Fellowes Powershred 79Ci Cross-Cut Shredder

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  • Paper Shredder
  • Run times: 20 on / 30 off
  • Sheet capacity: 16 sheets
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Main Features
  • Paper Shredder
  • Run times: 20 on / 30 off
  • Sheet capacity: 16 sheets
• 100% Jam Proof System eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs
• SilentShred™ offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces
• Patented SafeSense® Technology stops shredding 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: 12 on / 30 off
• 6 gallon pull-out bin
• 19.8”H x 15.4”W x 14.4”D
• For 1 user

The Powershred® 79Ci provides powerful deskside shredding with jam protection. The 100% Jam Proof System eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs. SilentShred™ offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces. Patented SafeSense® Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening. Includes 2-year product and service warranty, plus lifetime on cutters. The 79Ci shreds 14 sheets per pass into 5/32”x 1-1/2” cross-cut particles (Security Level 3), and has a 6 gallon pull-out bin. Maximum run time: 12 on / 20 off. Dimensions: 19.8”H x 15.4”W x 14.4”D
Fellowes Powershred 79Ci Cross-Cut Shredder is rated4.76 out of5 by856.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wife happy to see the junk mail vanish!I'm very pleased with my Fellowes 79Ci. This shredder will go through 14 sheets of paper like a hot knife through butter... with or without staples. The credit card and CD slot works perfectly ... keeping both centered and aligned perfectly ... while being fed through without a hitch. I like the safety feature that does not allow your fingers to get close to the cutter while under power. Some people mentioned that there is some mess when emptying the waste ... not true if you do it correctly. When you finish shredding simply roll the cutters forward for a few seconds and this will empty out any loose paper that is caught on the cutters. Some people also mention that the waste container doesn't slide in easily ... not true if you do it correctly. Simply push it in as far as it goes with one hand against the center panel of the waste container and slightly pull upward on the slide in handle with the other hand ... piece of cake ... works every time. I also use the included waste bags in the bin and then empty into a garbage bag. Some people mentioned that the 4 rollers on the bottom might be a little difficult to install ... it's simple ... just wiggle them side to side while pushing and they go in perfectly... no brute force needed. I don't see any problems with this shredder ... everything works perfectly ... like it should. I believe anyone who purchases this model ... will be very pleased. It is actually a bargain considering the quality. PS ... I bought a Fellowes air purifier at the same time and it is also flawless! I hope that your engineers got year end bonuses ... their designs are great.
Date published: 2014-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product!! Would buy AgainThis is one of those products that you always need around the house. Those cheap ones that go for less than fifty dollars are a complete waste of time. We were tired of having to purchase one every year. This time we invested in one that will last. So far this thing really eats up everything. I like the idea that you are recommended to oil it periodically, that way it will keep on working. You don't need anything else if you're looking for a very good shredder to use at home or for a small office. This particular one does not hold a whole lot of so I would not recommend it for a full office or big business although it is built to take the abuse and keep on working. And it is very quiet when you use, just so you know.
Date published: 2015-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderThis shredder replaced an older different brand that I had for home use, the Fellows model is slightly larger but it is much better. It is definitely much quieter than other brands I have looked at. The pull-out bin makes emptying the shredded documents easy and fast. It also allows for more pages to be shredded at once - speeding up the shredding process. I feel this would even work for a regular personal office shredder - not at home. With the color lights on the right side it quickly indicates to you if you are trying to shred too much at once.
Date published: 2015-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent SHredderI was attracted to this shredder for all of the reasons advertised and then some. It is the perfect machine for the amount and type of shredding I do beside my desk. The company I work for has the monster shredder if needed, but this is ideal for my needs, and I like everything about it - even the size that fits perfectly.
Date published: 2013-04-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems to be an excellent productI just received and set-up my shredder. It was well packed, easy to assemble, and seems to work well. I was most surprised at how quiet it is. It has all the features I was looking for - greater than 5-6 pages can be shredded at once, it can handle staples and small paperclips, shreds CDs and credit cards, has a pull out trash/recycle bin, easy to see when full as well as an indicator light, came with oil and applicator, on wheels so easily moved, energy efficient, and lots of safety devices built in. My only complaint is the shredder head is very heavy. Good thing you only have to handle it once or twice. Document the CRC # on the bottom of the shredder head before putting it on; that way you don't have to mess with it when you go to register.
Date published: 2016-12-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sportscar performanceHo Hum, a paper shredder. Well, the old 8 sheet Xerox kept jamming, so it was time for an upgrade for this home office. And wow - I went thru a huge pile of paper that had built up waiting to be shredded - in no time at all - it humms, crunches, never jams. No need to count pages to be sure not to overfeed it like with the old one. Weird to say, but what had been drudgery suddenly became, well, almost fun. What seemed to take the most time was no longer the shredding itself but emptying the bin into plastic grocery bags (then I discovered the plastic bags that came with it...).
Date published: 2013-04-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First ImpressionsSince I just got the shredder, these are my first impressions. First thing I noticed was that the shredder head is HEAVY. I consider this a good thing, indicating a strong motor. Another thing I found (as per other reviews) is that the rollers are hard to push into the holes. I found that pressing down while wiggling forward and back and side to side would get them to "clunk" or "click" into place. Assembly was simple, and it is a fine looking machine when finished. The first thing I did after assembly was oil the cutters. There is a small bottle of oil that comes with it and it seems that it will give about 5 or 6 uses before running out. Don't cut the tip off - poke a hole into the tip with a safety pin or something similar. This will keep you from flooding the cutters with too much oil when servicing. Once the cutters were oiled, I ran a few sheets of paper through, and was glad to find the operation smooth and relatively quiet. After that I shredded about half a basket worth of paper with no problems. Time will tell, but I feel confident that as long as I do my part with care and upkeep, it should be more than adequate for my needs.
Date published: 2015-06-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PowerShred Doesn'tThis shredder is suppose to take 14 sheets at a time, but continually choked on just 3 sheets of straight fed copy paper. No way would this ever take 14 sheets -- maybe 14 sheets of tissue paper!Very disappointed with it because I spent the extra money to get the 14 page capacity over the 10 page.On the plus side it is quieter than my older (and cheaper) Fellowes shredder and I do like the "bin full" indicator.
Date published: 2012-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ShredderPurchased 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.
Date published: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good value for the priceI bought this to replace one i burned up. I like that I don't need to lift off the top to empty the bin. It just slides out. it does pretty good on Jam Resistance but it does bog down if you put too much in.
Date published: 2019-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great producteasy to set up, quiet operation, no need to turn on, great idea for the shredding of dvd's and cd's. nice size bin. we are VERY happy with our purchase of your product.
Date published: 2016-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powershred 79Ci - Best!!!This is my 3rd shredder in as little as 4 years. I use it only at home with a moderate amount of shredding. Even out of the box it has worked twice as well as any other shredder from other manufacturers. It alerts you when you put too much in, it backs out the material automatically, and has wonderful built in safety features. I look forward to this being my last purchase for a long time. Thank you Fellowes!!!
Date published: 2013-03-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid construction, good design and QuietThis is a very capable shredder. Good solid construction and fairly quiet. It won't allow too much paper to be fed, so that won't become jammed. But as with most shredders it's a messy deal to empty.
Date published: 2015-09-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Office workhorseWe like these shredders so much we purchased 3 more after we've had our first one for at least 5 years, which by the way is still going strong. We do so much shredding that we decided everyone in the office needed one desk side. You can shred quite a few pieces at one time. We get so much junk mail we need to shred it and we don't even have to open the mail, just feed the entire envelope through and it handles it like a champ.
Date published: 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shredder satisfactionWhile I have had this product for a short while, it handled all I fed it and indicated when I tried to put more than I should have so I didn't cause any problems. If this machine continues to do as it has it will have earned the rating I gave it and more.
Date published: 2014-08-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from POWERSHRED 79Ci REVIEWThis shredder is exactly the product that was advertised.It is the quietest shredder that I have personally operated. The machine is easy to operate and (Normally) I have difficulty with so called easy to operate machines, they do not live up to the easy/simple to operate statement, but this one operates as described, instructions are clear and easy to follow. I used a rubber mallet to install the wheels so not to damage them and I did not experience any difficulty installing them, it just took two (2) good whacks each to put them on . (Not bad for a female ). If you are in the market for a shredder that is 79Ci is what they say it is try one and experience a winner for yourself. The price is fair for what you get and the quality is impressive. Shredding paperwork is an enjoyable task and I can do this from my home. This is what I wanted when I made the purchase.
Date published: 2017-08-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet powerful shredderThis shredder has a stellar reputation and from my limited usage so far it deserves it. I expect a long service life getting rid of sensitive documents.
Date published: 2018-04-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet MachineI have purchase several shredders over the last 20 years. Most were inexpensive models that fit over a trash can. I burned most of them out after attempting to shred years of accumulated files. I realize the importance of data security and I decided to buy a new shredder. This model is great! It does exactly what it says it will do. I work on sensitive client files. I destroy draft reports immediately now instead of creating a shred pile in a box. The unit is fast and very quiet. I can almost get away with using it at night!
Date published: 2012-11-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong Silent TypeI needed a new shredder that didn't require me to waste time opening all junk mail, tearing off the sensitive info, and running those small pieces through a cheap 4-page shredder a few at a time. Further, that shredder needed me to spend more time pulling paper bits out of the shredding mechanism every time I emptied the bin.I looked at a number of in-depth reviews on this machine, and all gave it glowing remarks - with good reason! I've only had it a few days, but it does gobble up the advertized amount of paper, and I've found that I can shred many junk mail items without even opening the envelope - I just run the whole thing right through. As strong as it is, it's incredibly quiet - even more so than I had imagined from web videos I'd seen.Don't worry about complaints of the bin being difficult to close that you might read online. There is a catch near the bottom back of the enclosure that I suppose is designed to keep the bin from jostling out during operation. When you slide the bin back into the unit, that catch is what is making it difficult to get the bin all the way back in and engage the safety switch. When you hit that stop, if you just tip the top of the bin out a bit, that lifts the bottom back edge of the bin over the catch, the bin then slides right into place, and you'll hear the little safety switch engage.Also, don't worry about complaints of not having instructions on how to oil the mechanism. The instructions I received with the shredder show exactly what to do on page 4.And finally, I've seen no problems with mess, as long as I don't let the bin overfill. I'm not bothering with bin liners - just dumping the bin into a trash bag with other trash or recyclables, depending on what I've shredded. All of the shredded particles seem to fall into the bin. Caveat - I've not shredded a CD yet, and I expect those could get a bit more messy.Thanks, Fellowes! I'm looking forward to years of much more efficient shredding - and no more dread of the shred!
Date published: 2012-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worst instructions everThe instructions were some of the worst I've ever seen. No help with putting on casters. They don't screw in; you can't beat 'em in place with a hammer. They don't tell you they have to be in a certain position to go in. Also, there are no directions for putting trash bag in bin. We had it under the lid, but bin won't open if it's like that. Just a little help would've been nice! As for the shredder itself, the bin is kinda floppy and is hard to lock in place, but it's very quiet and powerful.
Date published: 2013-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79Ci DeliversI brought this shredder home, unpacked it, plugged it in, and started shredding without any problems. A few months later, and it is still going strong.I was undecided on whether to buy such a powerful unit, but when I needed it, the unit came through for me. I lost my Mom recently, and when we cleared out her place we were left with years worth of documents. The documents were out-dated, but still sensitive in nature. So, I put the PS-79Ci shredder to very good use. I blasted through piles of documents in no time at all. The jam-proof feature is foolproof, because it is based on the overall thickness of the paper(s) being fed in. If it exceeds a certain overall thickness, it just won't shred it. Pretty simple. If it doesn't like what it is fed, it stops, backs up and then continues shredding when it can. It also prevents little fingers from being hurt, by shutting off when it senses any fingers near the opening. Pretty slick.Since I recycle paper, I shred just about everything that comes across my desk, regardless of the sensitivity rating. It makes trash day much easier. Instead of putting it into my waste basket, I just pop it into the shredder. I pour the shredded paper into a brown shopping bag, squash it down, tape it up, mark it "SHREDDED PAPER" and toss it into the recycled paper bin. It takes up so much less space!The only thing that I'd like to see, is a better way to empty is, without getting paper dust all over the carpet. It would be nice if the shredder had paper bags available, so that it could be caught as it was shredded, folder over, taped and recycled!
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2010-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderWe've always had light weight shredders, rated for 6 sheets, that struggled with 3. The 79Ci is a breeze. It won't accept it if you have too many sheets, yet if you take away 2, it goes through them like a hot knife through butter, So glad we got it. Safesense can be a little anoying at times, especially since it seems the knives are difficult to get your fingers near anyway. But a small inconvenience for so many features. Although all shredders make noise, this is amazingly quiet, in comparison.
Date published: 2010-03-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProductWe have had several shredders in the pass. The last one was a Fellowes and we wore it out. Our last purchase was the PS-79ci which has proven to be as excellent shredder.We don't anticipate having to purchase another one any timesoon, but when we do it will be another Fellowes.
Date published: 2009-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchaseThe last 2 years, I 've gone through 3 "cheap" shedders; they jammed or broke down. Frustating.I only have this shredder for 4 weeks, and am quite pleased with its performance. It is worth the expense and I recommend it.What I do not like is the design of the bin that holds bags: when I pull it out to remove full bags, paper strips fall over on the flloor.. a mess to clean each time. Any suggestion?
Date published: 2009-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cross-Cut ShredderI upgraded from a strip shredder to the cross-cut. Does a better job with privacy and security. I like how quiet this shredder is and also what a great job it does in shredding documents into tiny pieces. My only complaint is that it is difficult to shred small cash register receipts. It is difficult to feed them into the shredder.
Date published: 2010-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderMy old shredder recently died- so I did some research and found the Fellowes PS-79Ci was rated very favorably in several comparisons. No disappointment whatsoever. I can't believe I used this other brand shredder for so long. The PS-79Ci is so much more quiet. It's efficient- so much more easier to unload the shredded paper using a pull-out drawer, plus it's a decent size container. The warning system for too much paper works well, and the jam protection is great. I'm also impressed with the quality of construction- and the casters add a great convenience. Yes- it might be a little more than a cheapo shredder for home use, but well worth the price.
Date published: 2010-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredder for home or office useI actually enjoy using this machine! Your sensitive documents are securely destroyed with this quality shredder. The confetti it produces will make it almost impossible for spies and identity thieves to reconstruct your confidential information. Its 12-sheet cutting capacity lets you easily shred brochures and pamphlets. The safety sensor stops the cutters when your fingers get too close to the slot.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excelentithink this shreadder is the best thing i everhadworked with
Date published: 2009-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullBeing a teacher, I am bombarded with tons of letters and paper that I truly do not need piling up and of course mail wth confidential numbers, etc. on them. I love takiing the time to finally go through what I want to get rid of and can just press the button and get rid of the dreadful piles of paper. I have an office in my home now, and the shredder fits compliments the environment. the 2010-2011 school year is going to be organized, clean and run efficiently. I thank my mom and sister for investing in this product.
Date published: 2010-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Every CentIn the past two years I've gone through three shredders. During this period of time, I've spent an inordinate amount of my time dissecting the jammed paper out of the blades, only to have to do it again after only a few uses. The blades on these other shredders would bend and break and the motor would lock up and start emitting smoke. There was no adequate customer service or warranty. Essentially, the performance of these other shredders was poor from the beginning and the equipment was disposable.Not so with my Fellowes Shredder! Although I spent slightly more than the individual cost of those other brands, I am confident, even after only a couple of weeks of use, that it will be worth every cent. In the event that something does go wrong, there's a two year warranty. I've already received great customer service just as a follow up for registering the product.As I was unpacking the box, it was obvious that the quality of the Fellowes shredder exceeded the other products. It weighed about three times as much. However, due to the casters, it is actually easier to move than the ones that weigh less. There's practically no way to get injured on the blades because of the safety features.My mother visited over the weekend and she tried out the shredder because, like me, she's had such poor experiences with other products. She was also favorably impressed and is anxious to purchase one of her own!My only regret is that I didn't purchase one sooner. I wasted a lot of time trying to clean/fix those other products as well as money.I fully expect this Fellowes shredder to last more than two years. But even if it doesn't, I will be pleased with the performance.
Date published: 2010-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullPurchased the PS-79Ci to rplace an older model that overheated too often. This new machine seems to run forever B4 overheating. My older machine was a strip cut and this new model reduces the paper to a much smaller size and is easier to bag.So far, Great Machine! My only complaint is the size of the waste container and the height of the shredder. Make it taller!
Date published: 2010-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bigger,Faster, Louder, MessierI upgraded to this machine after years of using a very small, single-sheet shredder. I could have shopped more carefully. This machine is at much larger and very heavy. Operation is quiet, but there is a loud hum whenever the machine is turned on. It does make small bits very efficiently. My main irritation is the mess. Shredded paper bits miss the waste basket and cling to the bottom and sides of the inner compartment so that taking out the waste basket involves picking up many tiny bits of paper that fall to the floor. Since I take the shredded paper to the compost often, this is a real inconvenience.
Date published: 2010-04-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product!As always, this Fellowes shredder is reliable, efficient and lives up to expectations!
Date published: 2019-08-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis is one of the few items I have bought in the last 10 years that does exactly what it's supposed to do. We had to shred all the legal papers of a relative that passed away let me tell you it did that so easy and so quickly it was unbelievable. If you're looking for a great Shredder that is easy to use with no hassles check this one out this is the one
Date published: 2017-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from powershred 79ciIam 65 and I have had a lot of shredders in my time and this is by far the best I have ever owned. I would recommend it to all my friends.
Date published: 2014-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Quiet ShredderI bought this unit because of the warranty, capacity and good looks. The bonus is that it is quiet. Yes, if you try, you can jam this machine by ignoring the red indicator light. Stay in the green or yellow zone and shred as much as you want. The real test will be how well it stands up over the next five years. I expect it will still be functioning just fine.
Date published: 2014-04-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullThis shredder is great. Does everything it says. Well built. No complaints at all and worth the extra money. I haven't owed this shredder long so I can't attest to how long it will last. Hopefully a long time.
Date published: 2012-09-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchaseI did a lot of research on shredders before deciding on the Fellows CRC32279. I am not disappointed!!! This shredder is high quality, nice appearance shreds paper, credit cards, DVD's.
Date published: 2018-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis is my second Fellows shredder. I purchased this because the first one works so well with no problems! Highly recommend this shredder.
Date published: 2019-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great PurchaseI just received my shredder today and already gave it a good work out. Can't say enough about what a great job it does. Love all the features that my old shredder did not have. I actually hated shredding with my old one because it would jam all the time and could only take about 2 sheets at a time. I was able to shred in about 30 minutes what it would have taken about 2 hours to do with my old machine. Sometimes you have to spend a little more to get good quality and effecient operation. This was a great purchase.
Date published: 2013-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sheredder # 79CiExcellent product design, operation. The instruction manual. registration process are terrible. It seems the manual writers are not thinking outside the box. Other than the paper itself, the organization, content, pictures are just very unfriendly. I can't understand when you have an excellent product, why don't you have excellent manual too. My sense is the staff have been doing this for years . You may need some freshness as well as strong independent quality assurance staff.
Date published: 2014-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great ShredderWe 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.
Date published: 2017-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything and More than expectedOut with the old (a broken down competitor), and in with the new (a great Fellowes workhorse). Due to changes of our family, with one member having to sadly leave us, it was time to shred moving receipts, work related documents, bills, income tax forms, legal papers, articles,CDs, credit cards . . . It was like cleaning out and organizing a public library! Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder came to the rescue. Easy on the ears, good looking to the eyes, practical design, and most of all it made our work fun and speedy with no jamming. Best choice ever.
Date published: 2014-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bin switch flimsy and brokenNew shredder arrived today. Much anticipated. Bin open light stayed on with bin in. Determined bin switch activated by plastic "blade" molded onto bin. It was, of course, broken off so no matter what you did, the bin switch never was able to be "closed". So, the new machine is basically a brick. Waste of money. Poor design.
Date published: 2018-08-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just opened the boxI just opened the box and registered this shredder. All I can say is that it is quieter than my last shredder. The wheels were hard to get on. If Fellows wants an honest review, they should contact me after about a month of use to see my feelings on the performance.So far my biggest complaint is that it is hard to empty the container without making a mess. The liner bags that came with the product is not a good fit.
Date published: 2012-09-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied customerWe bought this shredder to replace a Fellowes shredder that finally died after 10 years of constant use. We look forward to the same good service from this one and are especially delighted that it empties without lifting the heavy shredder off of the paper receptacle (as was true of the old one.)
Date published: 2014-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless performance, Easy to install & use!My brother warned me about buying a sub-standard shredder. I am very glad I bought this shredder. It was as close to American-made as I could find. Thanks, Fellowes.
Date published: 2018-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful producthave used these for years, best money we have spent, and look forward to a long relationship with the new one
Date published: 2015-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way to small for our small businessShredder is way too small, and the suggested oiling--every time the bin is emptied--seems a bit much.The bin is difficult to snap into place
Date published: 2015-10-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest of Allthis is my 4th shredder in 4 years. All of my other shredders jammed and broke in many different ways. So I decided to look and evaluate all shredders. this had the best reviews from all. so i decided to try it. This is by far far the best! It's worth the extra money. So don't be cheap and spend the extra buck. It will be well worth your while.
Date published: 2013-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Office ShredderWe purchased Powershred® 79Ci to use in our small but growing tech company. We are extremely happy with the performance of this shredder. It's very quiet and does a great job of quickly dispensing our documents. We mostly use if for shredding paper documents and have never had a paper jam. I would definitely recommend this product to others.
Date published: 2014-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The just right shredderThis is a super shredder; just what we needed for our home office. It is quiet, efficient, and performs as advertised. Great addition.
Date published: 2017-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GreatI really like this shredder. It is the best I have used and recommend it to all my friends......................................................
Date published: 2017-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A respectable productThe Fellowes 79ci shredder is a worthy product. It appears durable and is very quiet.Like every other shredder I've owned (three) it is messy to empty and fills up to the shut-off point quite rapidly. I often find myself stopping to pack down its contents so that it will continue shredding. The paper bin must be re-inserted exactly so that it will start shredding again.It 'measures' the thickness of paper being inserted but that is essentially a worthless feature. Often, two or three sheets will register a full load as if I'd put in a dozen sheets. I think its sensors are a bit too sensitive. It will also start to shred a document (or documents), stop, back them out, then turn around and keep going again. This is a useful feature but it does waste time.The Fellowes 79ci is an improvement over my previous one, a Staples brand one of similar size. But it still needs further improvement.
Date published: 2012-06-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shredder 79Ci is greatI bought this shredder to replace one that was a piece of junk. After five or so years of use, it would jam continually. The 79Ci is nicely build, it can easily shred more than 15 sheets of paper; it can deal with staples or paper clips and it's nice and quiet. I bought it when I saw that our department office had one also and they were really happy with it too.
Date published: 2015-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Operation ReviewWill not shred 14 sheets. The best I could do when first tested was 12 sheets. This is good compared to my previous shredder. So far I am happy. The safe sense feature will not work while standing in front of the shredder. You have to knell to have the sensor work. Not a practical way to operate for a floor unit.
Date published: 2014-10-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Average Rating due to setup and noiseSet-up was simple - aside from having trouble getting the casters to lock. Found the trick was to wiggle a little bit and then a quick, deliberate push (or hard hit) – this is quite difficult for someone with arthritis. This is the fourth fellows shredder we have owned and we do not feel it is quiet. Our previous model MS-450C was much quieter. In fact, my wife has another desktop shredder on her desk which is much quieter than this one.
Date published: 2015-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do not settle for cheaper optionsI only have had it for a day, but had lots of shredding to catch up on after my old shredder broke down. I am very impressed and pleased with the shredder, especially because I researched this purchase extensively. If you want to see a good demonstration of capabilities, check out some videos on youtube. I also saw it in action at an office, which ultimately made me buy this make and model. (I, however, bought it for home office use.)Anyway, this shredder is quiet, powerful and it looks good. It is not bulky, and the optional coasters allow it to roll easily to and from under my desk. A scale of colored lights lets you know how hard the shredder is working.The shredder comes with a small bottle of oil, required every time you empty the bin, according to the manual. Some plastic bin bags for shreds are included as well.
Date published: 2013-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My Fellowe's ShredderI had my last Fellowe's Shredder for many years, and it was wonderful. It finally died, so I knew I needed another Fellowe's. This one has wheels and a few other new features that my oldie didn't have. It is quiet and has safety features that will make me feel safer with my cats around.
Date published: 2019-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullExcellent unit, very pleased, We have these units at my place of work, That was the main reason I chose to puchase this unit for my home use.
Date published: 2013-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullEasy to setup and operate. Very quiet in operation.
Date published: 2013-09-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so goodWe haven't had our Fellowes 79Ci for very long, but are very happy with it's operation and it is so quiet.
Date published: 2014-03-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AAA + ProductHaving owned at least 3 shredders and never been satisfied with them, I am extremely pleased to finally have found a well made shredder that is capable of a large amount of paper feeds at one time w/o having it jam. The shred time before it needs to cool down is more than adequate. I had a multitude of documents to shred dating from 2008 onward and this shredder greatly facilitated the job unlike no other shredder I have owned or currently own as I was using both shredders to do the job. Too much jamming and need for cool down with my other one.
Date published: 2015-08-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ShredderVery Happy with this replacement shredder, it has more capacity, and power and the looks help the office.
Date published: 2019-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and powerful little shredderThe feature I like the most is how quiet this machine is. It's not silent, but definitely not as loud as some other shredders. Just received the machine and tried it out a little bit. Very smooth operation but haven't had much opportunity for jamming at this time. I also like that there are wheels because for a small machine it's not super light. Came with 3 bags and some machine oil.
Date published: 2019-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase madeExcellent quality, low noise and you can shred 6-7 pages at the time. Do not put labels. I would rate this purchase a 10
Date published: 2013-01-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New ShredderWe just received our new shredder today. It was packaged well and very east to set up. Our first impression is that it is a very well made product that should serve our needs. recommended .
Date published: 2018-07-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductThis printer is extremely quiet and shreds way better than those cheap printers that I have been purchasing in the past. The printer is heavy duty and very durable.
Date published: 2013-04-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shredder I've owned.I am amazed at how quiet this shredder is. It wasmy main reason for purchasing it. All it's otherfeatures are gifts.
Date published: 2013-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DisappointedRolling wheels make it difficult to use - have to brace the shredder against something else to use. Very difficult to get paper into the shredder - can NOT put in just one or two pieces because the "safety" mechanism won't slide out of the way. It simply crunches up the paper. Have to put at least four sheets in to make it stiff enough to push the safety mechanism out of the way. Works OK if you have lots of paper, but if you have an odd couple sheets to do, you have to fold them to make it stiffer so it will enter the shredder.
Date published: 2016-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Three-year ReviewOur shredder was delivered on May 13, 2010 and now, three years later, we are still singing its praises. We have never had an issue with it--its performance has been flawless. When our Albany office needed a new shredder a year or two ago, we recommended they get a Fellowes because we have been so pleased (particularly with the speed and relative lack of noise). I wish I could write a review like this for ALL of our office equipment!
Date published: 2013-05-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, we are happy with the purchase!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.
Date published: 2017-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent replacementThe shredder was easy to put together and is so quiet. We are happy with our purchase.
Date published: 2012-08-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! My Fellowes to new Fellowes Powershred 79Ci Cross-Cut Shredder Upgrade!Yeah baby!.......... Just got my Fellowes Powershred 79Ci Cross-Cut Refurbished Shredder! And it`s just so simple to setup! Ultra quiet silent Shred Performance! Powerful 16 sheets cross-cut into approximately 397 particles per sheet! plus also shreds staples, credit cards, paper clips, CDs/DVDs and junk mail. With added advanced safety features and energy efficient!..........
Date published: 2017-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable ShredderI like to make a purchase and be done with it. I want the product to last for several years after the purchase. A Fellowes shredder does the job, does the job well and it keeps on going and going and going...just give a little oil and that is all it requires. Thanks for a great shredder!
Date published: 2018-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FELLOWES SHREDDERS NEVER DISAPPOINTWe have been purchasers of Fellowes shredders and other office supplies for years. I purchased this 9/12/14 because one of ours finally quit; another is barely hanging on, and two others were just set out for recycling. We appreciate the quiet operation of the shredders a well as the variety of options available. We are all about 'safety,' so that feature is #1 in our book. For as many people that use the ones we purchase, they last a very long time and are well worth the money invested in them.
Date published: 2014-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes Powershred 79CiWe ordered the Shredder through Amazon. It came in 2 days. Very happy with the quality and performance of the unit.
Date published: 2017-03-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut ShredderI've had it for about 2 weeks. Shredding years of documents no longer needed. So far, it performs as advertised. Very satisfied.
Date published: 2015-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Casters need workWorks well so far. Seems good. Casters keep folling off.
Date published: 2015-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very efficient for dental office or practice!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.
Date published: 2016-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder 79 CiI bought 2 Staples shredders, but had to replace them almost yearly. After research I decided to purchased a Fellowes and have been a very happy since then. The shredder was used daily and performed very well for over 5 years. It started to be sluggish and decided it was time to replace it. I would never buy anything but a Fellowes, so I bought another 79 Ci. When you find a winner you stick with it !!!
