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Fellowes Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut 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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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 787 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (646)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Jam resistance (687)
  • Quiet operation (679)
  • Safety features (622)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (595)
  • Sheet capacity (591)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (89)
  • Sheet capacity (40)
  • Quiet operation (31)
  • 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

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-Cut 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-Cut 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

        Part of the team

        By 

        from Brockton, MA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Every Day Use
            • Office

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

            This product seems like it will definitely be around a long-time. We need to shred and move on to the next thing, not have it be a hassle. I like the fact that small maintenance is included like the lubrication to keep the wheel in shape and a "clean" button similar to a stove's own cleaning cycle.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Purchase

            By 

            from undisclosed

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

                very quiet, love the pull out drawer to empty the shredder bin and you don't have to lift the HEAVY motor every time to empty or push paper down to fill more.

                 
                5.0

                Good shredder

                By 

                from undisclosed

                Pros

                • Quiet Operation
                • Safety Features
                • Sheet Capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    So far the performance is excellent. I hope it lasts.

                     
                    4.0

                    Excellent Product in a small work environment

                    By 

                    from undisclosed

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

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

                    Best Uses

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

                      This is my first time to purchase this shredder & I'm happy with the product in term of design & safety issue. Machine run very quiet and have all the features I need. I do recommend my friends to purchase this machine when they need a shredder.

                       
                      5.0

                      Better than the reviews indicate!

                      By 

                      from undisclosed

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

                          I love my new Fellowes 79Ci. It is a replacement for a less-than-two-year-old Royal shredder that stopped working; it was of similar size and shredding capacity to the 79Ci. As to the reviews I read before purchasing this shredder: (1) Some reviewers had trouble getting the casters in. I had very little difficulty; with just a little wiggling of the caster, it slipped right in. (2) Reviewers complained about the bin not shutting if it is partially full with shredded paper. The bin shuts solidly even if mostly full. Just push it in at the middle of the drawer--down about 4-5" from the hand-hold. (3) Then there were complaints about having to open the bin periodically to push the shredded paper down. Yes, I do have to open the bin and mash the shredded paper down fairly often. However, it is less often than with the Royal shredder I had and the 79Ci stops taking the paper when the bin is showing full and needs to have the paper pushed down. The Royal kept taking the paper and then it jammed, requiring a lengthy process of removing the pieces of paper that were stuck in the shredder blades. I'm very glad I ordered this shredder.

                           
                          5.0

                          excellent shredder

                          By 

                          from undisclosed

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              We were determined not to have limitations of previous inexpensive shredder and were not disappointed. My wife enthusiastically shredded several years of materials over several days. The machine never hesitated or overheated. We believe the difference in quality was well worth paying for [this machine was not as expensive as some others we looked at from a well known office store supplier].

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              POWERSHRED 79Ci REVIEW

                              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
                              • the color is a very professional look
                              • Warranty

                              Cons

                              • at this time i have not found any cons unless you

                              Best Uses

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

                                This shredder is exactly the product that was advertised.It is the quietest shredder that I have personally operated. The machine is easy to operate and (Normally) I have difficulty with so called easy to operate machines, they do not live up to the easy/simple to operate statement, but this one operates as described, instructions are clear and easy to follow. I used a rubber mallet to install the wheels so not to damage them and I did not experience any difficulty installing them, it just took two (2) good whacks each to put them on . (Not bad for a female ). If you are in the market for a shredder that is 79Ci is what they say it is try one and experience a winner for yourself. The price is fair for what you get and the quality is impressive. Shredding paperwork is an enjoyable task and I can do this from my home. This is what I wanted when I made the purchase.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Quality roduct

                                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:

                                    My old Fellowes Shredder PS-77c jammed for the last time. I could not unjam it, so I looked for a shredder that had some sort of jam prevention. I zeroed in on the Powershred 79Ci since it seemed to have anti-jam feature. It was a little more than I expected to pay, but it works great, hasn't jammed and I would buy it again.

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Fellowes 79CI Shredder

                                    By 

                                    from Undisclosed

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • not to secure
                                    • Secure Cut Size

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      When I read it was a crosscut shredder I thought it was like the one I owned before this. My old one ( a different brand ) really cut paper in to small pieces this one you can pickup strips and read them. You have to be careful how you feed the paper into the machine.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Best Purchase Ever

                                      By 

                                      from Undisclosed

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          This is one heck of a shredder. It tells you when the bin is full and even has an energy saving function where it sleeps when not in use. Very strong and can cut multiple pages with ease. Highly recommended indeed.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          I love this 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:

                                              It fits great in my office and is well designed. Shreds great and have not had any jams! Is so pleasantly designed you don't even notice it sitting in the corner. Other shredders in our building are big and noisy. This one is a nice size and is soooooo quiet!

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              So far so good

                                              By 

                                              from Undisclosed

                                              Pros

                                              • easy to relocate
                                              • Jam Resistance
                                              • Mess Reduction
                                              • Quiet Operation
                                              • 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-Cut Shredder:

                                                  Have only had this product for 10 days but so far it has worked like a charm. Shreds quietly and efficiently up to 10 sheets of paper, cards and small staples. So far we have not had any jams or problems but will review again after we use it awhile longer and see if oiling it goes well. Long story short so far everyone in the office loves it. We hope it will last us for quite awhile.

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Replaced a Fellowes DM8C

                                                  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

                                                  • none!

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                    I finally broke my current Fellowes DM8C shredder that only lasted through 8 years of abuse! Fed more then it's rated number of pages and jammed it often. I put stuff in it that didn't need to fed into a non-commercial shredder. Wasn't aware of need to oil, so it NEVER was oiled. I will treat my new 79ci with more respect and I expect to it will outlast me. I can live with the smaller chad bin considering the new features like safety, anti-jam, and the casters are a real plus.

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    A 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-Cut Shredder:

                                                        We bought our Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder based on reviews that I found online. Our Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder allows us to shred all of our sensitive paper quickly and quietly without us having to stop to wait for it to cool down. It is much quieter and faster than our old shredder that it replaced. We are pleased with the overall quality of the shredder.

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Smooth operation

                                                        By 

                                                        from Undisclosed

                                                        Pros

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

                                                        Cons

                                                        • it is a little messy to empty the bin.

                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                          It runs smoothly and fairly quiet compared to other brands I have used. So far very happy with it. Only had it in use for a week.

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Review for Fellowes Powershred 79Ci

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                                                          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:

                                                              This shredder is very strong and quiet. Great purchase for our needs.

                                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              4.0

                                                              Excellent purchase.

                                                              By 

                                                              from Undisclosed

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

                                                              We appreciate the solid performance of this shredder.

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              EXCELLENT PRODUCT

                                                              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:

                                                                  This was the first time I purchased this product and it was awesome. The reasons why I liked this product because of the safety features, sheet capacity, quiet operation, jam resistance, secure cut size, shreds credit wards, staples and CDs and many other useful features which cannot be found with other brands of shredder.

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