Fellowes Fortishred 3850C Cross Cut Shredder

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TAA compliant cross cut shredder with security level 3 (P-4), 5/32" x 1 9/16" cut size , 24 sheet capacity & ideal for 6 - 10 users
Special Price $2,274.52 was $3,599.00
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Quick Overview

  • Fortishred 3850C is a TAA compliant shredder and ensures maximum document and information security
  • Departmental shredder designed for 6-10 users
  • Sheets capacity sensor helps prevent paper jams by indicating sheet capacity levels during shredding process
  • Automatically shuts off after 30 minutes of inactivity for zero energy consumption
  • Wide 15-3/4” paper entry plus a continuous duty motor for non-stop shredding
  • Shreds 22-24 sheets per pass into 5/32”x1-9/16” cross cut particles level (P-4)
  • SilentShred feature offers ultra-quiet shredding operations for shared workspaces
  • Integrated with electronically controlled safety shield that stops shredder when opened
  • It has great warranty with 2-year parts and service warranty and a lifetime protection the cutting heads.

Design & Features

The Fellowes Fortishred 3850C Cross Cut Shredder is a state of the art department shredder that offers a convenient and effective shredding experience to the user. This Fellowes Fortishred 3850C cross cut paper shredder possesses the ability of creating cross cut particles of 5/32” x 1 9/16” at an impressive rate of 16 ft/min. Designed with a wide feed opening of 15-3/4-inch means you can actually fit oversized papers without folding and crumpling. Moreover, the 3850C can take 24 sheets of paper per pass. It is capable of shredding more than just papers. The strong cutting shafts can shred CD/DVD’s, credit cards, paper staples. A 44-gallon bin at the bottom of the 3850C paper shredder ensures maximum storage of the debris for the low frequency of emptying. 


Fellowes 3850C cross cut shredder is a perfect combination of price and quality with effective paper disposal features. Owing to its electronically controlled safety shield located close to the feed opening, the 3850Cguarantees safe shredding operations and automatically shuts off after sensing hand motion near the entry slot . Fellowes 3850C has a sophisticated sensing element housed within the throat of the shredder, it prevents the jams from occurring and aids in easy dismissal of proper disposal of papers. One great advantage Fellowes offer is the making of energy efficient shredders for a more ECO friendly environment. 3850C drops the energy usage to zero and shuts down automatically after remaining idle for 30 minutes. This powerful cross cut shredder yields higher productivity and effectiveness with its robust design and instant output in as less time as expected. Fellowes 3850C offers a 2 year product warranty and a 30 year cutter warranty.


Need to take care of heap load of documents? Switch to Fellowes Fortishred 3850C cross cut continuous duty motor paper shredder that is designed for gigantic paper shredding jobs. Also, being a TAA compliant shredder, the 3850C offers extremely high degrees of security so you can shred confidential documents with confidence. This feature packed shredder is also backed with a 2 year warranty on parts and lifetime warranty on cutters which is an added benefit of this paper shredder.

Basic Attributes
Cut TypeCross Cut
Sheet Capacity22-24
Shred Speed (ft./min.)20
Security Level3
Feed Opening (inches)15.75
Bin Capacity (gallons)44
Cut Size (inches)5/32 x 1 9/16
Country of OriginUnited States
Waste Bin typeRemovable Waste Bin
Dimensions (H" x W" x D")38.19 x 25.19 x 23.25
DIN Security LevelP-4
Maximum Run Time (minutes)Continuous
Warranty2 Year Warranty on Machine, 30 Year Warranty on Cutter
Value Added FeaturesAuto Off, Safety Shield, Sheet Capacity Sensor, SilentShred
Can ShredCD/DVDs, Credit Cards, Paper, Paper Clips, Staples
CategoryOffice Shredder
Product NameFellowes Fortishred 3850C Cross Cut Shredder
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Model #






Cut Type



Level P-4

Cut Size

5/32" x 19/16"



Max Run Time (mins)


Bin Capacity

44 gallons

Bin Type

Removable Basket

Throat Width



38.2H x 25.2W x 23.25D

Also Shreds

CD's/DVD's, Credit Cards, Paper Clips, Staples


2-year product and service plus lifetime on cutters


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    Fellowes Fortishred 3850C Shredder

    Fellowes TAA compliant products bring German-made quality and innovation to the government market with our Fortishred™ shred line of cross-cut, strip-cut and microcut shredders. These models offer continuous run time, large throat width and the ability to shred more than just paper. The 4850 series is ideal for 10 or more users and features a 15 and three-quarter inch throat and 44 gallon removable waste bin. The 4250 series is ideal for 10 or more users and features a 12 inch throat and 32 gallon removable waste bin. The 3850 series is ideal for 6 to 10 users and features a 15 and three-quarter inch throat and 44 gallon removable waste bin. The 3250 series is ideal for 6 to 10 users and features a 10 and a quarter inch throat and 26 and a half gallon removable waste bin. The 2250 series is ideal for three to five users and features a 10 and a quarter inch throat and 20 gallon removable waste bin. With Fortishred™ shreds paper jams are no longer a frustration the sheet capacity sensor is available on the 3250 series through the 4850 series and helps prevent paper jams by indicating sheet capacity levels during the shredding process. While the 2250 series has auto reverse, which reverses paper as a jam occurs. The Fortishred™ line also features an electronically controlled safety shield that stops the shredder when opened. This line also features silent shred performance for ultra-quiet operation and auto shutoff which automatically shuts the shredder down after 30 minutes of inactivity. Experience innovation, power and durability with Fellowes, the world's toughest shredders.

    Q. Does the Fortishred 3850c shred CDs as well?

    A. Yes, it can shred paper as well as CDs and DVD, and even credit cards.


    Q. How many sheets can it shred at a time?

    A. Depending on the thickness of the sheet, the Fortishred 3850c can shred up to 24 ordinary paper sheets at a time.


    Q. What does P4 security mean?

    A. P4 is an industry standard that means this shredder maintains Level 3 security. It shreds the paper into 5/32" x 1-9/16" bits, making it almost impossible to read the data.


    Q. How often do I need to change the bin?

    A. The Fortishred 3850c has a bin capacity of 44 gallons. For a medium-sized office, you may need to clear out the bin every other week.


    Q. What happens if a paper is stuck?

    A. The Fortishred 3850c has a sensory mechanism, which detects the chances of paper jams and ejects the paper easily.


    Q. How fast is the Fortishred 3850c?

    A. Very fast, it can shred up to 20 sheets a minute.


    Q. Does it have a warranty?

    A. Yes, the Fortishred 3850c supports a 2-year machine warranty and a lifetime on cutter

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