Date published: 2017-09-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful ShredderOur new shredder has been a Godsend. We have already filled three contractor size bags full of old documents. It is compact but packs a powerful punch and is a very quiet shredder. We feel so much more at ease knowing that our personal information is properly shredded and disposed of with our new in home shredder. We really appreciate the safety and power saving features included with this model. Very glad we chose it!
Date published: 2015-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most for my money.It is the right size for my home use and will be ok for just my home use. I love it.
Date published: 2017-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product with Excellent Customer Service!We have had this shredder for four years. Then one day it stopped working. I called customer service, and in minutes they walked me through-step by step-to get it working again. It just needed a little cleaning. That was it. We are a small company (18 people) and use it all the time.
Date published: 2016-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis is a great shredder. I love how quiet it is and really does the job and so far no jamming! I would recommend putting a trash bag in the bin because it can get a bit messy. Other than that it's great
Date published: 2014-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from jamMy shredder (79CI) will not allow me to begin shredding more than 2 or 3 sheets of paper. The red light comes on and I have to remove the paper and use fewer pages. I'm sure there is a way to turn this off. HOW do I do that?I love the shredder and have used Fellowes for years and have found them to be most reliable but never encountered this problem before.
Date published: 2013-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great little paper shredderWe 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.
Date published: 2016-04-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullThe only feature I found to not be great is putting the waste container back into the machine, it has to be "lifted" from the bottom, it doesn't just slide in like my others did.
Date published: 2012-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shredderThis shredder is quiet beyond belief. Eats anything we throw at it, we had to work very hard to get it to overheat. It will never overheat in normal day to day usage.
Date published: 2013-07-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First impressions are goodBought the 79Ci shredder to replace a smaller competitor's model. Many of the items we should probably have shredded in the past weren't because it would have been too time-consuming and ineffective.First impressions are good; quiet and powerful, easy to assemble and operate, looks good, and safety and anti-jam features are as advertised.
Date published: 2012-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great shedderI had a fellows for years & it just quite working so I ordered the same kind & I would have nothing but a fellows I think they are great & last a long time,
Date published: 2015-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from countryno much to say only had one day. works great/looks good
Date published: 2018-07-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchaseHave only been using this machine for one week. No problems or complaints so far. Very easy to use. Clean. Quiet. I love that the machine is on wheels.
Date published: 2010-08-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullMy only complaint is that the blue "on" light is way too bright.
Date published: 2009-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredderThis is my first time purchase Fellowers shredder. It is a good price and exellent product. It is quieter than I expected. I try out the jam feature and indeed it works. However, the shredder does not shred as I expected. I like to shred a little finer but the cost is way too expensive.
Date published: 2010-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product for Office UseShredder simply works!!! Its quiet and efficient. Perfect for deskside use. Only drawback is that if you use heavy paper (24lb) as I do, it can't shred quite the number of pages advertised. Given its speed and ease of use, that's really not a problem. We recently purchased 3 shredders from Fellowes and each works well as promised right out of the box. One less problem in my live. Well worth the expenditure.
Date published: 2010-07-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I bought the BestI needed a shredder for years but just got my first. Researched before I bought and narrowed it down to Fellowes, fellowes, or fellowes. Have been purging my garage of years of excess IRS records. It is easy and safe (and fun) to use. Now, what else can I shread.
Date published: 2009-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Follow FellowesEvery Job I have ever been involved in where paper shredders are used, there has been a Fellowes there. Never seem to ever have a problem with them. I think that because of my exposure to the Fellowes name they are probably the best and most ecconomical shredder on the market. The safety with these things is incredible. Never hope or plan on using another personal type shredder
Date published: 2010-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BestI have owned many shreaders over the years, but in my personal opinion, this is the first one that truly lives up to what it says it is designed to do. It is unbelievably quite and go thru many sheets of paper without even grunting! The safe features are also great. This shreader is OUTSTANDING!!!
Date published: 2011-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great UnitOverall this is the best shredder that I have purchased. It's strong and with small children around I have no fears of them being around it with the safety stop.
Date published: 2010-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product!!!i have gone through a number of shredders over the years. this was just going to be another regular $50 shredder purchase until i decided to go up a few levels in quality. AMZAZING!!!! that's all anybody needs to know. it's extremely quiet, but yet at the same time extremely powerful. the sensor for overloading works great!! unlike other shredders, this sensor actually lets you know when you're overloading BEFORE it starts shredding the paper. i also have two kids and the Safesence Technology works unbelievably well. i'm guessing it's heat sensored, but whatever the case may be, the Safesence works so well that not even the tinyest finger can fit in the opening without the shredder turning off it's grinders. quite frankly it's amazing. this machine is the very best shredder you can possibly buy and it's very affordable at the same time. spend the money...it'll save you $ in the long run i promise. shredders don't last forever, but you'll go through 2 or 3 regular shredders before this one gives way, that's for sure.
Date published: 2009-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Real "Bulldog"My Fellowes PS-79Ci has turned out to be the best shredder that I have owned. It truly performs like the Bulldog on the Fellowes logo. It is compact and rugged! I particularly like the "Safety Sense Technology" since my grandchildren frequently visit my office. This is the beginning of a wonderful relationship. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2010-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good ProductI used this shreader to clean out old paper work that had acumulated over the years. I have sorted it and am shreading it very fast. All should be complete in a couple of days.
Date published: 2009-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderI purchased this product for our small office a couple of weeks ago. We previously had a smaller Fellowes shredder and had very good results with it. I work for a small city & recently decided to go through the old records and shred what we legally could. I discovered that this had never been done and the records go back to the late 30's. So far this shredder had been up to the task. I am continually using it everyday.
Date published: 2010-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Every CentMy old shredder broke down and after months of collecting documents I decided to purchase a Fellowes shredder after reading reviews. The reviews I read were spot on. This thing is quiet, jam proof, powerful, etc. It's a quality piece of equipment that I should have purchased a long time ago.
Date published: 2010-07-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a relief!This shredder was purchased to replace a fairly new non-Fellowes product that was a constant headache to use. I had owned a Fellowes in the past in a different location and remembered how well it had done the job for me. I purchased another one and have not been disappointed. My PS79Ci runs quietly, smoothly and the jam proof feature works well.
Date published: 2010-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!Purchased the PS-79ci about a month ago and used it for shredding many documents at the end of the year. It worked great! The quality is apparent. It handled all shredding jobs flawlessly and quickly. I think it is the perfect shredder for a home office but it would be very useful in a workplace setting. I heard Fellowes shredders had a good reputation. Now I know it's true.
Date published: 2011-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79ciAfter purchasing the Fellowes PS-79ci, I do like the performance BUT the power light is to BRIGHT. Also you need to push the paper in quite a way before it starts to shred, once the paper is in there it will shed it with ease. those are my only to minor gripes with this unit. The unit is quite when shredding.
Date published: 2010-09-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shredder for the MoneyOverall this is a very good shredder for the price. I've only used it for a month, but so far it has not jammed - it even shreds credit cards and CD/DVD's! I really like the safety features too. My only complaint is that for single or really thin sheets of paper you have to really push it down into the shredder so that the sensor can activate the shredder. Other than that, a good value purchase for the money - 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Date published: 2010-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productQuick and easy to use. Shreds quietly and fast. Love the rolling wheels makes it easy to store under the desk.
Date published: 2010-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Safety FeaturesI recommend this shredder to small business owners who need a shredder with reasonable capacity and quiet operation and want the reassurance of excellent safety features.
Date published: 2009-06-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis is a great shredder for what I do with it. I shred items at my home office. Do not expect it to shred 12 pages at a time. nine is max on mine, but that is OK with me. I would buy another, and also I reccomend
Date published: 2009-07-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christmas PresentThis was a Christmas present and the best one I got. Having had a stroke, it is difficult for me to do things with one hand. The shredder is so easy to use I can insert my papers and it practically works on its own - very quiet, very easy to use, and well worth the money. Should go a long way to prevent identity theft. Thank you for a quality product. This is my third shredder and by far the best one.
Date published: 2010-01-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent machineI purchase this machine just for my home to shred junk mail, but as it turned out I changed jobs and needed to destroy reams of paper work. needless to say I put the 79Ci through its paces. all the proclaimed features worked great, especially the jam proof & temp sensor. I am very satisfied with this purchase.
Date published: 2010-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little ShredderThe only problem I've had with this shredder is that the automatic on/off no longer works.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79Ci ShredderGreat shredder for the price. So far the once or twice I have jammed it was very easy to unjam using the reverse switch. The cross-cut shredding makes it impossible to reassemble anything that was shredded.The trash liners are very easy to remove and replace without spilling any shreddings that would have to be cleaned up later.This shredder is nothing but first class all the way.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderThis is the best cross cut shredder I have ever owned. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect shedderI PURCHASED AN SB-89C1 SHREDDER TO REPLACE OUR OTHER FELLOW SHREDDER,WHICH LASTED FOR YEAR'S.I'M VERY PLEASED WITH OUR NEW FELLOW'S SHREDDER.IT HOLDS ALOT MORE PAPER,CUTS UP CREDIT CARDS,LARGE AMOUNT OF PAPER AT ONE TIME,AMONG OTHER THINGS.I'M VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE WAY IT SHREDS THE PAPER.IT WOULD BE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO RETRIEVE STATEMENT ACCOUNT NUMBERS.THE "FELLOW'S" SHREDDER IS VERY STYLISH IN OUR OFFICE AT HOME.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SHREDDER FOR HOME,OFFICE,SCHOOLS OR ANY PLACE WHERE YOU NEED TO SHRED STATEMENTS,DOCUMENTS,CREDIT CARDS,DISK'S,ECT.
Date published: 2010-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79CiI am extremely pleased with my Fellowes PS-79Ci, it performs as advertized. I find it a ease to shred all my confidential matterial. This machine is a must in these days with idendenty theft. It is nice to know all my personal documents remain confidential and not out in the public eye.
Date published: 2009-07-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder Ever OwnedThis shredder is the best so far. The smoothest operating model. I had lost three previous shredders due to paper jams, cutters freezing up, etc.
Date published: 2009-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and EffectiveQuiet opperation. Right next to my desk and it doesn't bother me like my old shredder.Would recommend to others.
Date published: 2009-08-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent BuyI love this shredder! It is quiet and fast. The cross cut shredder is a must. Nice sleek look, and it tells you when it is full.
Date published: 2009-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best shredder!Very happy with all of the features of this shredder, especially its quiet operation. I would recommend this shredder to anyone with a home office.
Date published: 2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little apprehensive...at first.I was a little apprehensive at first because of the volume of shredding we do, but everyone loves it and we have not had any problems what so ever! Great purchase for the money!
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great little workerthis paper shredder was easy to use, ran smoothly, most importantly quietly to do a large initial job. since finishing the large job, i have used it randomly...great little machine.
Date published: 2010-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow it is so quiet!We just unpacked our new shredder. No more headaches with loud shredding noises! My office staff is so pleased and it is very fast as well.
Date published: 2009-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart buyFirst it's one of the quietist shredders I have ever used. I have not had any jam problems and It shreds a lot of paper at once. The basket fills up quick but cosidering the amount of paper I'm shredding it's understandable.For the money it's well worth it.
Date published: 2009-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder yetThis shredder is quiet, fast and accurate. It does not jam up like my previous shredders and can shred through staples. It is the best I have had for my home/office business. It also shreds credit cards without any hesitation.
Date published: 2009-07-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life is GreatThere are shredders and, then, there are shredders. This is THE SHREDDER, the best thing I've purchased in years!Life is great now that I don't spend hours a week unjamming my shredder. I love everything about this shredder: ease of use, speed, safety features, quiet operation, portability and jam resistance. Shredding is fun and life is great! And, this is the ONE!!!
Date published: 2011-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problem fixedWe had a problem with our first shredder and it was promptly replaced, now it works great
Date published: 2011-01-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shredder ExcellenceEasy to operate. Runs quiet and smoothly. Has several safety features.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductI've burned up several shredders over the years in what seemed to me after a very short lifetime for each. Wished I had gone with a Fellowes from the get go. Nice and quiet and NO JAMS!
Date published: 2010-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best shredders I've owned!!...I am very pleased with my Fellowes shredder. It doesn't jam easily, can cut up credit cards like a breeze, and is fairly quiet, too....
Date published: 2010-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis shredder works very well, and is very quiet. It really chews through paper.
Date published: 2011-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great PurchaseThe Fellowes shredder is the third shredder I have purchased in 4 years. The other two shredders which were not Fellowes just didn't last. They were noisy and the quality was not good. I am very satisfied with my current shredder and I hope to use it for many years.
Date published: 2009-06-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Research Paid OffThis is my third Fellows shredder purchased for our office.My requirements were to find an inexpensive shredder that would cross cut & be quiet in operation and not jam. I love this shredder because it will shut off if it gets too hot and you don't have to worry about burning up your machine. I oil my machine every time I empty the shredded container and this seems to make it work more efficiently. Everyone in the office just loves this machine.
Date published: 2010-10-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Shredder!I'm so pleased with this shredder! My boyfriend and I just finished shredding hundreds of papers that we've been needing to dispose of for over a year!! No problems with the shredder at all!Throughout the full shredding process, there was not one point at which it jammed. No other shredder that I've had from other companies compares to this superior shredder! It's also nice having a quiet shredder that lights up to tell you when the bin is full.We definitely could not have asked for a better shredder!
Date published: 2012-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than my other 5 shreaddersI was looking for a heavy duty shreadder and have successfully found one. I like the idea that the paper jam works its way thru and shreads the paper. It also indicates if too much paper is inserted. The 79ci has worked better than my expectations.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY PLEASEDWe purchased two shredders. One arrived and didn't work properly but we contacted the company and they are sending a replacement. THE SECOND MACHINE WORKS GREAT. Everyone in the office has been very pleased. It is quiet which pleases the boss in the office. Our previous machine made too much noise and got on her nerves. It handles many papers and won't let you put in too many. Others in the building now want their own shredder.
Date published: 2009-09-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good shreaderAfter having bought several shreaders which the blades lost alignment and had to be discarded it is good to finally have one that is durable and efficient.I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great PurchaseIt works fantastic. I like all the safety features. I also like that it shreds credit cards and cds.The use time and cool down time are the best I've seen. We have used several different shredders at work and this one has turned out to be the best yet, which is why I purchased one for home.Glad I bought it.
Date published: 2010-07-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent MachineThis shredder is excellent! It is quiet, yet powerful, and does its job! Whether I am shredding one piece of paper, or 10, the PS-79Ci makes my day! And it fits very nicely under my desk where I can wheel it out when needed, and push it under when I don't! This shredder is a class act!
Date published: 2010-06-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderAfter buying 2 other shedders, from another company, that lasted only a year each, I purchased this one. It has all the features i wanted. It is a very quiet machine and gets the job done. Perfect size for my home office.Great product.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from niceWe just got our shredder a week ago and are impressed. It is very quiet. The last shredder I used sounded like a garbage disposal with rocks in it, but this is so smooth and no intrusive at all. The only thing I would change is how the bag sits in there. Other than that . . wonderful!
Date published: 2010-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shredder-ificThis shredder is better than having a shark in the office, it will not jam!!!!! We should've had one of these years ago.
Date published: 2009-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE MY SHREDDERWE ALL LOVE OUR NEW SHREDDER IN OUR OFFICE. IT IS QUIET, EFFICIENT, AND KEEPS ON GOING. WE COLDN'T BE MORE PLEASED. SOMETIMES IT STOPS - USUALLY IF I HAVE PUT TOO MANY COPIES IN, BUT IT STARTS AGAIN AND JUST KEEPS TICKING...IT HAS MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO OUR MEDICAL PRACTICE
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What an improvement!I recently replaced my old Fellowes shredder with the slightly more expensive PS-79Ci model. I wanted a shredder that could handle more paper and would not jam. Since using this new model, I have been totally impressed with the power that it has and the quiet operation. I'm still waiting for a jam to occur and it seems like I will wait a long time!
Date published: 2010-07-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Purchase EverMy family and I love our shredder; it is the greatest.
Date published: 2009-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79Ci is TerrificThis is my second Fellowes shredder. The earlier one was a light weight model used in my home office and it served me over seven years. Its performance led me to buy Fellowes again. The PS-79Ci is an excellent machine that handles multiple pages with ease. It's a safe machine for when the grandchildren visit. It has a large capcity and emptys easily and cleanly.Highly recommended to all.
Date published: 2009-05-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderI bought this shredder after owning a previous shredder made by Fellowes. That shredder was very loud and apt to jam at times. That's what finally made the previous shredder quit--too many jams. So I opted for this more expensive shredder hoping this will last much longer. I am happy so far with its very quiet operation. I hope the price I paid is reflected in its durability.
Date published: 2010-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProductThis is a great product for home or business use. I tested several types of shredders at the store and none could compare to the PS-79CI. The other shredders were very loud. The Fellowes PS-79CI is well designed, easy to use and extremely quite. Its also a workhorse!!
Date published: 2010-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for Home OfficI bought many shredders before but this the best I ever bought. A great product.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderI recently replaced my old shredder with the new PS-79ci, this system is awesome, very quite, fast and does not jam. One of the best featues is the ability to measure the thickness of the paper to prevent jams.Great unit.
Date published: 2009-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shredder I have ever usedThis is the best shredder I have ever used. It is very quiet and it performance has been excellent.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value!Having gone thru and burned out 2 other shredders, this shredder is fabulous! It is so much faster than the others and it takes so many more sheets! The capacity is much greater, too! Love it!
Date published: 2010-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really QuietI was looking a shredder that could live up to the hype. They all say they can handle 6 sheets, 9 sheets etc. So far, this unit can handle the 15 sheets they claim; and it doesn't sound like a box of rocks while it is doing it. One suggestion, I wish there was some on board storage for the lubrication bottle that is supplied with the unit. By the way, lubrication is a great idea. This is the first shredder I've owned that said anything about lubricating the cutters.
Date published: 2012-03-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Need Look No Further ShredderThis shredder has turned out to be the absolute best one ever!! I have purchased a dozen others over the past 15 years and I will say you need look no further for a shredder. This one is the best. I actually bought this in Feb 2010 and when our shredder fried at work, you guessed it, we replaced it with the PS 79ci just like the one I have at home.
Date published: 2010-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best purchase everThe Fellowes PS-79Ci is fast, efficient and powerful. We call it our R2D2. Perfect for a home office or personal home use. Was looking for a shredder that didn’t constantly jam and could shred and power-thru multiple sheets at a time. The PS-79Ci does the trick. Easy to assemble, plug-in and get started. Shredded my documents in no time. Fills up fast but easy to empty and get started again. Looking around the house for other things to shred. Its fun!
Date published: 2010-11-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent productunlike 2 earlier products, this one is quiet, performs, and has handled everything we needed.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder I have PurchasedThis unit has all the attributes of the perfect shredder - speed, reliability, jam free and in the perfect price bracket. I have unfortunately purchased other brand names prior to this unit and I now see I've got the best around.
Date published: 2009-10-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Productthe purchase of this machine is the best decision I have made this year...all of the features are accurately stated and the machine has performed better than I expected. Thanks for producing an excellant product
Date published: 2010-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best copier everQuiet, shreds multiple pages without jamming, easy to move on its own rollers, easy to empty with its own removable bin, a real joy.
Date published: 2009-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Shredder!This shredder is very quiet compared to others that we have used. It handles a reasonable amount of paper and lets you know if you put too much paper into it to begin with so that you don't end up with a jam. If the papers go crooked and double up the volume being shredded, the shredder powers through it without jamming up. The safety features work well and it also handles credit card and CD's very nicely.I would definitely recommend this shredder!!!
Date published: 2009-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS79-Ci works well in consulting roomsI have been using this model for over a year in a consulting room where parent let their young children roam freely and touch everything at their height. I have seen the Safe Sense monitor cut in every time a toddler touches the cassette and feeder, and I have never seen it move a micron even if little fingers go near the feeder.My only bugbear is that an anatomical model fell onto the paper guide and broke it - the shredder still works fine but I have had to araldite the guide back together several time - this item needs to be beefed up or else a spare included.
Date published: 2010-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ValueOverall this is a very good shredder. Quiet and dependable so far, but a little temperamental with the amount of paper going in sometimes. Still, very satisfied so far.
Date published: 2009-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding stroke of luckI work in a tax preparation office serving nearly 1000 clients. Security of client records and especially destruction of the same is of vital importance. Because I am basically an impatience person and like most am usually rushed, I found this shreader prevents jams by warning and limiting the overloading of doccuments. Jams not only frustrating but time consumming as well. Should the necessity arrise to replace the shreader my choice is already made. And to top off the stated feature the shreader operates nearly soundlessly, important in a crouded office.
Date published: 2010-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my new toyI can honestly say that I am having has much with my new Shredder has I am with my new Driver. We had so many papers to shred, Its toughness and safety features made the job a pleasure. It will be piece of equipment that will last a long time. Thank you.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expectedThe choice of a 79ci was based on the recommendation of Fellowes Tech support. It does everything I was told and does it well. It is quiet, and handles multiple sheets with no sign of bogging down. I especially like the lighted effort feature because it lets you know how close you are to max number of sheets.
Date published: 2012-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best shredders I have ever usedCompared to anything else I have stuck things in to shred this by far has been the best machine for the money. My brother-in-law recommended Fellowes to me, so I did a little research and found out that this company out of anyone I have heard of tops all makes and models of shredders, Hands down! The set up of this machine was so easy and simple to use.
Date published: 2010-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable ValueI am so happy with the purchase of this shredder. The options are amazing, especially for the price. A major bonus is the quiet operation.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just rightI had ordered a cheaper shredder online, it was d.o.a, had to ship it back for a refund... this one works fine for home use.Easy to empty, appears well-built.
Date published: 2012-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good MachineExcellent Shredder compaired to the one I had before. I have only had the machine for a few weeks now, but seems to do exactly what I expected it to do after reading the specs before I bought it.
Date published: 2009-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty goodI like the durability and shredder performance. It's hard to jam. Cuts up credit cards with no problem. Very generous waste storage. One small gripe is that the drawer clicks open once in a while during operation and I have to close it a couple of times to get it to continue shredding. Overall a good buy vs performance.
Date published: 2010-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product with 1 downfallThe shredder itself works perfectly, does everything the description states it's supposed to do. The only problem I have is with the POORLY DESIGNED BASKET, This is a MAJOR INCONVENIENCE in that the basket has a glass panel with screws that catches on the plastic bag & shreds the bag when removing it filled with shredded paper. (It also had 2 hooks on the opposite side, but they were removed) IF YOU COULD SEND A BASKET WITH A SMOOTH INSIDE THAT WOULD COMPLETELY SOLVE THAT PROBLEM
Date published: 2009-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best shredder ownedI have already recommended the shredder to other associates ,I really like the shredder,the only complaint I have is thats its kind of picky when it comes to feeding the paper,and I can't figure out how to use the credit card insert
Date published: 2012-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ShredderIt seems to be a good shredder, just a little noisy. The container for the shredded paper should be larger. It fills up way too fast. The container needs to be dumped practically every day and on busy days more than that.
Date published: 2009-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much valued PurchaseI found that the shredder that I purchased exceeded my expectations. I needed a shreeder that would shred documents as well as cd's. The PS - 79Ci did that with great ease. I'm happy that I purchased it as it met all of my needs.
Date published: 2010-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great replacement for an old bulky shredder.We purchased the Powershred 79Ci to replace the old bulky shredder we had in the office. It was temperamental, prone to jamming and super loud. The Powershred easily handles the same workload of the old shredder while being quieter and not jamming. The Powershred has a much nice form factor while still shredding the same size documents, and same amount of pages as our old shredder. Finally have the chance to catch up on the shredding we have been putting off!
Date published: 2019-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgrading was good ideaThe 16 page shredder is fantastic, we upgraded from our 10 year old Fellows 5-6 sheet, also keeps shredding for a longer period of time without overheating.
Date published: 2019-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredder I have ever used!I have been using this every day now for a very long time and have not had one problem with it nor have i had one jam! Like the title said , this is the best shredder i have ever brought or used.
Date published: 2018-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very practical and good valuehave shredded for past month once a week and have had no problems with the functioning of the product, however does not take very long to fill bin after shredding , but otherwise great product for the price !
Date published: 2013-09-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shredder yetafter 3 other brand shredders , I decided to pay more dollars and get this one it has a very good rating !!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect!Sooooo much more quiet than my last shredder!! Smooth operation. Love the "safe sense" feature. My old machine always made me secretly fear I might shred my fingers if I didn't pay attention. :) The bin is easy to empty. It just slides out and slides back in. My old shredder required I lift off the heavy top and inevitably spill shreddings attached to the blade all over the floor. If all that isn't enough, it's handsome too. Matches the rest of my desk appliances.
Date published: 2012-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductI use to have a Swingline paper shredder and it broke. My experience with this new one has been really nice.
Date published: 2015-05-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Happy OfficeWe just received our new Jam Proof Powershred 79Ci cross-cut shredder. We are amazed and surprised. This little machine in powerful yet quiet. When using our old unit, the motor was so loud we'd have to wait for a quiet time to shred documents as to not disturb customers or co-workers. One page at a time was all it could handle, if that! Now, 16 pages go through the machine like a hot knife on butter. The soft hum of the motor is non-obtrusive and allows us to manage paper efficiently throughout the day. If you are looking for a new shredder for home or small office, this is the one you need.
Date published: 2015-09-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powershredder 79CiGreat Video to watch for purchase. Taking machine out of box and following instructions well documented. 3 of the 4 wheels struggled to get in all the way, the 4th wheel would not engage the notch fully and sits 1/4 to 1/2 inch higher than the rest of the wheels. When placing basket in, red light came on to indicate it was not fully in place, very helpful.
Date published: 2015-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best shredder I've ownedI am very impressed with this shredder.I bought it to replace a shredder by a different company that didn't last. This Fellowes shredder is very quiet, appears very strong and of high quality as well. It's just the right size for my home/office. I'm glad I bought this shredder. It's the best I've owned.
Date published: 2012-04-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from mshad other machines that jammed or overheated quickly. After taking the machine out of the box the instructions to assemble were straight forward and easy to follow. What a relief.Then I put the unit to work. The quiteness, capability of shredding and the non jamming may me a believer in this product and that I had purchased the right machine.Although I had the opportunity to purchase a less expensive machine, I hit the lottery on this purchase and recommend it to anyone looking to buy for the first time or replace.
Date published: 2018-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so goodHave 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.
Date published: 2017-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Survives MeThis 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
Date published: 2016-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet OperationWe love the quietness of this Fellowes shredder...our only complaint is that the size of the pieces after shredding would be better if they were smaller. This would allow them to pack down more and the bag not fill up as fast.
Date published: 2018-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PowerShred 79CiI have had several paper shredders in the past. I finally purchased the Fellowes PowerShred 79Ci. It is amazing. Jam proof, super quiet and durable. I would recommend this product to anyone needing a quality paper shredder.
Date published: 2015-04-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great ShredderThis 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.
Date published: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Years of useI am amazed by the quietness of this product! I have used Fellowes for years and have loved the product, the predecessor to this one is a decade or so older and quite loud compared to this model. It also doesn't interfere with my computer display when I use it. I'll definitely consider upgrading the other one I have that I am going to return to my home. Thank you for continuing to surprise me with the quality!
Date published: 2014-04-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I have ownedWe have had several shredders over the years and eventually they go bye bye. This new Fellows is terrific. Lots of features. Looking forward to having this one for a long, long time. Used in home/office setting and gets a lot of use.
Date published: 2012-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Brand and ProductWe had a Fellowes shredder for 11 years, so obviously we replaced it with another Fellowes shredder. This one is so much more quiet compared to the last one. I really like the safety features and the sleek look. It definitely fits into our office aesthetics. It handles shred jobs just as it had claimed in the product details. I would definitely recommend this product for small offices.
Date published: 2015-08-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FunctioanlWe needed a heavy duty shredder for the office. That withstand the substantial use and be able to provide hassle free shredding. This definately fits the bill and i know we will get so much productivity and use ou of it. Substantial and good quality.
Date published: 2013-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from POWERSHRED 79CiBought this unit to replace an older unit and could not be happier. It's quiet, takes 15 sheets at a time, staples are not a problem. Looks great. Easy to empty. Love It!
Date published: 2013-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blissful ShreddingMy wife and I use our paper shredder every day. Our last shredder lasted 14 years. I loved it, and reluctantly agreed to purchasing a new one. My wife bought the Fellowes Powershred 79ci. I was pleasantly surprised with it's performance and function. I am looking forward to spending the next 14 years using this awesome machine!
Date published: 2013-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed with this shredderI haven't had it very long but so far it is great. I was impressed by the heftiness of it. IT is solid and well made. From box to office in less than 5 minutes and I was shredding everything I could find to shred. LOL It chewed through everything I had to give it in fast time. And each and every page was shredded fully. No chunks of unshredded stuff in there. The pieces were plenty small enough to prevent anyone from putting anything back together, The operation is simple and easy, it is nice and quiet for such a large shredder and it whips thru cards and CD's like they were paper. This was NOT the least expensive one I looked at, for sure, but I do not regret spending a little more on this one. I would highly recommend this shredder and I don't do that often.
