Product Type: Fellowes shredders
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Tear credit card fraud to shreds
Member Name: JohnJoeSmith
Advantages: Cheap and well made, good features
Disadvantages: None really
I never really read into the phenomenon of identity theft, it always seemed like one of those far fetched story-lines on a spy show or something. Then one day at work I received a phonecall from my bank asking me if I was trying to rent a car in southern Portugal and whether I was aware that my credit limit would not extend to cover the cost of the fourteen day lease. On my way home that evening I stopped into Currys and bought myself a shredder!
Now purchasing things in a rush and in a panic is never a recipe for success. Typically you'll end up at home wondering why you bought the item and how on Earth you're ever going to use it. Thankfully this was not the case with my new Fellowes P35C shredder.
First off is it's small size, the shredder itself is only about 10 inches wide and 12 inches high. It fits snugly under my desk at home and doesn't take up a huge spot, always a bonus. Next up is the ease of operation, I was worried that shredding documents would be a highly technical operation requiring the utmost concentration. Instead I simply plugged it in, turned it on and pushed my latest visa bill straight throught the slot. Not exactly the James Bond moment I had pictured...
Shredding items is particularly easy and the machine has been able to take my usual load of 8 or so pages without so much as a shudder. I've yet to jam it but simply sliding the toggle to reverse should fix this quite quickly. Coming back to my opening anecdote about losing my credit card details I was quite glad to find that this machine comes with a card shredding option. This feature is quite addictive and I had to stop myself after I had shredded my library card and old work badge.
Thankfully I don't have to worry about little fingers getting jammed in my shredder but Fellowes have thought of this by including a safety lock which stops anyone turning the machine on and in turn getting themselves shredded!
Overall this is a great shredder, a purchase which is unfortunately becoming more and more necessary for people nowadays. 5 Stars.
Summary: Great shredder if you need one