Summary: Prior to the Fellowes I had an Aurora shredder. Capacity was much greater, could shred several layers at a time. With the Fellowes, it's like I'm downsizing, no more than 3 layers at a time and the basket is quite a bit smaller. Fortunately I' shred mainly junk mail. In favor of it is that it is quiet and the drawer is easy to empty.
Excerpt: I bought this shredder to replace a 14 year old Fellowes shredder that was beginning to show signs of wear and tear [my husband still uses it]. This one is much quieter and does a great job of shredding papers with staples, as well as plastic cards and CDs/DVDs. So far I have not been able to cause it to jam while shredding a lot of papers at once. I expect to get a lot of years of service out of this shredder.
Excerpt: I purchased this because I was becoming overwhelmed with paper while doing research etc. Purchased a scanning printer last year to digitalize this information but still had tons of paper to get rid of. My OLD shredder -- if you can call it that was totally inadequate!! LOVE THIS ONE! Now all those documents with information on them like birthdates etc that I had collected for genealogy are safely shredded.
Summary: Very nice shredder very quite compared to my old cheap one and it is smart if you put your hand near the opening it will shut down which is good if you have little ones around. It also lets you know your shredder is full and it lets you know if your feeding to much paper in and unlike my old one you don't have to turn it on every time you want to use it you just feed it and having wheels makes it easy to move around it's a bit pricey but if it last it's worth it thanks...
Summary: I purchased the Fellowes 79CI after trying to clear a paper jam in my old shredder (which I really liked). The Fellowes is quiet, and works very well. The sheet capacity is 14, which really helps with the load I have put through it. I have "put it to the test" by shredding almost two full file cabinet drawers. The basket is easy to remove for emptying but it is smaller than my old one and needs to be emptied more often.