Product Type: Fellowes shredders
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What a waste of time and money!
Member Name: aksram
Disadvantages: almost everything
Name- Fellowes P-45C cross cut shredder
Type of shredder- cross cut
My opinion- I bought this shredder for my home office use. The number of official documents started piling up and my cheaper straight cut shredder wasn't enough for this. I bought this 2 years back for £50. It said it takes 6 sheets together to shred but when i tried to shred 6 together, the shredded bits used to be stuck together in many places making the document still in readable condition. It used to take this bundle and put it in the shredder again. Also the paper moves very slowly when put in bundles. But the shredder works fine when u just use 2 sheets.
It actually says that it can shred credit cards too but every time i tried they were getting stuck and had to turn the shredder blade from inside and remove it. Also sometimes when the papers get stuck inbetween the blades it was very difficult to remove it. It was very annoying.
The capacity of the bin is quite large. One way it is good because you don't have to empty it so many times. But the downside is that it takes quite a bit of space.
It has an auto start and stop function.
The motor works for 5-7 minutes when it is on but it gets over heated when continuously shredding. Mine was going off by itself and I had to wait for a few minutes before turning it on again.
Within a year's time, it broke. The motor stopped working completely and I just couldn't be bothered to go through the warranty process. I dont think I even wanted a replacement of a similar kind.
For £50 I was expecting a good shredder from fellowes but this one totally disappointed me.
Summary: Dont bother buying this- not recommended
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