Date published: 2012-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome machine2nd purchase only because parts were too expensive
Date published: 2017-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderWe've only had this new shredder for a few days, but it works perfectly. Our previous shredder jammed all the time, and just quit working after about a year of using it. This product has not jammed yet, is easy to use, and has a fair warranty (unlike our old machine).
Date published: 2012-04-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powershred 79CiReceived my shredder today and used it for an hour and a half. It was easy to use and quiet! This is a replacement for a cheap/low-quality shredder purchesed several years ago. It only caused a lot of grief when using it and it finally broke. I saw this advertised in Costco magazine and have been waiting a few months to be able to purchase it. Ordered it two evenings ago and received it this afternoon. Had a great time shredding a box full of papers with my 8 year old granddaughter soon after opening the package.
Date published: 2013-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced an old Fellows shredderHard to do a fair review since it just went into service yesterday but early use was quite good and remarkably quiet for a shared office space. My old unit lasted over 20 years with "no" maintenance whatsoever and it still works.
Date published: 2017-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Good ProductThe shredder clearly works fine. I was just hoping that it could hold a larger number of sheets. Initially it accepted a larger amount, then half way through it stopped shredding. I had to take out some papers for it to continue. Other than that I am very pleased!
Date published: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as DescribedI 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.
Date published: 2016-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very PleasedI am very pleased with my new Fellowes 79Ci shredder. I replaced a lower capacity shredder from another manufacturer when it became damaged. I almost cannot believe how my efficiency has increased with the 79Ci. What would take hours to shred before, now only takes minutes. I am actually happy that my previous unit was damaged and required replacement. The increased efficiency is well worth the investment!
Date published: 2013-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best 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!!!
Date published: 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The WheelsGreat purchase, the only issue I have is the hard time I had putting on the wheels and keeping them in the socket. The directions are not clear on how to put the wheels on, I had to remove a metal piece with a staple remover. (at work)
Date published: 2016-02-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased - need locking coastersLove the durability and how quiet it is, but I really wish it had locking casters.
Date published: 2017-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powershred 79Ci Excellent decisionRecently purchased a Powershred 79Ci shredder. It was definitely an excellent decision for our home office. It is quiet, quick and does not jam easily, Would highly recommend this purchase to anyone considering the purchase of a quality shredder.
Date published: 2018-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Human Resource & Accounts Payable ManagerQuiet, large basket, jam proof. Very good quality purchase.
Date published: 2014-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shredder Performs in a Paperless EnvironmentOur prior Fellowes shredder lasted for 3 years of continuous usage. Our office must shred documents for security purposes in our "paperless" environment and outperforms the competition.
Date published: 2013-03-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality roductMy old Fellowes Shredder PS-77c jammed for the last time. I could not unjam it, so I looked for a shredder that had some sort of jam prevention. I zeroed in on the Powershred 79Ci since it seemed to have anti-jam feature. It was a little more than I expected to pay, but it works great, hasn't jammed and I would buy it again.
Date published: 2017-06-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bad power switchI 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.
Date published: 2017-03-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power Button Fails EarlyFellows 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.
Date published: 2016-04-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the JobHave used product for two days and only experienced one paper jam, which I was able to clear up quickly. While not silent, it's a lot quieter than the previous shredder I owned. Works as advertised and appears to be a reliable shredder that will offer years of service.Comes with a small vial of lubricant, which is a nice touch. Instructions should inform user to wipe excess lubricant from inside waste bin after applying.Bin fills up quickly. Fellowes includes three, clear recyclable bags to put shredded paper, which is useful. However, the supplied bags are not thick and sturdy, and I had to apply tape on a small tear on one bag after transferring the waste paper. Be sure to use a recyclable bag that is large enough to fit over the waste bin to prevent shredded paper from falling to the floor when emptying the bin.Have not tried shredding credit cards or CDs/DVDs. Will try that later. The 79Ci has had no problems dealing with small staples.
Date published: 2012-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shredderPurchased last week and already filled the basket once, works 100 times better than the last shredder we had.
Date published: 2012-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great MoveI was concerned spending a little more on a shredder but changed my mind after three cheap failed units. Best thing I ever did! Why Fellowes 79Ci? Because all the reviews I read said it was the best. And they were not wrong!!
Date published: 2017-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very SatisfiedThis shredder was purchased to replace an older one I had been having problems with. The old one wouldn't shred more than two peices of paper without jamming. This new Fellowes shredder never jams and makes less noise than my old one. I'm very satisfied with its performance.
Date published: 2009-09-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happily ShreddingI purchased this shredder to replace one I had owned for four years and was happy with. I work in an industry that demands a lot of shredding. I researched before purchasing this one. This is my first "Fellowes" Shredder. I must say I am 'VERY HAPPY' with it. It allows me to shred many pages at one time thus saving me time. It is also pretty quiet....unlike my last shredder. My only disappointment if you can call it that is the capacity. I find I have to empty it a lot more than my last one. But other than that, I would highly recommend this shredder to others.
Date published: 2011-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullAlthough I have only had the shredder for a short time, it has worked flawlessly and I am very happy with the purchase. It is safe, with two switches required for operation. It has not jammed .
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder EverI bought this shredder because we have a lot of items to shred and I was tired of buying on every year. I have had no problems what so ever and would highly recommend this model to any one. It is fast effecient and quiet.
Date published: 2009-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best shredder I have ever usedI would like to tell everyone that a Fellows shredder is the best there is. I have used others and they didn't last. I work from home and use it daily.
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Product at a Great PriceWent with store-brand shredders in the past. Never again. It's a whole different experience: quiet, dependable, quality parts. At an excellent price! Bonus!!
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy!I really love this shredder. Our office has a lot of papers that have to be shredded on a weekly basis and this stredder does the job beautifully. It is dependable and very easy to use. Others in the office come in to use ours and it handles the work load with ease. I don't know what we did before...
Date published: 2009-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullThis is my third paper shredder, all of them Fellowes. This last purchase is much better than the others. I like the way the paper goes in, the safety feature and especially the thickness meter to prevent jams. The ease in empting the basket is also a plus.
Date published: 2010-08-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great BuyWe purchased PS-79Ci because of the gaurentee and it's reputation as determined from other users we know. It's performance is better than I expected and it works as advertised. The buying expirence was as good as the product.
Date published: 2009-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes PS-79CiVery nice piece of equipment handles all shredding easily and is quiet. I would recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2009-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Average PurchaseAll of the accessories were not included.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from does the job very goodi like it it does a very good job of doing away with old bills and stuff that has to be done
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shredder I've ever ownedFor years I have been buying shredders and have had them jam constantly in spite of sending one or two papers through a a time. With our new Fellows PC 79Ci that has all stopped. We have NOT ONE JAM since buying it! It works beautifully. I would recommend Fellows shredders to anyone or to any business.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ChoiceIf you want a powerful yet quiet shredder then remember the Fellowes Model # PS-79Ci. The quality is apparent and it has all the features.
Date published: 2009-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredderIt is the best shredder I have found for home or home office use. It works as advertised, quiet, efficient, jam proof and secure. It handles, CD's, staples, and paper clips without a whimper. Just oil it every now and then and it is happy.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shredderThis is an excellant shredder! It's very quiet and durable.
Date published: 2010-06-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder Ever!!This was one of my best purchases ever! This shredder does it all and then some. It is so smooth and pretty quiet. Never had a problem yet and I don't expect to. Great quality for my money and I can't say enough about Fellowes products!!
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductGreat quality, nice appearance, quiet operation, hasn't jammed once yet, shreds CD's with ease, wheels are convenient, easy to empty, easy to use.
Date published: 2009-08-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Fellowes purchased yetThe size of the cuts should be smaller. I also like the way that the shredded material is removed compared to our last Fellowes shredder.
Date published: 2009-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ChoiceThis is the second year that this product was offered in a silent auction at a church dinner we attended. I had tried for it last year, but not successfully. This year was different! I won!I am so very pleased that I did win. Even my husband could see why I was excited about the quality of this item as soon as he opened the box.He spent the next half hour shredding the items I had been accumulating to safely destroy. Identity theft once is bad enough, but three times is just absurd. We will never have that happen again with our Fellowes PS-79Ci.Thank you, Fellowes, for a quality product.
Date published: 2009-12-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most SatisfiedThough I looked at many makes and models, the Fellows PS-79ci Shredder was my first purchase in the shredder market primarily because I was most impressed with the features of this model as well as the price. It is fast, relatively quiet, and very safe to operate, not to mention that it simply looks "ccol" setting next to the desk in my home office. Needless to say, absolutely everyone that sees the PS-79ci is envious.I would certainly recommend this to anyone looking for a quality machine.
Date published: 2010-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great MachineThis machine has been awesome for me. It helped clean my office which produced three large garbage bags of shredded paper. Not only is it heavy duty but it is also very quiet running
Date published: 2010-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent choice for our officeFor years we have worked with a small strip shredder, but a new Massachusetts law requires a crosscut type, so we did research and this got terrific reviews. The one issue they all mentioned was its noise level, but the price was right and we figured we could deal with noise for the few minutes at a time we use it.It arrived well packed and the instructions were quite approachable. I set it up, applied the oil as instructed, and sent the test page through. Surprise! It is much quieter than our old shredder. I don't know what those reviewers were talking about.
Date published: 2010-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely PerfectI deal a great deal with classified paperwork that when completed with cannot leave my work area. The shredder that I use (PS-7pCi) has been great. I do not have to worry about any paperwork/old CD's being able to the "reconstructed" and read. Keep up the good work.,
Date published: 2010-07-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder I Have Ever OwnedAfter having very poor experience with 4 earlier purchases from another company I am delighted with my new Fellows shredder. It is a superb machine that I would highly recommend to others.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best giftReceived this product as a gift. I find it easy to use, much quieter than previous shredders I have had and very pleased with it.
Date published: 2010-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OperationI was first impressed by the low noise level. Secondly Its size was convient for me being able to fit into the space I had available. I was a bit disappointed in the limited continious operational time but this didn't seriously effect my anticipated operation.
Date published: 2010-08-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good investmentThis shredders' performance is outstanding. I and other family members use it on a daily basis. With proper,simple maintenance instructions to follow, this shredder is functioning at optimal levels. The most important features I look for in a shredder is safesense technology and jam proof systems. I have no regrets for purchasing this shredder.
Date published: 2010-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy consumerI ended up spending a little more on this shredder than I had orginally budgeted but it was worth the price. You get the quality you paid for. It's quiet and does an excellent job shredding.
Date published: 2009-09-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shedder EverExcellent Shredder compared to my old one. I am extremely pleased with my Fellowes PS-79Ci. All the safety features are great. This shredder is quiet, fast and accurate. It does not jam up like my previous shredders and it even shreds through staples. I am very satisfied with this shredder and I hope to use it for many years. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an excellent shedder.
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SHREDDERThis is the second Fellows shredder that we have owned. We purchased this because we had such good luck with the first one which we owned for 15 years. The new one is super quiet and so safe to operate we even let our 5yr old grandson operate it. It shreds credit cards and dvd's with ease and never jams. The safety features are super. We expect to have this one for another fifteen years. It gets a lot of use with all the junk mail etc.
Date published: 2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder EverThe PS-79Ci is the best shredder ever. There is no chance of it jamming and it tells you how much paper you can put in at one time. If you try to put in to much instead of accepting the paper and jamming, it tells you you're trying to put in to much.If and whenever I have to purchase a shredder for work, I always purchase the PS-79Ci.
Date published: 2010-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My ExperienceThis is the first shredder that I have owned and It is living up to my many expectations. The jam proof feature alone is worth the price. I have seen and looked at other shredders before I purchased this model and they don't come near the many features that the PC-79Ci has to offer. I would not hestiate to recommend this shredder to my many friends as I am sure they would be as happy as I am with its peformance,price and reliability.
Date published: 2010-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality PurchaseWe just purchased this shredder with the purpose of shredding about 16 yrs. worth of worthless documents. It did a super job. It's quiet and is jam free as claimed. You do have to let it rest a little every 15 mins. of continuous use or it will shut down(added feature). We love it and will recommend it to our friends and family.
Date published: 2010-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performance as DescribedMy review is based upon have this shredder for just two weeks.It performs exactly as described by manufacturer.Big surprise was quiet operation.It is too early to comment on durability. This explains the four star rating.
Date published: 2010-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE ITThis is the first Shredder i have purchased that incorporates any maintnance for it which is great! Makes sense to oil occassionally. So far no paper jams, moderate noise, we shred daily and are lost without one. Keep up the good work.
Date published: 2010-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big ImprovementI recently purchased this shredder and love how quiet it is &the safety features. I have always had great success with the Fellowes brand.
Date published: 2009-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LONG RUNTHIS IS MY THIRD SHREDDER; I SHOULD HAVE SPENT A LITTLE MORE THE FIRST TIME AND BOUGHT A FELLOWES. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LESS EXPENSIVE IN THE LONG RUN.
Date published: 2011-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Startling SurpriseI’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.
Date published: 2010-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth The MoneyGreat product for doing everyday or occassional shredding. Design is very nice, but the pullout holding bin could be larger. If you do a large amount of shredding there will be lots of emptying. This product was decent in price, but from past experience the product holds up very well, so the money will be well worth it. Hope it lasts as long as my last shredder, a Boston strip shredder almost 10 years old. The Name, styling, features, operation & warranty are all GREAT attributes of this product. WORTH THE MONEY FOR SURE.
Date published: 2012-03-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more worries!Purchasing our new Fellowes PS-79Ci Shredder is the best thing to happen to this Human Resources Assistant in a LONG time! With all of the fears these days of identity theft, I could be lying awake at night wondering if I might have left someone's information somehow vulnerable to identity thieves. Now that I have this WONDERFUL shredder I can sleep soundly knowing that no one will ever be able to recover any information that was my responsibility to secure! I felt like a little kid at Christmas when I received this shredder and I reccommend it to EVERYONE -- for homes, offices -- whatever -- now you can shred those worries away!!
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice shredder for the priceShredder is extra quiet and have yet to have it jam with multiple sheets or cd's. Would recommend for everyday use.
Date published: 2009-07-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase EverFellowes continues to raise the bar. This shedder is ideal for the home user. Once again someone is listening. The features, quality and easy of use is outstanding. It is often said you get what you pay for. I agree. Fellowes provides value, quality, dependability and reliability with their shredders.
Date published: 2011-08-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79CiThe subject shredder is a large capacity model that I use daily in my home for personal use. It is rated to shred staples, credit cards and CDs. I have shredded CDs, but not staples. So far during my limited use I have not had any jams and the operation is quiet and smooth. The package came with a container of oil and a supply of plastic bags for the waste. Fellows seems to have a good reputation for dependability and warrenty.
Date published: 2010-07-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredderThis is my first "serious" shredder. I've only had the wastebasket-top ones before, and they always gave me trouble and were messy to empty. This one is well-made, strong, and durable. It's amazingly quiet, and if you follow the directions, it will not jam. Easy to empty as well. Great product!
Date published: 2010-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BESTThere is no better shredder than a Fellowes. This is my 5th one and that is because we work them for years before they are ready to be replaced. WARNING!!!!!! DO NOT BUY ANY OTHER BRAND THAN FELLOWES
Date published: 2009-10-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as AdvertisedI was very pleased with the operation of this shredder. It worked exactly as advertised and as the owner's manual said it would. When I contacted Fellowes through their web site to ask a question, I received a response the same day. Carole N. was quite helpful and my question was answered.
Date published: 2010-03-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shredderThis shredder is quite and a real work horse, I just wish I had a larger basket so I would not have to empty it as much. I shred most everything.I like having a shredder that not only does paper but I can also shred credit cards and CD's.I would recommend this shredder to anyone who needs a reliable shredder.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from disappointedClumsy, doesn't hold much, noisy, doesn't shred 12 pages as advertised. Manual is inadequate. Requires oiling every bag empty...Emptying is messy.
Date published: 2010-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big ReliefFinally, a shredder that works as advertised!!!! It is substantial, quiet, fast, and works beautifully. Thank you Fellowes for creating a home shredder that I can actually use to my heart's content!!!!!
Date published: 2009-06-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TOP NOTCH SHREDDER!!We have had our share of shredders in our office, but this one has to be the best by far. Not only is it quiet, it gets the job done efficiently.
Date published: 2009-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderOur school purchased this shredder for our front office use. We love everything about it. It is quiet, we can roll it around the office, shredds very fast. It is a perfect fit. Will definately purchase another Fellowes shredder in the future for other offices.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ValueThis shredder is a great value for the money. It has most of the features that the more expensive machines include, however, it can perform as well as larger machines and is easier to maintain, clean, and empty. I recommended it to our church board and they purchased one for the church office. I am a tax preparer and during the tax season it performed better than expected, it was used a lot.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works wellThe bin is far smaller than the other one - so it has to be emptied more often.
Date published: 2010-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding shredderI am very happy with my purchase of the Fellowes PS-79Ci. It is by far the best personal use shredder I have ever owned. It is quiet, affordable, easy to use and meets all my needs.
Date published: 2009-10-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredderThis shredder is really good. We needed a cross cut shredder to shred credit card information and expired ID cards. This machines does it all. It even shreds CDs!
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slighty disappointedI made this purchase to replace another Fellows unit thinking it would help me shred faster and more efficiently than with the older unit...NOW with the new unit I find that the FILL lite is a added feature which was not needed...in my opinion..I had no problems with my older unit getting filled and not knowing.....as far as being able to shred more sheets....I.E. 5 to 7 sheets..the machines seems to stall...I am not very satisfied with the unit. I should have just kept using my older unit....which I am using at this time.
Date published: 2010-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, butThe shredder seems to work well, but the refuse basket is on the small side and doesn't have a way of easily using a trash bag liner.
Date published: 2010-02-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough ShredderThe Shredder will handle anything. It will shut itself off if your shredder stack is too thick. We have owned several other shredders and this one is worth the money!!! The others are now in the trash dump!!
Date published: 2010-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than I expected.This shredder is more than I expected. It does everything that was advertised. It is constructed very well, it's quiet and has several safety features. I love the ability to shred credit cards and stapled items. This is definitely worth the money.
Date published: 2010-03-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder EverWe were so pleased with this shredder from the start: the feel of rugged construction and the expectation that THIS SHREDDER would last far longer than any that we have used previously. We especially like the jam-proof feature, since a lack of this feature usually led to a short life of previous shredders. The clear "window" that shows the level of fill is another feature that is especially appreciated.
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shredderThis shredder works great. We have had no problems with it jamming or overheating. It could use a larger waste basket and is a little louder than our last one, but because it is working it is worth it.
Date published: 2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderI've gone through three lower end shedders and took a chance with this one. It's a great shredder! Worth the expense. The only complaint is that the bag sometimes snags and rips when removing it when it's full.
Date published: 2009-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder EverThis is the best shredder I've ever used. It is completely jam-free. Our office has now owned it for almost a year and has never had one problem with it. Everyone loves it.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for price.Having purchased and used several different shredders, this model of Fellowes Shredders has proven to be the most satisfactory. I love the convenience of rolling it around; the jam resistant feature; and the sheet capacity(how the bar senses the number of sheets being inserted).
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Shredder for Home OfficeThis shredder works great. Safety feature stops the shredder if your hands touch the sensor. It is quiet and I have had no problems with jams. If you are looking for a good shredder I would recommend this one.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding PerformanceThis unit replaced a shredder that was noisier (by far), messier, and jammed fairly frequently - it eventually jammed itself to the trash heap. The Fellowes PS-79Ci has exceeded all of my expectations, and the "silence" is deafening! It is very quiet, very safe to use, and has not jammed! I give this unit a strong BUY recommendation!
Date published: 2010-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ShredderI bought this shredder to replace an older one that became jammed with too many pages. I wanted a shredder that would do a decent number of pages at a time as well as have a good duty cycle, and this one fit the bill. I've used it quite a lot so far and it has performed as advertised, including not accepting an envelope that was too think...it just stopped and backed it out...no jam!I would recommend this as a good, medium duty shredder for a home office.
Date published: 2010-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79ciGreat shredder. I really didn't want to spend that kind of money on a shredder, but reviewed it and others for a few weeks before deciding to do so and am very happy.Anything Fellowes is good to go.
Date published: 2010-10-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only shredder I would buyI work in a small 3 person office. This is a financial services business and we have to shred everything that has account numbers or social security numbers. We had gone through two shredders in a year and a half until I purchased the Fellowes Shredder. It is great. I would not recommend any other brand. I realized this is the brand we have at home also, and even though it is smaller, it does a great job.Thanks,
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hopefully optimisticWe are now using a shredder in our office since the recycling service has ended. Haven't much opportunity to use this machine much yet, but is much better in performance, features and silent operation than the little shredder we did have for a few days. Looking forward to a long life of use.
Date published: 2010-04-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb ShredderI purchased the PS-79ci shredder based on my previous experience with a Fellowes shredder. This shredder performs beyond my expectations. It is very quiet, has a nice safety device and operates very smoothly.I would strongly recommend this shredder to anyone looking for a durable shredder, including those who own a small to medium size company. You will be very impressed with the operation of the shredder.
Date published: 2010-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ValueVery pleased with all aspects of this unit. Using it to shred home documents, medium amount of use. Does all I ask of it.
Date published: 2009-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase EverWorks perfectly for somewhat heavy home office use. Easy and safe to use, empty the bin, move as needed.
Date published: 2010-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Shredder Yet!I did alot of research before purchasing the PS-79Ci Shredder. It is amazing how many people hate the shredder they own. The PS-79Ci had a real fan club. I can see why. It is quiet, jam free, nice to look at and shreds large amounts of paper at a time without any problems at all. I would happily suggest this shredder for home or small office use. It is a real gem among rocks.
Date published: 2010-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullI had a prior Fellowes that lasted over 20 years. This one is 1/2 the price and does a lot more. We are extremely pleased with the shredding unit. The basket could be a bit larger as flls up quickly and machine stops when it is close to top.
Date published: 2010-04-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shedder money can buy.I have purchased three shedders in the past two years. All three only lasted a few months. When i purchased this sherreder i knew as soon as i used it the first time it was a high quality machine. The safety feature is great. It sherreds with ease.
Date published: 2009-10-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis is by far the best shredder i have used. It takes the paper staples included and does a great job if it cannot handle what you give it it stops and you just make the necessary adjustments. When the basket is full it lets you know so there's no mess. Excellent machine perfect for medium sized jobs.
Date published: 2009-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderI had been wanting to get a new shredder and finally purchased one before the end of the year. My old shredder cut in long strips and I was worried someone would be able to put documents back together. With my new shredder I don't have to worry anymore!
Date published: 2011-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good SOHO ShredderYou get what you pay for with this one... Did quite a bit of research before I bought a replacement shredder and I've had the 79Ci for about 2 months now and it chews everything I throw at it. If your looking for something that will last and do the job, look no further! Highly recommend the 79Ci!!
Date published: 2010-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79Ci shredderHighly recommend. Quiet, safe, jam-free. Shreds credit cards, CDs, as well as paper. Built in waste basket, easy to empty.
Date published: 2009-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EfficientThis product is fast, and affordable. It is just the right size for our small office.
Date published: 2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and compactIt's the perfect accessory to my home business office; it fits nice and compactly.
Date published: 2009-06-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very satisfiedI am very satisfied with this purchase, but more than that, 1 store didn't have it in stock, and couldn't tell me when it would be avail;able. This store had it in stock, loaded it into my car and was extremely professional in all aspects of the purchase.I was told how to operate it, etc., etc.
Date published: 2011-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shedder I ever boughtI have own a few home shredders, and this is by far the best home office shredder I have ever owned.
Date published: 2010-09-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No newsprin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is a "Heavy Duty Shredder": yet, instructions state not to shred "newsprint" among other things. It seemd delicate for a "Heary Duty".It does work well with normal shredding, i.e. stationary. It is q;uiet.I was unable to attach the wheels.
Date published: 2009-06-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Quality MachineWe haven't had the machine very long, so time will tell how long it actually lasts. However, it seems to be a very solid, good quality machine. So far, we like how it operates and looks, and it is much more quiet than our previous shredder.The addition of waste bags will reduce mess, however, they add to environmental waste. We will likely not use bags.
Date published: 2019-08-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well PricedMy medical office uses 2 Fellowes shredders ever day purging files as well as daily paper work. I just bought my third Fellowes shredder due to # 2 no longer completely doing the job after being used for 4 years. My first purchase is still in use. There was no question on my part as to which shredder to order as I have been so happy with the first 2 Fellowes shredders. THANK YOU!!
Date published: 2019-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powershred 79Ci Just a ShredderThe setup of the casters was a nightmare as I could not get them in place and had to struggle to get them in place so my shredder was standing. Not made for the elderly. The basket in time become brittle as it is plastic.
Date published: 2019-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clearly Strong, better than what I've had by a lotI use this product for my home office. It's been reliable and strong. If I'm overloading, it has an obvious meter, but it takes a lot to do that. I love the confidence I have with this one compared to the ones I've had in the past.
Date published: 2019-11-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meets my needsNice looking unit, packaged and shipped well. Easy to assemble. Shredder head is pretty heavy, which is expected with a heavier duty machine. Older or frailer customer might have slight problem seating head on bin. Casters installed easily with couple of taps from rubber mallet. Instructions simple to follow. Came with small bottle of oil and a few bags. Have shredded quite a bit of paper with no jamming problems. Easily shreds up to 10-12 sheets of paper and staples. Bin fills quickly and have to pull out bin and pack down paper or empty bin. Probably just seems to fill up quickly because you can shred so many more pages at a time. Very quiet operation, can easily conduct conversation while shredding. Have not tried to shred any CDs. Have not encountered any problems with machine and would definitely buy another if the need arose and would recommend it to friends.
Date published: 2018-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from home officeLove this shredder. THEY MUST DO A BETTER JOB WITH THE MANUAL. PUTTING ON THE CASTERS WAS A NIGHT MARE. IT TOOK MORE TIME TO DO THAT THAN ASSEMBLE THE ENTIRE SHREDDER.NEVER HAD PLASTIC BAGS BEFORE DO YOU PUT BAGS INTO BIN?? MANUAL DID NOT SAY SO I DID NOT DO IT. PLEASE REWRITE MANUAL. I HAD TO GO ONLINE AND RESEARCH BAGS AND CASTERS. TAKING WAY TO MUCH TIME TO ASSEMBLE.
Date published: 2015-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now being used intensively and performing greatI had a pile of documents that needed to be shredded and so far, it has been performing great. Silent and powerful machine.
Date published: 2017-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quietly cleans up clutterFrom junk mail with personal information to bills and everything in between, it's such a relief to just have a place to get rid of it all safely. I live in a relatively small place and I realize this was a larger shredder than I needed but it can wheel behind a chair out of sight and is super reliable and QUIET unlike every other one I've encountered. Worth the price. Easy set-up. I'll have to invest in some oil for the blades.
Date published: 2018-11-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a GREAT ShredderJust out of the box and this shredder smacks of features. It ran thru my stack of shredding in no time. Was extremely impressed. You get what you pay for and this seems to be the sweet spot!
Date published: 2013-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than my previous top line modelAfter wife tried to run complete checkbook through my previous Fellowes top of line home shredder, bought about 1995 and used almost daily since (now 1/2017), and broke gear teeth on the head unit, I decided to pamper myself with another Fellowes cross-cut feature laden shredder. The 79Ci seemed the best to me, without the nebulous extra features of the models just above it. I ordered it through Amazon, installed it, and could not be happier with my choice. It overcomes the only 2 things I disliked about my previous shredder, jamming on too many sheets and the auto shred light stopping due to paper dust over it. The only (minor) issues I have with this new model is the bin not being as large as I would like for a shredder that can do so many sheets so fast, and its bin not being shaped to make it easy to install a bin bag to hold the shredded product, both of which were better on my previous mid-90's model. Both items are easily solved with the new models, and I recommend a larger bin model to all, as having to stuff the shredded material down into a more compact size so one can continue shredding, is a nuisance. Overall, this is the best shredder I have used, including the much bigger ones at my last office, and I recommend it to anyone who can afford it, with the proviso that this is a very reasonably priced shredder - about the same price I paid in mid-90's for the then top of line home office model - and just as durable as far as I can tell after just a month's use.
Date published: 2017-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooo Quiet!We had a DM12ct previously which was at least 8 years which performed amazingly well. It was powerful, and well built. This shredder is just as well built, has a great energy saving feature, and also is so amazingly quiet compared to the last one. The feed is slightly slower and it has a thickness sensor to prevent you from putting in too many sheets at one time. (With the old shredder, you wouldn't know it was going to jam until you had already put the paper in and it was feeding.) Overall a solid performer and with the Fellowes brand, you can't go wrong.
Date published: 2018-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As advertisedHave been using for several weeks and am very pleased. Easy to use and very efficient. Tray is easy and clean to empty. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2013-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far - Great!!Only got my Fellowes 79Ci shredder yesterday - but had a big pile of documents awaiting it's delivery and set-up as my previous $40 +/- Ativa (sp??) shredder had gone up. Set-up was simple - aside from having a little trouble getting the casters to lock. Found the trick was to wiggle a little bit and then a quick, deliberate push (or wack)... Anyway - it went through the pile easily and quickly; filled the basket up twice. The capacity indicator is a great feature - really helped me to guage the # of sheets as I went. Can't tell you how much I appreciate a good quality shredder that can go through the volume of documents this one did yesterday with zero (0) hiccups. No way the cheap one I had previously would have accomplished that - even when it was operating at it's best. Well worth the money provided it lasts at least a few years.
