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Fellowes Powershred P-38 Stripe-Cut Shredder

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Background

Back in around 2013 if I am not mistaken, I was looking for an affordable shredder to use at home. As such, I decided to go to Popular Bookstore near my home to look for one.

As I look around the bookstore, there were many different models of shredders. The cheapest of them all in the bookstore was the Fellowes Powershred P-38 Shredder.

Since it was the cheapest and I feel that for me it was affordable, I decided to get it.

The Stuff

The Fellowes Powershred P-38 Shredder is rectangular in design, which consists of the shredder itself and a bin.

Based on Fellowes website, it has the following features:
  • Shreds 8 sheets per pass
  • 6mm strips, security level P-2
  • Also shreds staples and credit cards
  • Safety Lock disables the shredder and prevents accidental activation for added safety protection
  • Shreds continuously for up to 3 minutes
  • 19L with easy lift-off head
  • 1-year machine warranty and 1-year cutter warranty
Here are some of the pictures that I have taken to show how the stuff looks like:

The Fellowes Powershred P-38 Stripe-Cut Shredder
The Fellowes Powershred P-38 Stripe-Cut Shredder

Close up to show the information imprinted on the shredder
Close up to show the information imprinted on the shredder

Comes in 2 parts: shredder and bin
Comes in 2 parts: shredder and bin

Bottom of the shredder
Bottom of the shredder

Close up of the shredder
Close up of the shredder

Usage and Experience

I have been using the Fellowes Powershred P-38 Stripe-Cut Shredder for years. It does its job as expected as it shreds paper into strips.

Although it is able to shred 8 pieces of paper as shown on the shredder itself, depending on the thickness of each paper, it will be safer to put less than 8 as it may not shred properly if it's stacked too thick.

I have also tried shredding some of my expired or no longer used cards and as expected, it does its job accordingly.

As long as the shredder is not fitted into the accompanying bin, it will not work. This is the safety feature mentioned on their website.

I do experience jams along the way, and I have to use something sharp to extract out the shredded papers at the bottom of the shredder.

You can watch the video of this stuff below or on YouTube.


Final Thoughts

Overall, I feel that the Fellowes Powershred P-38 Stripe-Cut Shredder is an affordable solution for those looking for a shredder to use at home. As this is a relatively old model, there are newer models from Fellowes for home use that can shred into micro-cuts.

You can click on the link below on one of the newer models to find out more: