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998 of 1029 people found the following review helpful.
Seems like a good, cheap, basic shredder.
I want to preface this review by saying that I purchased the AmazonBasics 12-Sheet High Security Micro-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card Shredder with Pullout Basket, and that thing is absolutely wonderful. I am spoiled with that thing by comparison, but I needed a small shredder for a second location where I don't need to shred a bunch of documents. That led to this purchase.
This is a smaller shredder with a smaller capacity waste bucket that the shredder mounts on top of. you can use a plastic bag inside to catch all the waste. It is a standard crosscut that cuts thin short strips, but not as fine as the micro-cut. It was able to cut 6 pages of 20lb paper without any problem, but it slows a little to do so- no big deal. It seems like it has good power and might be able to do more in a single pass, but I don't want to chance this- that is what the bigger shredder is for.
My impression is that this small shredder will fit the intended purpose for light duty use- a couple of papers here and there. It is priced at a steal of a deal at $30, especially if you have amazon prime and the thing ships to you in 2 days or less- shipping along on a similar package would cost about $12 bucks by UPS Ground...not Second Day Air. If you have a bunch of shredding to do, consider the bigger shredder- AmazonBasics 12-Sheet High Security Micro-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card Shredder with Pullout Basket. That thing is like a paper grinder- works well and makes a neater generated paper waste that pours out of the can.
293 of 307 people found the following review helpful.
Good Identity Theft Deterrent
Purchase Date: 01NOV15
Purchase Price: $31.86
After being a victim of identity theft I vowed to minimize my identity footprint by shredding anything that has any of my information on it. I have owned a couple of paper shredders over the years and this one so far has been my best one yet. I use it to shred junk mail, credit cards, and personal/ legal documents with ease. I was intrigued that Amazon had its own brand shredder (pictures shown).
The items you run into the machine are diagonally cross cut instead of the straight line cutting (pictures attached). Anyone with time on their hands can sit down and place all of your straight line cut documents back together which is why I recommend you stick to the diagonally cross cut feature at the least - which this one offers. Micro-cutting is the ultimate feature to have. Six pages at a time is no problem. If you do happen to jam it or it slows down because you added to many pages at one time it does have a reverse switch. It also has a safety feature that only allows the shredder to work when it is properly placed on the can - safety for yourself and any little ones. Do you have a fireplace or fire-pit? You can also easily use the shredded paper to create paper logs - Amazon sells a paper log maker.
Update: 15FEB17. No problems with the product or its quality. I used gun oil to lubricate the blades and still working great.
Please Note: I did NOT receive any type of incentive to write this review. This review is my honest opinion after doing much research and purchasing this product for use. Prior to purchasing any product I conduct thorough research. "Was this review helpful to you?" if it was please select "YES" below. Thank you! :)
481 of 507 people found the following review helpful.
Great for Junk Mail! Fast Chopping up to 6 Pages!
By J. T. Turner
Update: After over a year, the shredder is still working great. I use this in my kitchen to shred junk mail or anything with my address. It will zip through a typical 3 to 4 page credit card solicitation in seconds. A few staples are no problem either. If you put more than 6 pages, the motor bogs down but will slowly chew through it- I've done that a few times where it just stopped. There is a reverse switch to unclog it if you get overzealous in your shredding. It is usually faster to just put 3 pages in at a time. It has a credit card slot and has no problem chopping them up. There is a safety switch on the back that only allows the shredder to work while in the supplied can (this prevents chopped fingers if you don't unplug it while cleaning the teeth out; BUT if you want to shred into a bigger container, you aren't able to.)
Great deal on a cross-cut general purpose shredder. In this day and age, there is no excuse for not making sure your personal information is secure. No paper/junk mail/etc goes in my trash without going through this shredder first.