Date published: 2014-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powershred 79CiDid not like the rollers that came with this. Found out I had to "hammer" them in, which was not in the instructions. Took numerous times to do this before they would stay in. This is my 3rd Fellowes shredder so I hope this one holds up as well as the others.
Date published: 2014-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder I've ever owned!I couldn't be any happier with my what I call monster shredder. I've had it for a few weeks now and have shredded things my old shredder only dreamed of. I highly recommend this shredder to anyone looking for strong, durable, sleek looking monster shredding.
Date published: 2015-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied customerFellowes makes a great shredder. I purchased the powershred 79Ci and I'm very satisfied with my choice. It is the quietest shredder I have ever owned. Powerful enough to shred 16 sheets at once. I like the safety features which protects you from injuries. It is compact and durable. The Jam Resistant feature was a big consideration in making this purchase. For the price it offers a lot.
Date published: 2014-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best shredder for the priceI just got this shredder from my wife today. i use the 79C1 cross cut shredder at work and i kept telling her we should get one for our own personal use. she ordered one and i put it together but the only thing wrong with it that one of the casters was the wrong type , it was a screw on instead of a snap on so it dose not even fit. i am looking on the web site to try to order one but i can not find it on the site. other than that small miner mishap i still recommend this shredder. If anyone knows where i can get the replacement caster pls leave me a comment, thank you
Date published: 2015-09-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some minor faultsI wish it cut more finely, but it's the best I've seen for a price home users can afford. I also get a little frustrated by the sensitivity of the sensor which cuts it off when a hand is to near the feed opening and the fact that the viewing window doesn't let you see when it's waste bin is actually full.
Date published: 2009-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Shredder EverI had to write a review to let others know my experience with Shredders. Between 2009 and early 2010 I have gone through 4 shredders before the Fellowes Shredder, my last one only lasted about 4 months. I was beginning to think shredders and me dont get along, I am always shredding stuff. I have to point out I have two small children and they are always into whatever I am doing and i am amazed at their Safe Sense feature, as soon as my little ones hands touch the opening it auto stops and proceeds shredding once no hands are touching. I also like the fact that, i can put quite a load of papers in the opening and the Shredder senses the thickness and adjusts and pushes papers through on its own. This is the Greatest Shredder ever. I have only had it a few weeks now, but I have done a ton of shredding these last couple of weeks especially since it is tax season I was getting rid of alot of documents not needed. I recommended this shredder and brand to all my family members and friends. Oh, I almost forgot I love the fact that it comes with its own trash bag, now when its full (which it also tells you) I pull bag out and throw away I dont have to haul the basket over to the garbage to throw shredded paper away. Also, I like that it comes with a lubricant to keep shedder in perfect conditioning. Oh, and when they say quiet it really is quiet, I have heard of other shredders claiming to be quiet and always woke my baby up if they were napping around/near shredder, but this one I could literally shred papers with them sleeping next to machine and it is absolutely quiet, if you purchase this shredder know that you are getting a high grade office/business quality shredder that you can now have at home at a decent cost.
Date published: 2010-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No More Tears!I just purchased a PS-79Ci. The display model had the protruding plastic that would rip a collection bag. Do to the great reviews I decided to buy it anyway. When I got home and pulled out the receptacle. to my surprise, there was no protruding plastic to tear a plastic bag. I also read the review that claimed, the unit would not shred a thick envelope. So I tried it. It did not work well. Then I reversed the envelope out and looked inside. In my case, the envelope contained: The original envelope, a return envelope, 2 tri-folded letters and 4 single sheet envelope sized ads. If you count an envelope as 2 sheets of paper this thick envelope contained, really 14 sheets of paper. Keep in mind a tri-folded letter would count as 3. This was a pretty thick envelope. It barley fit inside the feeder. Thick envelopes is not the reason I am purchasing this unit. I generally open the envelope and shred the portion(s) that someone might sign your name to and send back to to accept the company's offer.Hope this helps with your decision. Keep in mind that there are probably some old model shredders out there with protruding plastic. You may want to check before buying if possible. Yes, I am very happy with this shredder and it is very quiet.HAPPY SHREDDING EVERYONE!
Date published: 2010-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OutstandingIt is quiet,works very well and has a lot of wonderfull features. Love the easy bin removal and safety features best. Cann't beat it for the price.
Date published: 2010-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderThis shredder is everything it's been written up to be. As you can probably tell, I love it. Yes it's quiet, even when it's grinding up a CD or an expired credit card. It has never jammed and has no problem taking the maximum amount of paper over and over again. It is a quality machine built solid and should last a long time. I truly cannot think of anything I dislike about this shredder. It is well worth the money.
Date published: 2009-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder 79CiThe product works as advertised. Started using the first day we got it. Have had no problems and does a great job of cross-cutting.
Date published: 2012-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet shredderJust purchased the PS-79ci today and shredded a pile of paper.The first thing I noticed was the quiet operation which was a welcome relief after the last shredder I owned was very loud. The only reason for replacing it was because the screws literally fell out of the internal mechanism and the gears became damaged and it quit shredding. I can't remember the brand of the old shredder, but it was definitely poor quality.
Date published: 2010-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Piece of MindThe machine works flawlessly. It can handle multiple pages easily and credit cards without skipping a beat. But it's best feature is the secure feeling I get when I use it.Nicely done!!!!
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder EverAs a small business owner, I'm on my third shredder. But the shredder...the PS-79Ci is by far the best shredder I have ever owned. I can hardly believe how easily it goes through a huge stack of papers! And the design features are awsome. It slides in and out from under my desk like it was floating, due to the easly glide wheels. And I never have to guess if the waste collector basket is full...I not only can see the level of paper waste through the window..but the indicator light lets me know before I ever check. The safty sensor is accurate without being a pain, while the paper density guage is perfect for letting me know if I'm over loading the feeder. And Quiet...wow...you hardly know it's running! I couldn't be happier with this shredder! Craig
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderLove this shredder. Big improvement over Royal. Accepts 10 sheets easily. One issue I have is that it takes getting use to feeding the paper. It does not feed as easily as other I have used. You have to like angle the paper into the feeder. It's a minor quibble. Very quiet. You can shred at midnight and it doesn't disturb anyone. It is also impressive looking tucked away in a corner.
Date published: 2011-07-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the moneyI really hesitated about purchasing this shredder (It was a cost thing) I use a similiar kind of shredder at work and I really liked that I could shred so many pieces at one time. I had so much paperwork at home that needed shredded and the old table top shredder just wasn't up to speed to handle this task. I researched for hours and hours but I just could not get past the price I was going to have to spend and one day the shredder was on sale and the rest is history. Do not regret spending the money at all. That huge pile of papers that I thought would take forever was gone in a matter of minutes. Best money I ever spent
Date published: 2010-03-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A satisfying purchase!This shredder has met all my expectation and more. Its efficiency and low noise level when in operation is excellent and a pleasure to use. The design of the cabinet and the paper feed shows that your engineering and design department is "on-the-ball." I am certain that it will give many years of trouble free service. RHB
Date published: 2012-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AGReat PurchaseI am so glad I purchased this shredder because it has solved all my problems when it comes to saving time in shredding important documents that are paper cliiped and stapled. It use to take me an hour to just get rid of the staples and paper clips. Now I don't have to worry about that. I also love the fact that it shreds CDs and credit cards with no hassles.
Date published: 2009-11-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this ShredderThis shredder is really quiet - compared to my old one, it runs beautifully. The gauge on the side is great to let you know if you're trying to stuff too much in it - it kind of gives you the EYE! I do quite a bit of shredding & my time spend is minimal now. The pull out bucket in the front is very convenient & the window lets you know when to dump. Let me just say "Shredding has never been as much Fun"
Date published: 2009-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All Lights remain OnAll Lights remain on to include the Auto light.I've checked for jams (none), I've read the instructions on how to clean and oil.What would be the reason that all lights would light up and remain on.Also note that even though the auto light is engaged (on), I still have to use the manual feed in order to shread.
Date published: 2011-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79Ci Shredder ReviewThis schredder is great! It can handle heavy shredding loads without jamming and it is easy to empty through the front pull-out bin. I also like the built in safety features that prevent children or animals from getting into the shredding wheels. This is an excellent product and I would recommend it to anyone.Tom R,
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very good machineI rank this shredder a 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5. The shredding capability is superb. My only reason for not giving it a 5 is that after I pack down the paper - to get more into the plastic bag prior to removing, when I pull the plastic out it catches on some sharp places on the wastebasket. If the wastebasket couold be made without sharp protrusions so that one can pack the paper and pull it out smoothly it would be a 5.
Date published: 2010-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a little work horse!I love my new Fellowes shredder. I have always tried to do with cheaper shreaders and always burned them up. With the PS79-ci, it does all my heavy duty shredding as long as I stay within the max. number of sheets. I like the way it digests the heavier work rather than just stopping. I will never buy a cheap shredder again. Well worth the money. You do need to make sure you lube it occasionally with the special oil you can buy. If you do a lot of shredding, you might consider a machine with more shredding capacity.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME SHREDDER!!!I HAD ALWAYS BOUGHT SHREDDERS BY PRICE, CHEAP! BUT, U GET WHAT U PAY FOR. THEY WOULD ALWAYS JAM, OVERHEAT & QUIT,COULDN'T FEED MUCH PAPER THROUGH, ETC. SO, I DECIDED TO BY A GOOD ONE, I REALLY LOVE THIS ONE. IT'S QUIET, DOESN'T JAM. MY WIFE THOUGHT I WAS SPENDING TO MUCH FOR A SHREDDER, YOU'VE ALREADY GOT ONE,, I TOLD HER I WANTED A GOOD ONE. I'M REALLY GLAD I BOUGHT THIS ONE.
Date published: 2010-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KEEP ON SHREDDINGI purchased the PS-79Ci because it was small enough to fit under my desk where it could function as both a shredder and waste basket, plus I read good reviews on a resellers’ website. I am very happy with the choice. I have had the shredder about a year and it has performed superbly. I give the PS-79Ci a drink of Fellowes’ Shredder Oil every week or two and it handles the shredding chores quietly and safely.However, I abused the PS-79Ci Memorial Day. Keep in mind that that this is a PS = Personal Shredder. I had to shred some of private papers, about 100 pounds of them. I shredded these papers all evening and into the night. I would guess about 6 or 7 hours. After shredding about 95 pounds of copy paper, or about two, forty gallon plastic garbage bags full, a red light went on and the shredder refused to shred. Oops, the manual says “Overheat”. I thought I “fried” the motor, which with most other shredders, I would have. So, I unplugged the shredder and went to bed.When I got up the next morning I plugged the PS-79Ci back in. It worked and has been working like a new machine ever since. AWESOME. Can you guess what brand name shredders I recommend to folks?
Date published: 2009-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase!Such a great purchase! The Fellowes Powershred 79Ci is easy to set up and operate. A small bottle of performance oil was included as well ! Highly recommended.
Date published: 2019-12-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I definitely recommend this product!I am secure KNOWING that my shreddable paper documentation is SHREDDED!
Date published: 2015-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Awesome!!I just got this shredder today and I have been shredding sensitive legal documents for about an hour now and I have had zero issues. This thing makes it fun to shred paper (as fun as it could possibly be)!!
Date published: 2014-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 79ciI have only one issue and it has to do with the casters (wheels) they do not go on very easy and they do not stay in place. Would have liked to just be able to snap them in and be done with it. Other than that issue the shredder works great.
Date published: 2015-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shredder ReliabilityOwned one previously and very reliable and durable
Date published: 2017-11-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 79ci Shredder Does the JobI purchased this shredder after using a smaller Fellowes unit and an Embassy unit in the past. They just would not keep up with the quantity of shredding I needed done.This 79ci shredder will take 8 or 9 sheets of paper at the same time without slowing down and after a couple of weeks, has not jammed as the earlier shredders would do. It is also several times more quiet than the others.The icons on the shredder top let you know the status of the shredder and the cause of any slowdown or stoppage in shredding ( such as the paper pin being full ).I highly recommend this for home or small office use.
Date published: 2013-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Impressive!After running through a number of cheap shredders, I decided that enough was enough and splurged on a good one. Based on the reviews online, I chose this one. I'm really glad I did. This shredder is durable, fast, powerful and quiet. It shreds any paper I put into it, and easily chewed up my old credit cards, too! Great job, Fellowes!
Date published: 2014-04-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great InvestmentThe 79Ci shredder is the perfect unit for a small business or home office. Performance for all task sizes is perfect.
Date published: 2017-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shredder!This is my first Fellowes product, and I'm very impressed! I just got my Fellowes shredder, and I love it. It is very durable and will shred CDs, credit cards, as well as several pages at once. It has safety features so you can't shred appendages. It does exactly what I need it to do!
Date published: 2014-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine!Very happy with my purchase!
Date published: 2015-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredderNice 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.
Date published: 2016-03-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase!!We were needing to replace our shredder in the office, so my husband started researching new ones. We ordered this Fellowes shredder because we'd been happy with our first one. This new shredder is MUCH quieter than our first, works like a champ, and is easy to empty. We would definitely recommend it to others looking for a great shredder!
Date published: 2015-08-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good shredderSo far the performance is excellent. I hope it lasts.
Date published: 2017-09-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 79Ci Shredder doesn't stand for "79" cubic inchesNor does it require a license to operate. But after witnessing the power this Mack Daddy shredder brings to the table, you might think so. Loaded with useful features. And the horsepower of Fellowes behind it. If you're tired of fooling around with jams, failures, and cheap plastic parts, this is the one.
Date published: 2014-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home UseThis model Fellowes 79Ci shredder has performed well at home shredding several sheets as well as staples. I sou;d recommend for home use.
Date published: 2016-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expected but a bit slow or I'm just in a hurryI am pleased with the function of the unit. High security means taking more time to process the pages to be shredded. The unit telegrams to me every thing I need to know about the process from installation to emptying the hopper.
Date published: 2017-10-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powershred 79Ci Jam Proof ShredderI've only used it 4 times but it worked perfectly every time. Great product.
Date published: 2017-03-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome ProductThis is one of the best Shredders we have ever purchased for this office. We have gone through close to 10 shredders, and none have been as durable or as run as quitely and smoothly as this one.
Date published: 2012-09-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a shredder that doesn't jam!Have had it for only a few days, but already love it. Had tons of documents to shred for end of school year. Normally takes a long time due to having to stop and fix jams. This really will take up to 16 pages easily! I love it!!!
Date published: 2018-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ExcellentI am very pleased with this product. Works great! It is pretty quiet and so far, has not jammed.
Date published: 2018-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so far so goodI had a small cheap shredder that fit over my trash can for years and it was great but finally broke recently so I decided to get a slightly more expensive one (not this Fellowes one) thinking it would hold up well but also shred credit cards. I was wrong, it was terrible and broke down after the first week of use even though I didn't put as many sheets through as it stated it would handle (not even close). I finally decided to get this Fellowes model because it stated it was virtually jam proof. I am sure I can figure out a way to jam it, but so far it has worked like a charm and I couldn't be happier with it.
Date published: 2015-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shredder BinThough the shredder works well I find the bin for collecting the shredded paper doesn't fit snug without effort. Seems to be somewhat poorly designed.
Date published: 2015-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Set upThe shredder is very quiet and can handle many sheets of paper
Date published: 2012-09-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with purchaseI 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.
Date published: 2016-06-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job without failSolid, 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!
Date published: 2017-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Choice!!Couldn't be happier w/ this shredder!! Well worth the $$$ and good performance. Design & style is pleasant to the eye and much more quieter than our last shredder. Over all we're very pleased.
Date published: 2014-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good shredderI just bought this and have only used it twice, but it seems to do the job. I must say, however, that the wheels were not easy to get on. It was difficult to force them into their holes. Also, there doesn't seem to be a way to secure the bags that catch the shredded paper.
Date published: 2014-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powershred 79CiBest shredder I ever bought; it's powerful, quiet and reliable.
Date published: 2015-11-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not As Good as Old oneJust got the 79i as they quit making the SC 87. Sc 87 worked flawlessly for 6 years - - guess that's why they discontinued it. Just too good. So closest replacement was this 79i plastic thing.
Date published: 2012-10-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet purchaseThe power shred does exctly what it says. It powerfully shreds any and all. It is everything and beyond what I hoped for in shredding machine!
Date published: 2013-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent purchase.We appreciate the solid performance of this shredder.
Date published: 2017-04-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shredding my Life.Wife has been using this very operator friendly shredder for three weeks plus as we clear out our paperwork files held by us for the last twenty-six years. We will be moving soon.It is quick, quiet, and has had no jambs since we started using it for about four hours a day. Smooth working and leaves us with a bag of double cut shreds.We like it.
Date published: 2013-07-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My second shredderI bought this shredder based on my experience with a older model I purchased a number of years ago. So far it seems to be working very well. It has more safety features than my other model. I am pleased so far.
Date published: 2014-12-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PerfectThis unit is just right for me. Good small size. Has removable bin. Decent shred speed and capacity. What's not to like.
Date published: 2014-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My NEW Fellows Power ShredderIt's FANTASTIC! I am actually pleased that the old Fellows shredder broke and needed replacement. HIGHLY recommend this version.
Date published: 2018-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from farmeris very quiet and works very well, would recommend it
Date published: 2016-07-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best EverThis shredder is fast and really jam proof. The indicators tell it all.
Date published: 2012-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just got it but it's great!If this 79Ci continues as it has for all day today, it will be the answer to my dreams for a home shredder.
Date published: 2018-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ShreederWe've only had the shredder a week, but it appears to work as advertised. It slows down a bit when shredding CD's but it does the job well. It's quieter than other shredders we've used.
Date published: 2015-11-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product!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!!
Date published: 2017-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product,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.
Date published: 2017-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavier Duty ReplacementThis machine replaces an Office Max shredder that finally burned-up after six years of hard use. To judge from the construction of this machine, it will far out last the original.
Date published: 2016-02-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThe 79ci is a terrific shredder and quiet enough to use while watching TV (with the volume up just a little than usual).The only difficulty so far was getting the casters into the bottom. Had to hit them in with the bottom of my tennis shoe.
Date published: 2013-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love ItI love the way it lets me know when to empty and the amount of sheets of paper works really well. Much quieter than my last one.
Date published: 2015-07-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding SecurityThis 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.
Date published: 2017-04-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bobbyrI 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.
Date published: 2017-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy with purchaseDecided 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.
Date published: 2017-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes 79CiPurchased new. In use approximately two months. Works well. No jamming problems so far. Shut down after two minutes of non use is a nice feature. Besides quality, safety features are the reason I purchased a Fellowes shredder. First time I used the recommended plastic bag which makes it easier to empty. The only negative I have, I should have purchased the micro cut instead of the cross cut. The only reason, is my last shredder was a micro cut and I believe it shreds better.
Date published: 2015-04-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleased CustomerNo paper jam, so more efficient work in less time.
Date published: 2019-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth operationIt 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.
Date published: 2017-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 79Ci shredderNice design with easy to use controls. Well thought out design makes it function quietly and efficiently in our office.
Date published: 2015-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent machineI am very very happy with this shredder. From day one, no problems whatsoever. It works perfectly.
Date published: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fool Proof UsageAfter trying to use other shredders, frustration was always prominent in using. Even putting in one sheet at a time, removing staples, etc., the other machines would jam. This Fellowes shredder fulfills all of my needs and is so easy to use!!
Date published: 2017-08-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ProductOverall a good product but would make the basket larger. Machine also tends to overheat quickly if you have a large amount of shredding. VERY quiet for a shredder!
Date published: 2013-02-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderI'm very happy with my new shredder. It's a little expensive but you get what you pay for. The only problem I'm finding is the difficulty I'm having in ordering supplies. Hopefully I'll be able to figure this part out rather quickly.
Date published: 2018-07-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powershred 79CIThis is a lot heavier than the one we had and so quiet!!!!!
Date published: 2014-11-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product in a small work environmentThis is my first time to purchase this shredder & I'm happy with the product in term of design & safety issue. Machine run very quiet and have all the features I need. I do recommend my friends to purchase this machine when they need a shredder.
Date published: 2017-08-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductVery quiet and easy to use. Never had it jam yet. I'm very happy with it.
Date published: 2016-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Money well spent!I bid on my shredder in a silent auction and kept going back to make sure I got in the last bid. I keep it in the corner in the laundry room, close to where I open my mail every day. I've become very aware of identity theft and shred anything that has our name or address on it. It's much easier doing this daily rather than accumulating a box full and taking it to the large shredder at my office.
Date published: 2009-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little ShredderThis is the first shredder I have ever purchased & I am very satisfied with it. I run a small business out of my home & it gets the job done. I wish I would have gotten one years ago!
Date published: 2010-08-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder One Could Buy!!!!It's one of the best I've used so far, never jams and is so quiet not like other shredders. I've used this at work so I decided to use this at home and never regreted it all the other one's I have used always breaks down after a half an hour.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ImpressedI am impressed with the quality of this product and the extra features that are included for the price. It detects the number of pages being inserted with a scale of lights from green to red to let you know if you are inserting too many pages. There is a safety light and a light to let you know when the basket is full. It has had no problems shredding CD, credit cards and papers with staples and is very quiet also. Makes the chore of shredding much easier and faster when there is no constant jamming like with other less expensive shredders.
Date published: 2010-08-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 1st ImpressionsThis was a replacement for a different brand. So far, I'm thoroughly impressed. The shredder is quiet and fast. It easily has shredded a large stack of documents I hadn't attempted to shred with my previous machine because it would have taken too long and jammed at least once.I've not rated durability higher because the machine is new - I'm hopeful that, over time, I'll be as pleased with that aspect as the others.
Date published: 2010-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS78CiSorry. I would not recommend this model.I am very disappointed in this new shredder.It has a difficult time shredding 6-7 papers at a time.Forget putting a credit card through it.This is absolutely not the shredder for an even semi-busy office. However it may be useful for home shredding daily junk mail two or three sheets at a time.
Date published: 2010-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always Provides a Great ProductI have owned 5 shredders. In my opinion Fellowes has always made a great product. This is my second Fellowes shredder and it preforms very well.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes PS-79Ci shredderI cannot speak to endurance, because I've only had this shredder for a few weeks. I do love, it, though. My last shredder was also a Fellowes but with few features and a smaller container. After a year, it stopped working properly (had to continually move the backwards, forwards mechanism to get it to slowly take the two pages it would shred). This one takes multiple sheets and corrects itself (moves briefly backward) when it begins to jam. Consequently, so far, it is jam-proof. It lets me know if I am putting too many sheets in. It does make some noise, but less than some and not distasteful. So far, I am very pleased.
Date published: 2010-10-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding ShredderI have owned several shredders before and found them all to be frustrating. No matter how careful I was, they always jammed up and overheated.The Fellows shredder has never jammed on me when I used it as recommended. It does heat up but this is because I save up stuff to shred and then run it continuously when I use it. So this is not a problem with the shredder.An excellent product, well worth the price.
Date published: 2009-05-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleasedI'm very pleased with this shredder. It does everything we need it to do, and performs well.
Date published: 2009-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shreds like a champ, but...Excellent shredder, but: (1) inserting documents automactically starts motor but does not grab and start to shred until you manually push paper further in..sort of defeats well-designed safety methods.... (2) messy cleanup - bag tabs are relatively sharp and tear plastic bags very easily.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does a great job!According to my assistant, "It shreds stuff real nice!" We are going digital with all client files and this shredder has kept up. Great machine for the small office!
Date published: 2009-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expectedThe PS-79/ci has exceeded my expectations. It is quiet, efficient, easy to empty, does not jam. Rolls easily on casters.Have no hesitation in recommending it.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a ChampOver the years I own many diffent shedders and none of them have worked as well as PS-79Ci
Date published: 2010-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredder...My shredder died and I needed a new. I had bought this shredder for my boss and loved it so I bought one for my home and business. So far, it is a remarkable piece of equipment.
Date published: 2011-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent customer service supportMy 2 year old PS-79ci shredder quit working. I emailed Fellows customer service with a detailed list of the symptoms. Within 24 hours I received an email from Carole N. After several emails back and forth the consensus was that the problem most likely was in the main computer board. At this point I asked if they would consider standing behind this product by shipping me a replacement computer board. Carole replied back with a very generous offer to send me a factory reconditioned shredder even though the unit was no longer under warranty. The reconditioned shredder arrived promptly and appeared in like new condition. I have been using this new shredder for several weeks now and am very happy with Fellows excellent support and Carole's professional service. I would recommend this product to others looking for a well designed shredder with many great features from a reputable company who exceeds all standard expectations.
Date published: 2010-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Value & PurchaseI really enjoy my shredder. It does all and more for my office needs. It is the Greatest Value & Purchase & Performance I have ever made for my office. Everyone enjoys using it . We have never had any issues with our shredder's perfomance. I would recommend Fellows Shredders to everyone. Thank you Fellows!!
Date published: 2010-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ShredderDoes exactly as described, although does overheat occassinally if you push it too hard. The bag becomes full awfully easily and stops shredding. The button to move paper into the machine faces to the right instead of down. Small problems considering it shreds better then any shredder I've ever used.
Date published: 2010-10-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredderI was surprised how quiet this shredded real is. I go through stages when I clean out files.So far this just keeps going without a problemthe only thing that gets to be annoying is the basket fills quickly and it stops so you have to open it and push the waste down.I do love it and would recommend it to everyone
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SuperShredderBeing newly hired at a public transit agency, I soon saw that I would need to purchase a shredder; however, not just any shredder would do. It had to be reliable, it had to be as jam-proof as possible and it had to be compact enough to fit in my small office. To say I am pleased with my Fellowes PS-79Ci shredder is an understatement! It shreds confidential material with ease. It even shreds CDs, paperclips and staples! It is small enough to fit in my office and the wheels make moving the unit a breeze. When I saw the Fellowes name, I knew that I was getting an exceptional product and they have not let me down. I would recommend this unit to anyone.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79CiThis machine does everything it claims. It is neatly designed and very quiet compared to the previous shredder. This shredder needs to be oiled frequently and is shipped with a small plastic bottle of the recommended oil.
Date published: 2010-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so GoodEasyto empty. Has safguard to not overload. This was a gift to me by my request for Mothers Day. It so far seems as practical as I am. Have have 2 personal shredders previously and wore them out. I hope this one is more durable. Very happy with the choise.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderOnly negative on this one is noise level is a bit high.
Date published: 2010-11-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Is Sooooo Quiet!The best thing about this shredder is that it really works, making short work of large piles of documents. My second favorite characteristic of the PS-Ci shredder is that it is unbelievably quiet compared to other shredders I have used.
Date published: 2010-09-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could be the last shredder purchasedThe first thing you notice is the quiteness. The paper guide quickly tells you how many sheets yu are entering.The safety signal keeps the operator alert. I appreciated the collection bags which eliminates the lifting of the collection basket to empty into another bag. My purchase was an excellent choice.
Date published: 2010-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThe PS-79Ci is incredible! Quiet, powerfull and safe. Best shredder I've ever owned.
Date published: 2009-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullMy Fellowes Shredder is a smooth piece of equipment. I love the jam resistance feature. I am very happy with it.
Date published: 2009-11-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!I had been using a very basic shredder for many years that just created strips. I was looking for a shredder that would do more than 6 sheets at a time and would cross cut. I love the safety feature and jam resistance that comes with this shredder as well as its size (not a much larger footprint than my old shredder). The casters are another nice feature. Thanks, Fellowes!
Date published: 2010-04-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WonderfulIt is quiet and does the job. We dont have to worry about it jamming or getting too hot. We love it and would recommend it to everyone!!
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder EverI have owned about 6 shredders in the last 5 years. The PS-79ci I have had for over a year of that. That alone should tell you how good it is. I have not had one single problem from this shredder and would recommend it to everyone. I would also like to share a piece of advise for future shredder owners. Do not shred sticky notes. They stick to the teeth and mess things up.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProductI am very pleased with the overall quality, ease of operation and quiet operation. I have found one very minor irritant. It is hard to start feeding small, fine paper such as credit card receipts, cash register receipts, etc.
Date published: 2010-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ShredderI am extremely satisfied withmy Fellowes c 3 shredder. It cross cuts very well and does not jam. It is worth every penny.
Date published: 2010-03-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderThe no jam feature has saved me time & money. Not having to try and get documents out is wonderful. I had to throw my last shredder away because it would not release the documents.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from super duper quietWOW! Better than a new pair of shoes! nO, REALLY! lOVELY! tHE BEST!
Date published: 2010-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchaseVery quiet operation, handles a lot of paper before needing a break to cool off. Haven't quite figured out how to empty without making a mess. Excellent value for heavy-duty performance.
Date published: 2010-09-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductI have been very pleased with this product. It is the quietest shredder I have ever used. It quickly detects when I put in too many sheets and backs them up so I can remove them without causing a jam. I can use it for extended periods without it shutting down.Only two minor "complaints" - and they truly are minor: 1) the safety mechanism is very sensitive to the proximity of fingers. When I insert smaller items (receipts, credit cards) it will shut down briefly. 2) The "basket full" detector comes on while there is still room in the basket. Opening the bin and pushing the contents down gives me the equivalent of another "full" basket.
