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Powershred® 450Ms Micro-Cut Shredder

  • Ultimate protection with particles 10 times smaller than standard cross-cut
  • Auto Reverse stops and reverses paper if a jam occurs
  • SafeSense® Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening
  • SilentShred™ offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces
  • Holds over 80% more paper per gallon than standard cross-cut
  • Shreds 7 sheets per pass into 5/64”x 5/16” micro-cut particles (Security Level P-5)
  • Maximum run time: 8-10 on / 15 off
  • 5.5 gallon pull-out bin
  • For 1 user



Model Number450MS
Item Number3245001
Sheet Capacity7
Cut TypeMicro-Cut
Cut Size (inches)5/64” x 5/16”
DIN Level - PaperP-5
Speed (Feet Per Minute)9
Maximum Run Time (minutes)8
UsageHeavy Use
Recommended Number Of Users1
Paper Entry Width (inches)8.75
Safety FeaturesSafeSense®
Noise FeaturesSilentShred™
Can ShredCredit Cards, Staples, CDs/DVDs
Basket TypePull-out Bin
Bin Capacity (gallons)5.5
Warranty1 Yr Machine / 5 Yr Cutter
UPC Code043859508099
Item H x W x D (inches)22.38 x 10.38 x 13.75
Material TypePlastic/Metal
Feed TypeTraditional


Silent Shred


Offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces

SafeSense Technology


Stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening

Micro Shred


Superior protection with particles 10x smaller than standard Cross-Cut


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 81 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by small size but great machine We use this shredder for our shared work office. This is the 4th Fellowes shredder we have bought and we love the company. It quiet and does the job. October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powershred® 450Ms Micro-Cut Shredder Best purchase ever. This is a killer shredder that will keep your private info secure. The shred size is so small that nothing could piece a document back together. This is a quality shredder that is super quiet and hassle free. You will need to oil the blades once in a while but otherwise it is a no brainer. July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Personal Use I purchased the Fellowes 450MS micro-cut shredder on May 9, 2014 after reviewing what micro-cut shredders are currently available at a reasonable price, i.e, <$250. I therefore don't have much experience with it, but I am quite pleased with the results so far. The shredder is performing exactly as described by the manufacturer. It is able to shred papers put in one after another, and sometimes up to 3-4 at one time (I did not experiment with more simultaneously) for up to about 10 minutes (I didn't time it, however) and responded quickly to a very infrequent jam. The results are tiny pieces of paper that would be virtually impossible to decipher. I have not tried to use papers with staples, but have used some thick paper pieces like example credit cards that are like thin cardboard, and it had no trouble with them. It does heat up and stop eventually as expected in order to cool down. Hence, if you don't need the great security provided by micro-cut shredders and do want to shred for more than 8-10 mins at a time, I'd recommend investigating cross-cut shredders that can shred for a longer time before stopping. Also, I recommend the use of appropriately large kitchen plastic bags (the ones provided are larger than needed) for catching the shredded waste. Then you don't have to deal with the electrostatic problem that some others have said result in a messy dumping of all the shreds after the bin is full. Finally, for a longer lifetime of the shredder, Fellowes Inc (1-800-955-0959) recommends use of an updated set of instructions for oiling (different from the instructions in their manual provided with the shredder). These new instructions require 3 times more oiling, i.e., once every third of a bin rather than once per bin. May 12, 2014
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