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Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder

Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Medium-Duty Cross-Cut Shredder, 16 Sheet Capacity

14 Sheets/ Pass - 5/32" x 1 1/2" Particle Size - 9" Throat Width - 6 Gallon Waste Capacity - Shreds CD's, Credit Cards, Paper Clips, & Staples - View Complete Details

Product Number: FEL3227901

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Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder - Personal, cross-cut shredder provides powerful deskside shredding with jam protection. Jam Proof System eliminates frustrating jams by preventing overloads and powering through tough jobs. SilentShred feature delivers ultra-quiet performance for shared work spaces. Patented SafeSense Technology features an active sensor that stops the shredder immediately when hands touch the paper opening. Energy Savings System reduces energy consumption by up to 70 percent, compared to conventional shredders during normal usage. Shredder shreds 14 sheets per pass into 5/32" x 1-1/2" confetti particles (Security Level 3). You can also shred staples, paper clips, credit cards and CDs/DVDs. Maximum runtime is 12 minutes with a 20-minute cool-down. Electronic auto start/stop feature ensures quick, easy shredder operation. Sleek, modern design includes casters, a 9" wide paper entry and an easy-to-empty, 6-gallon pullout bin. 79Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder is made of plastic and metal.

  • 100% Jam Proof System eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs.
  • SilentShred™ offers ultra-quiet shredder performance for shared workspaces.
  • Energy Savings System provides optimal energy efficiency 100% of the time-in use and out of use.
  • SafeSense® Technology stops shredder when hands touch the paper opening.
  • Shreds 16 sheets per pass into 5/32" x 1-1/2" cross-cut particles (Security Level P-4).
  • Maximum run time: 20 on/30 off.
  • 6-gallon pull-out bin.
  • For 1 user.
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Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder
 
4.8

(based on 820 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (674)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Jam resistance (714)
  • Quiet operation (705)
  • Safety features (648)
  • Sheet capacity (619)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (618)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (91)
  • Sheet capacity (41)
  • Quiet operation (32)
  • Secure cut size (32)
  • Well built / quality (27)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Startling Surprise

I'm a collector, an octogenarian, so have for many years saved cards, letters and poetry from my husband, mother, children and friends; love letters from old boyfriends; receipts, and records of...Read complete review

I'm a collector, an octogenarian, so have for many years saved cards, letters and poetry from my husband, mother, children and friends; love letters from old boyfriends; receipts, and records of work and business, all too personal to throw in the curbside trash.

Did I want my children to encounter this mountain of paper clutter? NO! So I bought three shredders one-by-one. By file fifteen, or less in one case, they clattered, stopped, had to be begged to take one sheet at a time. Finally growing discouraged I started looking at other people's opinions of better shredders; perusing reviews by those who'd tested several shredders and discovered the Fellowes PS-79Ci had a good reputation. I bought one, however I was dubious of its staying power. I am having a grand surprise.

To empty the previous shredders I had to lift off the tops which were awkward and heavy. And they all filled much too quickly. My Fellowes container is large enough to hold one stuffed file which works for me, the weight being just right to manage as I slide out the basket and dump the pieces into a garbage bag.

Too often the other shredders were hot, quit working, always before I could get the contents of one file folder through them. This shredder gets hot after about three stuffed files. That's just right, too, for I'm tired of sitting by then, ready to walk around for awhile, smell my roses and admire the moss rose … or start lunch, drink a cup of coffee, relax.

Forty-six large black garbage bags of shredded paper later, I am thankful to all of the people who suggested I buy one. I estimate I have forty-six more bags at least to go, but now have the faith … my Fellowes is up to the job. And happily, in a final win-win, a nephew is plowing under the shredded material as mulch for his next year's garden so my lifelong collection of memories will live on. I visualize them now … as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers.

