Reviews and Problems with Fellowes Powershred 225i
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Works like a charm
The Advisor, Amazon
19 September 2014
Summary: Works like a charm, but the container it shreds into is CARDBOARD! I checked with the company and they only make it in cardboard and mine is already starting to get beat up. It is also not quite square and no other container that I have been able to find will fit properly. Then the bags; apparently once again due to the unusual shape only their bags (very expensive) will fit properly.
Summary: This is a very good shredder, but I wish it were taller. The trash receptical is only 19"x15"x15" and fills up way too quickly. If they would have only made the unit taller, it's trash capacity would have been much better. It also has a very sensitive sensor stopping the shredder from functioning when the bin gets full. It stops shredding and does not push down or compact the contents of the bin as it goes.
Summary: After what I thought was extensive research I bought and received my Fellowes Powershred 225i. Bigger and heavier than I thought but I can live with that. Get this was a reasonably expensive unit you can imagine how shocked I was to find out that the paper shred removable bin it comes with is cardboard not plastic like every model in the market. The corner of the cardboard bin was already showing signs of splitting when I examined it.
Summary: It can shred a bunch of papers, up to 15 pages I believe. I like that it's not as loud as the little one that we have. Definitely happy with the purchase as Amazon had the best price among the competition.
Summary: Came in as ordered. The company even called to verify the order. Our facility uses a number of deskside shredders. This is the only place I will purchase them in the future. Refurbished means that somebody actually looked at it and make sure it worked before sending it out.
Summary: The Fellowes C-220i is VERY quiet and powerful. This shredder makes very little noise and accepts a large pile of paper at one feed. Security is medium due to the shred type of creating full length (11" standard paper) thin ribbons. Determined criminals will likely use the internet for serious data theft these days, but a high security confetti or cross cut shredder would be a better choice for users intent on making paper data theft nearly impossible.