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Rated 5 out of 5 by AuntZee A Startling Surprise
I’m a collector, an octogenarian, so have for many years saved cards, letters and poetry from my husband, mother, children and friends; love letters from old boyfriends; 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.
September 23, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by WNYvillageclerk One Happy Office
We 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.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by txstennis 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!
August 19, 2015