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Fellowes Powershred W-11C 11 Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder (3103201)

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  • 11 sheet cross cut shredder reduces documents to 5/32' x 1 3/8' higher-security confetti particles
  • Shreds credit cards, staples, and paper
  • Medium duty shredder for home and small office use, 880 sheets in 5 minutes
  • Patented safety interlock switch instantly stops shredder when unit is lifted off wastebasket
  • 120V machine
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 14.3 x 9.9 inches ; 14 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 16.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0026I2HLO
  • Item model number: 3103201
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,870 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Protect your personal information with the Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder from Fellowes. Part of the company's line of deskside shredders, this machine is ideal in a home or home office and for individual users who regularly handle sensitive information. It cross-cuts up to 11 sheets of paper in one pass into unreadable pieces (5/32 inches by 1-3/8 inches) and is tough enough to shred staples, credit cards and paper. Other highlights include a patented safety lock and a 5.5-gallon bin.

Fellowes Powershred W11C Cross-Cut Shredder Product Shot
Powerful cutters shred staples, credit cards as well as paper. View larger.
Model W11C
Number of Users 1 user
Sheet Capacity 11
Cut Type Cross-Cut
Security Level 3
Max. Run Time 5 minutes
Speed (Feet Per Minute) 16 FPM
Throughput Rating
(sheets x speed x duty)
880
Bin Capacity 5.5 gallons
Bin Type Lift-off head with handle
Features Fellowes Powershred Safety Lock
Basic Safety Feature

Protect yourself and your family while shredding. The W11C features a patented Safety Lock which disables the shredder to prevent accidental shredding.

Superior Performance

And there's more - the Fellowes W11C 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 and staples, while ensuring confidential documents are shredded into unreadable pieces. Additionally, the W11C features a simple 5.5-gallon bin with lift-off head for easy waste disposal.

What's in the Box?

W11C shredder and user manual.


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 Cross-Cut Micro-Cut High Security
Security Level 2 Security Level 3 Security Level 4 Security Level 6
Fellowes Powershred Strip Cut Fellowes Powershred Cross-Cut Fellowes Powershred Micro-Cut Fellowes Powershred High Security
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.

Productivity

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
Fellowes Powershred Feature Shot
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.

Product Description

The innovative Fellowes W-11C with a safety interlock switch allows for safe and efficient shredding. If the lid of the machine is lifted, it stops automatically. Designed for light duty shredding in the home or home office, the Fellowes Powershred W-11C reduces documents to 5/32" x 2" higher-security confetti particles, and shreds up to 11 sheets per pass. Equipped with a 9" wide paper entry, the W-11C easily accepts standard letter or legal size documents. The durable steel cutters also accept credit cards and staples. Electronic auto start/stop features ensures quick & easy automatic shredder operation. Shredder has lift off lid for easy emptying. Reverse function easily removes over-fed paper. Fellowes provides a three-year warranty on the cutter. Includes :Wastebasket, machine with power cord, user's guide, warranty card

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Runs in reverse, but won't run forward or take paper.
James D. Leahy
It definitely handles the advertised "11 sheet" capacity, though it does so with some protest and a very noticeable slowing of the shred speed.
KJ
The handle on the top makes emptying the bin easy, just lift the shredder off the bucket!
Jami Kinyon

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,190 of 1,199 people found the following review helpful By KJ on March 6, 2010
I bought the Fellowes w-11c yesterday on sale at a local store. I was trying to decide between it and another Fellowes "small business" class shredder that was on sale for $160, three times the price of the w-11c. I've replaced enough shredders that I figured it would probably save money in the long run to get a top-of-the-line shredder and pay out the $160 instead of replacing the shoddy ones as they break down.

I just couldn't bring myself to spend $160 on a shredder, though. As much as logic and reason said it was the right thing to do, I couldn't make myself do it. Instead, I bought the w-11c, in part based on the decent reviews I've seen on here. I don't run a home business, I just have lots of junk mail, canceled checks, and other personal documents I'd rather not leave in the trash for thieves to steal. That junk mail and those papers have been accumulating for 6 months, going in a big "shred it when you get a new shredder box."

Well, today was this thing's trial by fire. I emptied the box into the shredder and I was RELENTLESS. Unopened credit card offers, old bank statements, several checkbook pads for an account I no longer have, and more. I pushed the thing to its limit. It definitely handles the advertised "11 sheet" capacity, though it does so with some protest and a very noticeable slowing of the shred speed. It gets through it, though, and it's none the worse for wear. Today alone, I had to empty the bin 9 times... and its still running great! The construction is solid, safety features are great (the additional child safety lock on the top is really secure and impossible to override), and this thing can take whatever you throw at it, within reason.

