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Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cu Shredder

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

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Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cu 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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4.8

(based on 807 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (664)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Jam resistance (706)
  • Quiet operation (695)
  • Safety features (637)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (610)
  • Sheet capacity (609)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (90)
  • Sheet capacity (40)
  • Quiet operation (32)
  • Secure cut size (31)
  • 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

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-Cu 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-Cu 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-Cu 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

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cu 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-Cu 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-Cu 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-Cu 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-Cu 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-Cu 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.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Upgrade from and Older Shredder

                            By 

                            from undisclosed

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                I decided to upgrade from an old Fellows shredder that I have had for I do not know how long. It has been a workhorse so I decided to go with another Fellows shredder. I have had this one for a little over 6 weeks now and so for it has been great. I have used it to shred credit cards, CDs, and multiple pages of paper and not once has it jammed. The flip down guard for the credit cards and CDs is a nice feature. Quieter than my old one and no jams like my old one. So far, the only thing I noticed when assembling it was that the bottom tray that holds the shredded documents sometimes needs a little extra push to slide in all the way. Other than that, it has been great.

                                 
                                4.0

                                Replaced an old Fellows shredder

                                By 

                                from undisclosed

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • difficult to install wheels

                                Best Uses

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

                                  Hard to do a fair review since it just went into service yesterday but early use was quite good and remarkably quiet for a shared office space. My old unit lasted over 20 years with "no" maintenance whatsoever and it still works.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Now being used intensively and performing great

                                  By 

                                  from undisclosed

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Warranty

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    I had a pile of documents that needed to be shredded and so far, it has been performing great. Silent and powerful machine.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    As expected

                                    By 

                                    from undisclosed

                                    Pros

                                    • Jam Resistance
                                    • Mess Reduction
                                    • Safety Features
                                    • Sheet Capacity

                                    Cons

                                    • could close more easily

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      Good product

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Very pleased - need locking coasters

                                      By 

                                      from undisclosed

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • non locking wheels

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        Love the durability and how quiet it is, but I really wish it had locking casters.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great Investment

                                        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-Cu Shredder:

                                            The 79Ci shredder is the perfect unit for a small business or home office. Performance for all task sizes is perfect.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            replacing an 8 year old PS-79Ci

                                            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

                                            • no oem parts available

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              My 8 year old PS-79Ci has finally given up the ghost after reams of shredding in a small office business environment. At 5 years the power switch became flaky, and since it was out of warranty I repaired the switch myself with a drop of epoxy in the right place. Then at 8 years of service it just quit all together. I believe the motor and shredding mechanism is still functional, but the electronic sensor(s) inside have gone kaput. I am not technically savvy enough to make that repair and having it repaired makes no sense. I only hope the newest model holds up as well as it's predecessor has.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Shredder Reliability

                                              By 

                                              from undisclosed

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  Owned one previously and very reliable and durable

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  GREAT 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-Cu Shredder:

                                                      THIS IS A REPLACEMENT FOR AN OLDER FELLOWES SHREDDER. i AM AMAZED AT THE UPDATE. i AM LOOKING FORWARD TO USING THIS ONE. QUIETER, WHEELS,SLOT FOR CARDS AND MANY OTHER BELLS AND WHISTLES. VERY HAPPY WITH THE PURCHASE

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Better than expected but a bit slow or I'm just in a hurry

                                                      By 

                                                      from undisclosed

                                                      Pros

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

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Quiet Operation

                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                        I am pleased with the function of the unit. High security means taking more time to process the pages to be shredded. The unit telegrams to me every thing I need to know about the process from installation to emptying the hopper.

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Best Shredder 79 Ci

                                                        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-Cu Shredder:

                                                            I bought 2 Staples shredders, but had to replace them almost yearly. After research I decided to purchased a Fellowes and have been a very happy since then. The shredder was used daily and performed very well for over 5 years. It started to be sluggish and decided it was time to replace it. I would never buy anything but a Fellowes, so I bought another 79 Ci. When you find a winner you stick with it !!!

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