Fellowes Powershred 79Ci Cross Cut Shredder

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Cross Cut Shredder with 5/32" x 1 1/2" cut size, 12-16 sheet capacity at security level P-4
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Quick Overview

  • Powershred 79Ci is an ideal choice as a home or home-office shredder, or can work well as a personal shredder in a small office
  • Simple to use and reasonably fast. Can shred non-paper items as well including CD’s, paper clips, staples, and credit cards
  • SilentShred feature of the shredder makes it’s a convenient choice for use in shared workspaces.
  • Equipped with SafeSense technology that stops shredding operation when hands touch the feed opening
  • 100% jam proof technology allows you to experience problem free shredding, as the 79Ci shredder is equipped with a paper overfeed indicator. If the indicator turns red, that means you are trying to shred too many sheets.
  • Powershred 79Ci is not a continuous duty motor and can run non-stop for up to 12 minutes, and needs about 20 minutes to cool off
  • It has great warranty with 2-year parts and service warranty and a lifetime protection the cutting heads.


Design & Features

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. 

Basic Attributes
Cut TypeCross Cut
Sheet Capacity14
Shred Speed (ft./min.)10
Security Level3
Feed Opening (inches)9
Bin Capacity (gallons)6
Cut Size (inches)5/32 x 1 1/2
Country of OriginUnited States
Waste Bin typePull-out Waste Bin
Dimensions (H" x W" x D")21.31 x 15.38 x 10.44
DIN Security LevelP-4
Maximum Run Time (minutes)12
Warranty2 Year Warranty on Machine, Lifetime Warranty on Cutter
Value Added Features100% Jam Proof, SafeSense Technology, SilentShred
Can ShredCD/DVDs, Credit Cards, Paper, Paper Clips, Staples
CategoryPersonal Shredder
Product NameFellowes Powershred 79Ci Cross Cut Shredder
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Part Number


Sheet Capacity


Cut Type


Cut Size / mm

3.9 x 38

Throat width


Security Level


Bin Capacity

23 L

Run Time

12 mins

Product Dim (mm)

556 x 382 x 270


2 years for machine, lifetime on cutting heads

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.

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