 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (323)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet operation (336)
  • Jam resistance (334)
  • Safety features (330)
  • Sheet capacity (307)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (300)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (41)
  • Sheet capacity (26)
  • Quiet operation (18)
  • Jam resistance (17)
  • Well built / quality (13)

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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

 

Not As Good as Old Model SB-99Ci

I purchased this PowerShred 99Ci to replace a SB-99Ci which I have been using for the last 8 1/2 years (since January 1999). The older machine was superb. This updated version...Read complete review

I purchased this PowerShred 99Ci to replace a SB-99Ci which I have been using for the last 8 1/2 years (since January 1999). The older machine was superb. This updated version of the 99Ci is not nearly as capable as the old version. The shredder motor is not nearly as powerful as the old model. Paper is much more difficult to feed because the feed slot is much narrower than the older model. Likewise, it will not accept the advertised 18 sheets of paper. And the pullout bin keeps popping out when shredding. If I cannot resolve these problems within the next week or two, I will return this shredder to Fellowes.

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5.0

Great shredder, room for improvement

By ChurchMusicDirector

from Undisclosed

Pros

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

Cons

  • bucket could be more durable
  • i'd prefer it be wider & shred side to side

Best Uses

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

    I have an online friend who got one of these and loves it, so when my sister asked for help picking one out, I chose this one. I have used it a few times myself and love it. The 14 year old shredder I had in my office was jamming and not cutting well, so I decided to get this for it the day that this went down around twenty bucks in price. I just got through setting it up and will do a little review. It is very quiet. It is more quiet than my ductless A/C and Laser printer, but not as quiet as the dorm refrigerator if that gives you an idea of the volume. As far as the casters, I was able to put them in just using my hands and a little pressure (then again I am the Hulk ;-) ) Most went in the first time or two, but one took a little extra to push all of the way down. Whether that was the position it was (left side, furthest away) or a little difference in the slot or caster is beyond me. Still, it is nothing to complain about although I am sure even using a rubber mallet would be a little awkward. At first I thought that they measured it wrong, because of the shape of it etc. but it does barely fit under my desk (which at its lowest point) is not quite 26 inches off from the bottom of the drawer to the floor. This is taller and not as wide. One strange thing though is the slot to fit the paper is from front to back instead of side to side (due to how narrow this is.) I suppose I could flip it around, but it would be awkward. As it is, I have to pull this out from under the desk for use anyhow (but I don't shred even every week, so it is a hassle I will put up with as my space in here is limited), and I don't have another good place for it. My old shredder didn't have casters, so I guess I could have not put them on, but his thing is pretty hefty and I like the convenience of having it on wheels to have the carpet vaccumed underneath. One way I thought was a little cheap is that the majority of the bucket seems to be made from corrugated plastic instead of tougher plastic. At least it reminds me of my corrugated plastic LP boxes. This does make it a bit lighter (which would be helpful for some to empty), and yes, I suppose it would be fairly easy to unscrew the tougher plastic that attaches to it and replace the corrugated plastic section (presuming one could get a replacement). Still, I expected a bit more in that department.

     
    5.0

    Seems to be a great product

    By sroyal2325

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Sheet Capacity

    Best Uses

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

      I have not had it long, but it seems to be a great item. It is extremely durable and heavy. Which I was not expecting.

       
      5.0

      Quiet and tough

      By sgateguy

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • Jam Resistance
      • Mess Reduction
      • 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:

          This is an excellent shredder. It's quiet and can shred nearly 20 pieces of paper at a time. I highly recommend this item!

           
          5.0

          Excellent Purchase

          By FLFHN

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              This is a replacement for my previous Fellowes shredder. This new one is very good and does an excellent job of shredding into tiny pieces. Good quiet operation and fast and a good price. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good shredder to use in their home for personal use or home office business.

               
              1.0

              Not As Good as Old Model SB-99Ci

              By GeorgeSmiley

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Quiet Operation
              • Warranty

              Cons

              • Jam Resistance
              • poorly designed feed slot
              • Quality Construction
              • Sheet Capacity
              • shred bin pops out bin
              • underpowered
              • will not shred advertised number of sheets.

              Best Uses

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

                I purchased this PowerShred 99Ci to replace a SB-99Ci which I have been using for the last 8 1/2 years (since January 1999). The older machine was superb. This updated version of the 99Ci is not nearly as capable as the old version. The shredder motor is not nearly as powerful as the old model. Paper is much more difficult to feed because the feed slot is much narrower than the older model. Likewise, it will not accept the advertised 18 sheets of paper. And the pullout bin keeps popping out when shredding. If I cannot resolve these problems within the next week or two, I will return this shredder to Fellowes.

                 
                5.0

                Great Product

                By joeteena

                from Undisclosed

                Pros

                • Quality Construction
                • Quiet Operation
                • Sheet Capacity

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

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

                  This shredder is quiet as a mouse but strong as an elephant.

                   
                  4.0

                  Powershred 99Ci

                  By Cunuk

                  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

                  • Mess Reduction

                  Best Uses

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

                    Shredder was delivered to our home within 2 days as promised. We shred a lot but have only started using it today 6/3/17. I had previously used this same unit at a previous company before I retired and wanted this unit for personal shredding in my office.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Highly Recommend

                    By SQCambre

                    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 second Fellows shredder that I've purchased. The first one served me well, so I replaced it with a larger one. Very quiet machine and works like a champ!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Just got this machine

                        By almostretired

                        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:

                            very quiet - easy to set up and use - accepted paper easily and ran smoothly - will add more, after we use it for a while

                             
                            5.0

                            First Time User

                            By Registrar

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • not too big
                            • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

                            Cons

                            • can not do newspaper?

                            Best Uses

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

                              This is our first shredder in the office. So far its been great.

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