Fellowes Powershred DS-1 Shredder

fellow paper shredderThe innovative Fellowes DS-1 with patented Safe Sense technology stops the shredder immediately when paper entry is touched. This affordable, light duty shredder reduces documents to 5/32″ x 1-3/8″ confetti particles for extra security. It can shred up to 11 sheets per pass, 10-20 times per day, for a total daily capacity as high as 220 sheets. A built-in reverse function easily removes paper jams if any occur.
Equipped with a 9″ paper entry, the DS-1 easily accepts standard letter or legal size documents. The durable steel cutters also accept credit cards, staples and small paper clips. An auto start/stop feature ensures quick, easy shredder operation. It includes 4.75-gallon mesh wastebasket – just step down and lift out to remove it for emptying. A magnetic safety interlock shuts shredder off when wastebasket is removed. Fellowes provides five years of warranty coverage on the cutter blades.This item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Details. fellow paper shredder (178 customer reviews )

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Technical Details

  • Shreds 11 sheets per pass into 5/32¿ x 1-3/8¿ particles
  • Patented SafeSense® Technology stops shredder immediately when hands are too close
  • Convenient 4.75-gallon step-can style wastebasket ¿ step down and lift to remove
  • Magnetic safety interlock stops shredder when wastebasket is removed
  • For 1 user

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 15.5 x 22.2 inches ; 22.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 25 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000ALDXZ8
  • Item model number: 3011001

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful:
fellow paper shredder  Great Shredder - perfect for household use!, January 2, 2007
By Vyshtia (CA, USA)(VINE VOICE) 
This review is from: Fellowes Powershred DS-1 Shredder (3011001) (Electronics)

I had a lot of year end papers to go through and decided to purchase a confetti shredder to help prevent identity theft. I gathered up a bunch of papers to be shredded and tested out my new shredder. I love it. You have to remove the styrofoam wedged between the unit and the removeable can first, plug it in, test that the safety light works and then it's good to go. I was going through all my year end papers for about 4 hours, shredding large amounts of papers while I went - the fellow shredder never gave out on me once. I counted out 11 pages and it shreds them easily, albeit a little slower than it would shred 1 piece. I'm not sure what the limit of it is, but it was chewing up big handfuls of paper, staples, credit cards, all with ease. Didn't jam up or have any problems. I like how simple and reliable it is to use. The next few days after that, my boyfriend has been using it a lot as he went through his year end papers without any problems either.

I do have 2 small complaints. Small, meaning - they don't bother me and would not deter me from buying this product again.
1. It's still messy - but that may just be the nature of the beast. It's a LOT less messy than the shredders where you have to lift off the motor to empty the paper bin (I MUCH prefer this style). When you're shredding, the bin holds everything nicely, but when you're emptying out the bin, expect to have to vacuum a little afterwards.
2. There was a little rubber pad that was glued onto the base - I'm assuming it was a nonskid rubber pad for the bin to rest on - well that promptly came unglued and I just tossed it. Still, it would have been nice if it was more securely fastened.

What I like about it:
1. It's a good price. I think it was the cheapest I would have to spend for a reliable unit that worked well, looked good, and held enough shredded paper that I didn't have to empty the bin every few minutes.
2. I like the pull out bin rather than have to wrestle lifting off the entire motor, dropping bits of paper all over the floor while I empty the bin. The pullout bin is very easy to empty out.
3. It's more attractive than other units.
4. Worked very well and I don't foresee it giving out any time soon. Very sturdy unit, yet small enough to tuck out of the way - like a regular trash can.
5. One large slot that everything goes into and it chewed up everything I threw out it. It's simple design works very well and is quite efficient.

I ordered some shredder lubricant to go with it.

I would highly recommend this item.

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
fellow paper shredder  Love it, January 13, 2011
By Lisetta Hagens (Corpus Christi, TX United States)
This review is from: Fellowes Powershred DS-1 Shredder (3011001) (Electronics)

My history with shredders is extreme annoyance that I forget to empty the basket until it's ready to overflow, and then I cause a mess to sweep/vaccuum/pick up. This basket show EXACTLY how full it is all the time so that I can always see when it's about 3/4 full, which seems to be the ideal time to empty it.

This is my third of these, one for my husband's in-home office, and one for near our "family" computer, where I shred mail. I had to buy a replacement for mine, because this shredder is SO GOOD at junk mail I shredded an unopened "please give" appeal which contained a NICKEL which damaged the shredder mechanism beyond repair (it limped along after removing the offending coin, but the "automatic" feature was disabled and the nickel was nearly unrecognizable, so I gave up and replaced it. Needless to say, it's EXCELLENT for shredding expired credit cards. The lesson learned is always open junk mail and "charity" appeals to check for non-shreddables.)

It shreds as many sheets at a time as either of us needs for home/home office purposes, so it's not necessarily commercial grade, but I LOVE it.
It is a cross cutting shredder, which is a nice feature. I doubt either of us is likely to be the object of someone "re-assembling" shredded documents/bills/credit card statements, but for the difference in price between this lesser shredders, the piece of mind is well worth it. Hubby is a little less impulsive in his shredding so his, bought new, is still going strong after 4+ years. We do run one of those sheets designed to "lubricate" the shredding mechanism through it from time to time and both are continuing to work perfectly.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
fellow paper shredder  The Better Shredder, May 30, 2007
By S. Warner (Brandon, FL USA)(REAL NAME) 
This review is from: Fellowes Powershred DS-1 Shredder (3011001) (Electronics)

For the price, the Fellowes Shredder DS-1 is more than adequate to handle personal shredding. I even took it beyond the 4 minute continuous shredding recommendation, and it survived! Read the directions before using! It shreds up to 11 sheets at a time and will shred credit/identity cards. It's wonderful for ridding yourself securely of all those junk mail credit applications that fill your mailbox. When it's working, it makes noise, but it's temporary. Consider your peace of mind, knowing someone's not going through your trash to find personal data, and the noise is worth it. It also has a large metal trash bin to catch the shreds, and the trash is easily disposed of. I'm shredding with a sense of increased serenity about my security.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
fellow paper shredder  One month review, March 15, 2009
By Old School (Los Angeles, CA)
This review is from: Fellowes Powershred DS-1 Shredder (3011001) (Electronics)

The cross cutter shredder is doing great after one month of use, and I hope it will continue. I previously had a less expensive brand shredder that constantly jammed after less than a year of light home use. With the Fellowes shredder now, I only shred at most 3-4 pages, not the 11-or-so claimed, at one time, and only shred for about 10 minutes per session (I had a backlog of shredding because my old one constantly jammed, so I stopped wasting time trying to clear it every few minutes). I also use the Fellowes brand oil as recommended. WIth the backlog gone, I now shred at most 5-6 pages a day, mostly junk credit card offers. If this fellow paper shredders does not last at this usage rate for many years, I will be extremely unsatisfied with the product.