AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder

AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder
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Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 1442 reviews)

Product Details

  • Brand: AmazonBasics
  • Model: AU860XA
  • Dimensions: 15.90" h x 7.30" w x 12.80" l,


  • Cross-cut paper shredder with 8-sheet capacity; destroys credit cards (one at a time)
  • Shreds paper into strips measuring 3/16"x 1-27/32", meeting security level P3 standards
  • 3 minute continuous run time with 30 minute cool down cycle with overheat LED indicator
  • Angled feed entry for safety with auto start mode and manual reverse to clear paper jams
  • 4.1 gallon bin with see-through window to easily determine when bin is full; Integrated lifting handle for easy emptying; Backed by AmazonBasics 1-year Limited Warranty

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

246 of 249 people found the following review helpful.
5easy to handle and small enough to fit almost anywhere
By Amazon Customer
[[VIDEOID:fefb54823f46761de6d20d9ffefb9681]] Basic cross-cut shredder, and that is what it is. If you need a commercial shredder, this one is not for you. It can handle (maximum) eight sheets as advertised. Credit cards no problem.
It is light, easy to handle and small enough to fit almost anywhere, noise level is low. It will work best if connected directly to a wall socket, if you have to use extension cord, make sure it can handle the 2.2 Amps rated motor.

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful.
5Finally, the stack of old mail will go away!!!
By Kym
This works great! I don't typically test it with the full 8-sheet capacity, but I regularly put mail through that hasn't been opened yet, such as credit card offers, and it handles them just fine. I finally got rid of the huge stack of mail that had been building up on my counter because I didn't want to throw it away but I had lent my old shredder to a friend and never got it back. So, after some research I finally bit the bullet and bought a new one. I do like the cross-cut as my old one just did the strips. I feel this one is more secure, but it's not like I'm shredding secret government documents or million-dollar bank statements. Still, it would take some serious effort to try to put these bits back together.

I did try shredding a credit card and although it slowed a bit, it handled it. You just have to do those one at a time. I also put through stacks of paper and even if some of them got fed in at a bit of an angle, it didn't jam and everything went through fine. Again, it slows a bit, but that's fine as long as it doesn't jam.

The first day I got it, I used it for about a half hour and it didn't overheat or shut off. I pretty much filled up it on the first round and it was a trooper. I know you can put bags in it but since I just use it for paper, I simply empty it into my other recycle bag when it's full and ready to go out. That's better anyway since the bags are recyclable and I'm trying to be better about that.

This could also be used to make packing paper as the shredded bits would pack nicely around breakable items. Or, you could shred some pretty colored paper to make your own stuffing for presents. Or confetti. The possibilities are endless and I'm sure someone has made a Pinterest board about it.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with this and would recommend it. I've had good luck with the Amazon brand.

90 of 95 people found the following review helpful.
5Very nice product. Used it extensively the first day and ...
By Huron Ohio reader
Very nice product. Used it extensively the first day and was very pleased with results. Didn't overheat and handled 8 sheets with ease.

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