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Fellowes® Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof 16-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder
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Fellowes® Powershred® 79Ci 100% Jam Proof 16-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

Item # 541155 OfficeMax # 21540664
  • Cross-cut shredding for confidential personal and business documents.
  • Shreds sheets into 0.16" x 1.5" cross-cut pieces.
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Personal, cross-cut shredder provides powerful deskside shredding with jam protection. The 100 percent Jam Proof System eliminates frustrating jams by preventing overloads and powering through tough jobs. SilentShred feature delivers ultra-quiet performance for shared work spaces. Energy Savings System reduces optimal energy consumption 100 percent of the time during use and out of use. SafeSense Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening. Shredder shreds 16 sheets per pass into 5/32" x 1-1/2" confetti particles (Security Level 3). You can also shred staples, paper clips, credit cards and CDs/DVDs. Maximum runtime is 20 minutes with a 30-minute cooldown. Electronic auto start/stop feature ensures quick, easy shredder operation. Sleek, modern design includes casters, a 9" wide paper entry and an easy-to-empty, 6-gallon pullout bin. 79Ci Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder is made of plastic and metal.

  • Cross-cut shredding for confidential personal and business documents. 
  • Shreds sheets into 0.16" x 1.5" cross-cut pieces. 
  • Durable cutters accept CDs, staples, credit cards and small paper clips. 
  • 100% Jam Proof System helps eliminate paper jams.  Powers through tough jobs.
  • SilentShred™ Technology offers ultra-quiet performance.  Great for shared workspaces.
  • SafeSense® Technology for safer shredding.  Stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening.
  • Maximum run time: 12 minutes on/20 minutes off. 
  • Includes a 6-gallon pull-out bin. 

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Item # 541155 
Manufacturer # 3227901  
security level Level 4 (confidentiality is a must)
Recommended Number of Users 1
shred size 0.16" x 1.5"
automatic start/stop yes
Status Indicators Sheet Capacity Indicator
height 21.3"
Additional Information 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
Cool Down Time 30 Minute
Features SafeSense; Electronic Auto Start/Stop; Overload Protection; 100% Jam-Proof System; Silent Shred; Pull-out Bin; Energy Saving System
quantity 1 each
number of sheets per pass 16
assembly required No
Product Line Powershred
width 15.4"
manual reverse yes
depth 10.4"
Product Name Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder
cut style cross-cut
recommended shredder use household or personal office
Wastebin Capacity 6 gal
manufacturer Fellowes, Inc.
maximum shred speed 10 fpm
postconsumer recycled content 0%
Shredding Item Staples; Credit Card; CD; DVD; Paper Clip; Junk Mail; Paper
weight 28.22 lb
brand name Fellowes
Input Voltage 120 V AC
Sheet Shred Capacity 16 Per Pass
dimensions 21.32"H x 15.38"W x 10.44"D
full-wastebasket indicator yes
Noise Level Without Load 54 dB
overload protection yes
continuous run time 20 minutes on/30 minutes off
number of users 1
Product Type Paper Shredder
can shred CDs/DVDs; credit cards; paper; paper clips; staples; junk mail
throat width 9 inches
color Silver; Black
Maximum Run Time 20 Minute
wastebasket capacity 6 gallons
warranty length 2-year limited; limited lifetime
model name Powershred 79Ci

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Rated 4.7 out of 5�by 788 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 5 out of 5�by A GREAT TIME SAVER! The auto-feed feature and 16-sheet capacity has made easy work of cleaning out the filing cabinets. The unit provides quiet operation and easy removal of shredded material via the front-access bin. The 79Ci is a wonderful cross-cut shredder that exceeds my expectations! July 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5�by However, there was 1 drawback! Altho it is a capable piece of equipment. It is not as good as the Fellowes one I had for 10 years. And----I had to call the mfr. on this model as the instruction booklet did not state to hit the casters in with a rubber mallet. As a result, I had a frustrating few days with wheels falling out all over the place. But it does have many safety features which is a plus for the concerned user. Just be smart enough not to wear dangling jewelry and concentrate on your shredding activity., July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by Love It I love the way it lets me know when to empty and the amount of sheets of paper works really well. Much quieter than my last one. July 15, 2015
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Pitiful power button design. Suggest tossing it and finding another manufacturer's unit. Mine did the same thing.
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Please contact our Customer Service at your earliest convenience while with your machine, and we would be more than happy to assist you with this issue. Our Customer Service can be reached, by phone, at 800-945-4545.
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The casing of the shredder, is it metallic or plastic. I have a plastic one that has to be put together and is not very good or stable. Thank you.
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Plastic, and with a poorly designed power button that eventually fails rendering the unit inoperable.
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Our 79Ci shredder does have a plastic bin, but the only assembly required is the attachment of the four (optional) castors to the bottom. This machine is very sturdy. Please take a look at our online reviews!
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The Fellowes 79Ci shredder is compatable with shredder bag #36052.
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The Powershed 79Ci does not have a waste bag, instead the 79Ci features a simple 6-gallon pull-out bin for easy, mess-free waste disposal.
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There is an additional power switch located on the top, back of the machine. If this button is already set to "on" there may be a more significant problem at hand and I would recommend contacting our Customer Service department so that we can help you troubleshoot and get this issue resolved!
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My current shredder uses a plastic tab/prong on the bin, which plugs into the motor's frame, and constantly breaks off.
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Our 79Ci does have a small tab that inserts into the front frame of the shredder body itself. The tab on our 79Ci is in an orientation that it does not fully stick out beyond the frame and therefore is protected. Broken interlock tabs is not something that we have had an issue. Please let us know if we can help you any further!
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79Ci Key Features

