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Fellowes 3229901 PowerShred 99Ci 17 Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

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  • NEW Jam Proof System
  • Safe Sense Technology
  • Time Saving Sheet Capacity Indicator.
  • 120V machine
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Easy Empty 9-gallon pull-out bin and casters.
  • 100% Jam Proof System eliminates paper jams
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Product Information

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Technical Details
Brand NameFellowes
Item Weight1.6 pounds
Product Dimensions19.7 x 14.6 x 27.6 inches
Item model number3229901
Number of Items1
Manufacturer Part Number3229901
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank
Shipping Weight21 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableApril 4, 2007

Product Description

Size: NEW

From the Manufacturer

Protect your personal information with the Fellowes 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder. Ideal for use in a home office or small business, the 99Ci features three levels of jam prevention for frustration-free operation. It cross-cuts up to 17 sheets of paper in one pass and is tough enough to shred credit cards, staples, paper clips, CD/DVDs, and junk mail. SafeSense technology automatically stops the shredder when hands touch the paper opening, while SilentShred technology provides exceptionally quiet performance for shared workspaces. A 9-gallon bin makes waste disposal simple.

Fellowes 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder

100% jam-proof shredder cross-cuts up to 17 sheets of paper in one pass. View larger.

Advanced Jam Prevention

Paper jams are the number one frustration among shredder users. That's why Fellowes shredders are engineered to take on every job, no matter how tough. The Fellowes 99Ci delivers three levels of advanced jam prevention with the patented 100% Jam Proof system. Level one prevents overfeeding by measuring paper thickness via a sensor in the paper entry. Level two powers through tough jobs caused by wrinkles or folds that may occur as paper is shredding. Level three maximizes productivity by providing instant feedback as to whether or not you are within the recommended sheet capacity (watch the light bar as you feed stacks of paper into the machine).

Advanced Safety

Protect yourself and your family while shredding with patented SafeSense technology. The 99Ci features an advanced electronic safety sensor that surrounds the paper entry and automatically disables the shredder when hands touch the paper opening.

Ultra-Quiet Performance

We've proven it--shredding doesn't have to be noisy. The 99Ci features ultra-quiet SilentShred performance, a technology that virtually eliminates loud shredder noise. Now you can shred any time you like without noisy interruptions.

Superior Performance

And there's more--the Fellowes 99Ci is built to last with solid steel cutters, a powerful motor, and parts that are engineered to outperform competitors. With its cross-cut capability, it is also tough enough to cut through credit cards, paper clips, staples, CD/DVDs, and junk mail while ensuring confidential documents are shredded into unreadable pieces. Additionally, the 99Ci features a simple 9-gallon pull-out bin for easy, mess-free waste disposal.

What's in the Box

99Ci shredder, user manual, replacement bags, and small bottle of oil.

Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Shredder

Cut Type

With Identity Theft concerns at an all-time high, the need to protect personal information is more important than ever. And these days, it's no longer just what you shred that matters--it's how small you shred it. Shredders with a smaller cut size will help keep your information secure long after you dispose of the particles. The smaller the cut size, the higher the security level.

Strip Cut
High Security
Security Level 2
Security Level 3
Security Level 4
Security Level 6
Fellowes Powershred Strip CutFellowes Powershred Cross-CutFellowes Powershred Micro-CutFellowes Powershred High Security
39 -- 7/32" strips per 8.5" x 11" page399 particles per 8.5" x 11" page3,000 particles per 8.5" x 11" page13,000 particles per 8.5" x 11" page
Ideal for: Non-confidential documentsIdeal for: Credit/College Applications, Insurance papers, Junk mailIdeal for: Medical Records, Employee/HR Files, Bank/Financial StatementsIdeal for: Top Secret or Classified Government Documents

If you shred confidential documents, choose Cross-Cut or smaller. A smaller cut size also means you will empty the bin less frequently.


