Best choice if you're looking for high degree of security at an affordable price. This shredder can handle a decent amount of paperwork and make any document/disk impossible to reassemble.
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Pro Can be used to dispose of highly sensitive documents
This shredder cuts paper into pieces 6 times smaller than the average cross-cut shredder, which are considered highly secure in their own right. Documents that go through this machine are virtually impossible to re-assemble.
Pro Runs quietly
AmazonBasics Shredder runs twice more quietly than the average shredder. While working, it produces about 80 dB of noise, quieter than your kitchen blender.
Pro Built-in protection from over-heating
To prevent motor from over-heating, this shredder has thermal sensors that shut it down before any damage is done.
Pro It's highly portable
This shredder is easy to move around thanks to the detachable wheels that come along with it.
Pro Starts shredding automatically
If you choose the auto-mode, shredding conveniently starts once sensors detect paper being put into the device.
Pro Large waste bin
The capacity of this shredder's bin is bigger than average - 6.7 lbs. Since the paper shreds it produces are very small, they easily get compressed inside the bin, further ensuring that you don't have to take it out to trash very often.
Pro Shreds miscelanous items as well as paper
With this paper shredder you can also dispose of IDs, credit cards, CDs, DVDs, and small paper clips.
Pro High shredding efficiency
This shredder can handle 12 sheets of paper at once, compared to the 6-8 for most alternatives.
Con Requires frequent breaks for cooldown
You can run the shredder for up to 8 minutes straight. Then it requires 45 minutes to cool down.
Con You have to deal with jams manually
There is no automatic solution or prevention mechanism for jammed paper. To resolve the issue, you have to put the shredder into reverse mode and retry disposing of your documents. This can get annoying, especially if you’re in a hurry.
Con Not the safest option if you have kids
This shredder doesn’t have a safety lock that prevents it from being activated on accident. If you have children at home, you would be wise to unplug it every time you leave the house.
Con Doesn’t shred large paper clips and staples
To prevent jams, you should remove large paper clips and staples that hold paper together before shredding.
Con You have to install the wheels yourself
The wheels included with the shredder come separately. You will have rely on the user's manual to install them succesfully.