Fellowes PowerShred 79Ci Paper Shredder Review

The Fellowes PowerShred 79Ci Cross-Cut Shredder is capable of shredding multiple sheets of paper in a single pass.  It is also capable of shredding heavier stock material and has several advanced features which are described in detail in the following review.

Medium Duty Shredder

The Fellowes PowerShred 79Ci Cross-Cut Shredder measures 21.3 x 15.4 x 10.4 inches.  It features a convenient pullout waste bin and utilizes the SilentShred technology and an energy saving system.  Coming with many of the bells and whistles associated with that of an advanced machine, this unit is ideal for moderate to heavy home or office use.

More Than Just a Paper Shredder

The PowerShred’s sharp cutting blades and can shred 16 sheets of paper per single pass, with the shreds measuring approximately 5/32 x 1 ½ inches.  By being able to shred 16 sheets of paper per single pass, it will save you time when feeding material for shredding.

This unit is also capable of more demanding jobs by safely shredding harder materials such as credit cards, CDs, DVDs, staples, paper clips and junk mail.  This is another time-saving feature since it does not require the prior removal of staples and paper clips from the papers which require shredding.

Advanced Features and Functionality

Fellowes Powershred 79Ci paper shredderOffering several advanced performance features, the Fellowes PowerShred will most definitely maximize your productivity when shredding your content.  The Fellowes 100% Jam Proof System eradicates annoying paper jams which can be time-consuming.

This unit also incorporates the patented SafeSense Technology which has a sensor that stops the shredder if a hand touches the paper feed opening.

Also, this machine can shred material for 20 continuous minutes before it needs to cool down.  There is also the SilentShred technology which has the PowerShred running at a smooth and not too rambunctious 54 dB.

  • Attractive modern stainless steel design limits noise
  • Wide chute saves time when preparing produce
  • Powerful two speed motor for various juicing needs
  • Ample one-liter juice container
  • Easy to use, clean and assemble
  • Affordable price

  • Expensive
  • Large Size
    Fellowes Powershred 79Ci

Fellowes PowerShred 79Ci


The Fellowes PowerShred 79Ci Cross-Cut Shredder is loaded with efficiency and safety features which will make your shredding work much more productive. However, this is not an inexpensive unit with the value and expense having to be properly weighed before purchase.

All in all, this is a medium to heavy-duty shredder which is of high quality and also pretty good looking in a slick black and silver. If you are in the market for such a unit and have the budget, it is worth a look.

Michael A. Ford

Michael Ford has been a passionate writer and reviewer for most of his life. Discussing, reviewing and taking apart the newest luxury products in homeware, garden and other niches is what he spends the majority of his time doing.

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