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Fellowes P-45C Cross Cut Shredder

by Fellowes
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Shreds up to 6 A4 sheets at a time
  • Shreds into 3.9x50mm confetti-like pieces (Higher security - level 3)
  • 17 litre bin holds up to 100 sheets
  • Electronic auto-start/stop and reverse for easy use
  • Pivoting head for easier emptying
  • Sheet capacity gauge reduces jamming
  • Safety lock deactivates shredder
  • Shreds paper, staples and credit cards
  • 3 year cutter warranty
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Product Information

Technical Details
Model Number32400-73
Item Weight6 Kg
Product Dimensions39.4 x 36.4 x 26.6 cm
Binding Edgeoffice_product
Manufacturer Part Number32400-73
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 113,186 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6 Kg
Date First Available25 Aug 2006
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Fellowes P-45C Higher Security Confetti-Cut Shredder for Everyday Use

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Fellowes Shredder P-45C 32400-73

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not fit for purpose 6 Dec 2007
By Kid Ad
I bought this model to replace a cheap supermarket shredder, but I'm sad to say that it is just as bad. It claims to handle 6 pages at a time, but this is simply not true.

I find that you can shred about 10 pages a session, at 2 sheets a time, but then you have to leave it to cool down. Anything beyond this and the machine chugs to a halt half way through a page. A major blockage is then inevitable, as the reverse function guarantees a jam. Even the old supermarket model that cost a fraction of this machine's asking price didn't have that failing.

I've only used the machine a few times, but I have already spent a long time picking jammed paper out of its teeth with a pair of tweezers, trying to coax some life back into the thing. The simple truth is that it's just not very good. In fact, it is spectacularly far from good.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Amazon sells loads of brilliant items but this is not one of them. I have had 3 units break down on me within 36hrs. I have owned a shredder for 4 years and it has performed brilliantly but sadly......

The price on this unit seemed great and the spec seemed good. What they have forgotten to mention is that it can shred 6 sheets at a time but only once, it will then go slower and slower until it stops and needs to shut down.

My BEST shredding session was 32 sheets of paper, it then needed 30 mins to cool down and start again and then lasted 23 sheets. This continued until I ran out of time and then I started again the next day, however it continued to get worse. I was convinced the original unit was faulty but all three units performed the same if not worse.

The unit is black but a better colour would be Brown. Don't buy one of these units - spend a little bit more and buy something better.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Shreds itself! 28 Jan 2008
When your shredder starts to shred itself then you get worried....

Performance on my Fellowes P-45C was never exactly stellar, but recently it started getting quite poor.

In use, the plastic casing started undulating like John Hurt's chest in Alien.

Concerned about what was inside, I tentatively took a screwdriver to the casing and discovered that the plastic housing around the teeth is in tatters.

It is now dead. Next I will try and get my money back but I've probably owned it a little too long.

I would classify myself as a light - medium domestic user and rarely put more than 2 sheets at a time into it as depsite the claims, it seemed to struggle. And I only ever put 1 credit card in it as it really complained.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless 3 Feb 2008
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Can hardly shred two sheets of paper together, and struggles with a credit card - waste of money
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars bits break off 25 Jan 2008
I've had my shredder about 18 months now. It regularly jams, so you try reversing to get it unjammed, but all that happens is it starts making cracking noises & bits of plastic are found in the bin. Has never been able to take more than 3 sheets of paper because it just jams. Avoid buying this one, has so many design faults!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable while it lasted 28 Oct 2007
This shredder has died on me!
It is fine for intermittent use if you only put a couple of sheets in at a time- it labours under more. If you have a tidy up, and subject it to 10-15 minutes use it struggles. This use has knackered the motor on mine, so now it struggles with a single sheet.
Time for a better quality replacement!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Problems - avoid 25 Sep 2007
I have had this shredder for a few months now. Purchased this brand from Robert Dyas as have used other products from Fellowes and they were not bad at all. But this time, they have not done their homework. The motor is weak and it seems to struggle with two sheets or more, even though it is supposed to shred 6 A4 sheets at a time. The teeth get clogged very easily and the whole thing creates a lot of dust. The plastic flap covering the teeth broke and i have heard other noises from the machine that make me believe that it will not last the distance. Looking to replace soon, not with another Fellowes product. Lost receipt so cannot give back.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Completely Useless 29 Aug 2008
Fellowes P-45C Cross Cut Shredder

From new this shredder could only manage 6 sheets of paper before over heating. Now after light use it can only manage 1 sheet. It jams frequently despite following all recommendations and oiling the shredder.

I'm dumping it at the local rubbish tip.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars My shredder has just expoded!
I've owned this shredder for about three years and I have never been satisfied with its performance. Read more
Published 5 months ago by MR CHRISTOPHER M LAMING
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful product
Yeah there crap. Never could do more than 3 sheets at a time, jammed and overheated. Finally it destroyed it own gears. I won't buy a fellowes shredder again.
Published 19 months ago by Pony Girl 2000
1.0 out of 5 stars Appalling product, appalling manufacturer's feedback
I bought a P-45C from Argos, who replaced it during the first month when it just died. The second one lasted 9 months during which time I could only shred 2 page of standard A4... Read more
Published on 17 Mar 2010 by J. R. Pike
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for money
Had this machine 3 years, and shredded thousands of sheets, probably used way outside its design spec. The auto stop start failed within days, but not an issue for me. Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2009 by Cliff
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely dreadful shredder, not fit for purpose
This shredder barely takes one sheet of paper, sounds under terrible stress even with that, and jams continually. Ignore the people who give it good reviews, I don't trust them. Read more
Published on 26 Oct 2009 by Matty
1.0 out of 5 stars Smashed gears, waste of money
I was given this product so do not have the guarantee. It is dreadful. I spent almost as much time picking paper out of the slot where it has jammed in the blades as I did... Read more
Published on 6 May 2009 by boudicca
1.0 out of 5 stars Fellowes P-45C Shredders
My first Fellowes P-45C stopped working just outside its 1 year warranty. Believing this was just 'bad luck', I replaced it with another P-45C... Read more
Published on 25 April 2009 by GeeUU
3.0 out of 5 stars Vegetable oil
Had this shredder a while now, and for the first year or so it worked reasonable well.
But then paper started to jam in the cutter causing it to flex. Read more
Published on 3 Jan 2009 by TEB
1.0 out of 5 stars it's shredded already
I bought this shredder last July for shredding bank statements etc - nothing too strenuous and it has lasted 1 year and 3 months before its finally given up the ghost. Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2008 by Shaun Palmer
3.0 out of 5 stars Lasted nearly three years but now it died...
Generally used this for tidy ups - getting rid of bills in one sitting, filling up the bin often enough to fill up a plastic bag or two. Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2008 by Jimbo
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