Best purchase ever
Purchased this many years ago for my home and business use. During that time others have used(abused) it, fed too many sheets sometimes jamming it, running it for extended periods (20 min and up) but with a little 3in one oil and me clearing the paper out she always keep going. Well they were finally able to strip the gears so now only can feed one sheet at a time if I am lucky. Time to replace it with the same style, and maybe fix this one if parts available as a back-up. With the tip out basket it is the easiest one I have found to empty.
April 27, 2014
Mine did too . . .
Like other reviewers, my machine made it a couple of years before the forward "gear" died with full reverse motion! I was shocked because my previous Fellowes shredder wore out rather than died out! It seems this model had a miscue; next timeI'll read reviews first . . .
December 29, 2013
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