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

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  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (4)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Jam resistance (663)
  • Quiet operation (656)
  • Safety features (598)
  • Quality construction (579)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (573)

Cons

  • Mess reduction (88)
  • Sheet capacity (39)
  • Secure cut size (29)
  • Quiet operation (28)
  • 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

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

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      from Undisclosed

      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

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          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

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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

            • 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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Shredder Ever

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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 the best shredder that we have ever owned. It is worth a little extra money to have such a great item. It is nice and quiet too!!!

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great and safe shredder

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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

                    Best Uses

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

                      PowerShred 79Ci is just what I needed...I have tried other brands and was disappointed! This shredder I can use without any problem and I have arthritis in hands and am over 70yrs old! My grandchildren like to help me shred and it safe for them too! So glad I found this shredder for all the papers I must shred like mine and my relatives personal papers! It really is the "World's Toughest Shredder"!

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Product!

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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:

                          This is the second Fellowes shredder we've purchased for our small office. The previous one lasted 8 years!! We have tried other shredders, but have found them to be junk, for lack of a better word. Now, I'm spoiled and will only buy this brand due to their durability, features, selection, and price. Definitely would recommend!!

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product, we are happy with the purchase!

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                          Pros

                          • Jam Resistance
                          • Quiet Operation
                          • Secure Cut Size
                          • Sheet Capacity

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              My company purchased the Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder after much deliberation; this was the first replacement in I don't know how many eon years!!! Being skeptical and thinking we will see...now we have had this shredder for quite a few months and so far it has proved us wrong...about the only complaint and is not because any fault of its own...is an issue with the cleaning crew who keep leaving the bin disengaged every-time they empty it out...but thus far, this shredder is everything it claims, quiet, efficient, and jam resistant.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Shredder so far

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                              Pros

                              • Jam Resistance
                              • Mess Reduction
                              • Quality Construction
                              • Quiet Operation
                              • Safety Features
                              • Sheet Capacity
                              • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
                              • the casters make it easy to roll in/out of closet
                              • Warranty

                              Cons

                              • none yet!

                              Best Uses

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

                                So far I am very pleased with this purchase. I bought my 79Ci about 2 months ago. It made it through my annual tax time cleanup where I shred 100's of papers (some with staples) at a time, without an issue. I am most impressed with how quiet it is compared to my old shredder. The sheet capacity is also impressive. This is a work horse for any home or small office. The basket helps a great deal minimizing the mess.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Does the job without fail

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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:

                                    Solid, dependable machine that shreds quickly and quietly. I am very pleased with the jam-resistant feature. Although I was reluctant to buy a bigger machine than my last one, this was a smart move. More durable, easier to use, and can roll wherever I need to work. The drawer is much better for controlling mess and emptying the shredded paper than the machines that have the shredder directly over a plastic trash can. Drawer is very light, sometimes too light to slide easily back in, but this is very minor. SUPER happy with this purchase. Worth every penny!

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    A Great Shredder

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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

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        This is a great shredder if you need a compact one -- and one that moves easily on wheels without tipping -- mine rolls on a tightly woven rug with no problem. The auto paper thickness measurement works well and clearly warns if you've loaded in too much. It's reasonably quiet and can also chew up credit cards and CDRs, though I haven't tried that yet. Nice that it comes with applicator bottle of shredder oil. I never knew these things needed to have the cutters oiled to keep them functioning at top capacity -- that's obviously why my very old Fellows eventually died -- but it makes perfect sense given what these machines do.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Good 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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            Purchased this shredder to replace an older unit that died seeing many years of use. This unit is easy to use. Would recommend to anyone. Only awkward item is inserting the bottom tray due to the safety latch.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great

                                            By 

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                                            Pros

                                            • buy it
                                            • Jam Resistance
                                            • Quality Construction
                                            • Quiet Operation
                                            • Secure Cut Size
                                            • Service Guarantee
                                            • Sheet Capacity
                                            • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
                                            • Warranty
                                            • works like a charm

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                                I really like this shredder. It is the best I have used and recommend it to all my friends......................................................

