Fellowes Shredder Powershred 63Cb Review and Giveaway #SmartGiftsforGuys
Need a Gift For The Man In Your Life?
What about a POWERSHRED Fellowes Shredder? Even the name sounds tough! It’s not a delicate shredder, or pretty shredder… it’s a POWERSHRED! Right there, we know we’ve got our men hooked! The nice thing is, is that it also benefits us! We have less paper clutter around right, and we don’t have to worry about identity theft because it shreds it so small.
I’ll tell you now that this Fellowes Shredder is heavy! I picked up the box when it came to the porch and I was thinking.. wow, this sucker is good! I have a shredder now that is soon going to be replaced. It gets jammed really easy and then heats up after just a couple minutes and I can’t do anymore shredding.
Here it is! It’s such a nice size. You just put the upper power unit down onto the basket, remove some tape and plug it in… it’s ready to go.
One of the things that we accumulate way too much of is paper! Think about how much junk mail you get on a daily basis.
So much of that junk mail can be used to cause you a deal of great anguish if it falls into the wrong hands. Any mail with your personal information on it should be shredded. Also any old credit cards need to be shredded. I’m happy to see that this can also handle those.
Here is a size scale, you can see the actual size of it. You all know the size of hanging files right? So I put it next to my portable hanging file so you can see.
Now I’m going to test it. One of the things that we all get so much of are those pesky charge card offers. I don’t even like to open them, but my other shredder couldn’t handle putting them in whole. In fact, I had to open them and unfold the papers to feed it in. Here we go….
It worked! It did stop about 3/4 of the way through and I thought it was going to be jammed. The red light came on and after about 3 seconds it started going again and finished the job. I did several more the same way and the same thing happened. Of course when I opened one and took the envelope off, it went easier and didn’t stop. I didn’t have to unfold it to run easily.
Here are the results. They were little strips 1 1/2 – 2″ long. As a suggestion from me, I would have liked to have seen those strips diced even smaller, but this still did a better job than my other shredder.
I really like the fact that when you touch the area around the feed… it turns off automatically. When you have young kids, that is a really nice security blanket to have.
* Jam Blocker ™ There is an electronic sensor that measures the amount of paper and prevents over feeding
* 10 sheet cross-cut – Turns a piece of paper into 399 pieces so you can’t read anything.
* Shreds credit cards, paper clips and staples
* 5 gallon basket
* 8 minutes continuous run time without shutting off
* Safesense® Technology – automatically shuts off when hands touch the paper opening
* Energy Savings System is in use rather the shredder is in use or not.
I can hardly wait to give this to my husband this Christmas! (Now to pack it back up so I can wrap it!) It is larger than I thought it was going to be. It’s heavier than I expected it to be. Both of those things combined in a shredder, mean a higher quality shredder to me.
I am planning on giving this to my Dad. He LOVES office equipment and he only has a small one sheeter shredder. He will be SO excited! I will update this post with a picture once I give it to him.
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You can Purchase one!
The Fellowes Powershred 63Cb can be found on Amazon ($125 right now as I post this) and at Office Depot (I couldn’t find this model on the site, but they might have it in the stores) and Office Max (179.99). The suggested retail price is $149.99
You can WIN one!
Win a Fellowes Powershred 63Cb shredder! The contest is going to run from Monday Dec 13rd – Friday Dec 21th at 12:01am.
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I will notify you via email and you’ll have 48 hours to respond. If I haven’t heard from you at that point, then I’ll pick another winner. You must be 18 years of age and have a US shipping address. (no P.O boxes)
Disclosure: I received product from Fellowes, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in this program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.