Powerful device, with large cutting size.
Fellowes Powershred 73Ci
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The Fellowes Powershred 73Ci Particle Shredder is characterized by its fast operation. It has a modern design and a large capacity. This makes it possible to work comfortably and intuitively with it. It offers a high degree of work safety. However, our test showed that it requires a large amount of power and also has a large cut size.
The Fellowes Powershred 73Ci Particle Shredder stands out from the other shredders in our test with an integrated SoftSense technology. This guarantees a high degree of safety. As soon as you touch the frame of the infeed slot, the device automatically and immediately stops the cutting process.
The Fellows Powershred 73Ci also convinced in other categories of our test. It offers the largest capacity and the fastest cutting speed of our test as well as a touch screen control panel. Fellowes also excels in service with the Powershred 73Ci. In addition to the document shredder and an informative operating manual, the scope of delivery also includes the appropriate oil for oiling the knives and garbage bags for the shredder waste.
Visually, the Fellowes Powershred 73Ci convinces with its modern and at the same time elegant form. It is solid and very well manufactured. In addition to the Safesense technology and the clearly visible safety instructions, the relatively narrow infeed slot also contributes to safety. In addition, the touch screen control panel and various LEDs provide comprehensive information on the current operating status or possible problems such as paper jams or overheating.
The shredder can be operated immediately after it has been connected to the mains and is switched on. The control panel and LEDs make this easy and provide the necessary assistance. When the machine is in operation, it is characterized by its fast (speed per sheet: 8 seconds; speed maximum possible number of sheets per operation: 11 seconds) and quiet operation (max. 78.9 dB). The performance of the machine is also positive: up to 15 sheets can be shredded in a single operation. It shreds up to 81 sheets in one minute. Anyone who wants to shred CDs, credit cards, documents with paper clips or staples can do this quickly and conveniently with this shredder.
The touch screen control panel is simple and convenient to operate and can be switched between 3 operating modes. This allows the shredder to be set to shred continuously. On the other hand, it is also possible that the Fellowes Powerschred only works when paper or other shreddable objects are inserted. In the event of a paper jam, it is possible to spit out the paper by simply touching the reverse button. Remarkable is also with this device that it is almost impossible that it overheats. Even if the Fellowes Powershred was in continuous use for more than 15 minutes and had to destroy the maximum amount of paper that could be inserted during each operation, a maximum operating temperature of 30.7 degrees Celsius was not exceeded. However, the fact that the power consumption of the device during operation is relatively high has a negative impact: we were able to measure a maximum power consumption of up to 581.3 W. Even in stand-by mode, the shredder consumes 1.8 W constantly.
Capacity & Cut size
With a capacity of 23 litres, this document shredder has a collection volume of up to 160 sheets of paper. The cut size is 4 cm x 0.4 cm.
We have evaluated over 100 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 85 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are a good 15 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The following points were positively noted:
- Shredding performance
- Oil bottle included in delivery
- Noise level
The following points were noted negatively:
- Clamping device for the garbage bags would be useful
|Scope of delivery||Oil, garbage bags, user manual|
|Packaging||Printed with information|
|Quality of instructions||Excellent|
|Manual language||EN, FR, ESP, D, IT, NLD, SWE, DNK, FIN, NOR, POL, RUS, GRC, TUR, CZE, SVK, HUN|
|Stand-by power consumption||1,8 W|
|Power consumption||581,3 W|
|Max. number of sheets||15|
|Automatic reversal technology||No|
|Number of sheets Collecting container||160|
|Extra container for CDs/cards||No|
|Speed 1 Sheet||8 sek|
|Speed max. number of sheets||13 sek|
|Staples/paper clips to remove||No|
|Cut size||4 cm x 0,4 cm|
|Highest temperature||30,7 °C|
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