Fellowes PowerShred M-12C Shredder Review!

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Father’s Day Gift Selection

 How many times do you normally just throw papers in the garbage and not think about ripping them up ahead of time? I know I have many times. I have cut credit cards in half and tossed them in the garbage not thinking that someone could very easily put them together to get the numbers. Identify thieves love to dumpster dive and steal bank statements, information that has your social security number on it, and other sensitive documents. Your identity is very important do not let it get into someone else’s hands! Only safe way to dispose documents safely would be to burn them or shred them. I am not sure if there is companies out there that shred documents, but if there is, I am sure it will cost a few dollars and over time, it would cost more than buying a shredder. I was so ecstatic when Fellowes contacted me and asked me if I would be willing to review the Fellowes PowerShred  M-12C shredder. I could not wait to get rid of old documents!

shreddercollage The Fellows PowerShred M-12C shredder is a great home or small office shredder. This shredder has the ability to shred up to 12 papers at once. In addition, it can shred credit cards, staples, small paper clips, and bills. The M-12C uses cross cut abilities to give you the smallest shredding as possible. On the top of the shredder are pictures to guide you of what cannot be used in the shredder. With the shredder on auto mode insert a piece of paper and it will instantly shred it for you. In the back of the unit is a switch that needs to be turned on as well. The front lever needs to be pushed over to the auto cycle. After done shredding slide it to the middle off position. The PowerShred M-12C will run for 5 minutes continuously before it will trigger a cool down period of 20 minutes. In addition, this shredder has SafeSense technology, which means when hands touch the opening the indicator light will illuminate and the shredder will stop immediately.

Every time I turn the shredder on my younger son says, MOM!!! stop!!!! that is annoying! I will admit it is noisy; however, what shredder is quiet? So far I have had the joy of shredding old bills, old credit cards, junk mail, paper clips, and staples. I am finally seeing more space free up as I get rid of all the papers. It is highly recommended that you oil your shredder each time you empty your bin to avoid problems and will keep your shredder working at its best performance. You can use non –aerosol vegetable oil with a bottle that has a nozzle. Fellowes is known to make the world’s toughest shredders and what better way to protect yourself and others in your household by shredding documents that have your information on them. With Father’s day only a couple days away this would make a great gift!

You can purchase this particular shredder at your local Target for $99.99. This will be available online soon at Target and Fellowes.



  1. Linette says:

    Oooh….I like how it shredded everything! I agree they are noisy but they are so needed. Great review and I need a new one as ours can now only shred a page at a time.

  2. Gail Abazorius says:

    Great review!!! I had no idea you need to oil it but that is ok by me. I think it is so great to be able to toss out papers with important info so no one can get access to it. I would love to get this. Thanks for the information about it.

  3. I have quite an old shredder now, I must admit shredding does get quite addictive, doesn't it? Loved your review

  4. becca112971 says:

    totally want on of these it would make getting of documents so much easier

  5. jennifer378 says:

    I have one of their shredders, not this one but another one. It is jam proof, love fellowes.

  6. Michelle says:

    Very good information – it's a great practice to shred all your documents before tossing them. You never know what a person will use to compromise your identity.

  7. Melinda Dunne says:

    I have to say I LOVE a good paper shredder! I get a lot of junk mail and loan applications that need to be shredded. This sounds like an affordable option that will do just what I need.

  8. Nova says:

    This is a very good review, I looked for a nice shredder before considering one. Couldn't find that would give the satisfaction I am looking for, through your blog it gives me insight for the consideration I am looking for.

  9. Hakim L says:

    Shredders are great gift because your personal info is very important, I know this might be sound scary (maybe not with post NSA) but there are identity thieves that purposely go through trash to find old bill or records.

    In this day in age identity theft is on the rise with how impersonal the internet is, I really do reccomnd that every gets a shredder, there are a lot of different styles and you can pick them up at Staples, Office Max. But if you are buying online I did find this place that has shredders for cheap. http://www.bulkofficesupply.com

    Guys be careful out there, and make sure if you are putting your personal info online that the “http” has an “s” at the end, (https//) thats how you know it is secure.

  10. Marms says:

    It is time to change our shredder. Thanks for sharing this one.

    Marms http://kutsownstyle.blogspot.com/

  11. jheylo says:

    This is cool! we have a shredder but it doesn't work well. It won't shred credit cards though.

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