Summary: Granted this was a refurbished item but it was still filthy from the previous owner. There were obvious cola stains and it was a little grimy. I'm not sure why someone wouldn't take the time to wipe it before it was shipped out but apparently no one cared to do it.
Summary: The shredder works well so far. However, it seems a bit smaller than we anticipated, which means it must be emptied more often; and it is noisey. Also, when shredding a lot of papers, you must wait several minutes between batches so as not to overheat and shutdown the shredder.
Summary: Its an okay shredder. It is effective but very loud. I've only used for a couple of weeks and it seems to be holding up fine while I cram old documents into it. For that I am grateful - but the sound is pretty nasty. I've had quieter ones that had a less objectionable sound.
Summary: I had a little trouble initially with turning on this shredder, until I've found that there are some sensors at the sides that require that it fit snugly on the plastic container (if you ever break the plastic at the top you may not be able to turn the shredder on).
Summary: I received my item. It was cracked in two places on the top and did not work. There was no invoice in the box and one paragraph of very vague directions. Granted, shredders are easy to work however, my shredder did not work. Right out of the box. I had to call customer service twice.
Summary: I puchased a refurbished Fellowes P-48c paper shredder. Not sorry I did, the price was good. I do have a large fluffy pillow to put over the machine when in use. I got the pillow at a good price also.
Summary: This shredder is OK, but very noisy. Wish they would do something to make them less noisy. Other than that, it works just fine. I have not used it enough to know how quickly it will get overheated, and have to be shut off. The literature seems to indicate the run time is quite short though.
Summary: I bought this model shredder because Staples states it will run continously, not 5 minutes and then a 50 minute cool down wait. I bought it from WalMart because of the price - Staples online wanted $134.00 for it, WalMart price was $54.88 plus shipping for about $62.00 at my front door.