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Fellowes Powershred P-48C Cross-Cut Shredder with Safety Lock

by Fellowes
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  • Provides higher security shredding for occasional use in the home
  • Cross-Cuts 8 sheets at a time into 3.9x50mm pieces, 18 litre waste basket
  • Shreds staples and credit cards, Safety lock prevents accidental activation
  • 225mm throat width, Sheet capacity gauge helps prevent paper jams
  • Auto-start & reverse, 2-year full warranty, 3-year cutter warranty
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandFellowes
Model Number3214802
Item Weight6 Kg
Product Dimensions41 x 30.5 x 40.5 cm
ColourBlack
Binding Edgeoffice_product
Number of Items1
Size1
Manufacturer Part Number3214802
  
Additional Information
ASINB0013T05AC
Best Sellers Rank 435 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 Kg
Date First Available1 Jun 2007
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Fellowes Powershred P-48C Cross-Cut personal shredder with Safety Lock

Fellowes Powershred P-48C Cross-Cut personal shredder with Safety Lock
Don't get caught out; shred with the P-48C home shredder

Protect yourself and your family against identity fraud and with this home-use paper shredder. The Fellowes Powershred P-48C is a smartly designed shredder, perfect for moderate, personal use and comes with the Fellowes patented Safety Lock feature for additional safety.

Fellowes - the smarter way to shred

As a security level DIN P-3 cross-cut shredder, the Fellowes P-48C is ideal for securely shredding important personal documents such as bank statements. It shreds them into small 4 x 50 mm cross-cut particles, making it extremely difficult for someone to piece back together and read, for the confidence you are helping to protect yourself and your family against identity fraud.

This handy paper shredder can shred up to 8 sheets of paper per pass perfect for home shredding and shreds non-stop for up to 3-5 minutes before it needs to cool down.

A space-saving design that takes up little space

The neat and compact design of the P-48C, means this shredder takes up very little space and won't look out of place at home. Keep your P-48C in the corner of the kitchen or front room so it is always available when you need it.

Fellowes
Fellowes Powershred P-48C Cross-Cut
personal shredder with Safety Lock
At a Glance:
  • Shreds 8 sheets per pass into 4 x 50 mm cross-cut particles (DIN Level P-3)
  • Safety Lock manually disables shredder to prevent accidental activation
  • Shreds non-stop for up to 3-5 minutes
  • 18-litre bin with lift-off head
  • Also shreds staples, credit cards and paper clips
Featuring the family-friendly
patented Safety Lock

The Safety Lock allows you to manually disable the shredder and prevent accidental activation- ideal if you have young children and would like that additional peace of mind.

Fellowes Safety Lock Technology
Fellowes Powershred P-48C Cross-Cut personal shredder with Safety Lock
Versatile enough to shred staples, credit cards, and paperclips

It's not just paper that needs to be disposed of securely. The Powershred P-48C can shred unwanted credit cards and will also accept paperclips and staples.

Easy lift-off bin head for no fuss emptying

The P-48C comes with an 18 litre bin with a window so you can see when the shredder is getting full. The bin has a lift-off head that is easy to remove making emptying easier.

Why should you use a shredder?

Identity Fraud is a risk to us all, both as individuals, families and as businesses, simply because we deal with so many pieces of information on a daily basis. To criminals, a discarded bank statement or photocopy of a passport could be enough to allow them to start building up a picture of you, your customers or your business and eventually can lead to them stealing your identity with devastating effect. Using a cross-cut shredder is the best way to dispose of sensitive paper waste.

