Reviews and Problems with Fellowes Powershred P-40
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NOT HAPPY JAN
Teena Moore, Amazon
20 May 2015
Summary: Not Happy Jan. Just tried to shred my personally addressed mail and the engine sounds like it needs Berocca and a kick start. It has no guts to do home mail shredding. Useless waste of space in the study. Back to burning the mail.
Summary: I bought a similar model of Fellowes shredder (the P85, similar price range), and it was a waste of money. I will never buy another Fellowes shredder. I have had other brands in this price range that have actually worked. The Fellowes won't shred half the time.
Summary: I bought the P-8S model and have had problems with it from the moment I first started using it - it jams constantly! I know from owning other low-end shredders that the paper must be fed carefully and only several sheets at a time max (8 sheets - what a joke!
Summary: Had one of these for about 2 years, light home use, used once or twice per week. Can only handle a few sheets at a time. Jammed regularly. Finally, the automatic-on switch broke, not from misuse, but because it is so poorly constructed.
Summary: I am not a heavy-duty shredder. In fact, just a few old bills and some junk mail. However, this shredder does not handle even those small tasks well. I am constantly having to toggle the on/off switch just to get the job done.
Summary: Even the second unit that I bought had the same problem: 1)m the automatic feed setting failed; unless the few pages it can shred are fed in perfectly square it stops shredding.2) Putting it in reverse does not clean up entirely.
Summary: This is one of the better shredders I have found for home/office use. It shreds credit cards, as well and per the suggestion of a friend, I used the shreddings to pack delicate Christmas ornaments. Hence, it truly aids in recycling.