Date published: 2010-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullThis shredder works great once you get it to take the paper. You really have to jam it in to get it to automatically take the pages. This is the only complait that my coworkers have. In fact they dislike this so much they asked for a different shredder. We are a busy pediatric office and often to runbys for shredding and with this shredder you cannot. You must stop and push the paper in for the shredder to automatically take the pages.
Date published: 2009-09-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, So goodJust purchased the unit to replace a Xerox unit. It is very quiet and seems to be very powerful. The little I have used it to date it has worked well and meets all my expectations.
Date published: 2012-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's worth every penny...We've bought many shredders and thought we could get one that would satisfy a home owners need. Some of the units were limited in numbers of sheets you could shred; some didn't shred well and one, that was moderately priced, jambed so badly it would work. This Fellow PS 79ci unit turned out to be a dream. It handled many sheets, was extremely safe, resisted jambs and had a plus of being extremely quite. It's worth every penny!
Date published: 2009-08-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullMakes my piles of paper disappear in minutes! Love it!
Date published: 2012-02-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredderVery quiet and well designed. This is the best shredder I have ever owned. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smartest Thing I have Done In A Long TimeMy previous shredder would not take more than a couple of sheets at a time. Would not do cards. This shredder zips right thru whole letters and cards.It is also much quieter. I never believed a shredder could be so efficient and troublefree.Thank you for making such a wonderful reliable product.
Date published: 2010-11-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shreddertI have been through alot of shredders over the years and so far this one is the best. i just love it and would recommend to anyone
Date published: 2009-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullthis is the most amazing shredder I have used in a very long time....I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS 79CiWe love how the unit operates, it is very quiet and easy and safe to operate, overall it does a great job. We have had two other brands in the past and this is the best.
Date published: 2010-07-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS IS THE BEST SHREDDER I HAVE EVER BOUGHTI HAVE PURCHASE MANY SHREDDER IN MY LIFETIME BUT THEFELLOWS PS-79CI IS BY FAR THE BEST I EVER PURCHASE.IT ALMOST NEVER JAMS, VERY EASY TO CLEAN, I AM STILLWAITING FOR SOMETHING TO GO WRONG BUT HAS OF YETNOTHING HAS GONE WRONG. PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOODWORKMANSHIP. A VERY SATISFY CUSTOMER
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ShredderThis is the best shredder i have ever owned. the quality is excellent. It is definitely worth the price.
Date published: 2010-05-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut ShredderMy PS-79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder is working great, operates without alot of noise, so quiet, and doesn't jam up.
Date published: 2010-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase EverI have never had a home shredder. This Fellowesis excellent It is truly a work horse and it even shreds CD's.I highly recommend for home or small office. Easy to use and dependable!!!
Date published: 2012-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product - can be messyShredder works very well. Safe, relatively quiet operation. Shreds documents, cards, disks with ease. Especially like the lighted indicator that tells you how close you are to maximum number of sheets.If you're using a bag to catch the waste, little plastic tabs inside the bag holder compartment are positioned so they rip into the bag when you try to remove it. This creates a mess of tiny paper fragments.
Date published: 2009-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Home ShredderAlthough the page capacity is limited, this shredder has all the features needed for a home office. This model is a bit noisy.
Date published: 2010-08-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BestDoes everything it says it does. Quiet, smooth and so easy to operate. Does an excelent job of shreddding. Can't get any better than this. herbh
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent purchaseThis is an excellent shredder. It is quiet, and has not jamme. The shredder is used everyday. The basket fills up very quickly and will not shred when the basket is full. This has been a minor inconvenience. Shredder is highky recommended.
Date published: 2010-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Third FellowesHave had two previous Fellowes Shredders: Both were quiet, strong, and capable. Tried a "store brand" before this purchase due to price and mocro-cut capabiliity. Had it home one day and returned it due to poor construction and extremely noisy operation. Fellowes is far better for quality construction and quiet operation. I would, however, prefer a Fellowes micro-cut in a more affordable price range for home office.
Date published: 2010-09-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent productExcellent product. Sturdy construction. Very good value. The only negative was the bin. It was impossible to remove a full bag from the bin without ripping it due to the plastic protrusions on the inner wall. Other reviewers mentioned this problem, but not as many as I would have thought. We are currently not using any trash bag insert, but shred directly in to the bin.
Date published: 2009-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3 shedder purchase in a yearQuiet operation, easy to use and hopefully wife proof from jaming
Date published: 2009-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder I've OwnedThis is my third shredder and is the best yet. Quiet and effective. Time will tell if it lasts and does not jam.
Date published: 2009-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullI'm very happy with the safty features. And the performance is grear.
Date published: 2011-03-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so goodI liked the sturdiness and quality of the Shredder. Just started using it but immediately saw the difference in performance versus the "bargain" machine I had. Would recommend to anyone who wants a machine for home office and especially one that will last.
Date published: 2011-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder,This Shredder has done an excellent job shredding everything we have needed to shred from private paperwork to Credit type cards even small staples when they get left on papers. Have had absolutely no problems with this shredder.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderI have had several shredders and each one was a disappointment.Finally, I have found one that does not jam and is a joy to use.Thank You Fellowes for another excellent product.
Date published: 2009-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder we ever ownedWe are extremely happy with this shredder!! It does what it says. It shreds very well, very industrious machine. It is also very quiet. It is nice to use it without waking up everyone in the house. We had 2 big bags of paperwork to shred, and they have been accumulating for about 3 years now. The old shredder can barely shred one sheet of paper. With the Fellowes PS-79C1, we were able to shred everything in less than one week, and only with less than 5 minutes per session. It is so nice to find something that works well.
Date published: 2010-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder I ever hadThe operation is very quiet and smooth. I would buy the same machine again.
Date published: 2010-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy ShredderOutstanding performance. Especially quiet and safe to use.
Date published: 2010-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality ShredderWe have a small home business and have more than the average amount of shredding to do. I like the power of the motor but it's not too loud. I also like the window on the bin showing when it's full. My biggest disappointment is the amount of time it can be used before it overheats and has to be turned off to cool down.
Date published: 2009-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis shredder does it's job well. Quiet, efficient and jam resistant. I also appreicate the safety feature. The power indicator lights could be toned down a bit - they are very bright! Overall, it's a great shredder.
Date published: 2010-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptionally Happy!I find my PS-78Ci one of the best purchases I have made for my busy office. I am in the School environment and handle a lot of very coincidental teacher/student information, I needed a fast dependable shredder and have found it! I will recommend this machine to my co-workers and friends. Also plan on purchasing one for my home.
Date published: 2010-04-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Lexus of ShredersThis is absolutely the quietest shreder I've ever owned...and I've owned a bunch. Does a great job. Can't comment on durability since I've had it only a few weeks now. Performance is excellent.
Date published: 2010-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shredder I've ever owned!I believe in security and have been shredding my personal information at home for many years. I purchased the Fellowes PS-79ci to replace another brand. I'm hoping that this machines lasts longer than the previous machine. The Fellowes PS-79ci is quieter, but the basket is smaller than the previous, but so far I'm happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2010-08-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy Duty!Just got the PS-79Ci and it plows through just about everything...
Date published: 2010-07-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great workhorse for personal/home office useI did lots of internet research on shredders before buying and found this model the best for my price range. I have had Fellows models at work and they worked great, but these were expensive commercial models.This is my fourth or fifth shredder I have owned. Some were Fellows and the first few were other brands. This model arrived at my door a few days before promised and was completely set up and ready to go...no wheels to install!!!I am using this shredder to destroy about 4 + years of tax receipts/files this summer and expect this to be a simple job. So far, no jams and no hassels.
Date published: 2010-06-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderWe go through so many shredders, that I was skeptical this one will be any different from the others but I was wrong. This shredder works great! It's fairly quiet and so efficient. Makes my life easier.
Date published: 2010-07-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my 3rd shredderThe 79Ci seems to be a real performer! It can handle multiple sheets and envelopes, discs, and credit cards – yes, I chewed up a disc and one of my wife's credit cards (she’ll never miss it) just to see if it would take ‘em! I’ve deliberately overloaded it too but, unlike my previous shredders this dandy doesn’t overheat and smoke, it very politely stops, reverses a tad, and lets me take out the jam without triggering my Tourette’s!The only issues I’ve encountered are related to the bin. First, the shreds triggers a ‘full bag’ indicator long before the bag is actually full - to correct that I have to open the bin and compact the shreds by hand. Secondly, when I push the bin back in place it doesn’t always seat properly which keeps the machine from running. These are both minor annoyances and don’t cancel out the joy of buzzing my junk mail out of existence! I can’t wait to see what it’ll do to my taxes!
Date published: 2012-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Say goodbye to junk mailMy 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!!!
Date published: 2016-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and safe shredderPowerShred 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"!
Date published: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Jam ProofI don't have time to mess around with things when they don't work properly. That's why I bought the 79Ci. It looked like it was robust enough to not jam...and it never jams! I love that. I have had shredders in the past that took so much time to feed carefully that you hated to have to use them. If you want a hassle-free, multi-sheet shredder, this is the one.
Date published: 2013-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Choice for Small Office Document and Media Disposal SecurityI always research extensively before making important purchases. I have been wanting to add a shredder to my small home office for quite some time and finally came to a decision on the Fellowes Powershred 79Ci. Glad I did. Amazon.com had the best price and I was even able to get even more of a reduction on the already low price by using my American Express Membership Rewards Points! The Fellowes Powershed 79Ci Crosscut Shredder arrived in only 2 days from Amazon.com. The first thing I noticed is how heavy the box was when I picked it up. The majority of the weight is in the shredding unit itself that sits on top of the shredder stand. It is well built although I was a bit surprised the stand and basket seemed a bit flimsy for such a heavy shredder. I am not using the caster wheels that came with it because the unit will be sitting on the carpet. The shredder came with caster wheels, a small bottle of oil, registration card, a few plastic bags for the wastebasket, operators manual and several quick start inserts. I won't be using the bags. Installation was easy. Be careful when putting the shredder on the stand. I can see how easily the top of the shredder stand could be cracked if someone were to force it. Also keep your hands away from the blades on the bottom of the shredder when installing. I also read where some people are having problems when inserting the caster wheels, cracking the insert points. Once assembled, simply plug in the unit, make sure the switch is on, on the back of the shredder and push the power button. You are now ready to shred. The first thing I noticed is how quiet the shredder is and it shreds with ease. Even though this shredder is crosscut and not a micro cut it still gets a high-security rating and does an excellent job of cutting paper into very small confetti-like pieces. It also shreds media such as credit cards, DVD's and CD's and not to worry if you accidentally run an errant paperclip or staple through the shredder. It will handle those as well. Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase. Only time will tell how it will hold up in the long term. I'm hoping It will provide me many years of service.
Date published: 2018-06-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 79Ci ShredderOverall the 779Ci is a good product. The only problem I can see is that the Pull Out Bin indicates full too soon and requires opening the bin, compressing the contents and re-seating the bin several time before the bin is actually full.
Date published: 2012-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 79 ci shredderJust set it up. Very quiet operations. Con could have sturdier body, shreader head seems well constructed.
Date published: 2014-11-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and durableJust 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.
Date published: 2017-01-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderThis purchase was a replacement of another brand shredder. I love the sheet capacity and its quiet operation. The pull out bin is wonderful. I am very pleased!!!!!
Date published: 2015-07-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A schredder that lives up to its claimsPros: 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.
Date published: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes 79CiThis is my fourth paper shredder I have owned. The other three were horrible products, frequently getting plugged up with paper shreds, jamming, and just stopping. On top of that the office was always filled with dust from the shredding process. Based on my use of the Fellowes 79Ci so far, this may just be my last purchase! It performs exactly as advertised. It is quiet, gobbles up paper, is near impossible to jam, and the shredding mechanism never needs cleaning or unplugging. Fellowes gets an A++ on this product !
Date published: 2012-04-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My last shredderThis is my 3rd and what I believe to be my last shredder purchase. I only gave 4 stars for Performance and Durability because I have not had it long (about 1 month). I don't see any reason for it not to be durable. This is the quietest shredder I have ever had. The baske capacity is very good. If you are looking for a 1 person shredder, I don't think you can go wrong.
Date published: 2012-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE this shredder!I just bought this shredder, but had several garbage bags full of papers that I needed to shred. My old shredder had a small basket and a small mouth, so I had to fold all the papers in half to get them into the device and had to empty the basket every ten minutes or so. FRUSTRATING! Anyway, I zipped through my tons of shredding with no problem. I did have to keep emptying the basket, but that was to be expected - I think a 6 gallon basket is great for everyday use. The jam-proof function worked REALLY well - it stopped anytime the material in the basket touched the blades or anytime too many papers were fed into the mouth at one time. NO JAMS! It can handle up to 13 pages at once, so my work was done quickly and the BEST part (which you can't tell from the product descriptions) is that it is SOOO quiet. This huge shredder is much quieter than my little 6-page 1-gallon shredder. The only annoying part is the basket - it has to be pushed in all the way in several places for the shredder to operate. In all other respects though, I love this shredder!
Date published: 2010-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like ItI really like my shredder, it is very quite and once it has shredded the paper it stops running. Most shredders run for another 3 to 4 seconds after the paper has shredded and some times this is very annoying.The one thing I do noit care for is the basket that you dump. You have to push the basket in very firmly, and I mean very firmly. Also you you dump the paper it leaves a lot of paper that is coming down from the shredder and even with the basket having a trash liner it still has a lot of residue paper and you have to get a dust pan to clean up the mess.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the "tank" of shreddersThis machine is built like a tank! I couldn't believe how sturdy and well made this shredder is. After buying and throwing out other less expensive shredders that either jammed up or burned out, I decided to spend a little more and get this Fellowes machine. The convenience and time savings alone of being able to shred 13 sheets at one time is worth the price. It also has "safesense" feature that prevents you from getting your fingers near the opening. Add led lights that tell you how many sheets you can load, jamproof technology, a large easy to remove basket and smooth, quiet operation, and a great warranty, and you've got the BEST shredder for the money out there.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellows PS-790Ci ReviewDear Sir/Madam,I bought the above referenced shredder for my home office and are extremely satisfied with all aspects of the shredder. It allows me to shred just about any thing that I have a need for, while providing the utmost in safety features.I will highly recommend this machine to any of my colleagues who have a need for this type equipment.Sincerely,Dean Bordelon
Date published: 2010-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShedderI've had four shredders in the last five years. All have quit because of jams, etc. This shredder is great. It's quiet, and won't jam. It takes the pages easily and doesn't bog down like the cheaper shredders I've had in the past. It's well worth spending a little extra and getting a high quality product instead of replacing it with another low price shredder every 9 to 12 months. I love it and would recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2010-06-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST SHREDDER THAT I'VE HAD THUS FAR!I'VE HAD MANY SHREDDERS DURING THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS AND THIS ONE HAS, SO FAR, BEEN THE BEST! I NEVER INTENDED ON USING THE BAGS THAT CAME WITH IT AND FROM I'VE SEEN ON OTHER REVIEWS, THE BAGS DON'T WORK VERY WELL ANYWAYS! IT SHREDS MANY PAPERS QUIETLY AND I'VE NEVER HAD IT JAM UP! ALTHOUGH IT SHREDS NEWSPAPERS VERY WELL, IT TENDS TO BUILD UP THE SHREDDINGS JUST BELOW THE CUTTERS! I HAVE TO PULL THE BIN OUT AND REMOVE THE BUILT UP NEWSPAPER FROM THE CUTTERS! IT STILL HAS NEVER JAMMED EVEN AT THAT POINT! AS FAR AS PRINTER OR OFFICE PAPER IS CONCERNED, THIS SHREDDER IS ONE OF, IF NOT, THE BEST! OVERALL, I'M VERY SATISFIED!
Date published: 2009-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredder!This paper shredder will take up to 12 sheets (depending on thickness) and has no problems with staples, credit cards, etc. It's very quick as long as you don't put too many pages in at once, but if you do, it takes some time for the shredder to put things in reverse and then forward again. That's the "Jam Proof" technology working. You can override it by pressing a combination of two buttons on the shredder. I've found that if you can fit it through the paper slot, it can munch it up into tiny pieces without causing any jams or problems. It takes quite a while to get hot and once it does, it puts itself on a break until it is cool enough to be used again. I believe this is saving it's life, whereas it would probably overheat from the amount of paper shredding I force upon it in one sitting. The pull out paper bin is a very nice feature, but you have to be a little firm with it to click it back into place after dumping the paper shreds. If you had some top secret stuff to shred, I would suggest a shredder that cuts into smaller shreds, but for your average "I want to protect myself from identity theft" issues, this should do just fine. It's super quiet as well... my cats aren't even threatened by it! All in all, I'm very pleased.
Date published: 2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super ShredderShreds EVERYTHING. Small problem getting a 'bite" on slick retail receipts, but grabs in second or so and finishes them off in short order. Great value. I have my own business and do quite a bit of shredding. I have had two other shredders that worked poorly, jams, etc. and on one the power button just quit working, that did it. This is my first Fellowes, I wish I had bought this one in the first place.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I've ownedI value the quality and quietness of the PS79Ci. Also the pull out drawer is a real convenience. Some other shredders require removal of a cumbersome shredder sitting atop a bin.
Date published: 2009-08-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, One That WorksPurchased about 6 months ago. This shredder is sufficiently well built to tackle all the shredding jobs at my home office. Don't get me wrong, this is not an industrial shredder and you still have to pay attention to the amound of paper fed into the machine, keep it oiled, etc. Given that, it has worked like a champ, and vastly exceeded the performance of less expensive models I have tried. Alas, the old saying is true, you go get what you pay for.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The solution!I have found the product (PS-79Ci) that natches my performance needs. It has the engineering that matches my requirements. It is fast, quiet and provides a warning that I am starting to exceed its capacity. It is easy to adjust my feed rate and volume and not blindly destroy a good product. The warning makes it work and is well worth the added cost.
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful addition to my office....This is a marvelous invention. I am older and have a lot of paper to shred and clear out of my home. This product has given me not only the neatness but peace of mind in getting rid of clutter. Thank you for a wonderful addition to my home.
Date published: 2010-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful replacementWe purchased this shredder to replace our former worn-out shredder. We love it. It is very quiet. It delivers excellent shredding of the papers and cards we have done. We have a shared office space and use of this shredder. We bought it for the 100% Jam proof features and it has done just that. We have no problems. It is very easy to tell when it is on. We also like the fact that there is a window to let us know when it is full and the pull-out drawer for the shredded pieces just pulls out to dump. Thank you for making such a excellent shredder.
Date published: 2010-09-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullThe 79Ci is the best shredder I've owned. It is truly jam proof, quite and child safe. The switch on the pull out bin could use some work. If the bin is not pushed all the way in the shredder will not run. The casters on the bottom of the machine make it difficult to push the bin in and activate the micro switch. Even with the bin issue I would reccomend this shreder to anyone needing a shredder for home or small office use.
Date published: 2012-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic shredderthis shredder has saved my sanity...our old shredder burned out easily and always needed a break to cool down. In my first DAY of having this one, I plowed through the entire massively huge pile of papers that I needed to shred! it's so easy to use and it goes through everything...paper, staples, cds...now I look for things to shred, where as before I dreaded the thought of having to shred even one piece!
Date published: 2010-09-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shredder we have hadCannot be beat in all areas. This is the third shredder we have had; should have bought this from the start, and probably would still have it.
Date published: 2010-03-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder for the priceHave owned other shredders, but none compare to quiet, smooth and efficient operation of the Fellowes PS-70Ci. Love the pull out catch basin. It even came with plastic bags for disposing shredded papers. Great for credit cards too. Awesome purchase.
Date published: 2009-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cross-Cut ShredderWow. This shredder is so much quieter than our old Fellowes. It easily shredded a 2 inch stack of papers in just a few minutes. I hope it lasts as long as our old one. We have had it 12 years and its still going strong, we just grew and needed a shredder that could handle more volume. :)
Date published: 2019-09-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good shreddervery nice shredder works great for the amount of time we've had it in the office. Good for shredding heavy duty papers cards etc. Have not had any issues, fills up pretty fast if you have a lot to shred but works great!
Date published: 2019-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Industrial GradeExcellent shredder, very impressed with how well it shreds and all the additional features not found on other shredders.
Date published: 2019-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderThis shredder does all that it states. I have owned the exact one before and loved it. It is new and improved and works great! It is quiet and jam-proof!
Date published: 2019-11-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchaselooks like the head is built well. I was surprised at how much the shredder head weighs. I expect this to last me a life time with a small to medium volume shredded
Date published: 2019-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder EverThis 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!!!
Date published: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder everI am very pleased with my Fellowes Powershred 79Ci Jam Proof 14-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder. It is very quiet and shreds with no problems or jams
Date published: 2014-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great SchredderI replaced my previous office schredder (41 years) with the Powershred 79Ci. The new shredder actually exceeds my eexpectations. It is quiet, powerful, and has performed flawlessly.
Date published: 2013-03-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ... butReally love this shredder. I like the quietness. I really like the safety shut off feature. I would have appreciated clearer instructions on putting on the casters. They didn't just pop in. I took a rubber mallet and tapped them until they went all the way in. One more thing is the plastic piece on the inside of the container. I believe this is the piece that inserts into a slot that tells the shredder the bin is closed and it's ok to work. This is the piece that broke on the last shredder I had, which wouldn't work after that plastic piece broke. I really expected the Fellowes to have a metal piece here that won't break off. Only time will tell.
Date published: 2014-02-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't Buy 79CiBecause is not a micro-shredder, the volume produced when shredding is huge.But capacity of bin is too small, so you end up having to hand-compact the shredded product and to empty the bin too often.And emptying the bin is very messy, so prepare to vacuum and clean after.If you have very little to shred, it can be ok, otherwise, don't buy it. I regret being convinced by sales person that it is a great shredder, and regret and hate not being able to return it because did not used it within the 15 days allowed
Date published: 2018-09-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from effective and ruggedi love this product and it helped me out with about 100 pounds of paper i needed to shred (no joke), but this product had some downfalls it would overheat because the vents where inside near the baggage area. also it would fill rather quick, and it would be hard to put back in because the runners it went on where difficult to wrangle. but it did its job nicely and quickly and i would recommend this product to other people. the thing i would recommend to the fellows staff would be that they should design a more versatile printer that is able to be moved around and can shred without the need for a basket below. like for instance if i wanted to shred over a trashcan for a quicker more efficient job they should design a shredder that can do that or make a mount for trashcans. i feel that this accurately describes this printer. not many pro's were not mentioned for the star review i gave it but it is a very good printer and it should not be overlooked the next time you want to buy one.
Date published: 2015-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great purchaseAppears to be an excellent machine. Quiet operation, love the cross cut shredding. Other features are helpful. One wish is that the tub capacity was larger. Pricey.
Date published: 2015-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best and quietest purchase everThis shredder is by far the best and quietest I have ever owned. This is my fourth and hopefully last for several years. I use it in my home office for security and it is fast and efficient. A cross cut design.which can handle paper, credit cards CD and Dvd discs and even staples.
Date published: 2013-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best replacement everThis was a replacement from another brand of paper shredder...I had purchased a Swingline model and it was always overheating and jamming until one day it stop working.....which I only had for 4 months....I was surprised by Swingline as I read from Consumer Reports as being good quality...so I checked other reviews of other brands and went to several retail stores to compare prices and qualities. Fellowes Heavy Duty paper shredder gave me all amenities I wanted....would recommend with my eyes closed to anyone.
Date published: 2012-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shredder so farSo 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.
Date published: 2017-02-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement shredderOur older Fellowes shedder finally had to be retired, because the bin broke and couldn't be replaced. Otherwise we wouldn't have needed to replace it, as it was still going strong after over 15 years of great service. This newer model is every bit as good, indeed better, as it has improved features. Though seemingly a minor matter, the caster feet are a great addition. The Powershred 79Ci also looks great. Looking forward to many years of continued great service from it.
Date published: 2019-04-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine Shredder and quietThis is a fine shredder and quiet. It would be nice to have a longer run time with a shorter cool down time. Needs larger bin for shredded paper.
Date published: 2017-08-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProductI received product promptly as advertised. Shredder was well packaged and easy to set up. I have only had it for a couple of days, but am satisfied with convenience of use and easy of emptying the shredded material.
Date published: 2018-06-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed so farI actually had a new Fellowes shredder that was only a few months old. I bought that one to replace one accidentally damaged by a relative. Unfortunately, it was smaller and had fewer features than I really wanted. It was a spur of the moment purchase.I stumbled across some reviews of the 79Ci recently and was impressed by the number of positive user reviews I saw on several websites. I decided to order one and I just got it today.I used it for about 20 minutes straight right out of the box and in the process, I overloaded it a couple of times. It reversed and recovered very quickly. I'm also very pleased about how quiet it is compared to my previous shredder! I actually shredded a bunch of documents while watching a TV show and I could still hear the dialogue! Very impressive!Based upon what I've experienced so far, I expect this machine to be quite capable and reliable. Time will tell.
Date published: 2012-04-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great machinewonderfully quiet and handles sheets as claimed thus far
Date published: 2013-03-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great MachineItem was promptly shipped and very well packed, actually triple boxed counting the inner shelf display box.I unpacked unit, read the simple instructions and powered up.I was amazed at the quietness of this shredder.It will indeed take 14 sheets at a pass without complaining.The fact that it will balk and not start when the load is too thick is an excellent feature.
Date published: 2013-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Office Must HaveThe Powershred 79Ci's sleek design adds a touch of class to our office. The credit card, CD disc and staple shredding capabilities are enormous key features. The Jam Proof indicator is extremely helpful in eliminating any question of feeding to many sheets at one time. The added castors make it easy to move around for others to share. I know I will be ordering another Fellowes Powershred for my home and my husband's business.
Date published: 2013-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ShredderThe 79Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder by Fellowes is the best shredder I have purchased in the last 20 years. I have tried every home-business shredder on the Market. The 79Ci is quiet, size is great, and the design I can put it anywhere and it don't look out of place. And to make it even more valuable it shreds anything I put in it. From credit card offers to old credit cards.
Date published: 2018-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine!I've only had this machine for a few hours but I am thrilled with how quiet it is! It also looks great in my office!
Date published: 2013-08-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 79Ci ShredderI purchased this shredder for my office as a replacement for one that no longer worked (other brand). This Fellowes shredder is already so much better than my previous shredder. I have had it for a month and have had no problems. I love the indicators on the top that show when the basket is full, etc. Between work and home, I have owned several shredders and this one is one of the best for so many reasons. I would definitely recommend this product to others.
Date published: 2014-11-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from replacement purchase for fellowes shredderWe used a fellowes for a number of years and replaced it with a fellowes the jam proof feature was the thing that we were impressed with
Date published: 2018-04-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from heavy dutyI just recieved my shredder, so I can't say it will last forever. However, it's quite impressive. It runs quiet and it feels like the motor weighs over 20 lbs.I've burned up 2 or 3 shredders in the last 10 years. Every time getting a little better than before.I'm convinced that this one will go the distance.As they say you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2015-04-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eco-Friendly PackagingI received the Fellowes shredder today. It was very easy to set up. And it's working great. It's replacing a Fellowes shredder that I had for about 10 years. I have been impressed by the continuing availability of the Fellowes customer support and by the reliability of the shredder itself. The new shredder has extra features and makes emptying the bin much easier. The main reason I'm writing this review today is to commend the way the shredder was packaged. Recyclable formed cardboard instead of styrofoam. I'm so grateful that the folks at Fellowes care. Thank you!
Date published: 2018-10-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not all I had hoped forI 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.
Date published: 2017-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost best purchase I madeHas you can see I'm pretty much happy with this purchase but for the fact that it is not made in the U.S.A.
Date published: 2015-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mine must be brokenI have used Fellows products for years and years and always been more than happy, until I got the 79ci. This is the worst shredder I have ever owned. - The capacity sensors are based on thickness, so wrinkled single sheets cause the sensor to stop shredding - not torque. It will work fine for one junk mail envelope but not another. I must constantly babysit the work and use the "force shred" option to get the jobs done. I really need to take the thing apart and disable the thickness sensor.
Date published: 2015-10-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little machineI had a Fellowes previously and it finally burned out. So I did some research, as I do for everything, and decided on the 79Ci. I ordered it in the afternoon on one day, and it arrived the next morning. WOW! Set it up that day and started using immediately. I don't know why certain reviewers say this machine is noisy. It's much quiter than the last one I had. It is a very smoothe operating shredder, has great safety features, and looks great in my small home office. My only 4 star (style & design) is because I wish the bin/bucket was larger (Design). Style is great. Many people wish for a bigger bin in their reviews and I agree. Just need to empty more often if you do a lot of shredding, Other than that, only one week using but very satisfied so far!
Date published: 2012-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Concern with wheel constructionI could never get the wheels to stay on the machine. The pictoral directions for inserting are simple but the wheels did not stay on the machine. They are very flimsy with poor construction. I do not use the wheels with my shredder so it is not flexible enough to move around in my room.
Date published: 2013-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Powershred 79Ci: A Fine Home-Sized ShredderThe 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.
Date published: 2017-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent shredderThis is my fifth shredder in 5 years. Never before I had purchase this brand which satisfied my expectations completely. I just hope it will last more than 3 years.