Fellowes Powershred P-48C Cross-Cut personal shredder with Safety Lock
Model

Powershred P-48C

Powershred 60Cs

Powershred 59Cb
Number Of Users 1 1 1
Jam Solution N/A N/A Jam Blocker
Safety Feature Safety Lock SafeSense Safety Lock
Energy Saving System N/A N/A N/A
Duty Cycle / Minutes 3-5 on / 15 off 6 on / 30 off 5 on / 20 off
Sheet Capacity (A4 / 70 gsm) 8 10 9
Entry Width (mm) 225 230 230
Bin Capacity (litres) 18 22 15
Cut Type Cross-Cut Cross-Cut Cross-Cut
Security Level (DIN) P-3 P-3 P-3
Bin Style Lift off head Lift off head Pull out bin
Also Shreds Staples/Paper Clips/Credit Cards Staples/Paper Clips/Credit Cards Staples/Paper Clips/Credit Cards
Fellowes Powershred P-48C Cross-Cut personal shredder with Safety Lock
Put your trust in Fellowes

Fellowes understands that a shredder is not just a purchase, it's an investment. That's why Fellowes shredders are built to last. The process begins with the creation of intelligent designs and features that meet the Fellowes standard of quality. Rigorous testing and superior components, including solid steel cutters, ensure the highest level of durability, performance and reliability.

Since 1917 Fellowes have been manufacturing quality office products. Since then the business has evolved and is global manufacturer of business machines, records storage solutions and technology accessories, enabling people to work with greater security, organisation and productivity. For nearly 100 years Fellowes has been delivering superior quality and design to homes and businesses around the world, which is why consumers continue to trust and believe in the brand and the products.

Manufacturer's Description

Fellowes P-48C Cross Cut Shredder with Patented Safety Lock

Fellowes, manufacturer of the World's Toughest Shredders
Fellowes P-48C Cross Cut Shredder
Fellowes, manufacturer of the World's Toughest Shredders

Fellowes shredders are packed with innovation that makes the shredding process both safe and easy; the Fellowes Powershred P-48C is no exception.

The P-48C is a powerful Home/Home Office shredder designed with user safety in mind, ensuring it is safe and easy to use in any family environment.

Featuring the innovative Safety Lock Mechanism and a comprehensive 2 year machine/3 year cutter warranty you can feel assured you are in safe hands.

Safety Lock Mechanism
Locked In Safety

The unique Safety Lock Mechanism disables the shredder to prevent accidental activation, ensuring that curious hands are kept safe.
Located in the centre of the shredder head, the Safety Lock Mechanism also features as an emergency shut off, simply pull the lock back and the shredder shuts down instantly.

As Cool As Ice

The P-48C also features a thermal overload protector which stops the shredder temporarily when it senses it is getting too hot. Once activated, the shredder will shut down and a red light will advise you that this safety protector has activated.

Sheet Capacity Gauge
Sheet Capacity Gauge
No Sticky Situations

Built within the safety lock switch is a sheet capacity gauge which is measured to the cutter tolerance. This helps prevent paper jams by ensuring the cutters are not overwhelmed.
Should the cutters ever become overwhelmed the P-48C features an electronic reverse mode to help remove the excess paper.

Fearless Shredding

As well as being able to handle 8 sheets at a time, the P-48C cuts each A4 sheet of paper into 320 pieces measuring just 3.9x50mm (DIN Level 3), virtually an impossible task to piece back together.
At Fellowes we know that people shred twice as much as they think they do. This is why Fellowes have fitted the P-48C with a strong and robust motor that can shred non-stop for up to 5 minutes. This enables the P-48C to shred up to 486 sheets of A4 paper per cycle.

Shred Credit Cards With Ease
Shred Credit Cards With Ease
Credit Card! What Credit Card?

As well as shredding huge quantities of paper the Cutting blades of the P-48C can also shred staples, credit cards and paperclips with ease.

Heads Up

The P-48C features an easy lift head, ensuring that waste disposal is as easy as possible with no strain on the user.
Should you lift the shredder head whilst the shredder is running, a built-in safety mechanism activates and automatically shuts down the cutters until the head has been replaced securely back on the bin.

Don't Regret It, Shred It!
Don't Regret It, Shred It!