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Bad power switch

I bought my PS-79ci shredder about 8-1/2 years ago. It worked great for the first few years but they it got hard to turn on. After a few tries with the...Read complete review

I bought my PS-79ci shredder about 8-1/2 years ago. It worked great for the first few years but they it got hard to turn on. After a few tries with the switch it would finally start but over the last few years it has taken more tries with the power button to get it to turn on. Now it won't turn on completely at all. It will momentarily light up and stay on for about 2-3 seconds but then turn off. This is poor quality to me. Even thought the shredder is 8-1/2 years old I haven't used it to its full potential. Not even close. I have probably emptied the bag about 3 times per year so the shredder really didn't get used like it is built to be used. For that reason I don't think there should be any problem with the switch or turning it on and keeping it on.

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5.0

replacement purchase for fellowes shredder

By 

from undisclosed

Pros

  • Mess Reduction
  • price
  • Quality Construction
  • Safety Features
  • Secure Cut Size
  • Sheet Capacity
  • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
  • Warranty

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

    Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

    We used a fellowes for a number of years and replaced it with a fellowes the jam proof feature was the thing that we were impressed with

     
    5.0

    Durable & Quiet

    By 

    from undisclosed

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

        I was so amazed at how quiet this unit was, when I first used it. I love this machine! It takes on the a good amount of paper to shred at one time. I love the easy drawer that pulls out for the shredding. I would highly recommend shredder.

         
        5.0

        Good Shredder

        By 

        from undisclosed

        Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

        Just purchased but is running great so far. Bin fills up pretty quickly tho

         
        5.0

        Finally a Shreder that is Emily Proof

        By 

        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 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

            I love this shreder. I have a tendency to break things. I broke our office shredder before this one. I jammed it several times until it just quit working. Then I was on the hunt for a shredder that was 100 percent jam proof. I found this one and it did not dissapoint. Anytime I put in too much paper a red light would appear to gently remind me that I have put in too much paper. I was able to shred all of the documents that have been piling up over the last year and it didn't take my entire day! I would reccomend this shredder to anyone with a small buisness. I absolutly love it and it has taken all of the frustration out of getting rid of documents.

             
            4.0

            Good shredder

            By 

            from undisclosed

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Mess Reduction
            • Sheet Capacity

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

              Works well. Does not jam or is easily "unjammed" by reversing. Doesn't really eat up "heavier" paper products, as you may need to clear the shredded strands or the "bin full" light will go on. Still, the machine does it's job. Would not recommend for a multi-person environment. Spend the money and get a larger capacity shredder, if more than one user.

               
              5.0

              Best Shredder

              By 

              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 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                  The 79Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder by Fellowes is the best shredder I have purchased in the last 20 years. I have tried every home-business shredder on the Market. The 79Ci is quiet, size is great, and the design I can put it anywhere and it don't look out of place. And to make it even more valuable it shreds anything I put in it. From credit card offers to old credit cards.

                   
                  5.0

                  Powershred 79Ci Excellent decision

                  By 

                  from undisclosed

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • none that we have experienced

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                    Recently purchased a Powershred 79Ci shredder. It was definitely an excellent decision for our home office. It is quiet, quick and does not jam easily, Would highly recommend this purchase to anyone considering the purchase of a quality shredder.

                     
                    5.0

                    ms

                    By 

                    from undisclosed

                    Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                    had other machines that jammed or overheated quickly. After taking the machine out of the box the instructions to assemble were straight forward and easy to follow. What a relief.Then I put the unit to work. The quiteness, capability of shredding and the non jamming may me a believer in this product and that I had purchased the right machine.Although I had the opportunity to purchase a less expensive machine, I hit the lottery on this purchase and recommend it to anyone looking to buy for the first time or replace.

                     
                    4.0

                    Quiet Operation

                    By 

                    from undisclosed

                    Pros

                    • Quiet Operation
                    • Safety Features
                    • Sheet Capacity

                    Cons

                    • Secure Cut Size

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                      We love the quietness of this Fellowes shredder...our only complaint is that the size of the pieces after shredding would be better if they were smaller. This would allow them to pack down more and the bag not fill up as fast.

                       
                      5.0

                      Fellowes is the best

                      By 

                      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

                      • basket fills up faster than our previous shredder.

