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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 RedneckJim First Impressions
Since 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.
June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by g3sting A great purchase
Appears 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.
June 23, 2015