Identity Fraud is on the increase. By not shredding all confidential paper waste prior to disposal, you could be putting yourself and your company at risk.
Shred anything that you would not want to fall into the hands of a stranger, from bank statements, utility bills and credit card receipts in the home to financial information, legal documents, client information and sales data in the workplace.

Fellowes P-48C Cross Cut Shredder
Fellowes P-48C Cross Cut Shredder with Patented Safety Lock

The Fellowes Powershred P-48C is a cross cut personal shredder that is able to shred 8 sheets at a time into 320 pieces measuring 3.9x50mm in size. It is packed with unique features including the unique Safety Lock. With its contemporary design and easy lift headthe P-48C will be a welcome addition in any home or office.
Shred anything that you would not want to fall into the hands of a stranger, from bank statements, utility bills and credit card receipts in the home to financial information, legal documents, client information and sales data in the workplace.

P-48C Fellowes P-58C Cross Cut Shredder with Safesense Technology
P-58C
Fellowes P-48C Cross Cut Shredder with Patented Safety Lock - Black
P-48C
Fellowes P-35C Cross Cut Shredder with Safety Lock - Black
P-35C
Sheet Capacity 9 8 5
Cut Type Cross Cross Cross
Security Level 3 - Higher Security 3 - Higher Security 3 - Higher Security
Safety Feature SafeSense Technology Safety Lock Safety Lock
Bin Capacity 22 Litres 18 Litres 12 Litres
Run Time 3-5 Minutes 3-5 Minutes 2 Minutes
Also Shreds Staples, Paperclips, Credit Cards Staples, Paperclips, Credit Cards Staples, Paperclips, Credit Cards
Comprehensive Warranty 2 Year Machines/5 Year Cutter 2 Year Machines/3 Year Cutter 1 Year Machines/3 Year Cutter

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
224 of 227 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality 1 Nov 2008
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
The dimensions are 36cm height by 36x26cm. It is a little bigger than it could be but for me this isn't a big problem. The build quality is pretty good and it looks stylish. The material is better than those entry models that are made of cheap plastic.

It can shred staples and credit cards. The shredded paper size is 4x45mm.

It is pretty heavy but this is good since it doesn't fall over if somebody bumps into it accidentally while walking by.

There are some sharp blades that you can see when you take off the top from the case but it has a sensor that cuts off electricity when you open it.

The feeding section is 4mm wide and the blades are 45mm deep from the top which both add to the security if you have babies or children at home.

There is also an on-off switch on the back side and a lock mechanism on top. The locking mechanism requires to press and push a button at the same time to unlock it. I think the locking mechanism could have been more complicated. Probably this will only prevent babies younger than 1 year old to unlock it since it is so easy to press and push.

When the heat is to much it turns itself off and there is a light that will tell you.

Overall, I'm very happy with the product.

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Update 4 years later (November 2012):
It still works like new. The only downside I can think of is the loud noise which is not a problem for me but could be for others. Would I buy the same item again today? Yes, absolutely. The quality of the material is perfect and it looks cool.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product 30 May 2009
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
I recently bought the shredder, having always been very lazy about the way I dispose of my personal papers. Articles I have read convinced me that it was important to not only shred, but cross-cut, everything that has your address on it. This is a very powerful machine for the price, will deal with staples and credit cards. The instructions recommend oiling regularly, but I haven't had it long enough yet. It certainly destroys the papers, and so far I would say was perfect for the home office
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249 of 256 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than I expected. 2 Jan 2009
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
I was encouraged by reviews to buy this shredder as a replacement for our previous flimsy and unreliable machine. A test run with it was very satisfactory and seemed to bear out the other reviewers' comments. However, today I discovered the true measure of this shredder's toughness. My mother was shredding a large pile of backlogged junk mail and charity letters when she accidentally put a piece of paper with a 1p coin attached into the machine - needless to say, it jammed very badly and I was convinced that the shredder would be damaged beyond repair.

