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Fellowes Powershred M-8C 8 Sheet Cross Cut Personal Shredder With Safety Lock
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|Capacity||15 litres||—||—||—||—||22 litres|
|Special Feature||Credit cards shredding^Paper shredding^Shredding paper clips^Shredding staples||—||—||cross cut||cross cut||Automatic on/off control^Credit cards shredding^Paper shredding^Shredding paper clips|
|Style||8 Sheets||Shredder with Lubricant Sheets (Pack of 12)||7- to 8-Sheet Cross-Cut||5-6 Sheet Cross-Cut||10-12 Sheet Cross-Cut||Shredder|
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The Fellowes Powershred M-8C is a cross-cut, paper shredder for moderate personal use. Suitable for uses in the home/office it can shred up to eight sheets of paper per pass into 4 x 50 mm particles (Security Level P-3). For added peace of mind, the M-8C comes with the safety lock feature that disables the shredder and prevents accidental activation making it ideal for home use. This machine can shred continuously for 5 minutes ideal for shredding bills, letters and bank statements. The M-8C has a 15 L bin with viewing window to show when the bin is full.
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|Suitable for||1 User||1 User||1 User||1 User|
|Use to shred||Bank Statements, Utility Bills, Receipts, Letters||Bank Statements, Utility Bills, Receipts, Letters||Bank Statements, Utility Bills, Receipts, Letters||Bank Statements, Utility Bills, Receipts, Letters|
|Duty cycle (mins)||4 On / 30 Off||4 On / 30 Off||5 On / 30 Off||3 On / 30 Off|
|Recommended daily usage (sheets per day)||40||50||60||50|
|Sheet capacity (70 gsm)||6||7||8||8|
|Cut size (DIN)||4x46 mm (P-3)||4x46 mm (P-3)||4x50 mm (P-3)||4x35 mm (P-4)|
|Safety measure||Safety Lock||Safety Lock|
|Also shreds||Staples/Credit Cards||Staples/Credit Cards||Staples/Paper Clips/Credit Cards||Staples/Paper Clips/Credit Cards|
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The power cable is over 1m and there is a master power switch on the back. There is a second safety on the top of the unit to prevent accidental turn ons. Even with the lock off and the motor on - allowing the shredder to operate when paper is fed in - a third safety kicks in if you lift the unit off the bin. Seems pretty idiot proof to me.
It copes with up to 8 layers of paper at a time ( 6 sheets folded in half is 12 which is more than 8 so don't be silly ) and has no problem turning old bank cards into little shards of 4 x 50 mm. It says it copes with staples - not tried but I would expect it does.
There is overheating protection too. After 5 mins continuous use it forces a 30 min pause. 5 mins is a lot of shredding and if you feed gradually you may never trigger the cut out.
I suggest you also get the lubrication oil and apply that each time you empty the bin. Its also good to run it in reverse for a few seconds to clear the debris before you take the unit off for bin emptying.
Conclusion? Sound and reliable, easy to use and ideal for almost any homes and more.
The first thing I noticed (once it was unpacked and plugged in) was the noise - the low level of the noise! Our previous shredder had been quite loud, especially towards the end of its life. This one has a hum to it, and I was amazed how little the noise changed even when shredding staples and credit cards. We had both of these in the pile of shredding to be done, just by coincidence, and it was a great way to test out the unit. I wondered how it would handle the staples, even though it was designed to shred them, but it didn't even blink! The noise was literally no different with just the paper to the stapled paper. The thicker the wedge of paper added to the slot, the deeper the noise became, but that is just because the motor was working that bit harder. Nothing to worry about, though.
The shredder worked beautifully, and it happily shredded through all of the paperwork which had piled up since our last one gave up! I did the shredding in two sessions, simply due to the amount there was to be done, and I did not want to burn it out in the first evening. The temperature control light flickered a few times when shredding the thicker piles of paper, but nothing to cause any concern, and it merrily chomped its way through all that I fed into it.
I emptied the shredder bin twice, and oiled the blades each time, as recommended. The oil was a bit messy, but that is not a review of the shredder, more the oil bottle. The window in the front of the bin is more of a smoked plastic than clear, so it is more difficult to see the paper level than perhaps it needed to be, but it was clear enough when it needed emptying, I think. Just being aware of how much paper you have shredded will help to not overload the bin. We noticed with our previous unit that if the bin was not emptied when it was getting full, the shredder blades clogged with paper if shredding continued,and I can see that this would be the case with this item as well. Therefore, little and often emptying would be advisable, even if the bin is only half full, and then you could oil the blades every other time it was emptied.
For the price (I paid £42), this is an excellent bit of kit. I looked long and hard at the various options, and seriously considered spending half as much again for the 22l bin of the next model up, but I am glad I went with this unit. The bin is not massive, but for general everyday shredding which has not been piling up for a month (and had hubby's business chequebook added to the pile with who knows how many pages in it!!), it will be more than adequate. The noise level is perfectly acceptable, and feels to me like it is on the quiet side, which is great. I would currently agree with the "powershred" label, as it certainly seemed to power through everything fed into it.
I am very pleased with my purchase, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to buy or replace a home shredder, especially if you do not wish to pay lots of money for one.
It has exceeded my expectations and I am extremely happy with the purchase, how I managed without a shredder in my life I will never know!
However, it is very good as our second shredder, and the price is minimal.
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solid and well built but remember to buy some shredder fluid for it!