Fellowes Powershred 79Ci cross cut 100% jam proof paper shredder is jam-packed with special features that make its use easy and safe. It delivers a generous amount of security for a deskside paper shredder and is rated as security level 3 machine. The 79Ci is quite similar to the Fellowes Powershred 73Ci, which comes at a slightly lower price. The 79Ci has a larger sheet capacity of 14 sheets compared to 73Ci that can take 12 sheets at a time. Moreover, the Powershred 79Ci with a feed opening of 9 inch is able to easily shred letter and legal sized documents. The 79Ci is also not as sleek as the 73Ci, in fact its designed in a boxier shape, which makes it a perfect deskside paper shredder for personal use at home or office.
The Powershred 79Ci cross cut shredder is equipped with some physical controls that make the shredding job very easy. On top, to the front right of the feed opening are the controls that include; a start, reverse and forward buttons. Furthermore, the 9-inch wide feed opening that produces cross cut particles of 5/32” x 1-1/2”, fall into a 6 gallon pull out bin. The 79Ci cross cut shredder is designed with a window that allows the user to see how full the bin is so you can pull it out for easy emptying.
Fellowes Powershred 79Ci shredder will start operating automatically when it detects an item in the feed opening. Also, the 79Ci has the best jam prevention technology available and is housed with a paper overfeed indicator that turns red if you try to shred too many papers. Even if the 79Ci paper shredder is accidently fed more than its capacity, the powerful motor of the machine works its way through the jam.
Furthermore, the Powershred 79Ci shredder possesses advanced safety features and is equipped with a sensor that assists feed opening automatically and terminates all shredding operations if user hands are in close proximity of the cutting blades. The patented ultra-quiet feature of Fellowes Powershred 79Ci operates the machine on the lowest sound levels, making this paper shredder an ideal choice for any office as it allows the user to carry on the shredding operation without any disturbances. Moreover, The 79Ci cross cut paper shredder can shred for 12 minutes continuously before taking a 20-minute cool down break.
The Fellowes Powershred 79Ci cross cut shredder is a compact yet powerful solution for small-scale office and is very reasonably priced if you consider the amount of features it offers. You can never go wrong with this paper shredder, it delivers great anti jam and safety features and the best thing about 79Ci is that it can shred non-paper items. And not to forget, the Fellowes Powershred 79Ci cross cut shredder offers great warranty with 2- years parts and service warranty and lifetime protection on the cutting shafts.
|Name||Fellowes Powershred 79Ci Cross Cut Shredder|
|Cut Type||Cross Cut|
|Cut Size (inches)||5/32 x 1 1/2|
|Shred Speed (ft./min.)||10|
|Feed Opening (inches)||9|
|DIN Security Level||P-4|
|Maximum Run Time (minutes)||12|
|Can Shred||CD's/DVD's, Credit Cards, Paper, Paper Clips, Staples|
|Value Added Features||100% Jam Proof, SafeSense Technology, SilentShred|
|Bin Capacity (gallons)||6|
|Waste Bin type||Pull-out Waste Bin|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Dimensions (H" x W" x D")||21.31 x 15.38 x 10.44|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty on Machine, Lifetime Warranty on Cutter|
I was looking for something portable and easy to maintain as a home-office shredder. I found the Powershred 79ci and liked the SafeSense technology in it. This stops the shredding operation when the users' hands touch the opening of the feed. With kids and pets around at home, this is a very impressive feature for me. Its technology is 100% jam proof, and it has an indicator that tells when there is overfeeding. The indicator turns red when the feed has too much paper or items to shred. The machine can run for 12 minutes non-stop and needs at least 20 minutes to cool off. This made it the best choice for my office and home use.
I bought 2 Staples shredders, but had to replace them almost yearly. After research I decided to purchased a Fellowes and have been a very happy since then. The shredder was used daily and performed very well for over 5 years. It started to be sluggish and decided it was time to replace it. I would never buy anything but a Fellowes, so I bought another 79 Ci. When you find a winner you stick with it !!!
I had my Fellowes micro shred MS-450Cs for years it still works but the blades must be getting worn out cause the temperature cut off occurs too soon. This 79Ci is the replacement I picked. Not as quite as the MS-450Cs but still gets the job done. Furthermore it can handle 16 sheets instead of 5 sheets.
So far I have had no issues shredding multiple materials, sometimes at once. I love the lighting feature that lets you know when you are putting too much in at once and the auto-reverse feature, that powers through every time afterwards. My son also remarked how quiet it was, compared to the target special we had before. The price for what you get is very reasonable and I would certainly recommend it for a small office or personal home use.
This Fellowes 79Ci is replacing a Fellowes PS 60CC shredder we bought in 1996, which has finally given up. If this new one lasts half as long, I will be happy. So far, the new shredder is living up to it's praises. The one small complaint I have is that the basket fills up too fast and I think that is because the cut size is larger than our previous shredder. It is quieter and safer to use. I wouldn't buy a shredder unless the Fellowes name was on it.
We love the quietness of this Fellowes shredder...our only complaint is that the size of the pieces after shredding would be better if they were smaller. This would allow them to pack down more and the bag not fill up as fast
Recently purchased a Powershred 79Ci shredder. It was definitely an excellent decision for our home office. It is quiet, quick and does not jam easily, Would highly recommend this purchase to anyone considering the purchase of a quality shredder.
Cut Size / mm
3.9 x 38
Product Dim (mm)
556 x 382 x 270
2 years for machine, lifetime on cutting heads
Fellowes Powershred 79Ci Demo Video
This is a 79 Ci from fellowes. This 14 sheet crosscut shredder can shred staples, credit cards, paperclips, CDs and DVDs, that includes the six down and pullout bin and can shred continuously for 12 minutes before it's cooling down period. The 79 Ci has several unique features, the patented 100% jam proof system eliminates jams by preventing the shredder from taking in more papers then it can handle. Simply remove excess paper and resume shredding. The jam proof system also powers through miss that paper. The light bar will give you visual feedback while you shred. Green to yellow means you're within the recommended paper capacity thus maximizing productivity. The 79 Ci also features patented safe Sense technology which stops shredding when hands get too close. The shredder also includes silent shred performance making it ideal for that side use. Again this is the 79 Ci from fellowes, manufacturers of the world's toughest shredders
Q. What is the capacity of the Fellowes Powershred 79Ci?
A. The Fellowes Powershred 79Ci is a moderate capacity machine and can shred 14 sheets at a time.
Q. How is a crosscut shredder different from a strip cutter?
A. Cross cutting offers more security because it shreds paper into small bits instead of strips.
Q. What is the warranty period?
A. The Fellowes Powershred 79Ci comes with a 2-year warranty.
Q. What does cycle duty mean?
A. Ideally, the machine should run for 12 minutes followed by 20 minutes off for ideal performance.
Q. What is the shred speed?
A. The Fellowes Powershred 79Ci can shred a maximum of 10 feet per minute.
Q. Does it have a safety system?
A. The Fellowes Powershred 79Ci has a safety system that avoids hand cuts and injuries.
Q. Can it shred DVDs?
A. Yes, you can use the Fellowes Powershred 79Ci to shred CDs and DVDs.