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Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder

  • 100% Jam Proof System eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs
  • SilentShred™ offers ultra-quiet shredder performance for shared workspaces
  • Energy Savings System provides optimal energy efficiency 100% of the time-in use and out of use
  • SafeSense® Technology stops shredder when hands touch the paper opening
  • Shreds 16 sheets per pass into 5/32” x 1-1/2” cross-cut particles (Security Level P-4)
  • Maximum run time: 20 on / 30 off
  • 6 gallon pull-out bin
  • For 1 user




Model Number79CI
Item Number3227901
Sheet Capacity16
Cut TypeCross-Cut
Cut Size (inches)5/32" x 1-1/2"
DIN Level - PaperP-4
Speed (Feet Per Minute)10
Maximum Run Time (minutes)20 min on / 30 min off
UsageHeavy Use
Recommended Number Of Users1
Paper Entry Width (inches)9
Jam Prevention Features100% Jam Proof System
Safety FeaturesSafeSense®
Noise FeaturesSilentShred™
Energy Efficient FeaturesEnergy Savings System
Can ShredStaples, Credit Cards, Paper Clips, CDs/DVDs, Junkmail
Basket TypePull-out Bin
Bin Capacity (gallons)6
Warranty2 Yr Machine / Lifetime Cutter
UPC Code043859527748
Item H x W x D (inches)21.31 x 15.38 x 10.44
ColorBlack/Dark Silver
Material TypePlastic
Feed TypeTraditional


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Energy Savings System

The only system saving energy in use – when it matters most!

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Offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces



Stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening

100% Jam Proof

100% Jam Proof System

Eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 813 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 1 out of 5 by Way to small for our small business Shredder is way too small, and the suggested oiling--every time the bin is emptied--seems a bit much.The bin is difficult to snap into place October 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Shredder I've ever owned! I couldn't be any happier with my what I call monster shredder. I've had it for a few weeks now and have shredded things my old shredder only dreamed of. I highly recommend this shredder to anyone looking for strong, durable, sleek looking monster shredding. September 17, 2015
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