The Powershred 99Ms micro cut shredder is a security level 4 (P-5) paper shredder. It’s a good choice for accountants, attorneys and other professionals in need of destroying sensitive information. The micro cut shredder is designed for use in a small office by up to three people. The Powershred 99Ms has a feed opening of 9” that is quite wide enough to take standard size papers easily. The user can feed the shredder 12 sheets at one time that are shredded into micro cut particles of 5/64”x9/16” size. The 99Ms micro cut shredder has a 9 gallon waste bin that holds over 80% of more micro cut particles per gallon than any standard cross cut machine.
The 99Ms micro cut shredder is a tall and large shredder, stands on four casters and measures about 25.19”x11.44”x17.31” (H x W x D). You might find its layout to be unusual compared to other shredders as the wide 9-inch feed slot on top of the shredder is perpendicular to the door of the waste basket, running straight back.
The shred speed of this Powershred micro cut shredder is about 11 feet per minute. Moreover, the paper shredder is built to shred for up to 20 minutes and needs a cool down period of 40 minutes. The 99Ms offers medium-duty shredding jobs in a small office.
The Powershred 99Ms paper shredder is equipped with an Auto-Reverse function that helps in delivering jam free shredding operations without any delay. It also comes with a SafeSense technology that stops shredding when hand accidently touches the feed opening. The 99Ms micro cut shredder goes into the sleep mode saving energy if its not operated for at least 2 minutes. The Powershred 99Ms micro cut shredder is a powerful paper shredder that has been designed to cater all your shredding requirements.
The Fellowes Powershred 99Ms micro cut shredder is highly recommended if you need to destroy sensitive financial or legal documents. One thing that it cant do is shred optical discs and also lacks the convenience of auto-feed feature that you can find in Fellowes AutoMax shredders. However, what it definitely provides, is the security that a legal office needs to ensure that once your documents are shredder, they are gone for good.
|Name||Fellowes Powershred 99Ms Micro Cut Shredder|
|Cut Type||Micro Cut|
|Cut Size (inches)||5/64 x 9/16|
|Shred Speed (ft./min.)||11|
|Feed Opening (inches)||9|
|DIN Security Level||P-5|
|Maximum Run Time (minutes)||20 on / 40 off|
|Can Shred||Credit Cards, Paper, Paper Clips, Staples|
|Value Added Features||Auto Reverse, Energy Smart, SafeSense Technology, SilentShred|
|Bin Capacity (gallons)||9|
|Waste Bin type||Pull-out Waste Bin|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Dimensions (H" x W" x D")||25.19 x 11.44 x 17.31|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty on Machine, 7 Year Warranty on Cutter|
Is very easy to use, lugged it straight in and off it went. would defiantly recommend to others.
Living with several adults in my household, personal shredders cannot come close to the durability and capacity of this shredder. Junk mail is the bread and butter of our postal service. I would continually put off shredding due to the amount of my personal time home shredders consume. In a world where privacy is at a minimum and one's name is sold over and over to marketing companies, my privacy is of paramount importance. When shredding marketing offers for several people, I am overjoyed that the Power shred 99ms can devour credit card offers and any unwanted junk, as well as files that are no longer needed. The Micro-Cut feature along with the 9 gallon waste bin was a major factor in deciding which model to choose. The shredded remains are "Micro" size just as stated by Fellowes, which lessens the number of times the bin needs to be emptied along with the paper remains being far superior in size than standard cross cut shredders.The security level is a P-5, which is at the higher end of the scale. The waste bin has an indicator stating when it is full, and the auto shutoff over the throat is a welcome safety factor. It also has a sleep mode that activates after a period of inactivity, which can be quickly resumed at the touch of a button. The information panel indicators are very helpful. I have wanted a large capacity shredder for several years and with the increase in unwanted mail, this purchase is well justified. Although it weighs 49lbs, having casters is a great feature that adds to portability and taking the mundane out of shredding. I purchase many items online, and this is the first review I have ever given, only because I value my privacy so highly. However, this shredder certainly deserves a rave review. The only improvement I would suggest would be a 10" throat width, but for all the wonderful features this shredder has, I can live with 9". It does not shred optical media, which wasn't a factor for me as I do my backups on external drives, for occasional optical media coarse sandpaper will destroy data as well as shredding. I assume that the reason optical media cannot be shredded is because the Micro-Cut fine shredding would cause too much heat on optical media. Overall, I am a well satisfied customer, and overjoyed to find a quality shredder with the major features I was looking for regarding my needs
In my work office, we had a junk shredder, but we got this one to replace it. It has been great and is working very well for us. It is very sleek looking and does not make a lot a noise in our very small office. I think that the touch feature is very cool and love how it shreds paper to little confetti. Overall, it is a great purchase!
I have owned several different manufactures of shredders and have used the Fellows High Security shredder at work for years. When the last shredder failed I decided to try Fellows for Home/Office and everything about this model is excellent but would have liked it to run longer before temperature safety kicks-in (ideal would be more industrial motor and vents for removing the heat build-up). With a stronger motor you would be able to shred others items like CD's, etc. along with more sheets per pass, which would be terrific. It will shred Credit Cards fine but with more data formats that are in use today, it would be ideal to be able to shred them for complete ID security. For most home use this would never be a problem, but I think with slight changes to this model it would pretty much ensure long long life use. Cut size is excellent. Overall GREAT product functionality and performance.
Better than my previous purchase of the Fellowes 58-89Ci in terms of finer shredding of documents and capacity of basket
I had years of old credit card bills, bank statements, tax papers and more to shred. The 99Ms is doing an excellent job. After reading the directions, this particular shredder needs to be oiled more frequently that is the only draw back I see now. The 99Ms is a replacement for a 12 year old Fellows which still worked but kept jamming and paper wouldn't fall completely off the shredding knives which required frequent cleaning. I have none of that with the 99Ms.
Level 4 (P-5)
Up to 20
Product Dim (mm)
592 x 288 x 442
Q. Can I insert multiple sheets for shredding at one time?
A. Yes, the Powershred 99Ms can accept up to 14 sheets for shredding at a single time.
Q. Does it need any cooling off period between cycles?
A. Yes, it needs a 25-minute rest between shredding cycles of 20 minutes.
Q. How fast is this shredder?
A. Typically, it can shred up to 11 feet per minute, but can go up to 16 feet.
Q. Can it shred credit cards?
A. Yes, also staples, CDs and DVDs.
Q. Is it energy-efficient?
A. Yes, the Powershred 99Ms has an energy saving system that enables it to go into sleep mode to save energy.
Q. What does micro cut mean?
A. It means that the Powershred 99Ms can shred into pieces that are 10 times smaller than the regular shredders.
Q. Does it produce much noise?
A. Not at all, thanks to the Silent Shred technology, the Powershred 99Ms is very quiet.