Summary: We've used this for less than 40 hours over the last 5 years. The gears stripped over a less-than-capacity load that may have had a staple. Got a little hot with more than several passes. Not strong enough for small office usage, might be good enough for home usage. loads of 5-7 sheets are fine..
Summary: My old Fellowes shredder died after 10 years of shredding, so I went out and purchased one just like it. Although it is not exactly the same, the container that carries the shredded stuff is about 1/3 smaller than my old one.
Summary: We have toddlers in the house and this is the safest shredder we've had. Our other one you could switch off the safety with a switch. this one you cannot so it's much safer when curious toddlers are around. the sensor automatically stops the shredding when their fingers touch anywhere near the shredding parts. love it. just ordered our second one.
Summary: Have had nothing but trouble with this shredder. It is extremely loud to the point were I can barely carry a conversation when it was on. The only time it does not make noise is when it jams, which is a lot. For the premium you pay for this shredder I was expecting better quality. Definitely whould not buy another Fellowes Shredder.
Summary: Shredded a one foot stack of documents in 30 minutes of constant use. Machine timed out for 45 minutes and was ready to go. Jammed a couple of times due to over stuffing but was easy to clear. Decent sized waste bin, clean and looks good.