Product Type: Fellowes shredders
Newest Review: ... around the £600.00 price tag. I think most stationary suppliers will stock the Fellowes brand of shredders as well as places like Argos a... more
Fellowes Shredder, model MS 460.....
Member Name: MEL0611
Advantages: Easy and safe to use, efficient and effective, quiet when in use
Disadvantages: None from me
When asked at work to source a new shredder I was not really sure what the options were going to be. I work in an office doing a payroll and HR role and the single shredder that we had at the other end of the factory was starting to give up so it was decided we could have one in my office and I was tasked with the purchase of it. I do tend to do a great deal of shredding, especially at month end and year end. I asked the stationary suppliers to give me some prices as well as researching on the internet for myself and in the end I opted for the Fellowes MS-460C Micro Shred Shredder. Here are my thoughts on the product.
The shredder will cost you around the £329.00 mark at full price. We were able to get the stationary supplier to give us a reduced price for the shredder so that helped us a little bit. I really had no idea how much a shredder would cost and was a little surprized to be honest at the price of some of them! The £300.00 mark didn't seem to bad a price to pay considering I was seeing other shredders for around the £600.00 price tag. I think most stationary suppliers will stock the Fellowes brand of shredders as well as places like Argos and Amazon having a stock of them.
The shredder arrived and it was quite a large unit. It has a height of 66cm, width of 40cm and depth of 32cm. before I started using the shredder I made sure I had a read through of the instruction booklet as health and safety is important and with something that attacks paperwork like this device does is really important. The shredder came with a 2 year manufacturer's guarantee as well. It is actually a really easy piece for equipment to use, there is an on and off button on top of the black and silver shredder and there is a waste basket that sits inside the shredder that will catch all of the shredded paperwork.
One of the great things for me about this is that you can put paperclips and staples through the shredder; I was worried I would have to remove all of them beforehand. I must also point out that the shredder will get rid of cds and credit cards so it is great for the odd bit of personal use when anyone of us in the office gets a new bank card arrive, the old one is soon cut into lots of little pieces!
There are a number of functions that come with the shredder, there is a overheat protection, where the shredder will switch off if it gets too hot, it reverses the paperwork if it gets jammed will alert you to when the shredder will need emptying. With all of this noted, I was keen to get shredding and the first thing I noticed that this was quite a quiet shredder compared to the one that I used to have to use. The shredder is also one that is great for taking multiple pieces of paper through at the same time.
I was impressed with how efficient the shredder was and how good it was as it was dealing with the volumes. There have been times when I spent over an hour shredding in one go but this one just eats the paperwork up and wants more. Most definitely efficient and effective.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this shredder, especially if you have larger volumes to get through.
5 out of 5 from me
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Summary: An excellent shredder from Felowes