How Well Does the Fellowes LCI 4000sc PowerShred Strip-Cut Shredder Stack up Against Competition?
After pulling out our microscope and taking a closer look, the Fellowes LCI 4000sc PowerShred Strip-Cut Shredder has proved to be a worthy machine. It's a fairly versatile machine with a not-too-cra...
After pulling out our microscope and taking a closer look, the Fellowes LCI 4000sc PowerShred Strip-Cut Shredder has proved to be a worthy machine. It's a fairly versatile machine with a not-too-crazy price tag either (but remember you can often get a better deal if you call or email :-) Overall we'd recommend this machine but I suggest that you take a look at the specs yourself.
This is the second lowest level of security available rated at a 2. This strip-cut shredder is a tad better than a level 1 machine but not a whole lot. If you are really concerned about the information on your documents then we highly recommend that you start looking at some of the cross-cut machines. The one benefit of the strip-cut machine is that you can shred faster and more pages per pass. Just make sure that you are choosing the right security level for your needs.
The Fellowes LCI 4000sc PowerShred Strip-Cut Shredder can shred CDs, Credit Cards, Paper, Paper Clips, Staples. If you need to be able to shred something else then we recommend that you look at a larger machine and/or look for something with a little bit lower security (the higher the security the less likelihood that the machine shreds something other than paper).
This shredder is rated for continuous operation. That means that theoretically you could shred all day long and the machine would not have to shut-down to cool off. Remember that results may vary under real-world operating conditions and things such as the temperature of the room will affect the ability of this motor to stay cool and continue to shred. We give this machine 2 pats on the back for being rated continuous duty and we know that you'll appreciate this feature in due time.
The Fellowes LCI 4000sc PowerShred Strip-Cut Shredder sports a hefty 32 gallon bin. We know that you're not messing around when you get up in this size. You'll be able to go quite some time before you have to actually empty that thing out. Fill up your machine, skip the gym and just carry the full bag around the office all day!
We love the 12 inch throat on this shredder because you can put in odd sized paper and it leaves plenty of breathing room when it comes to regular sized paper. Some of the smaller machines will crumple the paper and eventually jam because the throat opening is just not large enough.
This machine does not come with an auto-oiler and does not have the option to have one installed. Although automatic oilers are not necessary to maintain your machine, they do take the guess-work out of maintenance. Don't hold it against the machine though as you can easily oil the machine yourself on regular intervals.
The 3 years on Machine - Lifetime on Cutting Heads on the Fellowes LCI 4000sc PowerShred Strip-Cut Shredder is one of the best in the industry so rest assured that you are covered. Just make sure that you oil your machine and avoid inserting any foreign object in the cutting heads and you'll be just fine!
With an MSRP of $2,749.00 this shredder is not the cheapest around but remember to NEVER pay the full amount. You can find discounts of up to 50% off if you look around on the web.
About the Manufacturer
As a global manufacturer and marketer of business machines, records storage solutions and technology accessories, Fellowes enables people to work with greater security, organization and productivity. A firm commitment to quality and innovation is our core principle. We are guided by an enduring set of values and a strong heritage. We take pride in the strong, long-tenured relationships we share with our customers and suppliers around the world. Our consumers trust the following brands and products that make up the Fellowes business: Fellowes Powershred shredders, workspace and technology accessories, media storage, binding equipment and laminating machines. Bankers Box Records storage products and solutions. Body Glove Mobile technology accessories. NEATO Media labeling products.
Extra Info The Fellowes Powershred 4000sc shredder provides high performance shredding for large offices with multiple users. NEW Jam Proof System eliminates frustrating jams by preventing overloads and powering through misfed paper. Shreds up to 38 sheets per pass into 5/32 x 1 18" cross-cut particles. Equipped with a 12" paper entry, the Fellowes 4000sc easily accepts letter or legal size documents, and features durable steel cutters that accept credit cards, staples, and small paper clips and CDs/DVDs. Includes a 32-gallon pull-out wastebasket for easy waste disposal.
I hope that our break-down here has helped you make your decision on the Fellowes LCI 4000sc PowerShred Strip-Cut Shredder. We are always available to answer more specific questions that you might have, so don't hesitate to give us a call. As always, remember that the manufacturer stated specs do not always match up to the real-world performance that you get from the machine so keep this in mind when deciding on what to buy.
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