All in all, I'm very happy I saved $110 and went with the w-11c instead of the business-class unit. If you shred perhaps 2 to 10 things per day, this is the ideal unit for you (especially if you don't like having to open junk mail envelopes before shredding 'em!)
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684 of 688 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 2010
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This is a pretty good shredder. It can shred paper very well into tiny slices. However, emptying the bin can be a bit of a pain. Lifting the shredder is easy, because there is a handle, but it is also pretty hard, because it's pretty heavy. To shred adhesives (even though it says it can't), put the adhesive on a blank sheet of paper or make one side of the adhesive stick to the other side. Overall, this is a decent shredder and I would certainly recommend it.

UPDATE: 3/1/2010
I still have this shredder. One person said this shredder can handle CD's. Honestly, from how I tested it, it can't. The CD got stuck and I had to use a scissor to finish it through. Do not try to shred CD's. Overall, still a good shredder; able to shred credit cards, unopened junk mail, invoices, and adhesives (if you follow the advice above).

UPDATE: 6/4/2010
Still running strong. This shredder still does the job to get rid of all the extra papers I don't need.

UPDATE: 9/15/2010
Still the best shredder in my house. I owned this shredder almost for 7 months and still one of the best.

UPDATE: 1/22/2011
Almost a year with this shredder. This shredder has took down so many papers and adhesive Amazon labels, this is something that was worth buying. Still no problems with this shredder. Such an incredible product.

UPDATE: 5/15/2011
Almost one and a half year since I had this shredder. Still running strong and I shred loads of paper every week. I oil this shredder perhaps after two or three full loads of paper. Still works like a charm. How incredible is this shredder?
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475 of 485 people found the following review helpful By EJ on September 25, 2009
we used this lightly for about a year. THen i tried to cut cardboard. . . it stopped. And then it started after a cool off! Don't cut cardboard with this and You'll love it.
It does handle CD's and credit cards, as well as cardstock. But don't put corrugated cardboard in it.

the '11 sheet' is a stretch, but it's reliable, fast, and clean. It will handle junk mail without you opening the envelop. Cross cut is more space efficient and more secure than strip cutting. It packs down well, and when we use it like straw in the yard or garden, it stays down.

The bin is under the shredder, and to empty it you have to lift the shredder. It's a bit heavy. This is generally cleaner than a removable bin below, but paper shreds do fly around a bit. On the other hand, the shredder always fits right back into the top of the bin, so you won't have to worry with bin placement issues. The shredder must be properly mounted to function.

It is quieter than the last one we owned. This doesn't make it quiet -I don't think there's a 'quiet' paper shredder in the world. It may not be as good as the $200 shredders, but it's great for the money.

Highly recommended for the price.
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209 of 214 people found the following review helpful By Joe on September 19, 2009
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I recently bought this from Amazon...Disposed off lot of personal/confidential/sensitive material in the span of two weeks. Very sturdy. Low down time....will shred credit cards/staples etc. without any issues. .. if you are looking for a cross cut shredder for home/home office at a reasonable price, this is the one to go with..
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145 of 148 people found the following review helpful By Bryan L. Badertscher on May 25, 2010
We recently started clearing the paperwork we had from the last 10 years and our old shredder died. After reading reviews on several shredders, I decided to break down and spend the money on a decent home office type shredder. When we pulled it out of the packaging and setup the shredder, it didn't want to work. We tried a couple of things and I found that the top was not seated completely in the basket. No big deal since most shredders are this way. This one will allow the top to be in correctly in all of the places except one but will not run until completely seated. The basket is made from plastic so it is more durable than the metal mesh one we had before that was deformed from moving and was tricky to get the top on correctly. This one has about an inch gap in the front so I can use it as a trashcan for small scraps which is a big win for me.

The shredder is not as loud as I expected from reviews. I don't know where people get their thoughts from but HELLO PEOPLE, motor with two spinning shafts and close-fit blades are not supposed to be silent! You can shred a few pieces of paper at the same time but not 11 sheets as stated. Maybe 11 sheets of tissue paper but not normal copy paper. It shreds credit cards with ease but only one at a time as stated. There is also a locking mechanism on top to keep prying hands out? I don't understand why it needs to be there if it won't run until the top is seated correctly. It seems to be durable and we buzzed through a ream of paper in about 20 minutes where emptying it takes the longest of the process. Since it doesn't do as advertised on the 11 sheets, I gave it a 4 star rating. It was the only thing that didn't meet expectations.

Last note is for the people that purchase the shredder oil and lubricant. You pay $81.
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