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Shredders All Reduced!!! £5.97

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9y, 1m agoFound 9 years, 1 month ago
Argos have all their shredders reduced at the moment. Strip cut shredders start at £5.97 and cross cut at £9.98. Best value in my opinion (and that I purhased) is the Fellowes P50CM Higher Security Cross Cut Shredder at £13.31. It shreds to much smaller pieces than most corss cut shredders - even the most expensive ones - and has a 3 year warranty on the cutters. It appears lots of stock available on all of these.

Pictured is the Fellowes P50CM Higher Security Cross Cut Shredder at £13.31
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#1
Thanks for the heads up superman_sam :)
#2
Thanks i need one of these , i got moaned at when a mate saw me throw credit card statements in the bin :giggle:
#3
fantastic i needed a new one too - worn the last one out
#4
Spend the extra few quid, get the cross cut.
#5
voted hot and got it on the front page, well done, great find!
#6
thanks, ordered.
#7
Just saying to the missus we need to get ourselves a shredder, now which one do I get :? :) :thumbsup:
#8
Need one that will shred all 75 of my wife's credits cards at once :?
#9
If you use a cross cut shredder I don't think you can recycle the paper afterwards as it is to small.:thumbsup:

Also I would not recommend any of the challenge branded ones! When i worked at Argos most items that were returned were either Challenge or any of their other own brands. The fellows ones at £13.31 would be the cheapest ones i would trust.

Chris
#10
Security is more important than recycling any day, i put the confetti stuff in the normal rubbish using supermarket bags.

and most of my black paper recycling bin is full of junk mail and local papers.
#11
i recycle the cross cut stuff...
#12
voted hot have an old straight cutter but not secure enough imo have gone for the confeti one less emptying :thumbsup:
#13
chrisapplegate
If you use a cross cut shredder I don't think you can recycle the paper afterwards as it is to small.:thumbsup:

Also I would not recommend and of the challenge branded ones! When i worked at Argos most items that were returned were either Challenge or any of their other own brands. The fellows ones at £13.31 would be the cheapest ones i would trust.

Chris

I have been tempted in the past to buy one of the Challenge Shredders, but always hesitated because I did not know how good or bad they were.
#14
Duplicated Post, Sorry lol
#15
I have reserved This Shredder in the end.

It is cross cut, but i can recycle the paper by using it to start the wood burner going!

Cheers for posting,

Rep and Heat added
:roll: :roll: :w00t: :roll: :roll:
#16
Got all technical and asked the missus if she wants a black or white one :-D
#17
johnraggett
Got all technical and asked the missus if she wants a black or white one :-D


I went for the one that could shred color documents as well! :giggle:
#18
I have a Challenge crosscut that cost £15 ('half-price') almost a year ago. It works okay but is in my view 'bottom-end' and the model I bought has a fairly small bin with only a very small porthole to see how full. Hence too easy to fill bin too quickly and when it fills up the paper 'backs-up' into the cutter and new shredding doesnt get properly cross cut. It looks like the now £10 one. I hadnt thought about the bin size and 'backing-up' before buying it and would now buy one with a bigger bin and ability to see how full readily.

The best value shredder I've seen before is the one Lidl periodically do around £16 with a 3 year warranty - friend has one and it's a substantial piece of work. Only downside is that 'periodically' bit - of course they had them in again at Lidl about 3 weeks after I got my Argos Challenge one - argh!
#19
Thanks!
#20
Thanks for all the heat people! I went for the Fellowes P50CM Higher Security Cross Cut Shredder - it doesn't say on the Argos site but it can handle staples and credit cards, but not CDs. It also has a 3 yr warranty on the cutters so it definately worth the few pounds extra. Using it since yesterday seems good and much better than the Fellowes strip cut it replaced. Downside is that you need to put in a bag in the mesh bin to collect all the paper dust and well as the tiny confetti so unless the bag is clear you won't know when it's full. But with the pieces being so small and the bin fairly big it will take a while.
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chrisapplegate
If you use a cross cut shredder I don't think you can recycle the paper afterwards as it is to small.:thumbsup:


