Fellowes P-40 Strip Cut Shredder - £22.58 delivered - HotUKDeals
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I was searching for a good quality paper shredder that has a good price tag. Fellowes P-40 seems to belong in that category.
This item costs £22.58 (delivered) at amazon.co.uk, and the next cheapest price I could find was about £42 (delivered) @ shreddingmachines.co.uk and £48.50 (delivered) @ additions direct.

Product details:
-Electronic auto start and reverse maximize ease of use
-Safety stop mechanism prevents accidental activation
-Front opening prermits disposal of non-sensitive waste
-High sheet capacity improves overall efficiency -Accepts small staples and shreds credit cards
-Sheet capacity gauge limits jams and pivoting head ensures easier emptying
-Strip Cut
-Entry Width: 230mm
-Shred Size: 6.3mm
-Cutting Capacity (A4, 80gsm): 8
-Speed (m/min): 3.6
-Dimensions WxDxH: 335x260x380mm
-Weight (Kg): 3.7
-Waste Capacity (Litres): 17
You get 1 year manufacturer's warranty on the machine, and 3 year warranty on the cutters.
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#1
I think the following is a better buy:

http://www.woolworths.co.uk/ww_p2/product/index.jhtml?pid=50282463
It's cheaper and it's a cross-cut model so is more secure.
#2
martin-w
I think the following is a better buy:

http://www.woolworths.co.uk/ww_p2/product/index.jhtml?pid=50282463
It's cheaper and it's a cross-cut model so is more secure.


I've had two of those Woolies shredders, the first stopped working after a couple of weeks, and the replacement lasted a few months before permanently jamming. It's a good price though and it's ok for occasional shredding but it struggles with any sort of quantity.

I'm not going to bother getting the second one replaced, but I am on the lookout for a higher quality one, there's a £30 Fellowes crosscut on Amazon which looks promising. Anyone have any experience with this brand or any others?
#3
Quality wise, I would not compare a no-name shredder with Fellowes! ;-)

Below some product reviews:
http://www.epinions.com/content_195761901188
http://www.consumerreview.com/sf-1/befid-323/pid-25345008/productreviewscrx.aspx?dnatrs=strip_cut#

Cheers,
aLiEn
#4
I bought the £15 maplin cross shredder a while back, it's now in the hallway next to a bin, it's now regulary used by everyone in the house who doesn;t want to throw papers away whole and not require several filing cabinets to keep all correspondance, these things are great value when used alot :)
#5
schizoboy
I bought the £15 maplin cross shredder a while back...


Is it the one below you got?
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=99055&criteria=CROSS%20SHREDDER&doy=17m10
#6
Hm no mine is slightly diff, wider. cross shreds to 7mm or so and the top bit is bloody heavy, when turned on the teeth it uses looks like a torture device that could of been used in pulp fiction, I'll leave that to your imagination :)
#7
Don't buy it!!! I bought the p-45 model and it stopped working after 1 month. Constant jamming and I spent all my time unjamming with a pair of sissors. Biggest peice of junk I've ever bought!! In the end, I bought a cheap Tesco cross shredder and so far so good after 3 weeks use.
#8
I was reading reviews about the P-45 which seems to be crap (it's a cross-cut model). The P-40 (strip-cut model) seems to be OK though (according to a few reviewers).
#9
sorry, didn't realise that the p40 is strip cut.

Anyway, steer well clear of the p-45, really bad product, guaranteed to stop working after one month of light use!

The P-45 put me off buying another Fellowes product for life.

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