Fellowes Powershred 450Ms Micro-Cut Shredder

Micro Cut - 7 Per Pass5.50 gal Wastebin Capacity - MPN: 3245001
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Description
Ultra-quiet MS-450Ms Micro-Cut Shredder delivers superior protection with particles 10 times smaller than standard cross-cut shredders. Capacity holds more than 80 percent more paper per gallon than standard cross-cut shredders. SilentShred offers ultra-quiet performance for shared work spaces. Patented SafeSense Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening. Shredder reduces documents to 5/64 x 5/16 micro-shred particles (Security Level 4) and shreds up to 7 sheets per pass at 9' per minute. Equipped with an 8-3/4 wide paper entry, shredder easily accepts standard letter-size or legal-size documents. Durable steel cutters also shred credit cards, staples and CDs/DVDs. Maximum runtime is 8 to 10 minutes with a 15-minute cooldown. Electronic auto start/stop ensures quick and easy automatic shredder operation. 4.5 gallon pullout offers a clear window for monitoring the fill level. Shredder includes casters for portability and is made of plastic and metal.
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Shred Type Micro Cut
Expert Reviews
Best Quiet Paper Shredder (Quietest Paper Shredder)
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Aug 4, 2011

Bestcovery experts have rated the Fellowes Powershred MS-450Cs Safe Sense 7-sheet Confetti Cut Shredder as a best pick for the Best Quiet Paper Shredder (Quietest Paper Shredder). Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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User Reviews
very quiet
4 Star Review   By daggerw1ng on Adorama - May 14, 2012   

I haven't had the shredder very long but so far it has worked great. However, it doesn't shred credit cards into small pieces.

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POWERSHRED MS450CS MICROSHRED
4 Star Review   By member echin2 - Jul 20, 2008   

Strengths: Super quiet compare with other shedders, micro chips in size, shreds credit cards and CD at ease..

Weakness: Disc/Credit card shredding functions is not micro chip in size, security can be compromise. Strips is to large. No manual way to re-trigger and shred the Credit Credit/Disc a second time.

Overall, the Fellowes MS-450CS demostrates the ability to shred senstive documents in micro chip size and performs very quietly. Poor Credit Card/Disc shredder mechanism. Strip are to large. For home usage it's a great product and a perfect tool for personnal data security.

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The MS-450Cs works efficiently
5 Star Review   By member journjock - Jul 20, 2008   

Strengths: Super quiet, super tiny micro chips, super efficient.

Weakness: Only comfortable with five sheets, which is actually more than I usually need to shred at one time.

The MS-450Cs has strong steel blades that quickly reduced paper and credit cards into pieces smaller than chopped-up sunflower seeds. When I ran it to demonstrate its quietness, my colleague stood waiting and finally asked when I was going to start. It surpasses its description. This medium-duty unit is a giant step up from my light-duty always-overheating strip shredder. I added a paper bag in the basket to make recycling of the micro chips easier.

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Overall a nice machine
4 Star Review   By member LBWHSB - Mar 29, 2008   

Strengths: - Very quiet compared to most shredders. - Stylish design. - Safety feature at cutting area entrance. - Blades also seem recessed a safe distance. - Has an On/Off switch that some shredders lack.

Weakness: - Seems to jam a little easier than my previous shredder with a similar sheet shredding rating. - Disc / Credit card shredder functions fine, but is useless for credit card security. Strips too big!

Overall a nice machine. It functions as advertised. I wish it had a little higher sheet capacity at this price, but with a small child in the house, I paid for the quiet feature and cutter safety feature (My old shredder scared my girl every time I ran it!). You can buy the larger capacity MS460 model, but that was physically larger than I wanted for my home office. The combo of the rather high price, moderate sheet capacity, and poor credit card shredding leave me to rate the machine a 4 star vs. a 5 star.

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Closest thing to total destruction
5 Star Review   By member spass - Sep 5, 2007   

Strengths: Micro-shred lives up to it's name. figure on bits of paper half the length and 3x the width of a standard staple. Plus, it is surprisingly quiet - about the same sound level as my inkjet printer.