From http://www.recycle-more.co.uk/



Can shredded paper be recycled?
Shredded paper can be recycled, however not all local authorities will collect it. This is because shredded paper can affect the quality of recycled paper and make it weaker, also shredded paper can be difficult to handle causing maintenance problems at paper mills along with the risk of fires. Contact your [COLOR=#0000ff]local council[/COLOR] to find out whether they will accept it in their paper collections. Alternatively, you could [COLOR=#0000ff]compost it[/COLOR]!
#22
can anyone tell me the difference in the 2 models? trying to see if it is worth the extra £7

Fellowes PS-62C Higher Security Confetti Cut Underdesk Shred
Fellowes P-45C Higher Security Confetti Cut Shredder

thanks
Mike
#23
Great find, voted hot
#24
Only problem with recycling paper from cross-cut shredders is the mess it makes if you spill it.

Take care not to make a habit of trying to shred too many sheets at once in cheap (under £100) shredders. I discovered the hard way that they tend to have nylon gears that don't stand up well to abuse. I think my wrecked shredder was a P-45C. I replaced it with a PS60C-2 and use this a bit more carefully.
#25
erics
Can shredded paper be recycled?
Shredded paper can be recycled, however not all local authorities will collect it. This is because shredded paper can affect the quality of recycled paper and make it weaker, also shredded paper can be difficult to handle causing maintenance problems at paper mills along with the risk of fires. Contact your local council to find out whether they will accept it in their paper collections. Alternatively, you could compost it!


Thanks for clearing that up (Rep added), I knew there was something dodgy about recycling it, our recycling center doesn't take cross cut and it's worth remembering that if your local center doesn't accept it and you mix it in with all your other paper they will not recycle any of it!

luckily I've got a wood burner so the shreds will be useful for starting a fire!
#26
should I pay the extra 4.99 for the 3 year warranty ?
#27
sjb
should I pay the extra 4.99 for the 3 year warranty ?


That depends on how much the shredder is that you are going for, You get a year with Argos anyway and they are usually very good at handling returns. At the branch i worked for they would still give refunds up till the 12th month without any trouble.
#28
Fellowes P50CM Higher Security Cross Cut Shredder - 13.31. I was just thinking that shredders do tend to wear out quite fast. What warrant does it have as standard?
#29
mike1212
can anyone tell me the difference in the 2 models? trying to see if it is worth the extra £7

Fellowes PS-62C Higher Security Confetti Cut Underdesk Shred
Fellowes P-45C Higher Security Confetti Cut Shredder

thanks
Mike


I think the 62 is going to last better. It has a 5 year warranty on the cutters as opposed to 3. They both only take a *maximum* of 6 pages at a time.

It seems to me that shredders get a heck of a battering, because everyone wants to stuff a load of paper in at once, so I would tend to go for the higher model, and I was actually looking at the DS1, at over £50. Very tempted also with the 3 year Argos warranty that covers everything, including the shoddy plastic gears that these things undoubtedly have inside them. I suspect that the warranty is going to be well worth it for this sort of item.

Pity that none of them say how fast they are at shredding.
#30
nice one - I also shot down town and bought the Fellowes P50CM.

Cheers>
#31
Good post,voted ++
#32
Thanks voted hot, got myself a P50CM.
#33
anyone read the reviews of the Fellows shredders on Amazon !

I was going to get one ....
#34
Buckster
anyone read the reviews of the Fellows shredders on Amazon !

I was going to get one ....


I have seen posts on MSE saying that Fellows Shredders are rubbish.
#35
had a look at both brands instore. Challenge look, and are, cheap. Got myself a Fellowes shredder for £10 off rrp. Very robust and looks like it will last. Not a bad price.
#36
Fellowes one looks very sturdy, and takes staples too. Thanks OP!
#37
If any of you have bought any of these shredders I would most appreciate it if you can give some feedback on how fast it shreds and how many sheets it can cope with.

I am thinking of getting either the Fellows P40 Strip Cut £13.31 or the Challenge 7 Sheet Cross Cut £11.65.

Cheers.
#38
At first, I read this as 'Shreddies All Reduced'

It's a shame that wasn't the truth because I like that particular type of cereal.
#39
Thanks OP. Got one.

On Monay I got a bill for £70+ on a mole phone I don't own. I Was always careful with my statements in the past, but this shreadder will now take care of thing.

I actually enjoy shreadding things in it
#40
Bought the P50CM as per recommendation, sitting in a box next to me now!

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