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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4.8

(based on 732 reviews)

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    (601)

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    (102)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Jam resistance (639)
  • Quiet operation (632)
  • Quality construction (579)
  • Safety features (574)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (553)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (86)
  • Sheet capacity (38)
  • Secure cut size (28)
  • Quiet operation (27)
  • Well built / quality (25)

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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;...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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Underwhelmed?

Not sure what all of the praise is about. It is quiet. It seems powerful. It does shred. On the other hand, it's incredibly messy. It is impossible to empty the bin...Read complete review

Not sure what all of the praise is about. It is quiet. It seems powerful. It does shred. On the other hand, it's incredibly messy. It is impossible to empty the bin without spilling shreds on the floor. The bin regularly dislodges, causing it to stop working (a safety feature) until you realign the bin. The full bin sensor is so sensitive it registers a full bin when the bin is only half full-- meaning you have to pull the bin out, spill some shreds, and pat down the trash in order to keep shredding. You have to shred something reasonably thick in order to activate the shredder, for example I cannot shred a single receipt or single sheet of paper-- just too flimsy to activate the shredder. Generally I have to shred at least 3 sheets at a time, and receipts must be fed in with something more substantial. The safety feature that shuts the machine off if your hands touch it is more annoying than useful. I keep tweezers next to the machine to defeat this safeguard.

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5.0

Very efficient for dental office or practice!

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Pros

  • Jam Resistance
  • Quiet Operation
  • Service Guarantee
  • Sheet Capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This shredder is great to have deskside. It can handle shredding a good amount of paper at one time and it is also very quiet compared to some other shredders. It is also a great size for conserving desk space.

       
      5.0

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

          I've only had my shredder about a week but it is hands-down the BEST shredder I've ever purchased. I've had big shredders and small shredders and this Fellowes shredder is quieter, has more features, and looks the best. LOVE IT so far!!!

           
          4.0

          Home Use

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

              This model Fellowes 79Ci shredder has performed well at home shredding several sheets as well as staples. I sou;d recommend for home use.

               
              5.0

              Great Product

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              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:

                  Very quiet and easy to use. Never had it jam yet. I'm very happy with it.

                   
                  4.0

                  President

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I thought that the 79Ci that I purchased 6 years ago would last longer. I maintained the shredder periodically and oiled it as necessary. I do not know what the average life expectancy of the shredder is. I used it 2-3 days a week with average use (40 sheets a day)

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Say goodbye to junk mail

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                      Pros

                      • Jam Resistance
                      • Quality Construction
                      • Quiet Operation
                      • Safety Features
                      • Sheet Capacity
                      • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
                      • shreds junk mail without opening the envelope

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          My prior shredder jammed and then completely stopped working so I needed a new one. One thing I do not like is junk mail. With my old shredder, I had to open every piece of mail, junk mail included, and then feed no more than 6 sheets in it at a time. Shredding took a long time and was a chore that no one wanted to do. Researching the various shredders on the market, I found the 79Ci and, based on other reviews and its specifications, I purchased it. Just received it and started shredding 'unopened' mail and this shredder handled it with ease! The 79Ci is quiet when shredding and has a gauge on the right side that indicates how close you are getting to its maximum number of pages it can shred. Very handy to know. I am just very pleased that I can just shred the mail while it is still in the envelopes. Thank you!!!

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Amazing Shredder!

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              I recently purchased this shredder and it is incredible. It lets you know ahead of time before you have the chance of entering too many papers in with its sensor. It lets you know when it needs to cool down and it lets you know when it needs to be emptied so that you can prevent it getting overfilled or jammed. I love this shredder! It is jam (free) packed with everything a shredder needs!

