Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder

11 Sheets/ Pass - 0.16" x 1.38" Particle Size - 9" Throat Width - 4.75 Gallon Waste Capacity - Shreds Credit Cards & Staples - View Complete Details

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Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder - Powershred W-11C Cross-Cut Shredder shreds 11 sheets per pass into 5/32" x 1-3/8" cross-cut particles (Security Level P-4) at 16' per minute. Shredder also shreds credit cards and staples. Patented Safety Lock disables shredder for added safety protection. Maximum runtime is 5 minutes with a 20-minute cool-down. Personal shredder also features a 9" wide paper entry, 5.5 gallon bin and auto start/stop.

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4.5

(based on 365 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (229)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (102)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Safety features (276)
  • Quality construction (272)
  • Secure cut size (258)
  • Sheet capacity (237)
  • Shreds credit cards, staples and cds (225)

Cons

  • Quiet operation (95)
  • Sheet capacity (29)
  • Mess reduction (28)
  • Jam resistance (19)
  • Well built / quality (19)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Suggestion how to fix a non-working shredder

I gave a bad review which I wanted to edit, but Fellowes never posted it. My shredder stopped working a month after warranty and thought it was a defective power switch. It was...Read complete review

I gave a bad review which I wanted to edit, but Fellowes never posted it. My shredder stopped working a month after warranty and thought it was a defective power switch. It was not. So if your shredder stops working, look down into the slot - if you see paper - use a letter opener or something similar to remove or stir the paper around, now run in reverse to clear the jam. Now you will see a small piece of plastic in the center which was held down by the paper jam. In order for the shredder to turn on, the paper you put in has to push that little tiny piece of plastic in order to turn on the shredder. I hope I've helped someone, especially those people who did complain their shredder quit working.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Starts out ahead, but finishes last.

I grew tired of buying the typical house brand shredders that would die after a year of use and sprung for a far more expensive W-11c. I had high hopes that this would...Read complete review

I grew tired of buying the typical house brand shredders that would die after a year of use and sprung for a far more expensive W-11c. I had high hopes that this would be the shredder that lasts. When new, it would chew through junk mail, cd's, and credit cards without mercy. I oiled it religiously to make sure this would last. We went through about a bag a month of shredded material. While it does have a strong build, the shredder has a serious weakness. The input sensor is a piece of junk. Seriously. It quit working a few months after the 1 year warranty expired. I would hope that a manufacturer would use a popular internet search engine and see the large number of complaints of these shredders only working in reverse. I have tried the credit card gimmick as mentioned by the manufacturer. It didn't work. The only way to get it to work again would be to replace the switch or defeat it. Not cool folks. A more robust paper sensor design would be very easy to create... Another bit of advice to the engineers at Fellowes. Don't make a top heavy shredder with a narrow-base trash bin. Sure it looks cool to have a tapering trash bin, but it really is a stupid idea in the real world. The shredder will tip over if bumped. I'm sure you all learned "keep it simple stupid" while studying engineering. In fact, I'd be willing to give your future designs the common sense test for you for free if no one in the office gets it. That said, I really wanted to like this shredder. If it had lasted longer I would have had mostly positive things to say, except the balancing issue with the trash bin.

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5.0

Good shredder

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Pros

  • does the job!
  • 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 W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

      After clearing the umpteenth jam in my old shredder, I got mad enough to go online and pursue a new one. For my home/office use, many reviews pointed to the Fellowes W11C Shredder, and I ordered one. It arrived within three days, and we went to work on a big pile of paper needing to be shredded. I was in a hurry and tried hard to jam this machine to no avail--it just kept creating those little bits of paper like it was having a good time. We have gone through a lot of material since, and my only regret is why I did not buy this shredder a long time ago!! Thanks Fellowes!

       
      4.0

      Finally, a shredder that handles the load...

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      Pros

      • Quality Construction
      • Safety Features
      • Sheet Capacity

      Cons

      • Quiet Operation

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

        This shredder Model# W11C is all that it was advertised to be. Very sturdy, big bin, safety switch user friendly, handle makes it easy to lift the shredder head off. The only thing not so great is the noise factor, a little too loud. Fits into the space in our home office perfect. Cord long enough to reach power strip.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great ...except for

        By 

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        Pros

        • Mess Reduction
        • Sheet Capacity

        Cons

        • plastic strip inside basket for alignment & power

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

          As a special education teacher I deal with a lot of confidential documents. I love having the connivence of shredder in my classroom so as not to have a pile of documents on hand to carry down to the office. This is my second shredder in 5 years and I love the power and performance of this newest model. I will say however, that I already foresee a problem and I've just had this one for a month. The plastic strip that lines the inside of the basket - which must align to the shredder itself in order for it to operate. Since this strip is plastic, it's already starting to bend and thus the shredder has already had a hiccup in operation. Luckily, our custodian is familiar with this issue (as he had to fix it in our last shredder). I know when the time comes, he'll be ready to reinforce this strip - I just wish this was something he wouldn't have to do.

           
          5.0

          Long-term service experience

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          Pros

          • performance for the price
          • Quality Construction
          • Safety Features
          • Sheet Capacity

          Cons

          • power cord vulnerable to kinking failure

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

            In 2010 we shopped around for a shredder for home use. The W11C had the performance, price, and Fellowes reputation for quality we were looking for. It shredded all the paper we fed it for six years without a hiccup. The only blemish on the perfect rating occurred last week -- the power cord failed at the connection to the shredder head and shorted out. Six years of flexing/kinking during handling was apparently too much for it. On the other hand, six years of flawless service at the price point of the W11C still made it a winner in our book. We ordered a replacement the next day, and we will take better care of the power cord. (I will improvise stress relief on the cord connection with an inch of plastic tubing -- this new unit may operate forever!)