Weakness: There is definitely paper dust when emptying this thing. Feed rate is ok, but limited to about 8 sheets of paper. overheated after shredding about a ream of paper - restarted fine after 30 minutes.

Love it. Great purchase - easily fulfilled expectations and more. You have to see (and hear!) it in action to really appreciate it. Other reviewer raises durability question - I'm hoping for and expecting the best - I've had good experiences with other Fellowes shredders. I haven't tried the CD/credit card shredder section yet. Came with 4oz of shredder oil (very easy to oil and recommended every time you empty the big bin) and 2 large plastic garbage bags. a bin load is probably about a ream's worth of paper. Automatic safety shut-off works great with kids in the house, and blades are recessed about 3-4 inches down, so kids can't get their fingers into them. Well thought out and executed design.

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Gear Reduction System of the Shrededer
2 Star Review   By member Shredderboy - Jul 19, 2007   

Strengths: High capacity shredder for home use. Does what it is advertised to do with the following exception.

Weakness: Very poor gear reduction system. All metal gears except for the final drive gear which is made of nylon or an impact plastic. Plastic gear teeth sheared inless than a years use.

Plastic gear teeth sheared off in less than a year’s use. Shredder was not abused nor used every day. Combining steel gear teeth with plastic gear teeth is not a very good design. The torque of the steel gear teeth on the plastic gear teeth becomes incongruent and results in the plastic gear teeth shearing when there is any pressure from the shredding of paper or plastic items. Will not replace shredder with the same manufaturer/type.

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Ultra-quiet MS-450Ms Micro-Cut Shredder delivers superior protection with particles 10 times smaller than standard cross-cut shredders. Capacity holds more than 80 percent more paper per gallon than standard cross-cut shredders. SilentShred offers ultra-quiet performance for shared work spaces. Patented SafeSense Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening. Shredder reduces documents to 5/64 x 5/16 micro-shred particles (Security Level 4) and shreds up to 7 sheets per pass at 9' per minute. Equipped with an 8-3/4 wide paper entry, shredder easily accepts standard letter-size or legal-size documents. Durable steel cutters also shred credit cards, staples and CDs/DVDs. Maximum runtime is 8 to 10 minutes with a 15-minute cooldown. Electronic auto start/stop ensures quick and easy automatic shredder operation. 4.5 gallon pullout offers a clear window for monitoring the fill level. Shredder includes casters for portability and is made of plastic and metal.
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Shred Type Micro Cut
Summary
Product Title Fellowes Powershred 450Ms Micro-Cut Shredder
Manufacturer Fellowes
Lowest Price $237.99 from i-Marketcity
Power Score 4.4 | 7 Reviews
General
Wastebasket Size: 5.50 gal
Warranty Information: 5 Year
URL: Manufacturer Link
Dimensions: 22.38" Height x 13.75" Width x 10.38" Depth
Additional Specifications
Post-consumer-waste%: 0%
Product Line: Powershred
Shredding Item: DVD
Recommended Number of Users: 1
Assembly Required: No
Sheet Shred Capacity: 7 Per Pass
Product Type: Chippers & Shredders
Throat Width: 8.75"
Shred Size: 78.1 mil x 0.31"
Recycled Content: 0%
Security Level: P-5
Noise Level Without Load: 54 dB
Product Model: 450Ms
Country of Origin: China
Shred Speed: 9 ft/min
Brand Name: Fellowes
Run Time: 15 Minute Off
Recycled: No
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Expert Reviews
Best Quiet Paper Shredder (Quietest Paper Shredder)
4.5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Aug 4, 2011

Bestcovery experts have rated the Fellowes Powershred MS-450Cs Safe Sense 7-sheet Confetti Cut Shredder as a best pick for the Best Quiet Paper Shredder (Quietest Paper Shredder). Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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User Reviews
very quiet
4 Star Review   By daggerw1ng on Adorama - May 14, 2012   

I haven't had the shredder very long but so far it has worked great. However, it doesn't shred credit cards into small pieces.