                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                Good product,

                                                By 

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                                                Pros

                                                • Jam Resistance
                                                • Quality Construction
                                                • Quiet Operation
                                                • Safety Features
                                                • Service Guarantee
                                                • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
                                                • Warranty

                                                Cons

                                                • Mess Reduction
                                                • Secure Cut Size

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  Works well for home office. Only significant improvements would be narrower shredded strips and some means of preventing paper shreds from getting lodged between the removable basket and the sides and bottom of the shredder body, which creates a bit of a mess when the basket is removed for disposal of the shreddings.

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Excellent machine

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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 am very very happy with this shredder. From day one, no problems whatsoever. It works perfectly.

                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      Not all I had hoped for

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                                                      Pros

                                                      • Jam Resistance
                                                      • Quality Construction
                                                      • Safety Features
                                                      • Secure Cut Size

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Mess Reduction
                                                      • Quiet Operation

                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                        I purchased this machine for shredding paper to use as bedding in a llama operation. It is very time consuming to use this machine. After about 4 bins of shredded paper, I have to wait for it to cool down. I shred paper every 2 weeks, and it takes me a good 3 days to get the volume I need shredded. Not what I was hoping for or wanting. For a "desk job" person, this machine would be great for anyone wanting to have a machine that can produce volume of shredded paper, this is not it. It was probably my fault, I should have spent mega bucks and bought a large commercial shredded in the beginning, but this machine said commercial use. My bad and their bad - not enough information for my needs. Now, I have to spend mega bucks to get what I want and need.

                                                         
                                                        1.0

                                                        A schredder that lives up to its claims

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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

                                                        • small waste bin

                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                          Pros: Easy to Use, Features, Performance, will meet and exceed expectations, Mess Reduction, Quality Construction, Safety Features, Secure Cut Size, Sheet Capacity. Worked on the first try. Easy to put together. I recommend putting the casters on for easy mobility. The safety features are excellent. Came with the oil and a few sample bags. Tested well on the first try. It wasn't any louder than the last shredder we had for years. It does take 16 sheets of 20# bond paper. Like the pull out waste container though it is a bit small for my taste, less mess than a device where you have to pull up on the shred mechanism to remove the waste.

                                                           
                                                          4.0

                                                          Nice and durable

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                                                          Pros

                                                          • Mess Reduction
                                                          • Quality Construction
                                                          • Safety Features
                                                          • Secure Cut Size
                                                          • Sheet Capacity

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                              Just received and worked on the first try. Easy to put together. I recommend putting the casters on for easy mobility. The safety features are excellent. Came with the oil and a few sample bags. Tested well on the first try. It wasn't any louder than the last shredder we had for years. Seems good but just received it. It is sleek and looks great in the workplace. It does take 16 sheets of 20# bond paper. Like the pull out waste container, less mess than a device where you have to pull up on the shred mechanism to remove the waste. So far, good to use.

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              bobbyr

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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 was amazed at how this machine performs. It is fast, is safe to use and very quiet. The shredded material would not allow anyone to decipher any information on any documents shredded. I am totally satisfied with this product and would recommend it to anyone. This machine is well built with a lot of features and durability to last.

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Slam Dunk

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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 shredder is a BEAST! I bought it to replace one that sounded like a wood chipper, had a wire-frame receptacle that leaked scraps of paper like a french-fry basket, and took more breaks than a municipal employee. It also required that I lift off the shredding mechanism to empty the scraps that hadn't already leaked out. Yes. I would have liked a receptacle larger than six gallons. But I didn't want to spend the extra money for the extra capacity. This shredder does everything I want it to do â€" quietly, reliably, and safely. And the part about handling staples and paper clips is absolutely true.

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