             
            4.0

            Operation of shredder is great

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            Pros

            • Quality Construction
            • Quiet Operation
            • Safety Features
            • Secure Cut Size
            • Service Guarantee
            • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

            Cons

            • Jam Resistance
            • Mess Reduction
            • Sheet Capacity

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

              Only gave 4 out of 5 stars for some answers because sometimes shredder gets jammed. Otherwise really like the shredder. Affordable & constructed well. Not super loud. Using the oil makes a great difference. Make sure every time you go to use it apply the oil through the paper opening going across several times. Also when emptying the bucket & you can use it again. If it stops working its because its overheated. Just wait 45-60 minutes & you can start up again. Try not to put more than 6 pages at a time depending on thickness.

               
              4.0

              I like it !

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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 W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                  Just got it as a replacement and purchased it because of the Fellowes reputation. I like it because of the safety lock out feature and the eleven sheet capacity. First one I owned that instructed you to oil after each basket fill but it sure does make sense. It would of been nice to have a sample of oil with the purchase though. Looking forward to many years of use !!

                   
                  5.0

                  my third fellowes

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Quiet Operation

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                    this is my third shredder and all 3 are working fine. have never had any problems with these machines. I am sure this one will work and last a long a the other 2

                     
                    4.0

                    Works fine.

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                    Pros

                    • Warranty

                    Cons

                    • Sheet Capacity

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                      Good looking product, I'll let you know how well it works.

                       
                      5.0

                      Best shredder ever

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                          In the last 40 years, I have used various shredders. Paper jam was a common problem. Oiling never really corrected the problem. This is the first Fellowes shredder. It has been an amazing tool, doing the work without issue at all. It cost 20-30% more, but it is really worth it. I highly recommend this W11C shredder.

                           
                          5.0

                          Fits like a glove!

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                          Pros

                          • Jam Resistance
                          • Mess Reduction
                          • Quality Construction
                          • Safety Features
                          • Secure Cut Size
                          • Sheet Capacity
                          • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs
                          • stylish with handle too.
                          • Warranty

                          Cons

                          • Quiet Operation

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                            This shredder is sold at a good price, it is child safe, the result is small cross cuts, and it takes 11 sheets; plus it is jam proof and won't burn up from overheating. My only dislike is that it's motor is so buff that it is slightly louder than I would like, but more sound proofing may not be possible and or definitely would likely drive up the cost. I would pay a little more for a quieter shredder, but for now, I'm sticking with this one; plus I've come to like Fellows products!

                             
                            5.0

                            Highly recommend this Shredder, well made, well priced, works great!

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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 W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                I Highly recommend this Shredder, well made, well priced, works great! In fact, i bought two others for family members as well!

                                 
                                5.0

                                W11C is an excellent shredder , built well, great support!

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                    W11C is an excellent shredder , built well, great support! I highly recommend! this is my 3rd shredder of this type, loved it so much bought for my in laws as well!

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Grump

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                                    Pros

                                    • Mess Reduction
                                    • Quality Construction
                                    • Sheet Capacity
                                    • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

                                    Cons

                                    • Quiet Operation

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                      Have only had it for short while but it performs very well. A bit noisier than my old Fellowes shredder than lasted 15 years. With the shredder on top of the basket it makes no mess as compared to the front pull out bin

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Good shredder so far

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                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Quiet Operation
                                      • Safety Features

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                        Just bought this shredder and it works fine so far. Not sure how I cut myself assembling it but it was probably my fault for not being careful. That being said, this is the 5th shredder I've owned in my life and I've never cut myself before. Also, I'm not sure of the purpose of the "open slot" to the bin. Is this so you can use it as a trash can as well? The instructions don't say and I have never seen an "open slot" on a shredder before. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is it this is the loudest shredder I have ever heard (and this my 5th!)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Nice 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 W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                            We received our shredder and are very pleased with the shredder. It's light-weight and very easy to use.

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            nice unit

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                                            Pros

                                            • Safety Features

                                            Cons

                                            • Quality Construction
                                            • Quiet Operation
                                            • Sheet Capacity

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                              not a bad unit? so far its new. makes alot of noise? price is soso found it cheaper at other retailer after purchase.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              The Powershred W11C is 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 W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                                  I purchased the W11C to replace an older strip shredder I had. Appreciate the handle on the head that facilitates lifting the mechanism out of the collection bin! Cons: No handles on he collection bin. Difficult to pick up and move the entire unit without removing top. I just put an appropriately sized Glad bag in the collection bin. No mess! Easy!

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Great little shredder

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Quiet operation
                                                  • Secure Cut Size

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                                      This is a great little shredder. It shreds quickly, and into small pieces.

                                                       
                                                      2.0

                                                      Noisy machine

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                                                      Pros

                                                      • safety features
                                                      • Secure Cut Size
                                                      • Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Mess Reduction
                                                      • Quiet Operation

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                                        We purchased this shredder in July 2015. Very noisy shredder. Now we are having problems, when you finish shredding paper, it continuously runs and the motor is shrieking, very loud. I have been using the lubricating sheets and I feel like the motor needs to be oiled. Any suggestions or is it starting to die. ??

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Heavy Duty 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 W11C Cross-Cut Shredder:

                                                            Awesome machine - fast, turns paper into confetti in mere seconds (I've been a victim of ID Theft and this machine will help avoid this from ever happening again- can handle multiple sheets without a jam, unlike the machine I replaced

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                                                              does this have a reverse mode?
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                                                                Yes, the Fellowes Powershred Shredder has a reverse mode.

                                                                Answered on 5/1/2013 by Adam from Columbus, Wisc.
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