Reviews and Problems with Fellowes powershred 485ci
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Structa , Fellowes
26 October 2015
Summary: We already had this model when given the opportunity to replace it with anything we wanted. We decided that because our old model was still running strong and easy enough to maintain, that we'd like another, newer model and are pleased to have it!
Pros: Jam Resistance, Safety Features, Secure Cut Size, Sheet Capacity, Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs, Warranty
Summary: I would recommend this, unit is pretty heavy duty for normal office use, good safety feature set, and I like the automatic oiling function built in. would like this feature on something more down-to-earth for home users as well.
Pros: Works as expected prompt delivery
Cons: unit we received had damaged from factory drivetrain, but manufacturer had repairmen out and unit fixed within 24 hrs of report.
Summary: Replaced a very old, NOISY shredder with a Fellowes. Only issue seems to be slower shredding, but that could be due to fact Fellowes is a criss-cross and old machine did strips. Old machine sounded like a jet taking off. This is a great shredder!
Pros: Quiet Operation, Sheet Capacity, Quality Construction, Warranty, Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs, Service Guarantee, Safety Features, Secure Cut Size, Jam Resistance, Mess Reduction
Summary: The machine is basically an average machine. I was quite surprised since we paid a pretty penny for it. It's quite loud. But besides that, it does what it is supposed to do without any trouble.
Pros: Sheet Capacity, Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs, Safety Features, Jam Resistance
Cons: Mess Reduction, Quiet Operation, Jam Resistance
Summary: For the most part, we really like this shredder. One of the biggest downfalls is that it does not seem to take as many sheets of paper as advertised. On the positive side--the collection box in the bottom is much better then the rack we had on the last shedder.
Summary: I researched shredders for a month before I chose to get this one for our office. When it works, it's great. The first one I got had a missing part and leaked oil. I had that part replaced but still had problems with oil leaking. They sent me a new machine.