I used this shredder quite frequently when I used to help out a family friend in their office last year. Before using this, I was only used to some pretty old and slow shredders which you must be very careful not to break via staples or paperclips etc. This shredder couldn't have been more different. Not only did the shredder easily handle paper with staples and even paper clips still attached without any hassle whatsoever, this shredder did it fast!
You can enter a large amount of paper at any one time and the shredder still devours it. You can also feed it lots of different wads of paper and you will not have to wait long to enter each piece as it shreds very quickly no matter what has been entered.
Not only does this shred paper, it can also handle card and cardboard which is especially useful if you have lots of boxes in the office which otherwise are difficult to get into the bin. One of my biggest issues with most shredders is that you cannot generally shred envelopes due to the plastic viewing window. This shredder fixes that issue by once again easily tearing through this material along with everything else being put in.
The build quality of the bin is excellent. The plastic it is made of is very strong and robust. Everything on the top of the bin also seems very high quality which is aided by the stylish black and silver design of the shredder.
The capacity of the bin is great. The fact that it cross-cuts not only adds to security but also means everything can be much more compact in the bin.
For a brief spell I was left in charge of office management for a Kitchen firm. When our shredder broke it was up to me to get the office a new one. We had various information we needed to keep protected such as quotes and cost prices although we did not need to destroy particularly much.
As I had little work to do in my role I went shopping for a shredder. I came across the Fellowes PS60C-2 shredder and the first thing that drew me to it was the design. It was beautiful (if a shredder can be beautiful) with a slick black colouring with an grey/silver trim. Its oblong shape made it look like a futuristic bin. The hard plastic shell is firm, tough and robust.
The machine was made up of the bucket at the bottom for the shred with the lid at the top. Integrated in the lid is the shredder which has capabilities of shredding paper, plastic, card and cardboard. I does this with such ease and I never had the problem with jamming. The shredder responds to items being fed into the lid and it comes on automatically and does its job. You can hear the machine shredding but it is not particularly loud and does not give great distraction from work.
The shredder cuts in a criss cross motion. So rather the usual lines of paper shredders tend to produce the PS60C-2 leaves tiny square making it nearly impossible to put back together.
We used this on a daily basis for the two years I was there and never had a glitch and never received or needed maintanence. We would tend to shred around 100 pages a day and it easily coped and is capable of shredding so much more.
We paid £65 for the machine and it was well worth it although probably a bit pricey for me to buy for home use. I would recommend this to any small office.
We bought the Fellowes PS60C-2 shredder a number of years ago in order to protect our privacy and ensure our financial details, credit cards and the like would not be accessible to criminals or snooping neighbours (we lived in a particularly bad part of town).
The first thing you notice with this shredder is its looks. Its design is slick, materials firm and the quality feels very good. So it should for the £60 that one of these cost brand new. We were fully aware that there were substantially cheaper options on the market, but for a variety of reasons picked this option instead.
The layout is much like most other shredders. The lid has an integrated shredding mechanism and can be taken off the rest of the shredder, which is effectively a container for all the destroyed paper. Here, I must make an aside because this shredder is capable of chopping up cardboard, plastic and credit cards with as much ease, making it a particularly versatile tool.
In terms of the actual operation, it is also very handy. An automatic sensor understands when you are trying to feed something through it and the shredder comes on itself to do the job. With paper, you can easily shred a number of sheets at a time as the device is designed for much harder materials. This design is very well reflected in its robustness. Having owned the machine for a number of years and used it with varying amounts of intensity, we have never had a single glitch. The machine works as well as it did the day we bought it and we've not had to perform any maintentance whatsoever.
Last, but not least, this shredder is superior to most of its cheaper alternatives as it cuts horizontally as well as vertically. This ensures that should someone get hold of your rubbish, it will not be possible for them to reassemble the correct strips which are all lying right next to each other in the correct order as with the poor shredders you can buy for half the price. Once you cut something with the PS60C-2, the document is gone forever.
I bought the Fellowes PS60c-2 cross cut shredder a few months ago as both myself and my husband work from home and need to dispose of commercially sensitive tender documents / price proposals. I also thought that it would be handy to get rid of personal information, as a friend of mine had told me how he had had items purchased on his cards over the internet from items taken from his rubbish. Not to mention one slightly deranged individual who seems particularly interested in what we throw away (the EX-wife).
With this model, the shredder basically sits on top of a large bin. With two small children in the house I wanted it to be safe from little hands. The shredder has micro switches, which disable it when you take off the top and sensor stop/starts when paper is inserted. The cross cutting teeth make quick work of 8 pages at a time, and turn them into confetti ensuring no chance of anything being pieced back together (the 3.9 x 35 mm cross cut size cuts it finer than its competitors apparently). It has a reverse button should you overload it by mistake. The sturdy 25 litre bin means that I only empty it a couple of times a week. There are bin sacks that go with it, which cost around £10 per 100 these are thicker than your average bin sack due to the credit-card-cutting option (more on that later) as this could mean that you have plastic bits amongst your confetti, which you wouldnt want to rip through the bag. But even if you use it without bags, the bin has solid sides, which cuts down on the dust that you can get from shredders which have mesh-sided bins. Also handy is the window at the front so you can see when its full.
A small downside is that you do need to buy the oil for it and remember to oil the thing once in a while (only £6 to £8 a bottle). As well as paper, you can put in credit cards, paper clips and staples without worry as it has a heavy duty motor and should last longer than the smaller machines (touch wood). In my opinion, it suits someone with a home study or small office, as its a bit bulky to sit anywhere else.
This model is currently on offer at Office World for £59.95 (think its normally £69.99). You can get cheaper cross-cut machines, but this one seems fairly durable you can use it for about 10 mins at a time, with some fairly heavy duty loads, before you have to let it cool down for a while, and the motor is not too noisy (ie it doesnt wake my baby son up in the next room!) I think its well worth the price, so far anyway :-)
Electronic auto start/stop further reducing risk of jamming. Reverse mode. Accepts staples and paper clips without risk of damaging cutters. Quiet operation. Cross Cut Entry Width: 230mm Shred Size: 3.9x35mm Cutting Capacity (A4, 70gsm): 8 Security Level (DIN): 3 Speed (m/min): 4.3 Dimensions WxDxH: 362x254x457mm Weight (Kg): 6.4 Waste Capacity (Litres): 23 No Sack