Product Type: Fellowes shredders
Newest Review: ... bucket can hold more than you would think by looking at it. To empty there are no catches you just switch it off and lift the top off... more
You pay for a shredder, you buy an oven..
Member Name: cuterodent
Advantages: reasonably quiet, shreds staples and credit cards
Disadvantages: overheats very easily, creates large ammounts of paper dust
The Fellowes P35C...I have had some major worries with this particular shredder. Let me just start out by saying if you're looking to get through a hefty bit of shredding this is not the shredder for you. This thing overheats BADLY and stops itself every ten minutes or so which can really get frustrating after a while, especially when it's max sheet capacity of 5 sheets causes it to break down spontaneously. However, looking at it's good features it has a good cross-cut style of shredding as opposed to cutting in long strips, so whatever you've shredding is guarenteed to never be read by anyone. It is also staple friendly and won't jam like other shredders. In the centre it has a rather useful place to shred credit cards which most shredders wouldn't. However another downside is that the cutting process (although i must say relatively quiet) creates a heck of a lot of paper dust. Overall i'd say if this shredder could run properly it'd be worth purchasing, but unfortunately it just doesn't reach that criteria.
Summary: Not worth buying if you want the shredding done quickly