Date published: 2013-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductI bought a Fellowes because of the reviews and my mom likes her fellows shredder in her home office. It's quiet and a nice size that fits perfectly in my office.
Date published: 2013-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, but not flawlessThis 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.
Date published: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ExcellentProducShredder is quiet, smooth and powerful
Date published: 2013-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderI just used my Fellowes shredder for the first time today. I was not disappointed in the total experience with it. I used it for over an hour and had no problems whatsoever other than I filled the basket two or three times.I am very well-pleased with my purchase. I had lost my other shredder in the flood and needed a new one -- I am so happy that I decided to go with this particular model and brand!
Date published: 2012-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent productExactly what I was expecting. Strong product, good quality. Easy to use. Rolls for moving it easily. Quiet. Safe. Jam Proof. I don't need a more sophisticated shredder. This one as everything I need for home or office.
Date published: 2012-09-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Shredder!This is my second Fellowes shredder. I had the first one for many years before I finally wore it out. With preparing to move to a new house I decided it was time to clear out the filing cabinets. I checked out other shredders and ended up back at Fellowes. I thought that their features, prices and designs were the best. Since I had a lot to shred I did upgrade from my previous shredder to one that could handle a longer run time and more sheets at a time. Since some of my papers were old and wrinkled I was concerned that they might jam as they use to in my old shredder. But not the 79Ci!! It handled them perfectly. It's not to noisy and with the casters it is easily moveable if you need to. The only issue I had was inserting the casters. Even my husband had to use a bit of force to get them in but they definitely won't fall out! This is a great shredder and I expect that it will last for many years.
Date published: 2015-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the reviews indicate!I love my new Fellowes 79Ci. It is a replacement for a less-than-two-year-old Royal shredder that stopped working; it was of similar size and shredding capacity to the 79Ci. As to the reviews I read before purchasing this shredder: (1) Some reviewers had trouble getting the casters in. I had very little difficulty; with just a little wiggling of the caster, it slipped right in. (2) Reviewers complained about the bin not shutting if it is partially full with shredded paper. The bin shuts solidly even if mostly full. Just push it in at the middle of the drawer--down about 4-5" from the hand-hold. (3) Then there were complaints about having to open the bin periodically to push the shredded paper down. Yes, I do have to open the bin and mash the shredded paper down fairly often. However, it is less often than with the Royal shredder I had and the 79Ci stops taking the paper when the bin is showing full and needs to have the paper pushed down. The Royal kept taking the paper and then it jammed, requiring a lengthy process of removing the pieces of paper that were stuck in the shredder blades. I'm very glad I ordered this shredder.
Date published: 2017-08-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes powershred 79CiI bought this as a replacement for a shreder that had quite, best decision i have made in a long time this Fellowes is one heck of a shreder. very quite you can not here it running if your in an other part of the house also the safe features is second to none. If you are looking to buy a shreder look at this shreder or it's bigger brother, you won't be sorry. I would buy it again.
Date published: 2015-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Touch screen displayIt functions better than the old one. Plus the screen is nice once you get past the instructions for use and easy to put together.
Date published: 2018-06-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and Reliable, so far.I've only had this for a couple of weeks. But, so far, so good! I bought this shredderi to replace my old Champion shredder that broke after 10 years of good service. I use it in my home office, so it wont be used very much. I seldom shred more than a few (less than 10) sheets of paper at a time. Thus far the 79Ci does the job well. Positives are it's much quieter than my old shredder, about the same dimensions and will process more sheets at one time than my shredder. I, also, like the fact that it powers off, automatically, if it's left on. No negatives, so far.
Date published: 2019-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT PRODUCTThis 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.
Date published: 2017-04-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShedderThis Home/office shedder (79Ci) has proved to be the best shredder I have ever purchased. I have NEVER had any sort of issue with this shedder which I purchased roughly 6 months. It never jams, is able to shred CD's and credit cards with a sense of total ease. IF you are looking for a shredder I highly recommend this product!!
Date published: 2018-07-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 79CiCompared to my previous shredder: AMAZING-EFFICIENT-QUIETER
Date published: 2017-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could be better for the moneyI have tried several shredders and this one is some what better then the others. I think it said 16 pages at a time, but 4 or 5 will stop it.. The lights are kind of useless because it stops when there's too many pages so why the lights. it stops constantly with just a few pages and over heats much too fast. Its a little better then the others i've tried but nothing to talk about.
Date published: 2015-03-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grind it up!Great machine for the price. I shred lots of DVD's and junk mail raw. So far this does very well. It jammed once, pushed it back up automatically and then re processed by itself. It's quiet. I like that!
Date published: 2016-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Far superior to my previous shredderThis shredder is very sleek looking, much quieter than my previous shredder and is a very fine quality machine.
Date published: 2014-08-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My First ShredderI 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.
Date published: 2016-08-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes Products In GeneralI purchased this Fellowes 79Ci Crosscut Shredder because my previous shredder, a single cut Fellowes shredder finally died. The shredder had worked well for about 3 years before it It had a lightening caused electrical short that fried the electric transformer in the wall. I replaced it with a variable transformer from Radio Shack, and it worked fine for another 8 years.before it jammed on a stapled over thick packet of paper. I never even thought of purchasing any other brand the a new Fellowes! So, I logically thought of a cross cut machine that could cut staples--when necessary--as will as CD's,old credit cards, and 16 sheets of paper at one time. Great product!
Date published: 2019-03-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PresidentI 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)
Date published: 2016-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid machineThis 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.
Date published: 2017-03-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 79ClHaven't tried the jam resistance. Probably won't (we did that with the shredder we replaced-it failed.)
Date published: 2016-03-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It worksI've had the shredder for about 6 months, and it has performed well. I try not to use it continuously to avoid overheating. The bin fills up rather quickly with the many loose shreds, but one can tamp down the contents or dump them without much trouble. One has to be careful not to put too many sheets at a time in the machine, but given that, it has been working flawlessly.
Date published: 2013-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great powerhorseReplacement to OLD Powershredd55 - I got tired of the high noise level AND the need to physically remove the top and dump the "trash can". This unit is 100% quieter. I like using the plastic bag liner, then simply opening the bin, removing the bag, and putting in a new one. Spent a Saturday afternoon feeding old credit card statements without any jamming or overheating. Know what kind of cross shredder you want for security, as this is NOT a microcross shredder. Great purchase!
Date published: 2014-09-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best so fargreat for daily use, jam proof works awesome. definitely recommend!
Date published: 2016-03-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredderI purchased the Fellow’s Ci79 a couple of weeks ago. By reading other customers comments, so far it has met my needs in my small office. I appreciate the comments that I read they really helped me decide on the maker and type of shredder that I needed. The only drawback is that I have a backlog of shredding to do and once it gets hot I have to stop. I don’t see this as a problem in the future once I catch up.
Date published: 2013-07-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Time user of PowershredVery durable and much quieter than my older shredder.
Date published: 2015-04-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productI received this shredder as a gift to update my old and inadequate shredder. It has plenty of power to handle my needs. I love the disk shred feature
Date published: 2013-12-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 79CI ShredderI am replacing my Fellowes PS-77C shredder. This was a very good shredder for my office for my home business. As I am now retired, I decided to purchase a newer and larger capacity shredder to start destroying my business records. I bought the largest one available from the retailer I use. The Fellowes shredders I have always used in the past have done me a great job and I expect no less from the 79CI. Spend your money and pick the Fellowes shredder that fits your lifestyle. You will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2013-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My JOLLYGoodFELLOW! Powerful,Sturdy, Discreet,Reliable Year 2-ishThis is my trusty identity guard dog. Small enough to discreetly tuck away under my kitchen desk without being an eyesore. Just a little kick and he glides into position, ready for heavy duty. Survived a cord-snag induced header onto stone floor. He spits out what he can't chew most of the time. Handles unopened credit card offers with the card. inside. No other brand of shredder I've owned lasted this long or performed this reliably. It came with clear bags so, I don't dread opening it. The price is worth the peace of mind compared to the cost of ID theft.
Date published: 2018-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EasySetting it up was quite easy and it it performed much better than less expensive products.
Date published: 2015-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THIS MACHINEThis shredder is EXCELLENT! It is really fast and durable. This is the second FELLOWES 79Ci paper shredder my company has purchased. We will always be loyal to this brand.We highly recommend this product.!!!
Date published: 2015-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As expectedGood product
Date published: 2017-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review for Fellowes Powershred 79CiThis shredder is very strong and quiet. Great purchase for our needs.
Date published: 2017-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great MachineThis machine is way better than any other shredder our office has ever had. You wouldn't believe what a difference it has made daily office work!
Date published: 2010-03-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time purchase, built to lastthe PS-79Ci has worked well since purchased 3 months agoit has delivered on all promises including number of sheets(capacity) and auto shut down for extended operation (over-working) and still works fine.
Date published: 2010-04-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this machine is the best shreader i ever investedi love this machine the only thing is i wish i had gotten a bigger one but where i got it they didn't have one any bigger
Date published: 2009-09-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent MachineI like my new shredder very much. It does the job I want to do without jamming and clogging up.
Date published: 2010-07-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly as promisedFrom delivery to setup and operation, my new shedder has met every expectation. I did an exhaustive review of available propducts, including reading many user reviews, and this product performs exactly as promised.
Date published: 2009-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY PLEASEDMY ONLY CRITICISM IS THAT IT HEATS UP TOO FAST AND YOU HAVE TO STOP OPERATION FOR QUITE SOME TIME BEFORE YOU CAN START SHREDDING AGAIN.
Date published: 2009-06-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST SHREDDERWonderfully efficient and quiet shredder. This shredder is used profusely throughout the entire day, and it performs beautifully every time. We have had several brands of top grade shredders throughout the years, and this is certainly the best!
Date published: 2009-09-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for the moneyI found that this is a answer to anyone who has a home office . The machine allowes me to do late night work with out disturbing my household. Quiet efficentcy
Date published: 2010-08-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderI bought the fellowes shredder as a replacement for one I had nothing but trouble with. I didn't have the other shredder for more than 3 weeks and it would not shut off. It took over 7 months for them to honor their warranty and give me my money back. I have now had the Fellowes for several months trouble free. I do not have the time to plug and un-plug a product that is supposed to be automatic. My time is too valuable to have to baby a product. When it came time ot replace the shredder I went with a brand I knew from previous experience and I am so happy I bought the PS-79Ci. It has been truely hassel and trouble free. Great Product!
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my shredderThis is the best shredder I have owned. It is quiet, easy to empty. I no longer have shredding pieces all over my floor when it is time to change the bag. I love the fact that it is on wheels. It makes is easy to roll under my desk to keep it out of the way. It is extremely quiet, unlike ones I have owned in the past. This cost far more than I have ever paid for a shredder; however, at this point, it was well worth the money.
Date published: 2009-08-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for officeGood for office with multiple users. Economical with good performance.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORK HORSEI upgraded from a Fellows shreader purchased about 10 years ago and what a work horse. Easily shreads 10 pages no trouble. Credit cards and staples just vanish into waste.I like the light feature showing you how much of a load the shreader can handle before stopping and doing damage to the motor or gears.I would reccomend this shreader to anyone that needs to trash personal imformation. A very safe piece of equipment for home or office use. NO HOME SHOULD BE WITHOUT ONE OF THESE!!!
Date published: 2010-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very goodOur Daughter came home from 5 years in South Korea where she was teaching . She had a box of papers that needed to be shredded and our ould shreder had just stopped working right before she came home We needed a new shredder right away and found the fellows PS 79 C For seveal days we shredded Other then when the bin was full and having to clean off the shredder part this shredder has been a work horse So far we are pleased with it
Date published: 2010-03-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WELL SATISFIEDSurprisingly satisfied. After poor experience with previous shredders, this one is winner!
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DependableThis shredder is consistantly dependable. I like the quietness, the wide feeder as well as the light system showing you the capacity of the thickness of the paper..The basket is a little sturdier than shredders for the home in the past. The liner bag is convenient and makes much less of a mess. I think the extra cost will be worth it.
Date published: 2009-06-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ShredderI purchased this shredder for personal use. It is worth the money and it is very quiet when it is being operated.
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My ShredderIt works well. It only jammed once when I put in too much. A few reverses got it cleared. It does the job quite well.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredder!!Got this shredder a few weeks ago-- and it's been great! Had some major shredding to do since I was moving out and this shredder handled it. It got through the jams without any problems. Was very impressed. Wish there was a way to better empty the basket since I always get pieces of paper falling out of the shredder--but I think they are all like that and it can't be helped. All in all, a great shredder-- and it's so quiet!!
Date published: 2010-07-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great PurchaseThis shredder is one of the most efficient I've ever purchasedfast and durable.
Date published: 2009-10-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, a jam-proof shredder!I've used quite a few shredders and have been disappointed by how easily they jammed, how hard it was to clear the jam, and how quickly they burned out - the Fellowes PS-79Ci seems to have solved all of that. Thank you for smart blade design that shreds rather than entangles. The large sheet capacity is also appreciated as it drastically reduces the time it takes to shred large amounts of documents.
Date published: 2010-06-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable FellowesI purchased a new Fellowes shredder, because the older Fellowes model that served me well over the past 10+ years needed retiring. I never considered another brand other than Fellowes, because not only did I have a reliable home shredder, but also at various financial offices I've worked in used Fellowes shredders. Their reliability and durability for home and small businesses is unsurpassed as far as I'm concerned. I would definitely recommend Fellowes and this particular model, PS-79Ci, for home or small office use. I researched various Fellowes shredder models, and the PS-79Ci came out on top. One important note that most users ignore is oil the machine as often as directed—this shredder will last a long time if the simple maintenance procedures are followed.
Date published: 2010-07-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes Shredder 79CiI have used the new Fellowes shredder for a week now and am very satisfied with how quiet it shreds. I am looking forward to several years of usage since our previous Fellowes worked well for nearly ten years, and many improvements have been instated since then.
Date published: 2012-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs as AdvertisedI've used many different shredders over the years, but this one performs as advertised. Smooth and easy operation, handles multiple pages with ease, along with credit cards, CD's and DVD's. Short of an industrial, heavy-duty machine, this is the one to buy for home office and small business applications.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful ShredderWhat a wonderful Shredder. Quite and smooth operation. Never sounds like it is struggling to shred.
Date published: 2010-08-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works.I have had this shredder for 6 months or so and have yet to have a problem with it. It is very quiet and efficient. I just wish the bin was larger and held a plastic bag better.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good unitIt is very quiet and works great. A little messy to clean but we are talking about little pieces of paper. I have only had it a short time so cannot attest to is long term duribility but we have been putting it to the test as we as we clean out our office
Date published: 2010-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ShredderI have had other shredders before and this one is great! It is so quiet that if I'm on the phone I can carry on a conversation without having to tell the other party to wait until the shedder has stopped running!
Date published: 2010-10-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable ProductI am very pleased with my shredder. I have purchased several cheaper ones and they would not last. So far I have had no trouble with the Fellowes shredder that I purchased. I would recommend this shredder to anyone who would ask me of my opinion.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79CiGreat shredder! Very quiet. Heavy, but will do the job!
Date published: 2010-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullI am well satisfied with this shredder.I was trying to find one that would shred CD's and this is the one
Date published: 2010-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best shredder ever usedI have had many shredders in the past 5 years. All of them have been dead and thrown away when they get replaced.I intentionally tried to find a shredder that can handle me versus me dealing with it's shortcomings.I have had the PS-79Ci around a month now. I love it. I do not have to alter my life to put up with it. I don't feel like I have to tolerate it. It is easy enough, works well enough consistently enough, is jam free and is not a bother to have in my life. That is a blessing. Nobody needs added aggravation from a piece of equipment. This machine is truly the best I have ever used, and or owned.
Date published: 2009-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullAfter going through at least 3 shredders, this one appears to be the answer for my use. Haven't had it for very long; time will tell if it continues to opoerate as stated. I am hopeful!
Date published: 2010-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the BestI have a home office and therefore have more documents of a personal and professional nature than a typical household. In fifteen years, this is my third Fellowes shredder. This one is the heaviest duty shredder I have owned of those three yet it is the quietist, most durable and efficient of the three. This is due in part, I am sure, to the change in technology as well as going with a more expensive model this time. While I have only had this model about two months, I am already impressed by the performance. Having had a considerable amount of old records to shred during this brief period, I am impressed with how well, how fast and how long this shredder will work without jamming or overheating.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this shredderI love this shredder. It never jams! The only reason I rate this shredder at 4 stars instead of 5 is that it is annoying that a business envelope will not fit through the shredder slot horizontally. I am sure this won't bother most people, but I just wish the slot was long enough for a business envelope.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis shredder replaced a Fellows Shredder that we had for many years. After a while the teeth started to break, causing a paper jam. We are extremely satisfied wtih our new shredder. I would highly recommend this model. I like the feature that tells you the bag is full, and also if you put your hand over the opening it will not work. Super great shredder!
Date published: 2010-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderI have been using this shredder for over 2 months and like it a lot. The shredder is fast, powerful, and very convenient to use. It can handle up to 12 sheets of paper without any problems. The motor is powerful and does not get hot or stall out. Overall, a great purchase.
Date published: 2010-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best shredder yetThe is the best shredder that I have ever used and it has lasted longer than a year. I have shredded boxes and boxes of paper and it hasn't jammed. I would recommened this to anyone needing a quality product.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent PurchaseThis is a terrific product - we should have bought this machine a long time ago instead of buying similar shredders made by other companies (cheaper versions that didn't hold up!)
Date published: 2009-07-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior PerformanceSafeguarding yourself from identity theft is of paramount importance today. The proper shredding of compromising documents is one of the single most important safeguards a person can take to help prevent such a tragic event. Before upgrading to my Fellowes PS-79Ci shredder, I failed to shred all such documents, as my old shredder was far too slow, jammed easily and was just unreliable. In addition, it was not a cross cut model, so even the few documents I did shred, were not adequately destroyed.Now with the Fellowes PS-79Ci shredder, shredding has become almost effortless and is no longer the laborious exercise it once was. I now have in place the fast and reliable means to shed all of those compromising documents that would otherwise be vulnerable to identity theft.The addition of the Fellowes PS-79Ci shredder is one of the soundest investments that I have made.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very satisfiedAfter having this for a time, I really like the performance.
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder I Have OwnedWe have had two shredders. The first one we bought was a Aurora AS1002MSB. It was a piece of junk from the day we bought it. It jammed constantly. We even would rip one sheet of paper in half to try and get through a shredding and it would still jam in just a short while. It was so bad that I would not even give it to anyone. The new Fellowes shredder is great so far. We have not used it alot but so far no jams or issues. The only thing I didn't like was the price of it, but hey it works! I would buy this model again.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderI purchased this shredder after reading more reviews than I care to remember. The positive reviews were right on target. I am extremely pleased with the purchase. The 79Ci does everything as advertised. It is very quiet, refuses to jam, and shreds just about anything. I highly recommend this shredder to anyone in the market for a quality home shredder. It is absolutely worth the money!
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shredder of my LifeThis shredder is worth what the price said. I have never had a shredder that was quiet and not loud like the previous one that we purchased. I like that the "safe sense" lights up when you touch the plate. I like the basket that you can dump the shredded paper. I truly don't have to use the bags, it is just so easy just to take it to the trash box and empty it. This is the shredder of my life.
Date published: 2010-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right for the job.I am a police officer assigned to a school district. A lot of the information I deal with is confidential under state and federal laws. This piece of equipment allows me to make sure no confidential information leaves my office. Great machine, works well.
Date published: 2010-11-15T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shreaderI enjoy shredding several pages at one time. This is an excellent and sturdy shredder.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good performance and valueMy recent purchase of a PS-79Ci resulted from the failure of a 10-year old Fellowes shredder that has been a work horse for daily use in a home office. The PS-79Ci is very quiet compared to the older model and never jams. It has an easy to remove waste bin which makes weekly removal to the trash very simple. I strongly recommend this model for a home office environment.
Date published: 2010-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProductEverything I expected in performance, but exceeded expectations in ease of use and durability.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent PurchaseI have owned a number of shredders previous to this one. Never fully appreciated how noisy they were until I tried the Fellows PS 79Ci. Its quiet operation allows one to be shredding and still hear the radio in our home office. Solidly constructed, with good capacity that doesn't require frequent emptying this was a great addition to our home office environment.
Date published: 2009-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent productVery quite and works smoothly. It does everything the advertising claims!!!
Date published: 2009-06-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No BrainerOur office finds the ease of operation and quietness to be quite nice features.
Date published: 2009-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement for a previous FellowesWhen I accidentally overloaded my previous 12 year old Fellowes there was no question what brand of shredder would be the successor. The only problem was which model? After a short tour of a local office supply store I settled on the PS-79Ci After just a few days I'm so happy I selected what I did. I didn't know shredders could be so quiet while doing such a thorough job through so much accumulated waste. I don't know how I survived just a few days without my shredder.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS 79CiIt seems to work generally as marketed. However, we have had a problem with the machine over heating and shutting itself down if we need to spend more than 5-10 minutes shredding documents. Obviously, the closer to the maximum sheets allowed the hotter its going to get, but I expected a little more from a machine that I thought was rated as heavy duty.
Date published: 2010-10-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive ShredderThe Fellowes shredder is far more superior to the past two shredders I have owned. I like the size of it plus the lighted controls that let you know when to use the shredder as well as when the container is not properly in place.I definitely would recommend the Fellowes shredder to family and friends!
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderI have had shredders before, including an earlier version of a Fellowes shredder. This one is the best one I have ever had. It is quiet and dependable. It easily shredds credit cards and many sheets of paper at one time. I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend this model to anyone. The jam feature is nice since the shredder will not operate if your fingers are too close to the openning.
Date published: 2009-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product for the PriceOverall we are very pleased with this shredder, the only negative we have found it that the bin is rather small and needs to be emptied frequently.
Date published: 2010-10-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredderThis is a great value for the price we paid. We have lots of personal information that needs to be shredded on a daily basis and it does the job really well.the only issue I have with this is when you empty the collection bin - the small shreds of paper tend to "escape"
Date published: 2011-02-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why didn't I buy this the first time.I love it, wish I would of bought it before I bought 3 others.
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ShredderHave had great success with the shredder with no problems
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So FarWe have used four household shreders with little succuss. The PS-79-Ci now the fifth is by far the best unit we have used. It is easy to use and just keeps on trucking.
Date published: 2010-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ChoiceWe researched and decided on the Fellows 79Ci for our office. It is so much better than our last shredder. My favorite feature is how quite it is. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a good shredder at a good price.
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProductWe are a small Company, when I got here there were years of old paperwork that needed shredding and so far it's been great, no jamming, it has been as good as promised. I really appreciate the reviews because that's how I chose this shredder due to all the reviews. I read many many reviewsof many shredders prior to choosing this one. Thanks everyone.
Date published: 2009-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good PurchaseMade shredding old tax, financial and other documents easy.My old shredder jammed quite often and I had to take time to remove the paper container and reverse the shredder, etc.It took a lot of time to shred documents. I am very satisfiedwith the ease and performance of my new PS-9C Shredder.
Date published: 2010-07-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS 79CiCompact, attractive, quiet and totally enclosed. Fits-in with a small office or den. Bin is easy to empty. Safety features provide a "pause" until the shredder can "read" the number of pages introduced. Some may find that this feature results in "slowing" the shredding process "down" coupled with the "hand-position" location sensor. Others may find that these same features are an added precaution and important to have with children in the home.
Date published: 2010-07-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quiet, safe, reliable, jam-proofThe ps-79ci operates quiety, never pulls the paper to one side or jams, and always works as it should. I can attest that it shreds old debit cards.
Date published: 2009-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good shredderWas tired of replacing my shredder in my home office every year and decided on this model after reading the reviews. Unit is very durable and I think this might be a keeper. It works really well and is very safe. Few things could be better- gets hot and shuts down after about a half hour of heavy shredding but cools down in about 15 minutes- also, it is really messing dumping the unit as the bag gets stuck in the pail and rips. It has a front draw to get the pail out(one of the reasons i bought this model)however getting the bag out causes some problems- all in all I like this unit.
Date published: 2009-07-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ShredderI have owned several shredders for my home care agency. Best shredder ever to use, noise level very low. Glad I spent the extra money
Date published: 2010-07-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderI am self employed and work out of my home. I've bought other shredders that were smaller and have had to replace them after a year because I use it for personal as well as business. This shredder is a work horse and never jams. Would have saved myself several hundreds of dollars and lots of time if I had bought this instead. I highly recommend this product. It is worth the money.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shredder heavenwe do a lot of shredding in our office. this product has gone above and beyond the call of duty. excellent product!!
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from buddypaper basket to small have to empty to often. motor over heats to often does coll down quickly.basket does not catch all the paper shape of basket makes it a pain to empty without spilling paper everwhere.
Date published: 2010-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis purchase was to replace a cheaper shredder that I used occasionally, but eventually broke down. The PS 79Ci is more efficient, quicker, and quieter than my previous one. I'm very happy with my purchase and would recommend this brand to anyone that needs a high quality shredder of reasonable cost.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis unit replaced a model made by another competitor. The PS-79Ci is excellent with plenty of power to handle multiple documents & staples. Document feeding is easy and efficient. I don't have to worry about small fingers getting into the mechanism either...good safety feature. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Louie on PS-79Cithe container and bag for the shredded material could be better; it lets shredded material get behind the bag and makes a mess when trying to extract it to throw away
Date published: 2009-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BUY IT & LOVE IT!OMG!!!! In our busy dental practice, by law, we have to shred anything that may have private, patient information on it. With our Model PS-79Ci, we can place up to 13 sheets at a time!!!! Talk about a time saver. It is solid, sturdy and BEST OF ALL -----QUIET. Another nice little "bonus" was that it came with castors, so now it's easy to move around as needed. I can't say enough great things about this QUALITY product. Don't waste time looking around - JUST BUY IT! You'll be glad you did.
Date published: 2010-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shredder!I have had this shredder for 3 weeks now and it works wonderfully. Very quiet, shreds quickly, can handle several pieces of paper effortlessly, has never jammed. Very happy with this purchase and would definitely recommend this to a family member or a friend.
Date published: 2010-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WORKS VERY WELL!Unit works very well, and have not had any issues.Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing ShredderThis is hands down the best shredder I have ever owned. It gobbles up reams of paper, cd/dvd and credit cards. In addition the packaging is environmentally friendly.
Date published: 2010-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PowerfulI was impressed with the quiet operation and the power to shred most unopened junk mail.
Date published: 2010-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choiceThis shredder has worked flawlessly. We have had it one year and have had absolutely no problems. Even when my boss puts too many papers in at one time, it still shreds! And it's quiet!
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductI haven't used it very long, but I have had no problems...It is a great product and would recommend to friends and other colleagues.
Date published: 2009-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST SHREDDER EVERI HAVE OWNED A FEW OTHER SHREDDERS AND THEY HAVE BEEN THE MOST AGGRIVATING TO USE. I HAVE THROWN THEM AWAY AND PURCHESED A NEW ONE, LOOKING FOR A BETTER WORKING MACHINE. I HAVE FOUND IT. THIS ONE DOES A GREAT JOB. NEVER JAMS, RUNS QUIET. I AM SURE I WILL NOT REGRET THIS PURCHASE.
Date published: 2010-10-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent shredderThis seems to be an excellent shredder and I am very pleased with it. I chose it because I have a Fellowes at home and never had a problem with it. The one at home never jammed and I did alot of shredding. This one seems to be an even better quaility if that is possible. It is very quiet and clean. I am quite pleased! Thank you Fellowes
Date published: 2009-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprise! A shredder that worksEven my wife could not jam it. It is abolutely the best shredder I have used, bar none, in business or home.
Date published: 2010-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Significant UpgradeWe replaced the previous shredder in our two person law office with the PS 79 c, and it was a significant upgrade...so much more quiet (with a deeper less annoying sound) it does handle all 12 sheets as advertised, and it is a very solid piece of machinery, very comforting to know that a small staple might slip in and not destry the shredder...only negative aspect is that it is difficult to unload the shredded paper; tried it with the bag (which took some extra time to secure) and without the bag, and ended up with lots of paper on the floor, just a comment, overall, really a good value for the price, and has made office life better.
Date published: 2009-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from glad I bought upAfter reading the reviews of a shredder I intended to buy, I increased my purchase a little to get this brand. The reviews on the store brand were terrible. I am finding this model very capable for my minimal usage. It is very sturdy for the small price.
Date published: 2009-06-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderI wanted a jam proof shredder for low volume work at home and the Fellowes PS-79Ci fills the bill nicely. It is very quiet, handles 10 sheets of paper, credit cards, and CD/DVD with ease. If anything jams, simply press the right side of the outer ring surrounding the power button and the motor will manually shred whatever is left in the shredder input.A great purchase for those looking for a jam proof shredder with low noise, safety features that shut off the shredder if fingers get too close to the shredder along with a compact size.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and reliableThere is little about this shredder to dislike. The only item about which I can complain is that it it can be difficult to close the drawer that catches the paper while I have a bag installed. If I use a bag, however, it does contain all of the mess.I am amazed at my inability to jam this shredder. I even sent through some stock with a narrow thick portion, but when I pressed the forward button, it went right through it.The unit is sufficiently quite that I am able to shred documents while the baby is sleeping. Also, everything is sufficiently contained that I no longer worry about little fingers where they do not belong. Finally, although I have not needed to resort to this, there is a button in the back that I can use to cut all power if a young child becomes unduly interested in the front panel buttons.I am shredding faster and quieter than ever before. The unit handles enough documents at a time, that it can even handle those occasional large shredding runs with that 150 page document in no time at all.
