Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 388
Rated 5 out of 5 by nyrxman You get what you pay for
When it comes to Shredders I learned a long time ago you really do get what you pay for. I have a small home business and really did not need such a large shredder, but I got tired of emptying out bags and wanted a shredder with larger capacity. This shredder fit the bill for me. It is as they say 100% jam proof (but then again, why would you want to even try to jam it). And it performs all of its duties as advertised. I fits nicely in my home office. Since it sits sideways, it take up much less room than a "front loading" shredder. But what really impressed me was how quiet is is compared to shredders I've had in the past. Let's face it, at some point all shredders implode. This one seems to be well built and should last for quite a while if not overworked. I think the biggest problem with shredders is that many people pick a shredder that is undersized for the jobs it needs to handle and burns out quicker. I went for the bigger one with the hopes I will have it a while.
I recommend it.
October 26, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeJoe Sweet Shredder
The Fellowes SB-99Ci was my 4th shredder purchased and to say the least, the old adage of you get what you pay for comes to mind from the less expensive shredders purchased in the past. From paper jams to blade damage, the other brands all had problems after a lot of use even with me doing the recommended maintenance.
Since I work from a home office and I often have my oldest daughter (10 years old) helping me with things like shredding paperwork, I was looking for a shredder that incorporated SafeSense Technology while at the same time allowing for loads of papers to be shredded at the same time. The Fellowes SB-99Ci provides me with that and much more, although I'm not too sure about the 17 sheets per pass. From what I've seen it's more like 10-12 sheets, but then again, I do shred a lot of envelopes along with papers as well.
Overall this is a very sweet shredder. With it being safe, first and foremost, quiet and dependable I can say that I'm very satisfied with my purchase thus far.
October 25, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blackbeerd Fellowes SB-99ci
The first thing that struck me about my new shredder was the extremely quiet operation. I have owned several shredders but never have I owned one this quiet. The next thing I noticed was the way the machine "straigtens out" papers which are not vertically inserted, thereby eliminating jambs. Also, the machine can "power thru" batches that are a little too thick, eliminating the need to reverse the feed, separate the pages, and feed in a smaller batch.
I like the feature which shuts the shredder down if the motor overheats, saving the machine from major overheating failure.
All in all, a great machine for the money.
October 20, 2009