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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 775 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (636)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Jam resistance (677)
  • Quiet operation (670)
  • Safety features (611)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (588)
  • Sheet capacity (580)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (88)
  • Sheet capacity (39)
  • Quiet operation (29)
  • Secure cut size (29)
  • Well built / quality (26)

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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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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

Best Purchase Ever

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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!

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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:

          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

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              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

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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:

                    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

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                    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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                      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.

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

                          We appreciate the solid performance of this shredder.

                           
                          5.0

                          EXCELLENT PRODUCT

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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:

                              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.

                               
                              5.0

                              The just right 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:

                                  This is a super shredder; just what we needed for our home office. It is quiet, efficient, and performs as advertised. Great addition.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Outstanding Security

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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:

                                      This is an excellent replacement for our old strip shredder which jammed after many years of use. It is quieter, faster, safer, and much more secure with its cross-cut shredding capability. I would highly recommend it to all home/small business users.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      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:

                                          We ordered the Shredder through Amazon. It came in 2 days. Very happy with the quality and performance of the unit.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Powershred 79Ci Jam Proof 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 used it 4 times but it worked perfectly every time. Great product.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              LOVE IT

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                                              Pros

                                              • Quiet Operation
                                              • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  Just unboxed it and plugged it in. Much quieter and faster than our previous shredder. Looking forward to using it a lot in the future.

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  The Powershred 79Ci: A Fine Home-Sized 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:

                                                      The 79Ci is an ideal home-sized shredder....Have used it since Nov 2015 and has met most all my needs. Great value for the dollar....No problems with the unit at all when used as directed. Top quality, very quiet with a high jam resistance.

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Happy with purchase

                                                      By 

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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
                                                      • Warranty

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Quiet Operation

                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                        Decided to go with a better name brand and happy I did! love the features on this product especially the power saver. Caught up with all our shredding with no problems. Love the fact I was given instructions on how to oil the product with a small bottle included.

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Powershred® 79Ci - Awesome purchase

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                                                        Pros

                                                        • Jam Resistance
                                                        • 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:

                                                            I have been using this shredder for a couple of weeks now. I had a large amount of papers, some CD's and old credit cards that had accumulated and this shredder ate them up like magic. It is relatively quiet considering what it is doing and so far extremely dependable. It is very well made and is perfect for my needs. I scan anything important and then feed them to the shredder.

                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            Solid machine

                                                            By 

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                                                            Pros

                                                            • Jam Resistance
                                                            • Mess Reduction
                                                            • Quality Construction
                                                            • 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:

                                                                This machine is a very well built unit........feels heavy duty and the reason I purchased it was for the shredding capacity as well as the price point. This was a refurbished machine. I did spend more than I wanted, however, I knew the Fellowes name is quality and was willing to spend more for the longevity.

                                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                3.0

                                                                Bad power switch

                                                                By 

                                                                from Undisclosed

                                                                Pros

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

                                                                Cons

                                                                • bad power switch/electrical
                                                                • Quality Construction
                                                                • Service Guarantee
                                                                • Warranty

                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                  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.

                                                                  (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  79Ci

                                                                  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

                                                                  • oil requirement/expense of oil

                                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                                    Compared to my previous shredder: AMAZING-EFFICIENT-QUIETER

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