AmazonBasics 6-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder
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865 of 892 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.
403 of 425 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.
1049 of 1105 people found the following review helpful.
Shreds the Competiton
By Kevin Pepper
I've had a few paper shredders over the years, and they've ranged from pure crap to good in performance. I only use it to shred my personal documents and occasional credit card, so I've never spent that much on one. I was intrigued to see that Amazon had their own brand, and having been satisfied with some Amazon Basics cables and such in the past was eager to get my hands on this shredder. I will point out a couple of things I noticed about this particular item that was different from others I've tried over the past. First of all, I really like the diagonal cross cutting instead of the straight line cutting my old one had. The diagonal cutting keeps the paper from jamming in the blades as was the case with my old one. I have shredded documents six pages at a time and this little guy had no problems chewing them up. I also like the feeder shielding on the top, which keeps things from falling directly into the shredder. This is a perfect shredder for basic home needs.