Highest Rated Consumer Review by the Community
Feb 20, 2006 by stevestuff
Pros: Nothing good.
Cons: Landfill now.
Summary: I too bought this shredder at Costco. Worked good for a while, but as time went on it seemed to get slower and jam with only a few sheets. Please understand - I do not have this thing in a office, it's just for personal use, maybe 10-15 sheets a day, as ... read more
Express Customer Reviews
May 6, 2012 by alt_bob
Not rated yet
Pros: Low cost - not "cheap"
Durable with care - know your tools.
Cons: Low Cost -thus requires some thought to use.
Summary: Purchased 2001 or -02. Loading 8 pgs could hear labor, so try not to, but it works with care for paper weights. Home use, pull it apart and clean the cutter heads from bottom as shred sticky labels one gets in mail that find ways to stick to the ... read more
Feb 23, 2012 by fellowoffice
Not rated yet
Pros: Bought at Costco and not a good Office Product
worked for short time only
Cons: warranty none, no parts, fellowes customer service including manager could care less about customer service
Summary: Product broke the same way as already mentioned in other reviews here.As usual made in china and made with junk parts. Customer Service atFellowes could care less. No Warranty, just go out and buy a new one.that was the answer from fellowes. ... read more
Aug 23, 2011 by unclepaul
Pros: it was cheap
Cons: it is cheap
Summary: I have never really fed mine more than 4 or 5 sheets at a time and after the first few months I cut that back to one page at a time. It always jams and you have to reverese it back and forth to get it to feed. it still works but just ... read more
Jul 3, 2009 by hickorystick0
Not rated yet
Pros: worked well for a few years in light home use
Cons: broke down far sooner than it should have
Summary: Bought at costco, worked well for about three years although it got slower and slower, finally stopped working. Took it apart and found two of the nylon gears totally stripped of cogs - cannot find replacement. I will take it back to ... read more
Jan 19, 2009 by horsetale
Pros: cuts paper into small bits
Cons: very short life span even though I was using it at home with light usage
Summary: I was replacing another Fellowes shredder that just cut in strips but was a workhorse. I always have had trouble with it though it got very mild use. It is so frustrating. I turned it over to see what the problem was, and same as others ... read more
Jun 29, 2008 by already_taken
Not rated yet
Pros: available every where
Cons: over priced junk ... plain and simple
Summary: This is the second of these Fellowes that I have bought. The first one permanently jammed a few weeks after the warranty expired. This time, after carefully oiling and never exceeding the paper maximum, it is headed to the dumpster after about the same ... read more
Feb 25, 2008 by bachlem
Pros: Works good with about 5 sheets.
Cons: Jams a lot, then breaks a cog in the (junk) plastic gear.
Summary: Bought at Costco about 4 years ago. worked fine, but jams a lot. It quit yesterday, took it apart and found that a nylon gear about the size of a 50 cent piece had 1 cog broken off. SO, alas, It is no more good, Fellows Customer Service said to throw ... read more
Nov 15, 2007 by bparsons
Pros: Worked well for six months.
Cons: Useless after six months.
Summary: I purchased one of these for my office. Seemed like it worked well, so I bought two more. None were used for more than 20-30 sheets a day. After about 6-8 months, they all started to break gears and now can do only 1-2 sheets at a time, and won't shred ... read more
Jan 18, 2007 by eedjit
Cons: note past tense of pros
Summary: This shredded well for one year in a very small office. Recently the little plastic pieces that hold the teeth caved in and were shredded. Now just a single sheet of paper jams the machine. In our throw-away culture this machine is not bad. I would ... read more
Sep 11, 2006 by ronrep
Pros: Gets the job done until it breaks. Auto feature is convenient.
Cons: Not durable, cannot repair.
Summary: Bought at Costco, now past warranty. Yes, it jams too often, but gets the job done. But the icing is that one of the plastic drive gears broke and IT CAN'T BE REPLACED!!! FELLOWES DOES NOT STOCK PARTS! (Gears don't seem to be readily available ... read more
May 7, 2006 by tspofford
Pros: Reasonable speed and volume, reliable, needs little intervention from user.
Cons: Limited to 9" paper in shorter dimension (true of most home shredders, in my experience).
Summary: I replaced an old wastepaper top shredder, constantly jamming and limited to a few pages at a time, with the DM8C last year and have no complaints at all. It's sufficiently powerful that I don't bother to take my large shredding jobs into the office to ... read more
Oct 4, 2005 by dragonscar
Pros: None I can find.
Cons: Jams constantly; poor paper feed.
Summary: This shredder is one of the worst I've come across. It is supposed to handle 8 sheets, but it jams regularly with 2-4. I spend more time cleaning out the blades and unsticking jams than I do shredding. First, the paper feed is a pain. Paper must be ... read more
Jul 27, 2005 by blueholewa
Pros: Powerful, quiet, great for cards, full size plug, nicely designed catch bin, large cutters.
Cons: Haven't encountered any yet.
Summary: Wanting a crosscut shredder, I researched a replacement for an old Fellowes PS 50 strip shredder. The problem was that there were so many choices with widely varying opinions, that I went on overload and shutdown.Then I went to Costco and was handed a ... read more
May 6, 2005 by drdave-home
Pros: Performs as rated.
Summary: I am replacing a Royal 80x shredder, which just made it past the warranty period before breaking down. That is precision engineering for you. The Fellowes DM8C is much quieter than I had expected. I have run this machine at its rated capacity without ... read more
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