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   Fellowes Shredders

    The century-old Fellowes company and its wide range of paper shredders

Fellowes, which promotes its PowerShred technology and Turbo Jam Release, sells deskside, professional, and commercial shredders along with a category called "government-approved." Many promise to be 100 percent jam-proof.

Fellowes is based in Itasca, Illinois. Besides shredders, the company sells various storage, labeling, and technology accessory products. The product is often misspelled Fellows shredder, but in fact the business was founded in 1917 by Harry Fellowes and is his namesake. Fellowes is perhaps best known for its Bankers Box records storage boxes.

Fellowes manufactures strip cut and cross-cut shredders priced anywhere from under $100 to into the thousands of dollars. The smallest machines are readily available at office supply stores and chain retailers such as Wal-Mart as well as warehouse stores such as Costco.

The Fellowes website offers convenient Shredder Selector and Shredder Advisor tools to aid in selecting the best model for home or business use. Fellowes also sells refurbished shredders and has its own line of shredder oils and waste bags.

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