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Powershred® PS-12Cs Cross-Cut Shredder

  • Slim profile fits neatly under desks
  • SafeSense® Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening
  • Shreds 12 sheets per pass into 5/32 x 2” cross-cut particles (Security Level P-3)
  • Also safely shreds staples, paper clips, plastic credit cards and junk mail
  • Shreds for up to 5 minutes before a 20 minute cool down period is needed
  • 4-gallon pull-out bin
  • For individual use
  • 1 year product warranty plus 5 year cutter warranty
  • 16”H x 8.75”W x 17”D
  • 1 year product warranty and 5 year cutter warranty
  • For 1 user



Model NumberPS-12CS
Item Number3271301
Sheet Capacity12
Cut TypeCross-Cut
Cut Size (inches)5/32" x 2"
DIN Level - PaperP-3
Speed (Feet Per Minute)10
Maximum Run Time (minutes)4-5 min on / 20 min off
UsageLight Use
Recommended Number Of Users1
Paper Entry Width (inches)9
Jam Prevention FeaturesNone
Safety FeaturesSafeSense®
Can ShredStaples, Credit Cards, Paper Clips, Junkmail
Basket TypePull-out Bin
Bin Capacity (gallons)4
Warranty1 Yr Machine / 5 Yr Cutter
UPC Code043859564385
Item H x W x D (inches)16.00 x 8.75 x 17.00
Material TypePlastic
Throat Width (inches)9
Feed TypeTraditional


SafeSense Technology


Stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening


Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 101 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by The Dread of Shred Researched several brands prior to purchasing a Fellowes. Previously accustomed to using a high capacity office machine and found this model adequate for light home use. The shred bin fills fast and paper remains in the blades requiring removing the pieces by hand. The pull out bin doesn't glide in or out smoothly and it's a bit messy. Depending on paper thickness, there will be a drag in performance, less is always best. November 21, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Poor shredder bin This is the worst shredder I have ever used. The shredded paper does not all drop into the bin, and therefore when you withdraw the bin to empty it, there is still a significant amount of paper hanging from the cutters. The only way to remove it is by hand and causes one to have to vacuum the area after each emptying of the shredder bin. A poorly designed product! June 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by OK for a year Had the same model previously. It worked fine for a year then got stuck in dead slow. I expect the same from the new one, but perhaps longer life with very careful use and keeping number of sheets shredded to about half of nominal maximum. Also, always need to vacuum some shreds after emptying. April 30, 2015
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