Shredder productivity goes beyond mere sheet capacity or speed. When shopping for a shredder, consider the machine's throughput, or the efficiency with which it can get the job done. Throughput combines the three most critical features that contribute to a shredder's performance:

Sheet Capacity x Speed (feet per minute) x Duty Cycle = Throughput

For example, a shredder with a speed of 8.2 feet per minute (FPM), may seem more productive than one that shreds at only 7 FPM. After all, it's a faster machine! But as the example below illustrates, Shredder B is actually three times more productive than Shredder A, due to a longer duty cycle. This means you can get more done at one time, so you can quickly move on with your day.

Sheet Capacity
Duty Cycle*
Shredder A
8.2 FPM
3 minutes
Shredder B
10 minutes
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Quality and Durability

We understand that a shredder is not just a purchase. It's an investment. That's why Fellowes drives quality assurance to exceed expectations. Prior to launch, all Fellowes shredders are subjected to extensive field and laboratory tests, including our proprietary continuous abuse test and long-term wear. These tests simulate years of abnormally high use to ensure our products perform reliably, even under the most demanding conditions.

Our promise to you is supported by a commitment to offer the most innovative solutions, exceptional product quality, and first class service and support. Our higher standards ensure you get the most reliable shredder you can buy.

Choose the 100% Jam Proof Shredder That's Right For You

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Sheet Capacity
Speed (FPM)
Run Time
ContinuousContinuousContinuousUp to 45 min.Up to 25 min.Up to 12 min.
Capacity in Gallons
Jam Prevention Feature
100% Jam Proof100% Jam Proof100% Jam Proof100% Jam Proof100% Jam Proof100% Jam Proof
Safety Feature
Safety FeaturesSafety FeaturesSafety FeaturesSafety FeaturesSafety FeaturesSafety Features
Quiet Feature
--Quiet FeaturesQuiet FeaturesQuiet FeaturesQuiet Features
Energy Savings Feature
Energy Saving FeaturesEnergy Saving FeaturesEnergy Saving FeaturesEnergy Saving Features--
Oil Features
Oil FeaturesOil Features----
Also Shreds
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Product Description

100% Jam Proof System eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs. SilentShred offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces. Patented SafeSense Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening. 2-year product and service warranty plus lifetime on cutters. 17 sheets per pass. 5/32-Inch x 1-1/2-Inchcross-cut particles (Security Level 4). Max run time: 25 minutes. 9-gallon pull-out bin. 25.19-Inch H x 13.81-Inch W x 17.75-Inch D. For 1-3 users. The item is a 120V machine. It is made for use in US

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This is a good shredder and has been working very well.
Christina Greenstein
I also like the fact that it has a very large bin for shredded material which is convenient and easy to empty without making a mess.
I would recommend it highly for any home office or small office.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

119 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Jarrett Gorin on February 22, 2008
Size Name: NEW Verified Purchase
We have owned two previous small business class shredders. This is our third. Without any doubt, it is the best shredder I have ever used/owned.

I bought this to replace our reliable Fellowes DM15C Shredder. That unit still works great, but my toddler son now has the dexterity and strength that would theoretically allow him to open up the sliding plastic CD/Credit Card sheild that served as the main barrier between his little hands and the powerful shredding mechanism. Also, after watching one of our cats activate the shredder twice in the past week while using it as an intermediate step to the office window, it seemed like a problem waiting to happen.

SAFE-SENSE (Every Shredder Should Have This)

The main thing I liked about the SB-99Ci is the Safe-Sense technology that shuts off the shredding blades when a hand (or any other body part) gets too close to the blades. In addtion to the no-brainer step of powering the thing off when I am not around, this technology looked like a very good backup protection to ensure that my young son retains all of his fingers until adulthood.

