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Friday, October 15, 2010

CLOSED ~ Fellowes P12C Shredder Review and Giveaway!

A few months ago our cheapo shredder blew up. Okay, it didn't blow up but it got so hot that it just stopped and never turned back on. It died. We didn't even have it for a year. We only used it maybe once a week. UGH!

Since then, I have been meaning to replace it and haven't. A shredder is one of those things that every household should have. I know some people don't really think about it, but all those credit card statements, electric bills, old credit cards, and other confidential information should not be tossed willy-nilly into the trash. You need to destroy them to prevent identity theft and having that information fall into the wrong hands.

Luckily, Fellowes came to the rescue and I had the opportunity to review the P12C Fellowes Shredder. I was thrilled because we really needed one. We had been piling our papers into a box and it was overflowing. It was time to get rid of it all!

My first impression when I got the Fellowes P12C shredder was "wow this is not my mama's shredder!" It isn't one of those flimsy ones that fit over a trash can. This is a full on solid and well built shredder. It is sturdy and quite attractive as well. It was easy to set up! I didn't even need to call in Tom to help me out. I did it on my own!! Now if I can set it up, it is easy.

Here are the basics from the company:
•The P-12C includes Fellowes’ patented SafeSense technology, an electronic sensor that surrounds the machine’s paper opening and shuts it down when hands come close.
•It also features high-security Cross-Cut technology, and a slim profile design, which allows it to fit easily in home offices, kitchens and other rooms.
•The machine has an easy-to-use pull-out bin and has the ability to shred staples, credit cards and paper clips.
•Fellowes’ P-12C has a suggested retail price of $84.99 and is available at Target stores nationwide

I even made a little video so you can watch it work. It has 3 settings: Auto, Off and Reverse. It has a lock feature which is great if you have little ones running around getting into everything. It has light indicators that tell you to standby (green), Safe Sense Technology (and electronic sensor that will make the machine stop when it senses something near the opening - yellow) and Overheat (red).

I shredded a bunch of paper. It can shred up to 12 sheets. I might have had 13 but shhhh, don't tell. I shredded old credit cards and even shredded a CD. Now don' tell my hubby it was a blank CD but I had to try it!! You can shred paper with staples. It was quick and easy to use.

My favorite part is the pull out paper tray! It has a little window that shows you if it is full and it pulls right out so you can dump the paper into a trash bin or bag. Love it!!

Okay check out my cheesy video.


I give this baby a thumbs up. And with the holidays coming, this is something you might consider as a gift. I know it sounds like a weird gift but it isn't. It makes sense and is practical. I need to convince my employer to buy one of these for my office. I handle a lot of sensitive and confidential information so this would be a great addition to my office!!

The peeps over at Fellowes are great and have an extra one P12C Shredder for one of my readers. YAY! So you all know the drill. Read the rules and enter!!

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

480 comments:

  1. Not new news, but on the site you find that Fellowes has more products than just their good shredders Shredders they also carry items for Records Storage and Workspace Ergonomics

    The P12C Shredder Shreds 12 sheets per pass into 5/32” x 2” cross-cut particles (Security Level 3)

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  82. I learned there are a ton of different types of shredders depending on the amount of stuff you shred.
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  149. Thanks for the video, I had no idea that you coud shred cd's..lol. We have 2 full bags of paper that needs this machine. :) Anyhow, I learned that Fellowes has Deskside Powershred® shredders that are ideal for individual users in the home or office who regularly handle sensitive information. TY!

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  151. I learned that from their founding in Chicago, Illinois, they have expanded over the years into the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Singapore, Japan, Korea, China and Russia. Today, Fellowes is a global operation that employs more than 1700 people. Thanks!

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