  • Advanced Jam Prevention

    Paper jams are the #1 frustration among shredder users. That’s why Fellowes® shredders are engineered to take on every job, no matter how tough. The Fellowes® 79Ci delivers three levels of advanced jam prevention with the patented 100% Jam Proof System. Level One prevents overfeeding by measuring paper thickness via a sensor in the paper entry. Level Two powers through tough jobs caused by wrinkles or folds that may occur as paper is shredding or will auto reverse cleanly. Level Three maximizes productivity by providing instant feedback as to whether or not you are within the recommended sheet capacity (watch the light bar as you feed stacks of paper into the machine).

  • Advanced Safety

    Protect yourself and your family while shredding with patented SafeSense® Technology. The Fellowes® 79Ci features an advanced electronic safety sensor that surrounds the paper entry and automatically disables the shredder when hands touch the paper opening. 
  • Ultra-Quiet Performance

    We’ve proven it – shredding doesn’t have to be noisy! The 79Ci features ultra-quiet SilentShred™ performance, a technology that virtually eliminates loud shredder noise. Now you can shred any time you like without noisy interruptions. 
  • Energy Efficiency

    The 79Ci also features our Energy Savings System, which is the only system that saves energy while in use – when it matters most! When it comes to shredding, 80% of energy consumption comes from in use activity.* Fellowes’ Energy Savings System maximizes shredder energy savings 100% of the time – both in and out of use.

    In Use Savings – performance and power supply efficiency

    Out of Use Savings – Standby and Sleep Modes

    * Average daily consumption based upon derived daily usage values from 3 competitive commercial shredders

  • Superior Performance

    And there’s more – the Fellowes® 79Ci is built to last with solid steel cutters, a powerful motor, and parts that are engineered to outperform our competitors. With its cross-cut capability, it is also tough enough to cut through credit cards, paper clips, staples, CD/DVDs, and junkmail while ensuring confidential documents are shredded into unreadable pieces. Additionally, the 79Ci features a simple 6-gallon pull-out bin for easy, mess-free waste disposal. 

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  1. SafeSense®
  2. 100% Jam Proof
  3. SilentShred™
  4. Number of Users and What it Shreds
  5. Energy Savings System
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SafeSense®

Automatically stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening.

100% Jam Proof

Eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs.

SilentShred™

Offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces.

Number of Users and What it Shreds

1 User: shreds cds/dvds, credit cards, paper clips and staples.

Energy Savings System

Energy Savings System – Optimal energy efficiency 100% of the time – in and out of use

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Specifications
Cut Type Cross-Cut Cross-Cut Cross-Cut
Sheet Capacity 16 18 18
Speed (FPM) 10 10 16
Run Time 20 on / 30 off 30 45
Bin Capacity (Gallons) 6 9 14
Also Shreds CDs, Credit Cards, Paper Clips, Staples, Junk Mail CDs, Credit Cards, Paper Clips, Staples, Junk Mail CDs, Credit Cards, Staples, Paper Clips, Junk Mail
Features
Jam Prevention 100% Jam Proof 100% Jam Proof 100% Jam Proof
Safety SafeSense® SafeSense® SafeSense®
Noise SilentShred™ SilentShred™ SilentShred™
Energy Savings Energy Savings System Energy Savings System Energy Savings System

79Ci Choosing The Right Shredder

Cut Type:

With Identity Theft concerns at an all-time high, the need to protect personal information is more important than ever.  And these days, it’s no longer just what you shred that matters—it’s how small you shred it.  Shredders with a smaller cut size will help keep your information secure long after you dispose of the particles.  The smaller the cut size, the higher the security level. 

 

Productivity

Shredder productivity goes beyond mere sheet capacity or speed.  When shopping for a shredder, consider the machine’s throughput, or the efficiency with which it can get the job done. Throughput combines the three most critical features that contribute to a shredder’s performance

 

Sheet Capacity x Speed (feet per minute) x Duty Cycle = Throughput

For example, a shredder that can handle 15 sheets may seem more productive than one with a 14 sheet capacity.  After all, it can shred more sheets at a time!  But as the example below illustrates, Shredder B is actually two times more productive than Shredder A, due to a faster shred speed and a longer duty cycle.  This means you can get more done at one time, so you can quickly move on with your day.

ModelSheet CapacityXSpeedXDuty Cycle*=Throughput
Shredder A15X4 FPMX15 min on=900 sheets
Shredder B14X11 FPMX12 min on=1,848 sheets

 *Duty Cycle is the amount of time a shredder can run continuously before needing a cool-down period.

 

Quality and Durability      

We understand that a shredder is not just a purchase.  It’s an investment.  That’s why Fellowes drives quality assurance to exceed expectations.  Prior to launch, all Fellowes® shredders are subjected to extensive field and laboratory tests, including our proprietary continuous abuse test and long-term wear.  These tests simulate years of abnormally high use to ensure our products perform reliably, even under the most demanding conditions.  

 

Our promise to you is supported by a commitment to offer the most innovative solutions, exceptional product quality, and first class service and support.  Our higher standards ensure you get the most reliable shredder you can buy. 

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