Powerful cutters shred credit cards, staples, and paper clips, as well as paper. View larger.
| Model || DS-3 |
| Number of Users || 1 user |
| Sheet Capacity || 10 |
| Cut Type || Cross-Cut |
| Security Level || 3 |
| Max. Run Time || 4-5 minutes |
| Speed (Feet Per Minute) || 10 FPM |
| Throughput Rating |
(sheets x speed x duty)
| 500 |
| Bin Capacity || 5 gallons |
| Bin Type || Lift-off Head w/handle |
| Features || |
Advanced Safety Feature
Protect yourself and your family while shredding with patented SafeSense Technology. The DS-3 features an advanced electronic safety sensor that surrounds the paper entry and automatically disables the shredder when hands touch the paper opening.
And there's more - the Fellowes DS-3 is built to last with solid steel cutters, a powerful motor, and parts that are engineered to outperform our competitors. With its cross-cut capability, it is also tough enough to cut through credit cards, paper clips, and staples, while ensuring confidential documents are shredded into unreadable pieces. Additionally, the DS-3 features a 5-gallon bin with lift-off head for easy waste disposal.
What's in the Box?
DS-3 shredder and user manual.
Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Shredder:
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||Cross-Cut||Micro-Cut||High Security|
|Security Level 2||Security Level 3||Security Level 4||Security Level 6|
|39 -- 7/32" stripsper 8.5" x 11" page||399 particlesper 8.5" x 11" page||3,000 particlesper 8.5" x 11" page||13,000 particlesper 8.5" x 11" page|
|Ideal for: Non-confidential documents||Ideal for: Credit/College Applications, Insurance papers, Junk mail||Ideal for: Medical Records, Employee/HR Files, Bank/Financial Statements||Ideal 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.
|Model||Sheet Capacity||x||Speed||x||Duty Cycle*||=||Throughput|
|Shredder A||12||x||8.2 FPM||x||3 minutes||=||295|
|Shredder B||15||x||7 FPM||x||10 minutes||=||1,050|
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.