Impressively good 04/22/2013
This review is from: Fellowes 4601001 Powershred 73Ci Light-Duty Cross-Cut Shredder
Newegg, the box says it's heavy duty. Anything rated for 12 sheets at a time (and prefers to get 6) and 10 minutes of "continuous shredding" is NOT "Light-Duty".
Even the box really undersells it. I didn't notice the casters, which is really handy because the top is pretty heavy.
"Maximum Run Time (minutes) 10 min" my Aunt Fanny Jane. It's not a 10-minute timer but a temperature sensor. And I was able to shred for 20 minutes as fast as I could without tripping it or causing a hot smell. Partly because my papers were loose and piled haphazardly, so it was hard to keep it fed more than 70 percent of the time. Partly because the bin (6 gallons?) filled every 2-3 minutes, so I had to stop to empty it, and the instructions say to oil it when you empty the bin. Maybe if I had a team of 3 people and straightened piles of paper I could overheat it. As it was, I wore out before it did.
This is a great shredder.
Not really as to say LOUD, but not quiet. If I were to do a few sheets of shredding in a shared office, I'd first look around to see if anyone was on a phone call, but I wouldn't bother to ask permission first. But if I had more substantial shredding, I'd ask first or do it at lunch.
The provided bags aren't a great fit for the bin, Also, some chaff got everywhere anyway - it might have been better without the bag.
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