Reviews and Problems with Fellowes Powershred DS-1
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Strong Engine, weak chassis!
1 June 2015
Summary: I have always bought a 20$ shredder that lasted around a year before the engine gave out. With this model which costs almost 10 times as much, you feel from day one that the engine is more powerful and that it will last a lot more than a year..,,,Wrong! Every other piece in this printer is cheap!
Excerpt: I received my power shred a couple of days after ordering it. Delivery time was great. Only problem was that the shredder that I received was defective. I called Fellowes directly and we worked on getting the shredder to work. It was found defective and Fellowes ordered me a new one.
Excerpt: This shredder is ultra quiet and makes shredding easy and effortless. Well worth the money. It is great for home use. I am sure you can use it in a small business. The step on moveable basket is easy to remove and empty.
Excerpt: " I had this same product that lasted 5 years. When it was time to replace it, I looked at other styles but came back to this one. There are very few (if any) other styles that you can pull the basket out from the front versus the top.
Pros: Sheet Capacity, Quality Construction, Warranty, Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs, Service Guarantee, Safety Features, Secure Cut Size, Jam Resistance, Mess Reduction, easy empty basket
Excerpt: " Just got to the end of two years warranty and it stops working. The gear seems to have gone bust. Which is a bit disappointing given the premium positioning of the shredder for home use. It has been otherwise ok, a bit messy when emptying, alwats need to hoover up afterwards.
Excerpt: I am replacing an earlier version of the same shredder that we had for a lot of years and finally wore it out. We gave it heavy use and it always performed well and cut the shreds into short pieces.
Excerpt: " Purchased this many years ago for my home and business use. During that time others have used(abused) it, fed too many sheets sometimes jamming it, running it for extended periods (20 min and up) but with a little 3in one oil and me clearing the paper out she always keep going.
Pros: Sheet Capacity, Shreds Credit Cards, Staples and CDs, Safety Features