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POWERSHRED MS450CS MICROSHRED
4 Star Review   By member echin2 - Jul 20, 2008   

Strengths: Super quiet compare with other shedders, micro chips in size, shreds credit cards and CD at ease..

Weakness: Disc/Credit card shredding functions is not micro chip in size, security can be compromise. Strips is to large. No manual way to re-trigger and shred the Credit Credit/Disc a second time.

Overall, the Fellowes MS-450CS demostrates the ability to shred senstive documents in micro chip size and performs very quietly. Poor Credit Card/Disc shredder mechanism. Strip are to large. For home usage it's a great product and a perfect tool for personnal data security.

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The MS-450Cs works efficiently
5 Star Review   By member journjock - Jul 20, 2008   

Strengths: Super quiet, super tiny micro chips, super efficient.

Weakness: Only comfortable with five sheets, which is actually more than I usually need to shred at one time.

The MS-450Cs has strong steel blades that quickly reduced paper and credit cards into pieces smaller than chopped-up sunflower seeds. When I ran it to demonstrate its quietness, my colleague stood waiting and finally asked when I was going to start. It surpasses its description. This medium-duty unit is a giant step up from my light-duty always-overheating strip shredder. I added a paper bag in the basket to make recycling of the micro chips easier.

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Overall a nice machine
4 Star Review   By member LBWHSB - Mar 29, 2008   

Strengths: - Very quiet compared to most shredders. - Stylish design. - Safety feature at cutting area entrance. - Blades also seem recessed a safe distance. - Has an On/Off switch that some shredders lack.

Weakness: - Seems to jam a little easier than my previous shredder with a similar sheet shredding rating. - Disc / Credit card shredder functions fine, but is useless for credit card security. Strips too big!

Overall a nice machine. It functions as advertised. I wish it had a little higher sheet capacity at this price, but with a small child in the house, I paid for the quiet feature and cutter safety feature (My old shredder scared my girl every time I ran it!). You can buy the larger capacity MS460 model, but that was physically larger than I wanted for my home office. The combo of the rather high price, moderate sheet capacity, and poor credit card shredding leave me to rate the machine a 4 star vs. a 5 star.

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Closest thing to total destruction
5 Star Review   By member spass - Sep 5, 2007   

Strengths: Micro-shred lives up to it's name. figure on bits of paper half the length and 3x the width of a standard staple. Plus, it is surprisingly quiet - about the same sound level as my inkjet printer.

Weakness: There is definitely paper dust when emptying this thing. Feed rate is ok, but limited to about 8 sheets of paper. overheated after shredding about a ream of paper - restarted fine after 30 minutes.

Love it. Great purchase - easily fulfilled expectations and more. You have to see (and hear!) it in action to really appreciate it. Other reviewer raises durability question - I'm hoping for and expecting the best - I've had good experiences with other Fellowes shredders. I haven't tried the CD/credit card shredder section yet. Came with 4oz of shredder oil (very easy to oil and recommended every time you empty the big bin) and 2 large plastic garbage bags. a bin load is probably about a ream's worth of paper. Automatic safety shut-off works great with kids in the house, and blades are recessed about 3-4 inches down, so kids can't get their fingers into them. Well thought out and executed design.

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Gear Reduction System of the Shrededer
2 Star Review   By member Shredderboy - Jul 19, 2007   

Strengths: High capacity shredder for home use. Does what it is advertised to do with the following exception.

Weakness: Very poor gear reduction system. All metal gears except for the final drive gear which is made of nylon or an impact plastic. Plastic gear teeth sheared inless than a years use.

Plastic gear teeth sheared off in less than a year’s use. Shredder was not abused nor used every day. Combining steel gear teeth with plastic gear teeth is not a very good design. The torque of the steel gear teeth on the plastic gear teeth becomes incongruent and results in the plastic gear teeth shearing when there is any pressure from the shredding of paper or plastic items. Will not replace shredder with the same manufaturer/type.

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