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              My First Shredder

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I received the shredder and began using it within a couple of days. It is very easy to use and I have had no problem at all with it.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  farmer

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      is very quiet and works very well, would recommend it

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Fellowes 79Ci

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                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          The first Fellowes shredder I purchased lasted over 20 years, so I decided to purchase another Fellowes when that one finally bit the dust. The 79Ci is great! It not only does a fantastic job of crosscut into small pieces; it does it with exceptionally quiet operation. I also like the built in safety features, which are a must if there are small children and/or pets around. It may cost a bit more than some of the others, but it is well worth the difference.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Very happy with purchase

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                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • Quality Construction

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            I just purchased the shredder after reviewing many and trying to purchase where previous was lacking. This seems to be the answer to what I was wanting.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Survives Me

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                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                                This is my "third" shredder. The others were not Fellowes shredders. They didn't last very long. I wound up with jammed shredders and two waste baskets. Then by a stroke of luck { I hadn't heard about Fellowes} I purchased this Fellowes shredder. I have a habit of pushing things, but this shredder has withstood me. No matter what, [even if I have to turn it off for a while] it comes back.Is it possible to love a shredder???? Thanks Fellowes for a product that defies me [ and gratefully so] Carol Slotnick

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                A great little paper shredder

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                                                Pros

                                                • Jam Resistance
                                                • Quality Construction
                                                • Safety Features
                                                • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                    We love this paper shredder. It is very sturdy, durable and has a lot of safety features. I would recommend this shredder to any small office.

                                                     
                                                    3.0

                                                    Power Button Fails Early

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                                                    Pros

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

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Mess Reduction
                                                    • no repair parts
                                                    • Quality Construction
                                                    • Warranty

                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                      Fellows does not sell parts that are replaceable. The power button started giving trouble after six-months and we should have returned the shredder, but didn't. The button got worse and worse and the shredder is no longer useable. A product is only as good as it's weakest link.

                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      One Day Use

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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

                                                      • Mess Reduction

                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                        I had a lessor model of Fellows before and I jammed it in a big way. As I opened it up to check on why it croaked, I was impressed by the heavy duty gears. The gear that stripped was a plastic one right off the motor drive gear. A lock pin also jumped off one of the cutter shafts. Although I was disappointed (my wife also) the unit jammed to this extent with stopping first, it does show how tough the shredder components are. I am still curious why my older unit died (W11C) and will dissect (do a post op) further. I also felt it was time for a heavier duty unit. The fact I purchased another Fellow shows that I don't fully blame the older unit for the failure. I shredded a bunch of built-up documents just after putting the new unit together and was pleased with the performance: hope it continues.

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        Solid, but not flawless

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                                                        Pros

                                                        • Jam Resistance
                                                        • Safety Features

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Mess Reduction

                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                          This is our second unit. I apparently liked it enough to buy another one, but I was able to 'break' the first unit after a couple of years of use by simply turning it over accidentally. After this incident, the shredding gears would no longer turn and the unit would hum and quickly overheat while trying. It is solid, however, churning through whatever I'd throw at it without incident. My only real gripe with the unit is waste disposal. I do wish the bin were better designed to capture and easily dispose of without spilling any scraps.

                                                           
                                                          4.0

                                                          Works as Described

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                                                          Pros

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

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                              I have just plugged in the shredder. First 20 sheets of paper shredded as designed. I like the fact that the a normal paper grocery bag fits the bin. Makes recycling more convenient. Just hard to tell when the bin if full. But way more quiet than my 10 year old unit that finally went belly up.

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              79Cl

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                                                              Pros

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

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                  Haven't tried the jam resistance. Probably won't (we did that with the shredder we replaced-it failed.)

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  best so far

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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

                                                                  • could be smaller/lighter

                                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                                    great for daily use, jam proof works awesome. definitely recommend!

                                                                     
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    Great shredder

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                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • casters
                                                                    • Jam Resistance
                                                                    • Quality Construction
                                                                    • Quiet Operation
                                                                    • Safety Features
                                                                    • 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:

                                                                        Nice styling and color. Shreds 16 pieces of paper with ease. I even tried 20/22 sheets of paper and the machines jamb proof system indicated I was shredding too many papers but still shredded them. The machine is so quite that I shredded papers at 1:00 AM and my wife did not hear the machine(and she is a very light sleeper). The bin is very easy to remove and empty and re-install. The safesense operation of the machine actually works. I tried that operation several times and the safesense worked every time. Another plus for the shredder are the casters.

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