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Industry Exclusive: Fellowes Paper Shredder Shipment Blocked

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Fellowes Office Paper ShreddersIn case you haven’t heard, Fellowes (the makers of those shredders everyone loves) is experiencing a headache of epic proportions. Fellowes has confirmed that its Chinese joint venture partner has blocked all shipments at its facility in Changzhou, China.

As a result, many Fellowes paper shredders are no longer in stock and are on indefinite backorder. The shipment stoppage began in August and should begin to affect U.S. markets in September. Fellowes  is in the process of working with with the Chinese government and party officials (with the help of the US government). Current efforts by Fellowes have been unable to lift the blockage.

While this spells bad news for many of you who use and enjoy Fellowes paper shredders, it doesn’t mean you’re stuck without an alternative. HSM, a leading manufacturer of high-quality office shredders, has produced a list of Fellowes “equivalent” models.

From my own experience with HSM, I can safely say that you will be as happy (if not happier) with an HSM shredder as you will be with a Fellowes shredder. You can find our entire line of HSM paper shredders here.

We have created a convenient list of Fellowes paper shredders and their HSM shredder equivalents. You can find this list by clicking here.

Again, you can find our entire line of HSM paper shredders here. If you have any questions or concerns about Fellowes paper shredders, feel free to call one of our paper shredder experts at 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire line of paper shredders here.

Fellowes Powershred Paper Shredders – Overrated or Understated?

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Fellowes Paper ShreddersFellowes paper shredders are everywhere. You see their commercials on TV and you can find them just about anywhere. Money can certainly buy a lot of advertising, but that doesn’t necessarily make a great product. So how do the Fellowes Powershred paper shredders hold up? A lot better than most department store shredders. Here’s why.

Department store shredders typically have a very bad reputation. They are often synonymous with cheap, plastic parts and jams. This, unfortunately, is the truth in many circumstances. Department store shredders are great for low volume home use, but they typically just won’t hold up in an office or business environment, unless they happen to be Fellowes.

While Fellowes paper shredders can be found in many department stores, I have to say that they definitely hold their own. I don’t consider Fellowes to be in the same class as Destroyit, HSM or Formax, but they really aren’t bad for low to medium-volume use.

Of course you need to make sure you are purchasing a shredder capable of handling the number of sheets you need to shred. A small desk side 10-sheet shredder will never be able to function well in an office being used by eight people throughout the day. That’s like using a VW Bug to haul cattle.

What this all boils down to is that I would probably take a Fellowes shredder over any comparable department store shredder in a heartbeat. For the price, you do get more bang for your buck. However, if the funds are available, and you need the shredder to last for five-plus years, you may want to consider something a little more brawny.

You may find our entire list of Fellowes paper shredders here. What is your experience with Fellowes paper shredders?

Top 5 Best Fellowes Paper Shredders For Gift Giving

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Looking for that perfect gift for mom and dad? Christmas shopping for parents is no easy task. I find myself banging my head against the wall every year wondering what I should get my own parents.

This may sound a little unconventional, but perhaps you should consider getting them a paper shredder. Why? Paper shredders are not only great for preventing identity theft, but they are also very fun to use.

Fellowes, in particular, has a great history making paper shredders. They make a great line of paper shredders for home use. Their shredders, especially the Intellishred line, are very safe to use thanks to SafeSense technology. If fingers are detected around the mouth of the shredder, it will automatically turn off.

Here is my list of the top 5 Fellowes paper shredders for giving as gifts. Shredders in this list have been chosen for quality, convenience and portability:

Top 5 Fellowes Paper Shredders

  1. Fellowes Powershred® PS-60
  2. Fellowes Intellishred PS-79Ci
  3. Fellowes Intellishred SB-89Ci
  4. Fellowes Powershred® PS-70
  5. Fellowes Intellishred SB-99Ci

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