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Fellowes P-12C Cross-Cut Shredder with SafeSense - Black (3401001)

2.2 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Product Description

* SafeSense® Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening * Shreds 12 sheets per pass into 5/32" x 2" cross-cut particles (Security Level P-3) * Shreds for up to 5 minutes before a 20 minute cool down period is needed * 4-gallon bin * 16"H x 8.75"W x 17"D * Slim profile fits neatly under desks * Item H x W x D (inches): 16.00 x 8.75 x 17.00 * Warranty : 1 Yr Machine / 5 Yr Cutter * Model Number: PS-12C * Color: Black * Material Type: Plastic/Metal * Paper Entry Width (inches): 9 * Safety Features: SafeSense® * Sheet Capacity: 12 * Cut Type: Cross-Cut * Cut Size (inches): 5/32" x 2" * DIN Level - Paper: P-3 * Maximum Run Time (minutes): 4-5 on / 20 off * Basket Type: Pull-out Bin * Bin Capacity (gallons): 4

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Technical Details

Brand Name Fellowes
Item Weight 16.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 19 x 18 x 18 inches
Item model number P-12C
Color Black

Additional Information

ASIN B003ID0EFC
Customer Reviews
2.2 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

2.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #501,047 in Office Products (See top 100)
#1,192 in Office Products > Office Electronics > Other Office Equipment > Shredders
Shipping Weight 16.1 pounds
Date First Available May 9, 2010

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I have a professional home office and need to shred many docs a day. I bought this shredder for it's high page capacity and speed. I - at present - am shredding a large number of docs, so the issues I am about to highlight are really annoying with such a volume before me. However, even without the volume, I would find this product impractical for the same reasons.

First, it's LOUD. I have an old Fellowes Shredder, 8 page capacity, which is much quieter. There is NO chance you can be chatting on the phone with a co-worker/client and shred at the same time. I don't know about you, but sitting in front of the shredder doing nothing but seems like a waste of my time.

Second up, the receptacle is side loaded, meaning when you empty it, any shreds still clinging to the blades (and they are always) will either a) block your ability to slide the compartment out, and/or b) spill outside/inside of the shredder, causing a mess in your office, and in the compartment chamber (the latter which will need to be cleaned out by hand or it will block the paper receptacle from sliding back in properly.

Third, the receptacle is small, so if you're not paying attention, it will jam on your own shreddings, AND those that cling to the blades, resulting in a hand-to-machine wrestling match AND a mess.

These shortcomings might not be as annoying in a low-volume personal home office setting. I, however, would expect that if I am capable of neatly emptying the shredded paper bin/receptacle, that a product should allow me that accomplishment. I have proven I can do this with other models. There is no way to empty this shredder without making a mess.

I would absolutely not recommend this product for professional use.

And, don't buy the Fellowes Performance Oil. Just use veg oil...
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This shredder looks great, does its job, and shreds everything with it's cross cut technology. I love how it will shred through paperclips and staples even credit cards. It is a bit loud but if you keep up on all your shredding, you will only have to deal with it for a short time. The safety feature this has is awesome. If you get your hand to close, it stops...a wonderful feature for those with kids. There is also a lock. Great shredder!
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Clearly designed by someone who never emptied a shredder. Only way to use it is to be ever vigilant about the amount of shreddings created and empty at about the halfway point. You are guaranteed a spectacular mess with each emptying. I'm going to have to replace this.
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Read the negative reviews here - they are spot on! I bought this and returned it the same day (yesterday). It looks pretty and can handle 12 pages at a time. It is very noisy while shredding. When you empty the basket, you have to slide it out - guess where all the pieces that are still hanging from the cutters end up - yep - on your floor or as a minimum on the bottom of the unit, which you then have to lift up and tip to empty. Really not an impressive feature for such a neat looking unit. My ultimate reason to return was the fact that this unit left up to 8" long strips of shredded material in the basket. I really want something to cut the entire 8 1/2 x 11 paper into small strips --- this just doesn't "cut it"!

Pros: Pretty to look at; can handle 12 pages at once

Cons: Very noisy; messy to clean; doesn't cut perfectly
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I purchased this last night at BJ's close to my home for $79.99 plus tax. I didn't want to spend more than that for a replacement shredder. This shredder isn't any louder than others I've had in the past, but I do find it more robust than my previous models. It will shred junk mail, provided that it isn't too dense (i.e. certain credit card offers). I was able to easily tackle a decent pile of shredding without difficulty. The only downside is the waste removal - being that the drawer slides out, it inevitably will leave behind shreds that cling to the blades, and makes a mess. I haven't found any shredder yet that is debris - free when it comes to cleaning them out. I fixed this problem by having a vaccuum handly to take care of the stragglers.

I like the safety feature that shuts down the blades if a finger or other foreign object comes in contact with the chrome safety ring that surrounds the blades. It's styling is attractive, and I like the overheat light - something less expensive models don't have.

I do like this unit and would recommend it.
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We had two bins of stuff left over from three moves that needed to be shredded. We have had a couple of smaller shredders that would barely handle a week's worth of junk mail without burning out.

Bought this shredder and WOW. It can handle an entire "pre-approved credit" offer, envelope and all. It handles staples, credit cards, and can even handle CD-ROMs(although I think that last is not recommended by the manufacturer). It burned through the two bins in a couple of hours without burning up or even overheating.

And I don't know about Fellowes oil or vegetable oil but I generally use something like Universal Shredder Lubricant Sheets, 8-1/2" X 6", 36 Sheets/Pack I fed a sheet through every time I emptied the basket, and it came back hungry for more.

Probably not as great for office use, but for heavy-duty use at home this shredder kicks butt.
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