Fellowes 79Ci Cross Cut Shredder

Fellowes 79Ci

Fellowes 79Ci


9.5 /10


9.5 /10


9.0 /10


9.0 /10


  • Very solid and quiet shredding
  • An extremely neat and attractive design.
  • Safety with patented SafeSense technology
  • Stable anti-paper jam technology
  • Caster wheels for easy mobility


  • Less moderate shredding capacity than advertised
  • Difficulty in reassembling the bin after emptying

Fellowes 79 Ci- A 100% Jam Proof Heavy Duty Shredder, 79Ci 16 Sheet Cross Cut

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Shreds 16 sheets per pass into 5/32″ x 1-1/2″ cross-cut particles (Security Level P-4)

One of the efficient machines which are available in the market these days include the Fellowes 100% Jam Proof Heavy Duty Shredder, 79Ci 16 Sheet Cross Cut. It is a perfect shredder for domestic and office use due to the combination of all the mainstream features that a daily usage customer looks for with a two-year warranty to ensure the quality from the manufacturer’s end.

This particular shredder is known especially for the elimination of any kinds of paper jams due to superior technological integration, which is used to put together this useful device. Besides that, it’s not one of those delicate devices which claim to have the anti-paper jam mechanism but the moment you try a heavy tough job on them, they fail miserably. This particular product is good for any kinds of tough jobs as well. This feature may draw a mental picture of a very tough shredder and with them, noise is a precondition, however, what makes this shredder so special is that it has everything that a user wants. So, despite the claims of the toughest jobs that it can handle with sheer ease, it also is quiet when it operates so the manufacturer has put together a masterpiece, a product that gives everything that a user would like to have.

Finally, it also has sensors which make the shredder stop automatically, the moment your hand touches the paper opening. And all this comes with an incredible energy efficiency that the shredder gives. This is one of the best products in the market for the user base that it targets.

Advanced Jam Prevention: Why not?


Jam proof technology prevents jams with a sensor that measures paper thickness

This shredder, without a doubt, offers more features than one would expect. And some of the features complement each other like it is very quiet for a shredder which is capable of doing the tough jobs so quickly. Thus, this offers the user an extra incentive. Its main feature is the anti-paper jam technology, which is a three tier system starting with the sensors which stop shredding at the very beginning based on the width of the papers that you are putting in. It also has the reverse function in case the paper gets stuck.

Paper jams are the number one frustration among shredder users. I would be much distracted by how the papers are jammed and overflown inside and outside of the machine. That’s why I have felt satisfied with this cross cut shedder because 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. 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).

High Safety and Quiet Performance: Not asking for more

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Protect yourself and your family while shredding with patented SafeSense technology.

The 79Ci features an advanced electronic safety sensor that surrounds the paper entry called is SafeSense technology and automatically switch the motor off when a hand gets too close to the paper insert slot. Apparently, you and I do not want any unwanted accidents from shredding papers may occur in our offices because we all realize how much trouble we would get in if they happen. So, this paper shredder can do you a big favor. Moreoever, 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.

Superior Performance

It has a good threshold of 14 papers at one time, which is not bad for a domestic and normal office shredder. It also has a good shred quality with the smallest size of shred fulfilling the purpose of shredding i.e. privacy and protection of the information. The steel blades attached to the motor give it durability and high productivity and also reduce he paper jam and increase the shred quality. With these feature it is also very speedy. It engulfs 8.2 feet of paper per minute, which is incredible given that it is quiet and also offers energy efficiency.

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 competitors. With its cross-cut capability, it is also tough enough to cut through credit cards, paper clips, staples, CD/DVDs, and junk mail 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.

Missing Pieces

With all these advantages which are actually ideal for a user, there have been some complaints about certain features. First, when it comes to pricing, this shredder costs more than your average machine. In addition, the ability of the machine to shred 17 sheets at a go is called into question. It seems like when you try to push 10-12 sheets through the slot, the machine gets bogged down by the increased load. I’m not appreciate about the mess it makes in the shred bin. Furthermore, the bin is difficult to get back in place after emptying. I guess I think it should be a lot easier to slide back into place in order to resume shredding. This is a common complaint that most of the customers do about almost all the shredders so it is not surprising at all.

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The 79Ci is also tough enough to cut through credit cards, paper clips, staples, CD/DVDs


2-year product and service warranty plus lifetime on cutters and you can contact directly to the manufacturer for more details.

Our Verdict

This product in my opinion has a perfect combination of the features which majority of the customers look for. What makes this shredder special is that no one feature makes you compromise and let go another feature which might be important for you hence the combo is perfect with a speed mildly better than mediocre speed. Hence, in my opinion, it’s a perfect fit for domestic and office users.

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