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For He's a Jolly Good Fellowes

Monday, 7 October 2013

With identity theft a big issue these days, we are all encouraged to keep our personal details protected. A thief only has to get their hands on basic details and you could be in for a real nightmare getting it all straightened out again.

I reviewed the Fellowes Powershred® 73Ci, a cross-cut shredder with "100% jam-proof technology and innovative safety features". Usually I keep my documents to one side in the utility room before burning a pile of them in the incinerator in the garden every so often, so being able to shred them is of course a much better option. It means I don't have stacks of old paperwork lying around & that I don't have to brave the elements out in the garden anymore!
We had a big stack of papers to put through, old bank statements and hospital appointment letters, that sort of thing. The children were of course keen to help so the first thing I did was test the 'SafeSense Technology' - as soon as your fingers come in to contact with the strip at the top, it shuts off.

So - I put a letter through, and then touched the strip - very carefully! - and as promised, the machine instantly shut down and stopped shredding until I removed my hand. I don't plan for the children to have their fingers anywhere near the opening at any time of course, but it is good to know that that extra safety feature is available should they manage to accidentally get their mitts near it.

We put through staples, an old CD, an old bank card and as promised it powered straight through. I tested what happened if you put too much in, the sensor showed red so I had to try again with less and it went through, no problem. It's not noisy, the waste is easily accessible and it's reliable, which to me is exactly what you want in a home-office shredder. Highly recommended, it does the job and is true to it's word.

The Fellowes Powershred® 73Ci is priced in the region of £180 and is available to purchase online from many good retailers.

We received a complimentary Fellowes Powershred® 73Ci for review purposesThe views shared are my own personal & honest opinions and written in my own words.

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