Fellowes 99Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Professional Shredder

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 367 reviews)

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    (292)

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    (63)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (2)

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    (6)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Jam resistance (307)
  • Quiet operation (305)
  • Safety features (301)
  • Sheet capacity (277)
  • Quality construction (272)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (37)
  • Sheet capacity (22)
  • Quiet operation (16)
  • Jam resistance (14)
  • Secure cut size (9)

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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

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

       
      1.0

      WORLD'S TOUGHEST SHREDDER ARRIVED DAMAGED

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

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

       
      5.0

      Powershred 99Ci

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          great shredder, durable and fast

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Size

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          Pros

          • Jam Resistance
          • Quiet Operation
          • Sheet Capacity

          Cons

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

              I like the fact it fits perfectly under my desk. It's not noisy and way smaller then the other one we had.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              99Ci Powershred

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              Pros

              • Jam Resistance
              • Safety Features
              • Sheet Capacity
              • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I am amazed at how much shredding I was able to accomplish in such a short period of time. I had records and receipts all the way back from 2003 and had to get rid of all that paper. This purchase was definitely worth it and it never jammed and shredded right through all of the staples.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Good When It Works

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                  Pros

                  • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

                  Cons

                  • Quality Construction

                  Best Uses

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

                    First one failed new-out-of-the-box. Bad switch. Replacement worked for a while, then switch became problematic - we just left it on all of the time. Now it has failed too. Shredded well when it worked, but unacceptable quality issue for a heavy duty rated office machine, and for a machine at this price.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome Shredder

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Love this Shredder!!! Very durable and have had no issues with it. Would highly recommend.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent Perfoming

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                        Pros

                        • Jam Resistance
                        • 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:

                            Highly recommend this , Very safe , Very strong , Little heavy , but very safe if you have kids in your home . No Paper Jam so far . I Liked the design . Highly recommended .

                             
                            4.0

                            Good Value

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                            Pros

                            • Quiet Operation
                            • Secure Cut Size
                            • Sheet Capacity

                            Cons

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

                                Very satisfied with the shredder.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Excellent shredder!!!!

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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:

                                    Highly recommended!! Every expectation we had in an office shredder for a medium sized medical office was by far exceeded!! We had been using a smaller shredder that was taking up too much time and had issues every time we tried to shred something. This shredder is everything we expected and more! I could go on and on!

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    99Ci

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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:

                                        Great machine. We use it a lot and it lasted about three years or more. I just replaced it with another one, same model because it worked so well for so long.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Quality design

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                                        Pros

                                        • Jam Resistance
                                        • Quality Construction
                                        • Quiet Operation
                                        • Safety Features
                                        • Sheet Capacity

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            This shredder was bought as a replacement to a shredder we had for a long time. Speed, easy to use, and quietness were needed. The Fellowes 99Ci fills the bill in every way!

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Best Shredder in the world

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                                            Pros

                                            • 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:

                                                We have been using Fellowes shredders for the past 5 years. The motor inside the shredder lasts longer than other shredders. If you are looking for a great shredder look at the Fellowes Shredders.

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Fellowes 99Ci 100% Jam Proof 18-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

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                                                Pros

                                                • Secure Cut Size
                                                • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

                                                Cons

                                                • Quiet Operation

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  Of all the shredders I have purchased in my lifetime, the Fellowes are the best for me. Last the longest, most reliable. Nothing bad to say. It is not quiet. No shredder is quiet, but it is less loud than others I have had.

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Herculean Performance!

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                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                      With the passing of our parents we are faced with the Herculean task of shredding boxes full of sensitive papers. Our little old shredders couldn't even begin to meet the task. In fact, one of our little shredders fried and died trying. Now we are plowing through the mountains of papers. The only thing slowing us down is emptying the bin every 10 minutes. Love it!

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Powershred

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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:

                                                          So far this seems like an excellent product. We have just begun using it though so I may have more to offer later.

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Pleased Customer

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                                                          Pros

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

                                                          Cons

                                                          • color options would be nice instead of basic black

                                                          Best Uses

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

                                                            This works great compared to other shredders! The advanced technology features are awesome! I'm so happy I tried this machine because it saves me alot of time by not having to remove the staples :)

                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            Powershred 99Ci Heavy Duty Cross-Cut Shredder

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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've always had some type of small shredder and now have progressed to the stage of needing a heavy duty type that would take care of the majority of paper mess that has accumulated around the house. This Powershred 99 Ci seems to have it all. Thickness of paper that would slow down or stop most other shredders, doesn't seem to be a problem for the 99Ci. Long story short, we're very happy that we purchased this one for the long haul. Anything less just wouldn't cut it. The opinion of others we talked to also said that they felt Fellowes was one of the best names in the market.

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Easy Set Up - Very Quiet

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                                                                Pros

                                                                • 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:

                                                                    This is the first Fellowes Shredder that I have owned. My previous cross-cut shredder was so noisy I had to wait until after work hours to take on shredder projects. This unit is very efficient and very quiet especially compared to my old unit. I highly recommend this cross cut shredder

                                                                     
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    A Jaws of a Shredder

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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:

                                                                        Purchased this Shredder based off reading many reviews. This is a replacement shredder, previous was an Ativa cx12w that served me well but finally gave out. If I had to make a comparison between the two, it would be David & Goliath. When they say size matters, it does when it comes to shredders. There is no comparison, this Jaws of a machine shreds like it says, is quiet, and has a huge holding container for the shredded paper. Only use this for home personal use but could easily be placed in an office environment. I take the shredded paper and then turn it into a renewable source, paper logs which we use in our fire pit during the winter months. Have never had to gather or purchase firewood. Great shredder that can handle big shredding, you won't be disappointed. Shane

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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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