Date published: 2009-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Shredder PS-79CiThere is nothing you can tell me about Fellowes products. I have been happy with everything I have purchased over the last several years. We used a Fellowes shredder at work, and when I retired, I purchased one of my own. We never had a moment's problem with the one at work, and I knew I would be happy with my own. I recently cleaned out all my old files and filled several large bags of old bills, letters, etc., and my shredder handled it just like a more larger or expensive machine. I love this shredder, and by the way, it shreds old credit cards and disks with no problem.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder Yet!I had to replace my old shredder as it died the other week. It was not a Fellowes. I called a friend and asked what kind she had. She gave me the model number and said she had not had a thing go wrong with hers and she has had it some time. Since I did not want to go "shopping" around, I ordered it over the internet. It arrived in a few days. I is the quietest shredder I have ever heard! It shreds paper fast and no jamming. I have shredded credit cards and CDs which normally ruin a regular shredder. I would recommend this particular model to anyone.
Date published: 2010-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid PurchaseAfter looking at other reviews, I decided to purchase this product for our small business. We are happy with it. The reason there is no jams is because it will not let you put much paper in. Overall a good purchase.
Date published: 2010-06-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great machineCompared to the shredder I had before, there is no comparison. This one does not jam. It does not overheat as quickly as the other one I had. I am really, really happy with this shredder.
Date published: 2010-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase!I've purchased 3 shredders before this one. This has been the best so far. Shreds far more papers at one time than most, very quiet, all the features you need and more. Would highly recommend this shredder for small office and home use.
Date published: 2010-09-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullThe cross-cut PS 79ci, only has 1 drawback. When the basket is full, unless you have changed the bag before,you wouldn't know this. You must carefully stick your hand down the front wall, as the bag gets stuck underneath the viewing window and tears when pulled out, making a mess. The overall size of the inside basket may seem small, but the paper is really compacted, holding quite a lot.
Date published: 2010-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good shredder but. . .The paper bin has an indented viewing window that makes it totally impractical to use a plastic bag. Pulling a stuffed bag out creates a total mess. A bin with no catches in it to tear the bag as you're pulling it out would make it a great shredder instead of a good one.
Date published: 2010-04-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An effective piece of technologyWe are really surprised with the quietness and durability of this shredder. It handles a sufficient quantity through the feeder, and processes it into very fine pieces making it easy to discard. It makes quick work of a large job. We highly recommend this product to the consumer.
Date published: 2010-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ImpressiveI just love this shredder,the ease of use and the performance are just wonderful! My last shredder jammed almost everytime I used it,was very loud and cumbersome. The PS-79Ci is quiet and I have not experienced any jamming to date. I would recomment this shredder to anyone in the market for one. You can see the quality as son as the box is opened.
Date published: 2010-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far...So great!We haven't had our shredder very long yet, but so far we love it. Very efficient, very quiet and looks kinda stylish. If it keeps going like it's going now, we will be more than satisfied!
Date published: 2010-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great purchaseI have owned several shreaders but none of them have performed with the reliability that my PS-79Ci has. It has never jammed or become sluggish. It provides an easy access to dump the cuttings and does not create the mess of dropping cuttings all over the floor when you empty the basket. This was a great purchase as the Fellows unit has already out lasted two other shreaders.
Date published: 2009-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Upgrade from and Older ShredderI decided to upgrade from an old Fellows shredder that I have had for I do not know how long. It has been a workhorse so I decided to go with another Fellows shredder. I have had this one for a little over 6 weeks now and so for it has been great. I have used it to shred credit cards, CDs, and multiple pages of paper and not once has it jammed. The flip down guard for the credit cards and CDs is a nice feature. Quieter than my old one and no jams like my old one. So far, the only thing I noticed when assembling it was that the bottom tray that holds the shredded documents sometimes needs a little extra push to slide in all the way. Other than that, it has been great.
Date published: 2018-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a Shreder that is Emily ProofI love this shreder. I have a tendency to break things. I broke our office shredder before this one. I jammed it several times until it just quit working. Then I was on the hunt for a shredder that was 100 percent jam proof. I found this one and it did not dissapoint. Anytime I put in too much paper a red light would appear to gently remind me that I have put in too much paper. I was able to shred all of the documents that have been piling up over the last year and it didn't take my entire day! I would reccomend this shredder to anyone with a small buisness. I absolutly love it and it has taken all of the frustration out of getting rid of documents.
Date published: 2018-03-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged and quietI've only had this shredder a short time, but I am already impressed with the rugged and quiet design. This shredder had good reviews and when I compared its weight to that of other units I was considering, I thought it must be more rugged as it was twice the weight of many other units. When it arrived and I compared the cutter head to my old shredder, it was obvious that those additional pounds went into value added materials such as a heavier duty motor and much more robust cutters. My old shredder used to always sound like it was laboring, even to shred 2 or 3 sheets and was very loud. This unit is very quiet and sounds like it is not straining at all, even when cutting many sheets simultaneously. I'm extremely happy I chose this shredder.
Date published: 2015-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very SatisfiedThis shredder is all it said it would be. I've had no jams, stops or grinding with this machine. In my opinion it is an excellent shredder. I would recommend it to everyone who needs a heavy duty shredder. Shreds all credit cards, CDs and staples without jamming. I love it. It is also very quiet so that I can keep working without a grinding in my ear in the office.
Date published: 2013-07-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic and Reliable Paper ShredderThis is the second paper shredder from Fellowes I've owned. The other one finally gave up the ghost after 10 years of sometimes hard use and shredding batches of paper and everything else I could stick in its throat. Wouldn't buy anything else for small office or for home.
Date published: 2015-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powershred® 79Ci - Awesome purchaseI 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.
Date published: 2017-03-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced a 20 year old Fellowes shredderMy 20 year old shredder gave up the ghost. I took it apart and found two broken gears. Called customer service and talked with Alan who informed me the gears are no longer available. Checked with him on my needs and decided on this model to start shredding old IRS and work files. New model is great with larger capacity (16 pages), doesn't heat up like the old one, is quieter and emptying the pull-out container is much easier. I plan on following the instructions on oiling each time after emptying the container. Am very satisfied, although would have considered doing the repair work had new gears been available.
Date published: 2016-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serious ShredderI recently moved up to the next level in Fellowes shredders because I needed a more heavy-duty machine (for home use). With the 79ci, I have been able to tackle a backlog of paper with ease. The pull-out paper bin is a major improvement over the one that required the motor to be lifted off the bin for emptying. I highly recommend this shredder to anyone who has a tendency toward paper-clutter. It's also surprisingly quieter than my old machine.
Date published: 2012-04-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced a Fellowes DM8CI 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.
Date published: 2017-05-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good but three minor issues...I really like this machine with the exception of three minor issues. On the upside - its relatively quiet, performs well, and fits well under my desk. My last one was not on wheels, and this one is. Its a small detail but one that's makes it just that much more convenient to access. The three minor issues - first, after emptying and replacing the bin, it doesn't "snap into place" all the time. This trips the safety feature that keeps it from running and I need to jiggle it around to get it back in securely. Second, it comes with plastic bags for the bins (to catch the shredded paper) but the plastic doesn't line the inside bin neatly and gets in the way of closing the bin. Lastly, the casters were really difficult to get to stay in place. They kept falling out every time I turned the machine right-side up. Finally got them to stay after pushing really really hard on them.
Date published: 2014-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder Powershred 79CiFellowes Powershred 79Ci cross cut 100% jam proof paper shredder is jam-packed with special features that make its use easy and safe. It delivers a generous amount of security for a deskside paper shredder and is rated as security level 3 machine. The 79Ci is quite similar to the Fellowes Powershred 73Ci, which comes at a slightly lower price. The 79Ci has a larger sheet capacity of 14 sheets compared to 73Ci that can take 12 sheets at a time. Moreover, the Powershred 79Ci with a feed opening of 9 inch is able to easily shred letter and legal sized documents. The 79Ci is also not as sleek as the 73Ci, in fact its designed in a boxier shape, which makes it a perfect deskside paper shredder for personal use at home or office. Equipped with SafeSense technology that stops shredding operation when hands touch the feed opening!100% jam proof technology allows you to experience problem free shredding, as the 79Ci shredder is equipped with a paper overfeed indicator. If the indicator turns red, that means you are trying to shred too many sheets.It has great warranty with 2-year parts and service warranty and a lifetime protection the cutting heads! SilentShred offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces, but the shredding process is not silent! The caster wheels are very difficult to install, they do not snap in, and no instructions provided on how to install!
Date published: 2019-04-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes 79CI ShredderWhen I read it was a crosscut shredder I thought it was like the one I owned before this. My old one ( a different brand ) really cut paper in to small pieces this one you can pickup strips and read them. You have to be careful how you feed the paper into the machine.
Date published: 2017-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shredder DecisionOur old Fellowes shredder finally gave out, after well over 5 years of service. After handling several estates and all the paper shredding that entails, we knew we wanted a sturdy, dependable, non-jamming and quiet new shredder. Quality and value were important to both my husband and me. We knew we wanted to choose another Fellowes brand shredder, since our old one was a workhorse. After checking several retail websites and reading many online reviews, we decided the 73ci model had what we wanted. Fortunately, that model was on sale at the local office supply store, and they were happy to match the price of a local competitor. We got the new 'fellowe' home, plugged it in, and got to shredding. Setup was simple, and we were shredding in minutes. We were immediately impressed by the quietness during its operation, as well as the safety features on this model. It's funny how excited a couple can get by buying a new, quality shredder for a reasonable price!!! We expect to get many years of service out of this fellowe, and value the 2 year manufacturer's warranty, too. Great choice for home use (or small office) if you shred almost daily and need a durable model. We would have selected a light beige color if offered (shows less dust we are sure!), but the black is okay. The design is sleek, too. You can feel confident making this selection and we will recommend this model to others. The bulldog image shown on the box aptly described the 73ci !!!
Date published: 2015-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing ServiceI contacted Fellowes customer service when I had exhausted the trouble shooting points in the manual and still could not fix my shredder issue. The Fellowes customer service agent - Angie - was amazing. Angie reviewed the trouble shooting points with me as I performed them while on the phone. Eventually Angie was able to guide me to a remedy that worked! I was so impressed with Angie and the exceptional service provided by Fellowes, I had to let others know. I don't need to look elsewhere beyond Fellowes for my shredding requirements! Kudos!
Date published: 2012-08-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchasevery quiet, love the pull out drawer to empty the shredder bin and you don't have to lift the HEAVY motor every time to empty or push paper down to fill more.
Date published: 2017-09-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good investmentEasy to set up and use. Has our old shredder beat... hands down!
Date published: 2018-01-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great so Far!This replaced a smaller, very loud model. We are quite impressed with how it handles so many sheets without jamming and the card slot it has for getting rid of those bothersome credit cards automatically sent in the mail! The performance is very quiet and has yet to let us down.
Date published: 2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shredding with Style and GraceNever owned a paper shredder nor used one before. Always tore up private papers by hand. Would take 2 or 3 hours to destroy old tax-related papers every year to make room for the new ones.Thought I'd buy a cheap shredder, but when I went online and read reviews, it became clear that cheap shredders jam and/or overheat. So, I decided to buy a good one. The Fellowes PS-79Ci is reviewed very favorably by a large number of customers, so I bought it.The day my new Fellowes shredder arrived, it quickly turned old bank and broker statements along with other papers into bits of confetti that could never be reassembled. Unfortunately, there was no parade onto which I could throw the stuff from a high floor and get away with it.The Fellowes never jammed--just reversed itself automatically on the few occasions I tried to stuff too many pages into it. The finger-sensing area around the paper slot prevents any chance of injury. A series of lights shows how close a group of pages nears feeding capacity. That feature made it easy for me to develop a feel for the thickness of pages that could be fed into the shredder at one time. There's another indicator light showing when the bin is full.I expected any paper shredder to be noisy, but this one just purrs. It's very quiet for a machine that voraciously eats as many pages as quickly as the Fellowes does.One critical comment is that a compact stack of flat pages turns into a much larger pile of tiny pieces, buoyant with air--like popcorn except that it fills from the top down instead of the bottom up. So, prepare to empty the bin frequently and vacuum up a mess after transferring confetti from the bin to a trash bag if you don't dump the clippings into a very large container. I didn't bother using a plastic bag in the bin which might have been cleaner.Too bad I don't have more items to shred. Maybe I'll knock on some neighbors' doors and volunteer to shred for them because it's so much fun to use the new shredder. To be serious, the PS-79Ci is a fine product that does what it was designed to do: It shreds papers quickly, quietly, effortlessly, and with style and grace.
Date published: 2010-02-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase EverI bought 3 inferior shredders in the past.I should have saved my money and investedin a Fellowes in the first place.Quiet, powerful and durable.
Date published: 2009-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding PerformanceI have been very impressed with the durability and performance of the Fellows PS-79Ci. I used it to shred 7 years of old files and it was amazing how it gobbled up every sheet I fed it!
Date published: 2010-08-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not that greatI've had several cheap shredders over the years and have usually beaten them up. I can see why this model doesn't jam;you have to BABY it. After paying almost 10 times as much as the cheapies, I expected lightning speed and ease of use. Instead I got a unit that has all kinds of safeties and is hard to load. I immediately shut off the "safe sense" and load indicator. The sensing switch is so tight that it's very difficult to get a sheet into the shredder. It does have power but doesn't have any speed unless you consider that you can load several sheets at once without slowing down. It doesn't really cross/cut the sheets either. I could easily put together a shredded page as it does an interrupted strip shred. (long strip with pseudo random cuts) The recommended usage is only about 50 times a day. The 'bin full' light is nice as it precurses getting the blades jammed with the shredded dross.
Date published: 2010-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rev BourdetteIt is just new, so we have not developed a history...
Date published: 2009-10-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shredder that I have ownSo far is has worked great. Once it worked through the jam it backed it self up and then went forward. We have a 17 month old daughter and we bought this one because it shuts off and so I put my hand by it and the light went on and it wouldn't shredd. The real test will see how long it last because the other shredders didn't even last a year. We have gone through several shredders. I also like this one because so far like the others it has heated up and stopped on me and then I have to wait about an hour for the others shredders I have had to work again. Another thing I like is it is so quiet when you use it not loud like the other shredders I have used.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis shredder is quiet, powerful, and creates very small particles. It's a great deal for the price. We use it daily, but have only had it a month, so its durability is yet to be determined. It's attractive and was easy to set up and operate.The only minor issue is that paper sometimes flops over as it's feeding in and triggers the safety mechanism, stopping the shredder. It doesn't happen often, so it's not bothersome.
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Quiet OperationI've only used this shredder a couple of weeks but so far, so good. I'm enjoying the quiet operation and haven't had any jamming problems. I do have to vacuum out the cutting mechanism occasionally.
Date published: 2009-06-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm In Shredder's Heaven!I had a shredder. It was frightfully heavy (it was a booger to move around), loud, and constantly jammed. (The cleaning crew probably cursed me for all the chunks of jammed paper scattered on the floor.) I talked my boss into getting a new one. It was the PS-79ci. It is everything the "old" shredder is not. It is lighter, but that's really not an issue because the Fellowes is on wheels (brilliant!) The control features are intuitive and easy to use (the blue "one" light is appealing and pleasant). It's much quieter, and hasn't even hinted at a jam. I am now looking for things to shred. I love this machine!
Date published: 2009-06-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Home ShredderHandles 10-12 pages, with staples, with ease. Indicator lights reveal whether you can insert even more pages, or if there are too many for the shredder to handle.Credit cards and CD's are easily shred.The bucket can be fitted with a plastic bag, or left without. As with most shredders featuring a removable bucket, bits of paper can be found behind the bucket after a shredding session. My handy Dust Buster cleans this out with little effort.The only negative would be the relatively low capacity of the waste bucket. However, I prefer the overall small size of the unit compared to one with a larger waste capacity.The operation is very quiet.Additional buttons select reverse and manual mode.I can highly recommend this shredder for home or home office use.
Date published: 2010-06-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Three strikes & its a good onethis is my third shredder I've bought for home use and I finally got it right. I love it and it has handled all I fed it.
Date published: 2010-05-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Best Shredder EverTo be consice is nice. The Fellowes shredder is a dream, it cross-cuts clean and it's quite quiet!
Date published: 2009-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and ReliableThis is our 3rd shredder in 4 years. Our office of 6 core people uses it to shred a handful of papers here and there almost daily between us. We are extremely pleased with its performance and how quickly and quietly it gets the job done. The cleaning staff had to be instructed to be gentle with and conscious about the pull-out waste basket because it is not the sturdiest and the shredder will not operate if it is not firmly replaced. We expect this unit will have triple the life expectancy over what we experienced with its competition.
Date published: 2009-09-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My PS-79Ci is JAMMIN!I have had my shredder now for almost one year. At first I was not sure I would like the single cut, but after much use have found it to be acceptable and impossibe to read the shredded material. I recently completed a huge photograph project (3000 prints) and the shredder cut every one beautifully. I had no jams. In fact, I have never had a jam with this product. Its easy to clean and paper does not get stuck in the blades. The bags keep the shredded pieces contained and I just pull it out and toss. I would definitely recommend this model for everyday and heavy use shredding.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More bang for your buck!This has been one of the most efficient shredders purchased in a while especially with today's economy. Sheets do not get jammed; shredder is quiet; is portable; easy and safe to use; easy maintenance; seems made to last if maintained properly.
Date published: 2009-06-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd time buyOur office has used the same shredder for about 5 years. The old one simply stopped working. (When you pressed the "on" button, nothing would happen.) The new one is quieter. It's been an excellent product for our office. Four stars instead of 5 because there's always room for improvement. (Why did the old one stop working? A shredder never seems to handle as many sheets as they claim.)
Date published: 2012-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice shreddervery nice handles paper well easy to empty all around one of the best looking and good features. also you dont have to lift the motor o empty.
Date published: 2015-01-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Quiet and Truely Jam ProofReplaces a ten year old Xerox Cross-Cut Shredder. It is remarkably quiet compared to the old one and so far has not hesitated to shred what I've put in. The jam proof feature actually refuses to begin the shredding process if you give more than the designed amount of paper. This limit is based on thickness of the stack so it really depends on the "weight" of the paper and not the number of sheets. If it last as long as the old one, then it's really quite a bargain.
Date published: 2015-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Shredder!!I purchased this shredder to replace a similar model (PS80C-2) that I have been using for the past 15 or so years. This 79Ci does an excellent job and seems to be as reliable as the old one. For the price, I don't think you can find a better shredder, especially for home use.
Date published: 2019-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bought for school settingthe printer was very easy to assemble. The students that shred for us found it very easy to use and it didn't jam up, we use the shredder for many hours a day and didn't have any problems with stopping or jamming! Great
Date published: 2018-09-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very quiet; easy to use; shreds many documents quicklyBest shredder I have ever had. Quiet. Easy to use. Shreds very quickly.
Date published: 2015-03-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good shredderJust started to use this shredder and so far I haven't had any problems. Seems to be a very good shredder, easy to use and not too noisy which is a big plus.
Date published: 2013-02-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from POWER SHRED 79CiGreat product. Easy to use. Gets the job done. Holds plenty of shredded paper before having to empty.
Date published: 2015-11-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellows Powershred 79Ci One of my better purchases!I bought this shredder to replace my old machine which was over 10 years old. I didn't realize what I was missing until I bought this machine. This unit is fast, quiet and efficient. I had gotten so use to the jams and high pitch noise from my old machine, I never knew such quiet could be obtained from a shredder.
Date published: 2019-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing 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!
Date published: 2016-09-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 79CI ReviewSorry but they want a review when you just get it and register it so my experience is limited so I gave it an average ratings. They should have you to review it a few months later. The only problem I have is one of the casters will not stay on. My gripe would be on my previous Fellowes Shredder. A gear stripped and they do not sell replacement parts. It was a hard decision to spend more money on a higher price one especially if I need a replacement part in a year and I cannot get it.
Date published: 2014-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacing my old Fellowes MS-450CsI had my Fellowes micro shred MS-450Cs for years it still works but the blades must be getting worn out cause the temperature cut off occurs too soon. This 79Ci is the replacement I picked. Not as quite as the MS-450Cs but still gets the job done. Furthermore it can handle 16 sheets instead of 5 sheets.
Date published: 2018-02-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just got my 79CI and best shreader I have ever hadI ran twice the paper through this shredder than my old shredder handle and it chewed it up like it was nothing.
Date published: 2013-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific product !Your Powershredder 79Ci is an excellent product! Many intelligent and useful features, never jams, quiet, easy to operate and empty. Well-made, a real workhorse. I'm totally delighted with it, and have recommended it to several friends.
Date published: 2013-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shredderI was impressed with the quietness, and how many pages that can be shredded at one time.The only thing I have found bad so far is the weight of the head and how frequently it needs oiled.Also seems to heat up after only a few minutes of use....have to wait for it to cool down.
Date published: 2013-11-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredderThis shredder is so efficient and quiet. The whole building no longer has to hear when I shred documents. My only issue is that for as big as it is, it seems to want to be emptied earlier than even my small one does. That being said, it does tell you it is full, instead of jamming like my old one does. Would recommend it.
Date published: 2016-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from all i was looking foryes...this uint has all the features i was looking for...easy set up...smooth operation...found a great price searching on the internet...and found a $30 off coupon at BJ's, so even a better deal!
Date published: 2013-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from everything i expected it to be.shredded a lot of personal files and old credit cards. went through everything like hot butter. looks good and operates good. i recommend it for any ones personal use. and best of all it is really quiet.
Date published: 2012-06-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent so farI'm loving my purchase. Not one problem so far after 5 bins. (I had a little backup from the end of the school year.) My only suggestion is to provide a larger oil bottle. I had to purchase a larger bottle.
Date published: 2014-08-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shred, Shred, ShredI purchased 2 of these; one for our library branch and one for another of our branches. The main reason for purchasing this particular model was the decibel level. Being that we are public libraries we need them to be as quiet as possible. My expectations were exceeded. The noise level is very minimal and hasn't jammed.
Date published: 2016-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this 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!
Date published: 2017-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ShredderJust purchased but is running great so far. Bin fills up pretty quickly tho
Date published: 2018-04-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so far so goodbought this to replace a similar shredder from another manufacturer. so far this machine has worked extremely well and has given me and my staff little trouble. I wish the bin were a little larger , but then I guess it would have taken more space that we don't have in this small office.
Date published: 2018-01-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good shredderWorks well. Does not jam or is easily "unjammed" by reversing. Doesn't really eat up "heavier" paper products, as you may need to clear the shredded strands or the "bin full" light will go on. Still, the machine does it's job. Would not recommend for a multi-person environment. Spend the money and get a larger capacity shredder, if more than one user.
Date published: 2018-03-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AwesomeI have been working for the last 14 years in this office and have been through 3 shredders. This is by far the best one. It is easy setup, easy to use and best of all it is quiet.
Date published: 2014-04-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Happy!I just got this today and I am already thrilled. I went thru a huge stack of shredding in less than 10 minutes with only one mishap, but that was me trying to test the limits. It handled it beautifully. So quiet compared to my old one. My old one kept overheating and could only handle a few pages at a time. It took me up to an hour for the same size stack of paper. So, I am thrilled to have made this purchase. Just wish I could figure out how to put the casters on! Hopefully, there is something on line to help.
Date published: 2014-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ChoiceOur old shredder had been in use for over 3 years. We used it on a daily basis. It was terrific, never jammed and held quite a bit. We replaced it because the switch stopped working. We were happy with Fellowes so we purchased the same shredder.
Date published: 2018-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent productI’ve been very favorably impressed with the 79Ci shredder’s performance. It is fast and is much quieter than other shredders I have used. The paper sensors are very useful and the storage bin is easily removed. The only problem is the Safesense safety light does not light when you touch the paper opening. The paper storage bin seems to fill very quickly, but a larger bin would of course mean the whole unit would have to be much larger. Overall I am very pleased with the 79Ci (except for the non-functioning safety light) , and would highly recommend this unit.
Date published: 2015-01-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shredder on the market !Fellowes is by far the best of all paper shredders I have purchased thus far. It is flawless! It shreds everything without effort, without ever jamming and is ultra quiet!I am very happy with this product and recommend it to anyone looking for a durable and high quality item.Fellowes is the best name in shredders!
Date published: 2012-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some features could be betterBin is too small even for a desk side model. The Bin Full stoppage happens when it is not any where near full. Stops shredding at about 8 pages instead of 14.
Date published: 2012-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PleasedMy previous non-Fellowes shredder was nothing but frustration with constant jamming, My 79Ci is fantastic quickly shredding papers and the 14 page limit is high enough so that I don't have to split most of what I shred. My only complaint is that I thought the casters were hard to press in. I want to send one to my mother but I don't think she is strong enough to press them in to where they are properly seated.
Date published: 2014-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable & QuietI was so amazed at how quiet this unit was, when I first used it. I love this machine! It takes on the a good amount of paper to shred at one time. I love the easy drawer that pulls out for the shredding. I would highly recommend shredder.
Date published: 2018-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase EverThis 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.
Date published: 2017-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes 79CI shredderWe love our 79ci shredder, it's so quiet and clean. We're so happy with our purchase!
Date published: 2015-03-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Master ShredderLove this shredder, I have gone through 3 shredders and this one is amazing!!!!! Its so quiet and takes an ample amout of paper and if you put too much paper in it lets you know before it shreds it. I am amazed:)
Date published: 2013-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes 79CiI have owned several Fellowes shredders over the years, and I have been impressed with both the durability and quality of Fellowes shredders. This holds true for the 79Ci as well. Two features with the 79Ci that I did not have with previous Fellowes shredders are the wheels and how quiet the shredder is.
Date published: 2014-07-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes is the bestThis Fellowes 79Ci is replacing a Fellowes PS 60CC shredder we bought in 1996, which has finally given up. If this new one lasts half as long, I will be happy. So far, the new shredder is living up to it's praises. The one small complaint I have is that the basket fills up too fast and I think that is because the cut size is larger than our previous shredder. It is quieter and safer to use. I wouldn't buy a shredder unless the Fellowes name was on it.
Date published: 2018-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet!I have an old Fellowes, model PS55 which I purchased for my mother probably in 1997. She has passed and I have used it continuously since 2000. It did a fine job but was noisyand took a lot of time when shredding a lot of paper. i purchased this shredder for two main reasons: increase the amount of material and cross-cut results. I was impressed with the quietness while going through mounds of old files. i used to worry about staples with my old shredder but now I don't even think about them. it does a fine job on old credit cards and I feel safer with the cross-cut features when I recycle the material produced.
Date published: 2012-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lifetime PurchaseI may never wear out this shredder. It is very well built and rolls easily on it's wheels. Extremely quiet operation.
Date published: 2018-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Shredder!I had my doubts before purchasing this paper shredder because I had 2 paper shredders before and both are very disappointing. Used it immediately it arrived and so far so good! Highly recommend this paper shredder.
Date published: 2018-08-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent shredderWe were determined not to have limitations of previous inexpensive shredder and were not disappointed. My wife enthusiastically shredded several years of materials over several days. The machine never hesitated or overheated. We believe the difference in quality was well worth paying for [this machine was not as expensive as some others we looked at from a well known office store supplier].
Date published: 2017-08-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderThis is my third Fellowes Shredder, over a 20 year period. Each one an improvement on its predisor. Totally pleased with my new Powershred 79Ci. Excellent value!
Date published: 2012-12-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from QuietQuieter and heavier than I supposed. All in all, a great shredder so far.
Date published: 2013-09-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SHREDDERTHIS IS A REPLACEMENT FOR AN OLDER FELLOWES SHREDDER. i AM AMAZED AT THE UPDATE. i AM LOOKING FORWARD TO USING THIS ONE. QUIETER, WHEELS,SLOT FOR CARDS AND MANY OTHER BELLS AND WHISTLES. VERY HAPPY WITH THE PURCHASE
Date published: 2017-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellows 79i ShredderWe purchased a Fellows PS79Ci shredder on March 4, 2009 (9 1/2 years ago). It has worked like a charm, shredding everything. After 9 1/2 years, the motor was working as good as new, but the on/off switch started to wear out. It finally would not turn on. Gotta do something about those switches. We ordered our new 79Ci today.
Date published: 2018-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase!So far, so good. Have not used the shredder for any heavy work yet, but soon will. Easy set up and very quiet operation compared to past shredders I have owned/used. Love the larger bin for the shredded material.
Date published: 2012-06-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE ITJust unboxed it and plugged it in. Much quieter and faster than our previous shredder. Looking forward to using it a lot in the future.
Date published: 2017-03-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for me as advertisedHave used this shredder for a total of about ten hours and it has worked very well. Its quiet. All the safety features seem to work. Not too sure that the total sheet capacity is as advertised but it handles what I need to run through it.
