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17 Sheets/ Pass - 5/32" x 1-1/2" Particle Size - 9" Throat Width - 9 Gallon Waste Capacity - Shreds CD's, Credit Cards, Paper Clips, & Staples - View Complete Details

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Fellowes 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional Shredder - The new Fellowes 99Ci Professional Shredder features the 100% Jam Proof System eliminating paper jams and powering through tough jobs. Its SilentShred offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces. The 99Ci uses patented SafeSense Technology to stop shredding when hands touch the paper opening.

  • Shreds 17 sheets per pass into 5/32" x 1-1/2" cross-cut particles (Security Level 3)
  • Maximum run time: 25 on / 40 off
  • 9 gallon pull-out bin
  • For 1-3 users
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Fellowes 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional Shredder
 
4.7

(based on 386 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (308)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet operation (320)
  • Jam resistance (319)
  • Safety features (315)
  • Sheet capacity (293)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (284)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (39)
  • Sheet capacity (23)
  • Quiet operation (18)
  • Jam resistance (16)
  • Well built / quality (12)

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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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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

Perfect for Small Office

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Pros

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

Cons

  • no wheels (we used wheels off old one-they fit

Best Uses

    Comments about Fellowes 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional Shredder:

    This shredder was purchased to replace our previous office shredder because it completely went out on us. So far this one by far surpasses our old shredder (of a different brand): We love the quietness of the machine (our old one continuously ran until you turned it off). Durability, easy mobility, jam-free quality, and its user-friendliness are the qualities we love most about this machine.

     
    5.0

    Greater shredder ever

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    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

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

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fellowes 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional Shredder:

      It works great it shreds paper and flat cardboard But it over heats alittle takes time to cool down

       
      5.0

      Very Nice Shreeder

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      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 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional Shredder:

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

         
        5.0

        POWERSHRED 99Ci

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        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 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • shred capacity

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fellowes 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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              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 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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                  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 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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                    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 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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                        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 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Fellowes 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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                              Pros

                              • Jam Resistance
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Fellowes 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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                                  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 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    2nd Fellowes

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                                    Pros

                                    • Quality Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Fellowes 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional Shredder:

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

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Nice!

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                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Fellowes 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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                                            Pros

                                            • Quiet Operation
                                            • Safety Features
                                            • Sheet Capacity

                                            Cons

                                            • Mess Reduction

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Fellowes 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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...

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                                              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 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Fellowes 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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                                                    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 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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                                                        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 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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                                                            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 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional 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

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                                                                  Some of the specs you show are consistent with another Fellowes shredder - the 90S. For instance, the 25 min run time and the 17 pages per pass. Wanted to make sure this order would be for the 90Ci. Can you confirm this product is, in fact, the 90Ci and NOT the 90S?
                                                                  Asked on 9/2/2015 by Wil from CA

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                                                                    The Fellowes 99Ci Shredder has a similar run time and bin capacity as the 90S, but is a cross-cut shredder with a different shred size. They do not product a 90Ci shredder.

                                                                    Answered on 9/3/2015 by Adam from Columbus, Wisc.
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                                                                    This product shreds 17 pages per pass into 5/32 inch by 1 1/2 inches cross-cut particles and the 90S shreds 18 pages per pass into 7/32 inch strip-cut particles.

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