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Fellowes® Powershred® 79Ci Jam-Proof 16-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder Item # 541155

Fellowes® Powershred® 79Ci Jam-Proof 16-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder
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Cross-cut shredding for confidential personal and business documents

  • Shreds up to 16 sheets per pass into 5/32" x 1 1/2" cross-cut particles.
  • Powers through tough jobs.


    Cross-cut shredding for confidential personal and business documents

    • Shreds up to 16 sheets per pass into 5/32" x 1 1/2" cross-cut particles. 
    • Powers through tough jobs.  Durable cutters accept CDs, staples, credit cards and small paper clips.
    • Includes a 6-gallon pull-out bin. 
    • 100% Jam Proof System helps eliminate paper jams. 
    • SilentShred™ Technology offers ultra-quiet performance. 
    • SafeSense® Technology for safer shredding.  Stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening.
    • Maximum run time: 12 minutes on/20 minutes off. 

    Product Details

    Item # 541155 
    Manufacturer # 3227901  
    security level Level 4 (confidentiality is a must)
    shred size 5/32" x 1 1/2"
    automatic start/stop yes
    Status Indicators Sheet Capacity Indicator
    height 21.3 in
    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; For 1 user
    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
    number of sheets per pass 16
    width 15.5 in
    Product Line Powershred
    assembly required no
    manual reverse yes
    depth 10.4 in
    Product Name Powershred 79Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder
    cut style cross-cut
    recommended shredder use household or personal office
    manufacturer Fellowes, Inc.
    maximum shred speed 10 fpm
    postconsumer recycled content 0%
    weight 28.22 lb
    brand name Fellowes
    shredder use CDs/DVDs; credit cards; paper clips; staples
    Input Voltage 120 V AC
    dimensions 21 5/16"H x 15 3/8"W x 10 7/16"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
    throat width 9 inches
    color Silver; black
    warranty length 2-year limited
    wastebasket capacity 6 gallons
    model name Powershred 79Ci
    Reverse Type Auto
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    Customer Reviews

    Rated 4.7 out of 5�by 815 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 4 out of 5�by Good Quality Shredder We've had our shredder for 2 weeks and are very happy with the quality and service so far. November 23, 2015
    Rated 4 out of 5�by Powershred 79Ci Best shredder I ever bought; it's powerful, quiet and reliable. November 17, 2015
    Rated 4 out of 5�by Shredder Bin Though the shredder works well I find the bin for collecting the shredded paper doesn't fit snug without effort. Seems to be somewhat poorly designed. November 16, 2015
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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 plastic 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.

    79Ci Product Tour

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


    Automatically stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening.

    100% Jam Proof

    Eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs.


    Offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces.

    Number of Users and What it Shreds

    1 User: shreds cds/dvds, plastic 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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    79Ci Demo Video

    79Ci Comparison Chart...

    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/DVDs, Plastic Credit Cards, Paper Clips, Staples, Junk Mail CDs/DVDs, Plastic Credit Cards, Paper Clips, Staples, Junk Mail CDs/DVDs, Plastic Credit Cards, Staples, Paper Clips, Junk Mail
    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. 



    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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