Date published: 2014-01-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Village ClerkHave used Fellowes at a previous job & it worked so well I purchased this one for my office. Does exactly what I need it to do, handy, compact & easy to move around! Would recommend this to any small business or home office.
Date published: 2014-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What's to Complain About?This shredder replaced another cross-cut shredder I had for about five years. The other was noisy and jammed itself frequently by getting the confetti stuck in its shredder mechanism on the output side.This shredder is quiet, never jams and works so well, I don't even think about it.When it shipped, the caddy that attaches to the back was missing. It's not important, but it's convenient for storing the shredder's documentation. I called customer support and they shipped it out, no problem.So what would I improve? Maybe beef up the plastic shredder drawer a little.Summary: Buy it.
Date published: 2009-08-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RipfreeI had a shredder for a few weeks a long time ago. It jammed constantly. I gave up and started ripping my mail. A few weeks ago I decided to try a shredder again, but I did my research. I am so happy with this shredder. Doesn't jam, shreds CD and credit cards...I love it!!! Another plus, it's not as messy as my last shredder. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2012-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changing the shredding experienceWhat a hoot. I love this shredder. It's sooooooo quiet -- should be called a shhhhhredder. No jams. Lights blink! Rolls to you, sort of like r2-d2, but not really. Nice looking. Changes the meaning of grrrr-shredding to yeah-shredding.
Date published: 2010-07-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love our new shredder!I just love our new shredder! It does everything we need it to and more. I especially like the sheet capacity indicator, which keeps you from inserting too much paper at one time and the jam proof system, which really works. The only down side is the small bin fills up way too fast and is messy to empty.
Date published: 2010-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis shredder is great! I have pnly had it for 1 month but it does the job nicely. It shreds w/o jams and that includes credit cards. Godd quality construction and it is quiet!
Date published: 2009-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never buy fellowes againFrom the first day of use, I have hated this shredder. I still have the fellowes shredder that I purchased 15 years ago, and it works circles around this piece of junk. This is the messiest shredder that I have ever worked with. Never again will I purchase a shredder from fellowes.
Date published: 2011-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PurrrrrrrrfectThis shredder is perfect for your office! It is compact and it is so quiet. You do not need to worry if someone is on the telephone while you are shredding a document. Easy setup and clean-up. I would recommend this model to anyone who is looking for an office shredder. I am in an office of 80 people and it works perfectly for everyone.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase-Simply PleasedPurchased this shredder to safely dispose of several boxes of old client tax returns. It really made this lingering job go quite fast with its ability to shred several page at a time and it never once jammed. It's quite operation was a pleasant surprise compared to my old shredder. What would have taken at least a week with my old shredder was accomplished over two days. The cross cut feature definitely ensured that none of the client's information could be used for identity theft.
Date published: 2009-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShreddingI am so impressed with my new Fellows PS-79CI shredder. I would match this up with any other shredder on the market. I had problems with an old shredder and Fellows is the only shredder I would ever recommend.
Date published: 2009-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the MoneyAt first I was reluctant to spend this much for a shredder. I don't really shred that much... until now! I replaced a shredder that seemed to struggle with just a few sheets; and it was loud. You don't realize how loud until you experience the Fellowes. Very Quiet. Handles several sheets easily. CD's and credit cards are no problem. Now I don't throw out anything with my name and address on it without shredding it first and I feel much more secure about my ID.
Date published: 2009-10-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from schredder misstepsThis is my third schredder.The learning experiance has been expencive. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG.
Date published: 2012-03-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love itWe are very happy with the new shredder. It has such a quiet operation but also has alot of power. Our previous shredder couldn't hold a candle to this one.
Date published: 2009-10-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for the moneyThis shredder works well. Quiet operation and reliable.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing ShredderThis shredder is great. It's durable, quiet, doesn't jam at all, shreds all kinds of paper, and almost never overheats (unless it's being used for excessive periods of time). I would recommend this shredder to anyone looking for a good investment. It's a little expensive, but definitely worth the money!
Date published: 2011-07-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY HAPPY WITH PRODUCTHAD ANOTHER SHREADER, NOT GOOD. THIS FELLOWS IS GREAT. NO PROBLEMS
Date published: 2010-10-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Shredder!Very well built, easy to use, dependable shredder. Quiet operation, safe to use, great cut size and able to shred CD's and cards. Very satisfied with this product.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy with this productThis is an excellent shredder. It is very quiet, shreds quickly and I especially like the Jam Resistance feature. If too many papers are put in at one time, it reverses itself and backs them out. I am very happy I purchased this product and would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a very good shredder.
Date published: 2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shredder!!!!This is a great fit for our company. it can with stand up to 12 sheets and is super quiet. Shreds like a dream. I would Highly Reccomen this product. Great investment for our company!
Date published: 2010-10-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder ever boughti've used so many shredders but this is a shrdder i love touse to shred my personal documents.Its so fast,no jam,userfriendly and most of all very durable.
Date published: 2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very east to usemy classroom uses this shredder everyday. It is very useful, practical. My students have autism and love to see the paper go down in the shredder. Plus the noise is constant, which autistic individuals like. The only thing that I don't like is it can only be used for about 12 minutes before it has to be shut down to prevent the motor from overheating.
Date published: 2009-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shredder for small organizationWonderful and powerful for a small business/organization. Safe & easy to use!
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from big upgradeThis is the second full size shredder I have owned.It is a dream to use. Quiet and smooth to operate.The best part is NO JAMS.My old shredder drove me crazy with the jamming, this is a treat to use.
Date published: 2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ExcellentThis schredder was a good purchase..It's very quite and gets the job done.
Date published: 2010-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderI purchased this shredder for our office and everyone loves it. It is quiet and shreds more papers at a time than our last shredder.
Date published: 2009-09-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful!!This is the best shredder I've encountered for an operation of our size. We use it often, every day, and haven't had a jam yet. We're also impressed with the quiet operation. Great value for a small price. Everyone here wants one for their own home offices. Only complaint is with the bags... they don't hold very much, and are difficult to seal when full.The bin could use some redesign. The full bags catch and tear on projections within the bin when being removed. We solved that problem by shredding directly into the bin. It's simple enough to just empty it into a large bag which is discarded when full...also saves us the expense of bags!
Date published: 2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME ShredderI replaced my archaic shredder with the Fellowes PS-79Ci and I can absolutely say this is the best shredder I've ever used, be it at home or work. There was, of course, a large industrial shredder at my place of employment and, believe me, it could never compare to the Fellowes I purchased. It's so dependable, quiet, safe and the construction is superb!! I would recommend this to anyone who may be looking for a personal shredder or even for a small business. You will never be sorry you purchased this absolutely AWESOME shredder!!!
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One FlowI have over the years purchased 5 shredders --all made by this company. They all work just as good as the day I unpacked and used them for the first time. At this point in time I need a larger capacity shredder. The one I bought works great...but I have one complaint: I also purchased plastic bag liners to make emptying the maching easier...but, they hang up on plastic parts inside the collection basket and tear...I no longer attempt to use the bags....the basket's interior needs to be smooth with no jagged edges or exposed screws.
Date published: 2009-06-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder EverI am loving this shredder. It can shred a lot of papers at one and I love how quiet it is. I can be on the phone and you cannot hear it!
Date published: 2010-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful shredderGreat shredder, looks nice, low noise, shreds well, easy to empty, operation lights pleasing and very informative. I have used 10-12 different shredders, this is the best ever.
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderVery pleased with this shredder. Worth the $; excels over previously purchased cheaper shredders that didn't hold up even with light use at home.
Date published: 2009-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Real Cut-up!It is very nice not having to spend more time clearing a jammed shredder than actually shredding a few sheets of paper! The casters make it very easy to move. It is extremely safe, quiet, and even though I've had it for a relatively short time, it seems well built. I expect it to last a long, long time without problems. I used to dread using the previous (un-named) unit, and now, with theFellowes PS-79Ci it's actually fun!!
Date published: 2010-03-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis is the best Shredder I've ever purchased. It is a perfect shredder for home office use. Very Quit while shredding and has a large collection basket. I would not only recommend this Shredder, I would purchase it all over again. This shredder would be a bargain at twice the price!
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great valueThis is the second shredder I've had and by far, the best. It's quiet, handles anything I throw at it, including the missed staples. It's very easy to empty.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SIMPLY GREAT ! ! !The Fellowes PS-79Ci has been the best shredder I have ever used. I had over three years of old receipts, statements, check stubs and other documents that the PS-79Ci went through in just a short time. The features are all just terrific. If you have a small or home office, this shredder will suit your needs.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullI replaced a low cost Fellowes shredder with the PS-79Ci. I was hesitant to purchase another Fellowes shredder based on my experience with the first one I purchased. I had frequent jams and overheating with the first model. The new one is like day and night compared to the first one. It make shredding tasks a pleasure. I can't say enough good things about the CS-79Ci. It's a great product.
Date published: 2009-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ShredderThis shredder over exceeds my expectations. It was a very good purchase on my part. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a shredder.
Date published: 2010-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shredder Outperforms othersWe have used this shredder for about a month without any problems whatsoever. The unit is reasonably silent, had no jams, and has easy to understand manuals and operating instructions. It has all the features anyone would require.
Date published: 2010-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super ShredderIt is a very durable product. It can handle many sheets to shred and not get jammed. That is a very BIG PLUS to me. Easy to use and great safety features.
Date published: 2010-06-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent shredderThe shredder is capable of shredding credit cards, CD's, and heavy paper without any problems. Great machine.
Date published: 2009-06-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Jam-Proof Shredder for Dept.We loooove it! However, because of the volume we have been getting, we could certainly use a higher volume shredder of the same kind. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone! It is GREAT!
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderThis is a great shredder. It can take a lot of sheets at once. It is easy to empty, using the plastic bags. Also, good shredding CD's.
Date published: 2009-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so far so goodIt is extremely quiet and is working great...may be the best one I have ever owned
Date published: 2009-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ShredderI have gone through 2 other shredders in my office and this one has lasted. 3rd time is a charm! I would recommend this shredder to anyone who is looking for durability.
Date published: 2009-08-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderAfter buying a piece of junk two years ago, I wanted to buy a dependable shredder. I read reviews and settled on the PS-79Ci. I found it at a good price and bought it. I had a stack of papers that I thought would take several days to shred, but in a few minutes they were gone. The shredder is powerful, quiet and a quality machine. I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2010-03-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shredder - Bad BinThe machine works great at shredding, but it takes me over 20 minutes to clean up from emptying the bin. This is because as you remove the plastic bag full of the shredded material it catches on the hooks on the back side and the shredded pieces start falling out.
Date published: 2009-12-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GreatI have purchased a few shredders, By far this is the best one.
Date published: 2010-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GOOD PURCHASEI AM VERY HAPPY. THE SHREDDER WORKS PROPERLY AND DOES NOT JAM!
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredderI am thoroughly pleased with my purchase of this shredder.It is easy to use and has not once failed to deliver. I particularly like the "no-jam" feature. I would not hesitate to recommend this brand and model to others.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder I have ever ownedThis is my fourth shredder, and by far the best in all respects. It is well constructed, quiet, and will not jam, not just sometimes, It Will Not Jam...period.I would and have recommended this shredder to anyone looking for a dependable shredder. I have nothing bad to say about it.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machineI have had my new shredder for about 6 months and love it. The jam proof feature works great. If I put a little too much in the machine it automatically moves up and down to correct the jam. I highly recommend this shredder.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder I have ever hadThis is number 4 and the only one that has been trouble free. I had gotten so tired of all the same problems with the other shredders. The 79C has none of them. I love the dial and other warning features. You will be very happy if you purchase this one, you will love the basket with the "plastic" bag, makes emptying so much easier and cleaner. The wheels are wonderful too as I am a little tight for room and I have to move it to access some of my desk drawers. Before I had to carry it away, now I roll it a foot or so away an d then right back.
Date published: 2010-04-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Satisfied with our Purchase!We bought a Fellows Shredder in the 90's and it always preformed well for us. After we retired and settled in a new home in Florida we decided it was time to clean out the file cabinets from work. We decided to buy a new Fellows Shredder, but a larger one than what we had. This new cross cut, jam proof Fellows Shredder runs great and runs quiet. The Fellows Shredder is just a great piece of office equipment.
Date published: 2011-03-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FellowsI have owned other brands. Let me put to you this way I won't buy anything but Fellows. This also has a featured that isn't mention and that is when the basket is full it lets you know. I love that. Most Jams are caused by over filled basket.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderIt is very quiet and works very efficiently. The basket shows the level of paper. I would definitely buy this shredder again.
Date published: 2010-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good MachineI bought the shredder to replace a shredder (Fellowes) that I had pretty much worn out. I was looking for quiet operation and high "run time vs rest time". I also wanted a crosscut shredder. The PS-79Ci seemed to meet these criteria at lower cost than others I looked at. I could have bought any of several shredders at less cost but they all were significantly noisier and the advertised rt/rt was much less.
Date published: 2010-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NOT ALL ITS CRACKED UP TO BEBOUGHT THIS TO USE IN A PHARMACY TO SHRED PRESCRIPTION LABELS WHICH HAVE THE STICKY BACKS AND THEY CONTINUE TO JAM UP AND GUM UP THE MACHINE. I HAVE TRYED RUNNING THE OIL SHEETS THROUGH MORE FREQUENTLY BUT STILL HAVE JAMING PROBLEMS. WORKS GREAT ON PLAIN PAPER .
Date published: 2009-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made like they used toQuiet, strong, sturdy. I haven't had it that long but purchased it because my father had one just like it. I'd used it at his home to do a LOT of shredding and it worked so well. He's had it for 2 years and has had no problem with it. This is the 3rd shredder I've had in 3 years and I feel confident it will last a very long time. I have recommended it to friends. The previous brands I had were not Fellowes.
Date published: 2009-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Shredder For Small OfficeThis is a good shredder for a small office, but it won't handle mass use.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shredderThis shredder is so much better than my old one. It doesn't jam and can shred a lot more pages. I also love that it is so much quieter than my old one and that it can shred CDs and credit cards.
Date published: 2010-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shred what you dreadI have many papers that I do not want anyone else to see, especially the ones that may get into the trash bag. Once upon a time I drove a Garbage Truck and to my suprise there were at least ten to fifteen individuals inside the trash dump ravaging through every piece of trash that was being pushed out of my truck. Sometimes escalating into fights amongst the participants. One fellow in particular that I talked to indicated that all he wanted was reciepts, telephone bills, ect., things that he could retrace from one household and attempt to steal their identification for illegal purposes. This woke me up!! I immediately purchased a Fellows Shredder and have never allowed any document to leave my home with any possibility of the dreaded fear of theft identy. Today society has become so knowledgeable and self motivated in the world of computers and their inate capabilities to develope strategies far beyound one's imagination that anything is possible--even the dreaded thought of being taken advantage of at some later date. During the past several years I have owned three different brands of shredders, however, the best one is the Fellows brand that I recently purchased. I am very pleased with its operation, and its capabilities which meet my demand load.Hooray for the Kentucky Wildcats' Basketball!Sincerely,A Kentucky Man
Date published: 2009-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sturdiest shredder I've foundThis shredder is much more dependable than the three others I have had in the past. It is very sturdy, and I expect it to hold up for the long haul.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome ShredderSuper quite compaired to my last one. I really like the touch sensitive automatic shut off, think its pretty cool.
Date published: 2009-06-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Shredder!!!I bought this shredder for personal use. I got it for a decent price, and it has performed admirably ever since the first stack of papers I've introduced to it. It works fairly quietly, and does exactly what its supposed to. I have nothing bad to say about this product, and would recommend it to anyone who needs a personal shredder at home. The only minor detail that I would see could improve this product is the emptying process. sometimes there are shreds that spill out, or are left behind. Other than that this product is perfect.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductWe're getting gret results and we are very pleased.
Date published: 2010-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good dealI was very satisfied with my purchase however I would like to see a larger basket in the future
Date published: 2009-12-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthwhile shredderMuch better than my previous shredder. Quiet, powerful, and just gets the job done. What a relief!
Date published: 2010-07-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprise purchaseI bought for my daughter to replace a shredder that had burned out. What a surprise when we got the new shredder home and used it. Powerful, quiet, efficient and perfect. A great product, and I'm jealous I don't have one at my home.
Date published: 2010-04-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a reliable machinei've had it for about two weeks now and have learned that this is one rugged, productive shredder. i have pushed it to its published limits and it has performed. as you can imagine, there is an inclination to attack lots of paper waste that has accrued - i've just finished shredding about 15 years of reports on heavyweight paper - a stack about 10" tall. the shredder didn't balk, but promptly produced several baskets of high-security waste. i'm using it at home, but i can see how it makes an ideal deskside machine. the basket does have a lot of static cling (dry house) - i'll spray it with a release agent. highly recommend!
Date published: 2009-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Experience of 79Ci ShedderFellowes producted an excellent shredder, it is jam proofed, because I tried to put more papers to shred than I was suppose too. The papers stopped, moved up by shredder and then resumed. It worked like clocked work. Very please. My only grip was the bin, it could be a little more taller. But other than that, it's an excellent machine.
Date published: 2012-03-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value! Highly Recommended.I am very pleased that I purchased the Fellowes PS-79Ci for my home office. I have shredded thousands of documents with staples, plus some CD's and a credit card and have not had any problems.There have been no jamming problems with the exception of when the storage bin becomes too full and the system shuts-down. I have learned to watch the storage capacity more carefully to avoid overfilling.
Date published: 2010-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shredder I have BoughtI have bought a few different shredders and this is the quietest and smoothes running one I have ever had. I also like the idea of lifetime warranty on the blades.
Date published: 2009-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, a real shredderI had been through 3 shredders prior to this purchase - mostly your standard office shredder. After the third break down, I finally had it - I was determinined to find a decent shredder that was not too expensive.What a nice improvement - quiet, easy to use, easy to dump, and a wonderful machine that handles my whole office shredding need.I would recommend this shredder to anyone in need.
Date published: 2009-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS-79Ci shredderI recently purchased this new shredder to replace an existingFellowes shredder which gave out on me. I was impressed by shredder reviews I read about this shredder and experience with past Fellowes shredders.
Date published: 2010-11-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from working out fineBought a PS-79Ci for it's cd destruction option. Machineis doing a fine job so far. Would like it better if it had a longercontinuous run operation, but it is getting the job done.Also, like front disposal and that the shredder head doesnot have to be removed to empty unit.
Date published: 2009-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am really enjoying this productI am really enjoying this product. The motor is quite andthe shredding is quick and easy.
Date published: 2009-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied CustomerWonderful shredder - if a shredder/machine can be wonderful. Haven't had any problems yet. Lives up to all its attributes. Happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2010-08-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderI just purchased this shredder to replace one that was failingI cannot believe how effective this shredder is on numerous paper widths and counts. In addition, I don't think I've ever had a CD shredded so efficientlyThe one beef I have is that I wish the debris door/basket was a tad easier to sit in the frame, but that is such a minor issue that I plan to buy this product for my son when he goes away to college next year.
Date published: 2010-11-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shredder I Ever OwnedThis shredder is very quiet, feeds without jamming, and is solidly built. The shredder it replaced frequently jammed, was not nearly as well constructed, and harder to empty. It also comes with wheels and is easy to move. I am very happy with the choice of this product and recommend it without reservations. Please note that I use this shredder at home and it is not in used frequently throughout the day.
Date published: 2009-07-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Little PowerhouseQuiet but powerful. A great shredder for our small office with multiple users.Has only jammed once but was easy to clear. Trash bin is easy to empty.Shredders normally do not last long in our office, but I have high hopes for this one!
Date published: 2009-07-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good productruns very quiet, love the paperjam future, only thing is the trash cun under the unit is small and have to continue empying it a logHad a fellowes shredder which stop working. was about 5 years old.
Date published: 2012-02-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Fellowes PS-79Ci ShredderI have had my shredder only a few weeks, but so far it has performed extremely well. I am using the shredder to shred some old bills and bank statements(I didn't want to just put them in=the trash for obvious reasons). The machine is handling the envelopes with the bills inside with ease and doing extremely quietly. I am very happy with the performance of the shredder overall. I called Customer Service once to ask further instructions for oiling the machine and the nice young lady I spoke with was very cordial and very helpful with all my questions.
Date published: 2010-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from poor securityOnly giving 2 stars to Overall Rating due to the poor security due to the size of the shreds of paper.Very poor security for this shredder. If you have paper printed in landscape mode, you can have an "entire" Tax I.D. number, etc. on a piece of shredded paper. The strips are too long. The purpose of shredding is to destroy any information on a piece of paper and this shredder does not do it.It is sturdy, handles lots of paper and is fast. Like the fact it will stop if taking too much paper.However, after 2 months, I am already looking for another shredder due to the poor security of the shredded pages.
Date published: 2012-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Shredder 79Ci but stupid oversight.The 79Ci supplied materials were incomplete. Four languages microprinted, but missing the absolutely necessary maintenance instructions- including oiling instructions. Very stupid oversight. Had to go online, download, and print. To me that equates to a ~$10 mistake for my time and effort. Solid performance but expensive realtive to a consumer purchase from China.
Date published: 2018-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really good deskside shredderI am very pleased with my new deskside shredder. makes it really handy to get rid of private papers without making a "trip to the shredder".
Date published: 2012-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut ShredderI'm very impressed with this shredder so far. First it is so quiet! I can carry on a conversation, watch tv or listen to the radio with out turning up the volume and I don't disturb the whole house while I'm using it. I really like the anit-jam feature. It literally clears the jams it's self about 99.9% of the time and the and the one or two jams I cleared (after 3 kitchen size garbage bags) was just a flip of the switch. I didn't have to pull the top and pull jammed paper out of the blades. The sensor on how many sheets i put in was a bit touchy. Unless the sheets were perfectly flat it took more like 10-12 sheet and sometimes miss-read even less if there were folds, etc. But that was minor. As long as it lasts longer than my last Fellowes shredder which quit working after 6 months this is a winner. But this was a replacement for that shredder under the warrenty and it was a breeze to get replaced as well. Which is why I stayed with Fellowes. I also like that it has wheels, I can move it to my dad's office and let him use it with ease.
Date published: 2012-03-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quiet, smothnice and quiet with smooth sheet feed, easy to assemble
Date published: 2012-04-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes 79CiThe 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.
Date published: 2016-07-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True qualityOnce a year, I shred a tremendous amount and burned up my shredder. I decided to spend much more hoping not to be so frustrated. I could not believe how quiet this is, and find it actually shreds the advertised amount of sheets and can do so more than 2 or 3 times without bogging down or lighting up as overheated--not so for the other shredders I have had. I have allergies, and the others produced a lot of dust. This one does not.
Date published: 2018-01-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from replacing an 8 year old PS-79CiMy 8 year old PS-79Ci has finally given up the ghost after reams of shredding in a small office business environment. At 5 years the power switch became flaky, and since it was out of warranty I repaired the switch myself with a drop of epoxy in the right place. Then at 8 years of service it just quit all together. I believe the motor and shredding mechanism is still functional, but the electronic sensor(s) inside have gone kaput. I am not technically savvy enough to make that repair and having it repaired makes no sense. I only hope the newest model holds up as well as it's predecessor has.
Date published: 2017-11-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PowershredOverall I am happy with my shredder. The Pros and Cons are below.
Date published: 2015-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Day UseI 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.
Date published: 2016-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great PurchaseThis is the third shredder that we have had in our home, and by far it is the best. I am very impressed with the quiet operation of the unit. It does a Pacmanlike job when it is gobbling up the papers we don't want to share with others. The residue left after shredding is very secure in my opinion. I have shreded up to 5 sheets at one time. The machine handled it well and didn't skip a beat. The unit itself is very lightweight and easy to move around on its rollers. Although I bought this shredder for home use, I believe it would work well in a small business environment.
Date published: 2012-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slam DunkThis 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 — quietly, reliably, and safely. And the part about handling staples and paper clips is absolutely true.
Date published: 2017-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goodbye 2008-2012Hands down the best shredder I've ever owned. The last one broke on me within a week. I had two large trash bags of personal information that I need to get rid of and the 79Ci went through it all in a few hours without a hitch! Only thing I really wish it had would have been an auto feeder but really was a value.
Date published: 2013-05-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet & Fast shredderOnly been using this for a few weeks at home but I like it much better than any other shredder I've had. Getting the casters on it during assembly was tricky, they should have better instructions for that. After the 1st time emptying, getting the bin back in place just right to where it will allow you to shred took a little effort too. Like that it came with oil to help maintain, I have read that lack of oil is the death of a lot of shredders.
Date published: 2015-12-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't waste your time with other shreddersI have been through a series of inexpensive shredders and really should have known better.I am a tax advocate and deal with a substantial quantity of paper. I have finally migrated over to a "paperless" office and as a result all physical documents that have been scanned into our system by law must be destroyed.I kept burning out lesser shredders, finally I happened upon the PS-79Ci. Truth is that it was more than I planned to spend but when I balanced it against burned out shredders it was clear that this would save me money in the long run.This shredder just will not allow you to jam it. The warning system is so good that even I have to pay attention to it. Get your hand too close to the feed slot and the shredder automatically shuts down. It's so quiet that I can run it and have a phone conversation.It is easy to use right out of the box and is very intuitive.The only problems I have found so far, and I guess from my review you can figure I think they're minor, is: (1) the bin could be larger and (2) there should be a better system for installing plastic bags to receive the detritus.Otherwise this is indeed a quality product and one that I think will be serving me for a long time to come.
Date published: 2010-08-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nullWe recently replaced our old, hand-me down shredder with our new Fellowes model! Talk about a change. We sat and watched it shred up papers, tested it for how many sheets it could take, even shredded some cardboard. It's terrific and has made such a difference, already, in how we can manage our office paperwork. We deal in human services so much of our paper contains confidential information. We cannot just throw it into recycling. The old shredder sometimes didn't even cut the strips completely through, so there were piles on the desk of paper that should be shredded before disposal. NOw our desks are neat and our confidentiality is intact! Thank you.
Date published: 2010-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best item i ever hadi have try diferent paper srereters and this is the best i ever use,iwill never use another brand:Hector
Date published: 2009-05-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ShredderIt's tough and dependable made with sturdy materials. If I had to be critical about this product, it sometimes halts even if the load to be shredded is not 12 pages. It's working great now but I wonder if it will over a year after its warranty expires. Kind of skeptical because I previously had a non-Fellowes shredder that broke after its warranty ran out.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely the BestI have totally falen in love with the ease of use of my PS-79ci. I deal a lot with exxtremely sensative documents and the capability of having a shredder that makes little chips of paper gives me piece of mind that none of the information cah be resonstructed. Thank you ever so much for such a great piece of equipment.
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Time PurchaserThe name says it all, FELLOWES. The best is to be expected with such a brand name, and that is exactly what I found to be true with this shredder, the POWERSHRED 79Ci. It is well worth the cost. I am very happy I made this purchase. It is a quiet, jam proof, safe shredder. The caster wheels make for easier movement around the the place and the pull out draw is conveniently located too. I had a number of things to shred, from stapled papers to CDs. The POWERSHRED 79Ci has taken care of all of these things efficiently. The advertisement was true to its words about the POWERSHRED 79Ci. I look forward to the long use life of this product.
Date published: 2012-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great PurchaseGreat machine, exactly what we have been looking for. The price was exceptional and all the features are a big plus. Wish we hadn't wasted so much money on the others before we found this one.
Date published: 2009-06-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good workhorse shredderOverall, this is an excellent, reliable, shredder for a small or home office. It is quiet and the jam sensor works well. Does just about everything it says it will. It is used daily, and I am very pleased with it.Two minor Cons: It says it is a 12 sheet shredder, but a more realistic number would be about 8 sheets. Put 12 sheets in and the red light will come on every time. A few of the shreds seem to fall outside the container and wind up inside at the back of the frame. You just have to clean them out periodically.
Date published: 2009-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great PurchaseHonestly, purchasing a shredder wasn't exactly at the top of my list of fun things to do. But my receptionist "burnt" up the last shredder we had in the office so it had to be done. What a great purchase!! The indicator lights at the side show how many sheets of paper have been fed into the shredding teeth, a wonderful feature. And the motor just purrs as the papers are chewed up. I love this shredder.
Date published: 2010-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ShredderI bought this because I was tired of jams and broken down shredders. I use my shredder mostly to shred mail with my personal info on it. but at the end of the year i use it to shred a lot of old papers and old bills. while this isn't a frequent task it is an important one and one I don't want to spend weeks doing. It was important to me to find a durable shredder that would not jam and let me get this job done as quickly as possible. this shredder does that in spades!
Date published: 2010-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fellowes PS-79CiThis shredder is a workhorse. It gets a lot of use, and, in spite of it, performs very quietly. Should my hand be close to the paper feed, it shuts off automatically, a safety feature I really appreciate. The wheels make it very maneuverable, and they slide easily, so no great effort is required to push it.I couldn't be happier with my shredder!!Jorge G. Finlay
Date published: 2010-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than expectedQuiet and efficient, with lots of nice features. Don't know yet about durability, but if it's like my old Fellowes shredder that won't be a problem. Only con - there should be a better way to keep the bag in place.
Date published: 2010-07-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Be BeatI never make a purchase without doing research. This one totally lives up to it's reputation. Can't say that about alot of things these days. I've already recommended it to two others.
Date published: 2010-07-01T00:00:00-04:00