Powershred® 125Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder
A solid tool
This shredder handles the paper well, though not as quietly as I expected, given the description. (The old GBC shredder we still use has a quieter, more even sound, compared to the somewhat choppy sound of this new unit.) I am oiling it when we empty the bin, but the sound has not diminished.
I recommend turning the unit off when emptying the full bin, or slightly opening it to level out the not-yet-really-full shredded contents. If left on "auto," any paper that hadn't finished shredding will rain down as the bin and bag are removed, leaving a mess to clean up each time.
As for design, some way to better hook the bag inside would be an improvement. A few printed words in the manual or packaging about the intent for the wing-nut screws and the placement of the CD basked would be helpful. Overall, the unit does the job we need and hopefully will do so for a long time!
June 5, 2013
This shredder is a workhorse that can handle anything that you can throw at it and will work away until you are finished. I was surprised how quiet is is for such a heavy duty machine.
If there are any flaws, I would have to say the bin is a little flimsy and a little small and the shredder head is a little too far over to one side causing buildup on one side.
April 1, 2013
Just received and set up. Unit is heavy and sturdy. Ran two folders of papers through, this shredder worked very well without any problems. Eats 10 pages easily, Over loaded once and it tried to unjam itself. Did well but had to manually turn and off twice to clear the jam. It is relatively quiet when shredding and no noise when idle. Smell of unit smells like a Harbor Freight store(natural rubber smell) which I think is great but may be objectionable to some office workers in a small space. Easy to empty and manage shredded paper. Shreds in small strips which settles nicely in large container.
February 28, 2013