Not so! After struggling for nearly twenty minutes to get the coin out with a pair of tweezers (the slot wasn't big enough to get a fine pair of pliers into, and the coin was trapped in the cutters), I gave up and, as a last attempt, tried the reverse button again. Much to my surprise, the coin finally popped out. It was incredibly mangled and I was convinced the cutters would be badly damaged, but to my astonishment the shredder carried on shredding beautifully, as though nothing had happened and without any sign of damage whatsoever.

I am deeply impressed. Clearly the cutters are of excellent quality materials. Given that the machine has all the excellent features noted by the previous reviewers, and does an brilliant job of finely shredding large quantities of paper in a very short space of time, plus being as tough as old boots, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this shredder to anyone as being very good value for money.

I would certainly buy another, although judging by today's performance I surely won't need to!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By N. Root
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
OK, it does the job. Two things though. It has a safety cut-out so that it won't operate if the top is not on the paper collection box at the bottom. Maybe my paper collection box is a little off square (it's plastic), or maybe the ridges to keep top on bottom are insufficient, but sometimes the top isn't quite square on the bottom, then the safety catch won't allow it to work. I've now learnt where the safety catch is, back right, and a little pushing around gets it going. The other thing, be careful if you run the shredder backwards to remove paper that's too thick, particularly if the bottom is full of shredded paper. Paper gets rammed back against the sensor bar in the middle of the slot which detects incoming paper, holding it across the slot, so you cannot shred any more paper until this jam is cleared (a few minutes work picking out the jammed paper with a bradl) because the sensor won't move down to indicate there's paper to shred. But it's caught up with months of home shredding well and they're now done.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Munch, munch, munch, cough 27 Jan 2009
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
A very solid and reliable piece of equipment, ideal for the home office. Recommended. Keep your tie out of the way, it will eat that too!

18 months later it is still working perfectly having been heavily used. Strongly recommended.

But after 3 years in total it's wearing out, runs slowly and won't shred more than two sheets of paper at a time. I emphasise this has been heavily used for a domestic standard item.

Still going after years of heavy (by domestic standards) use ...

... and it's died. R.I.P. 07/01/2013.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Shredder
Brilliant does what it says on the box - which was slightly damaged -but reduced in price because of that. Would recommend it.
Published 8 days ago by Anthony Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
I have had one of these since 2009 and finally managed to slightly damage the motor today by shredding for nearly an hour before the motor started complaining. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Penylan
5.0 out of 5 stars worth a look!
Only had two weeks but so far it is functioning perfectly. it seems more than capable of dealing with my shredding needs, not to noisy but will eat anything i throw at it!
Published 25 days ago by barry Phelps
4.0 out of 5 stars A good all-rounder
Shreds as you want it too and can cope with a reasonable number of sheets at once. Top is a bit heavy and awkward when emptying the bin, but otherwise very pleased with it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Neil
5.0 out of 5 stars works well
so far not one bit of trouble all though I would say don't over load the paper to be shredded few at a time rather than many and it works like a treat
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Charles Foreman
5.0 out of 5 stars It does exactly what is expected
Less noisy than I would have expected. It shreds efficiently and the handle is well balanced when removing the shredder to empty the bin.
Published 1 month ago by Geoffrey Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Fellowes Powershred P-48C soon over heats
Tried shredding lots of documents but it soon overheated and cut out. Have to wait 5 mins or so before you can re use it.
Only suitable for occasional home office use.
Published 1 month ago by Lynda Ashworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Fellowes Powershred P-48C
Excellent product, have done 24 large bin sacks of shredding since I rec'd it and it never missed a beat. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Peter Shouksmith
5.0 out of 5 stars Cross shredder
Excellent, no problems so far, even started shredding newspaper as it makes excellent bedding for the hens nest boxes. Will take a few sheets at a time without getting hiccups.
Published 1 month ago by Jak Sanderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Tough Shredder
Works well and has survived all that has been put through it. Down side won't shred easily te number of sheets
Published 1 month ago by DIL
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