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                        This Fellowes 79Ci is replacing a Fellowes PS 60CC shredder we bought in 1996, which has finally given up. If this new one lasts half as long, I will be happy. So far, the new shredder is living up to it's praises. The one small complaint I have is that the basket fills up too fast and I think that is because the cut size is larger than our previous shredder. It is quieter and safer to use. I wouldn't buy a shredder unless the Fellowes name was on it.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great purchase

                        By 

                        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 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                            I did a lot of research on shredders before deciding on the Fellows CRC32279. I am not disappointed!!! This shredder is high quality, nice appearance
                            shreds paper, credit cards, DVD's.

                             
                            5.0

                            Lifetime Purchase

                            By 

                            from undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • Jam Resistance
                            • Quality Construction
                            • Quiet Operation
                            • Safety Features
                            • Secure Cut Size
                            • Sheet Capacity
                            • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
                            • suitable for large shredding jobs
                            • Warranty

                            Cons

                            • heavy due to well-built construction

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                              I may never wear out this shredder. It is very well built and rolls easily on it's wheels. Extremely quiet operation.

                               
                              5.0

                              Replacing my old Fellowes MS-450Cs

                              By 

                              from undisclosed

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • bin interlock broke off during shipping.

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                I had my Fellowes micro shred MS-450Cs for years it still works but the blades must be getting worn out cause the temperature cut off occurs too soon. This 79Ci is the replacement I picked. Not as quite as the MS-450Cs but still gets the job done. Furthermore it can handle 16 sheets instead of 5 sheets.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Excellent

                                By 

                                from undisclosed

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                    I am very pleased with this product. Works great! It is pretty quiet and so far, has not jammed.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I would definitely buy this product again.

                                    By 

                                    from undisclosed

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                                    Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                    This machine works very well and is much quieter than the shredders I've had in the past. Nice pull out drawer with the shreds so you don't have to take the top off to empty. Only one little drawback, static keeps some of the shreds in the hopper drawer when emptying into a sack. Not a big deal with me. LL. NE. 1/25/18

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    so far so good

                                    By 

                                    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

                                    • bin size is small

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                      bought this to replace a similar shredder from another manufacturer. so far this machine has worked extremely well and has given me and my staff little trouble. I wish the bin were a little larger , but then I guess it would have taken more space that we don't have in this small office.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Good investment

                                      By 

                                      from undisclosed

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                          Easy to set up and use. Has our old shredder beat... hands down!

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          True quality

                                          By 

                                          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 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                              Once a year, I shred a tremendous amount and burned up my shredder. I decided to spend much more hoping not to be so frustrated. I could not believe how quiet this is, and find it actually shreds the advertised amount of sheets and can do so more than 2 or 3 times without bogging down or lighting up as overheated--not so for the other shredders I have had. I have allergies, and the others produced a lot of dust. This one does not.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              My NEW Fellows Power Shredder

                                              By 

                                              from undisclosed

                                              Pros

                                              • Jam Resistance
                                              • Mess Reduction
                                              • Quality Construction
                                              • Quiet Operation
                                              • Secure Cut Size
                                              • Sheet Capacity

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                                  It's FANTASTIC! I am actually pleased that the old Fellows shredder broke and needed replacement. HIGHLY recommend this version.

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Meets my needs

                                                  By 

                                                  from undisclosed

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Jam Resistance
                                                  • Mess Reduction
                                                  • Quality Construction
                                                  • Quiet Operation
                                                  • Sheet Capacity
                                                  • Warranty

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                                      Nice looking unit, packaged and shipped well. Easy to assemble. Shredder head is pretty heavy, which is expected with a heavier duty machine. Older or frailer customer might have slight problem seating head on bin. Casters installed easily with couple of taps from rubber mallet. Instructions simple to follow. Came with small bottle of oil and a few bags. Have shredded quite a bit of paper with no jamming problems. Easily shreds up to 10-12 sheets of paper and staples. Bin fills quickly and have to pull out bin and pack down paper or empty bin. Probably just seems to fill up quickly because you can shred so many more pages at a time. Very quiet operation, can easily conduct conversation while shredding. Have not tried to shred any CDs. Have not encountered any problems with machine and would definitely buy another if the need arose and would recommend it to friends.

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