Powershred® DS-1 Cross-Cut Shredder
Please Don't Purchase -- You'll Regret it!
I purchased the first Powershred® DS-1 Cross-Cut Shredder in 2010 and within 2 years the motor burned up. It was only used for home use but my wife liked the design so I purchased the second one from Amazon in December 2011. We have used it also for just occasional home use and now the on/off and auto feed switch is not working and I'm going to have to purchase another shredder. While it looks nice, it is a terrible waste of money and I'd never purchase another one. We have a Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder at work that gets used 100 times more than this one and it has worked great from day one so I believe this is a poor design or manufacturing issue.
September 16, 2013
Typically I buy shredders, etc. from a well known chain that sells supplies to STAPLES. When I was looking for a new shredder I looked there. While I was there a customer happened to be returning a high priced shredder. She had it for 6 days and it stopped working. The well known chain refused to take the shredder. The woman was advised that she needed to send it to the manufacturer. I figured I better step back and research a shredder a bit better than I had. That's when I chose the Powershred. I feel it has been a great product plus in my office I get small children coming in with their parent and the safety feature is a plus!!
March 5, 2013