The Safe-Sense technology is extremely effective. I did not realize that it works by detecting fingers etc. when they come into contact with the metal trim that surrounds the shredder mouth (I thought the trim was just decorative...but it is functional). This is an extremely reliable detection method (i.e. vs/ tryng to detect motion or heat) and IMMEDIATELY shuts down the shredder if it is operating, or prevents it from operating at all if it has not started up yet. There is even a nice little LED indicator that lights up when the Safe-Sense shutoff is triggered, so it is very easy to test it out from time to time.
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81 of 82 people found the following review helpful By connieb48083 on October 18, 2010
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I bought this to replace a 7yr old ATIVA that finally burned out. I have a home based business and was attracted to the price, power shred feature and Fellowes name. I wanted the larger basket so I didn't have to empty it so often. I use this shredder lightly at least every other day and at least three times a month with heavy - 2 wastebaskets worth- of paper & junk mail.
The machine is solid, quieter and smooth when shredding. Not real fast. When you have an armful of paper to shred, the power shred feature of stopping, reversing, then forward again is a hindrance. You can press the button manually to move it along faster. The feeder throat is a bit deeper before it catches and starts to shred. You really have to push what you are feeding into it before it grabs and starts. When working on an accumulated pile of stuff to shred and got ahead of myself I found it was stopping, doing the automatic reverse,and I was already feeding the next handful and had to stop and wait for this to do it's thing. Seems more sensitive to what it's handling which puts it in the stop/reverse/forward mode a lot. It also gets hot and requires a longer cooldown more frequently than I was accustomed to with the ATIVA. As the basket fills, you need to frequently press down the shredded bits to keep the area clear. It looks to me to be more sensitive to being full than it should be. There's still room in the bucket and the sensor stops the flow.(?) The output seems to pile on itself instead of spreading across open space in receptacle which stops it until you clear the path again. Again, machine seems to be more sensitive than it needs to be. A 13gal standard drawstring kitchen bag will work with a little fiddling.
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71 of 74 people found the following review helpful By She on January 19, 2008
Size Name: NEW
Having used shredders for years, I am very adept at jamming them. I didn't believe that this shredder would not jam, but it is true. You have to work hard to trick the sensor to cause it indigestion. Even then, it will usually clear it automatically. The Safesense safety feature is awesome and the design is high tech.

It is more expensive than a lot of shredders out there but if quality and safety are important to you, it is worth it.

Only negative so far is the wheels are difficult to put on. I ended up leaving them off since I don't intend to move it around.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By AL on March 21, 2009
Size Name: NEW
My PS55CC lasted me 10 years so I knew I would be buying another Fellowes after it died. I replaced it with a PS-79Ci but after 5000 pages over 1 weekend I decided I needed something larger. So far I've been very happy with this one. I wanted to point out that Hefty 30 Gallon Twist Tie Blue Large (2' 5.75" x 3') trash bags ($4.59 for 24 at a midwest home center where you save big money) fit this shredder. I think for this size of shredder you need to use a bag. The bin is large and unwieldy and it is rather difficult to invert and empty it into a garbage bag.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Jayne Grey on April 21, 2008
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This is the 4th shredder that I owned. The prior ones were noisy, and quickly jammed. This is worth the money - you only get what you pay for. Jams are corrected all by themselves - I tried to jam this machine, it is almost impossible. Love the safe-guard technology that saves your fingers. The metal that surrounds the paper slot is heat sensitive to your fingers or any other body part and immediately stops the machine. This does not happen if you put paper on the metal strip. The SB-99Ci was a little bigger and heavier than I thought, but it is medium to heavy duty use and lives up to that. It takes 17 pages at once and most shredder bags and some recycling bags fit into the bin. The other thing I love about this machine, is that when it indicates that the bag is full -it is full. No need to tamp down the paper because it doesn't bunch up in the middle of the bin. All the other shredders that I own, I had to constantly tamp down the paper and shred again cause the paper piled up in the centre and never filled the bags on their own. This may seem small, but i have other things to do than to sit there tamping down paper, unjamming slots, and shredding 3-5 papers at a time. I wanted a machine that I can put the paper in and that's that - no machine sitting. Oh, and did I mention that it is extremely quiet - unbelievable! Every other shredder let every one know I was shredding. One thing though, don't forget to oil the machine. This is quite simple, just put the oil bottle's nozzle along the slot with the machine in reverse and then run in reserve for 10 seconds (they say to do this after each bag full to perserve the cutters). That is all the maintenance that it needs. This is the one to own and the 2 year warranty is a plus and is the lifetime warranty on the cutting blades for the life of the shredder. Fellowes is excellent on their warranties.
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