Product Type: Fellowes shredders
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Basic but does the job
Member Name: elysia2003
Advantages: Shreds your private details
Security and protecting our details have become more important of late, with identity theft and cloning of credit cards etc. Therefore whenever the time comes to purchase a shredder to dispose of any documents or details, there is only one brand I trust, and Fellowes it is.
When our old model died of old age a couple of months ago, I immediately went to Argos and purchased this model for £29.99. This is at the lower end of the Fellowes range, yet it adequate for home use. There are better, more expensive models if you need it for business use.
This shredder can shred up to 5 sheets of paper at one time, according to the instructions, but depending on the thickness, we have actually shredded six or seven quite satisfactorily, with no adverse effects such as overheating at all.
The shredder is confetti cut, and gives me total piece of mind that my details are rendered unreadable, and unable to be pieced back together.
The width of this machine is 22cm or roughly 10 inches, and the height in total including the basket is 30cm/12 inches. The footprint is quite small, and it hardly takes up any room at all. The basket capacity is 12 litres, and with a household of four people with details that need shredding, we only need to empty this once a month.
This Fellowes shredder is very easy to operate; simply plug it in, switch it on, and slide the button to the on position. The motor is then running, and now you simply feed your letters or documents through the shredding teeth via the slot in the top.
If your papers are too thick, or something jams inside, the operation is simply reversed via sliding the operation button into the R (reverse) position.
Another great feature that one wouldn't expect to find on a cheaper model such as this, is that it will shred credit cards, or any card of that nature. This too puts my mind at rest, and is a welcome bonus, as the previous shredder we owned didn't have this. This isn't something you'd need to utilise every day or even month, but it's a bonus to have.
Parents may be concerned about having a product such as this in their home in case little ones insert their fingers into the appliance, but there is a child lock on this model. This locks the slider button, preventing it being moved, and in turn, switched on. It is very safe and secure, I've tested it.
Overall I totally recommend this model, and so too the whole brand. I'd never be without a shredder of any type now, our security is too important. Why pay more than you need to? It's basic but it does the job, and does the job well. What more to you want?
Summary: Does the job
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