Great option for those who require a heavy-duty shredder. Consider this option if you have to shred large volume of paperwork regularly.
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Pro Very fast and efficient shredding
This shredder can handle up to 18 sheets of paper at once, that's three times more than most of the alternatives. It takes as little as 5 seconds to dispose of one A4 page.
Pro Runs longer without cooldown than alternatives
This shredder can run for as long as 40 minutes before it requires a cooldown, way longer than most competitors. It also needs shorter breaks to work properly - 30 minutes compared to 40-45 minutes that other shredders require.
Pro Extremely quiet
While running, this shredder creates about 60 dB of noise. That's 2-4 times more quiet than most alternatives.
Pro Can shred almost anything
You don't have to worry about putting cardboard, CDs, DVDs, junk mail, IDs, and credit cards into the shredder. It can easily power through large paper clips and staples.
Pro It's pretty portable
Despite this 38-pound shredder being on the heavier side, it's easy to move around thanks to the detachable wheels that come along with it.
Pro It doesn’t require lubricating
Unlike most shredders that need you to oil regularly, the Royal doesn’t require any lubricating. In fact, doing so will void your warranty.
Pro Automatic jamming prevention
If paper gets jammed inside the shredder, reverse mode kicks in automatically and the issue is resolved without any intervention on your side.
Pro It starts and ends shredding automatically
In auto mode, this machine will automatically start shredding once it detects that you inserted paper and turn off once the job is done.
Pro You don't have to empty the bin very often
Maximum bin capacity of this shredder is 8.5 gallons, that's twice as much as most competitors. You won't have to take it to the trash very often.
Con It's a hefty investment
This shredder is extremely efficient and powerful, but that comes at a high price. You need to consider carefully whether you truly need all of these advanced features, or if a cheaper option will be sufficient.
Con Not the safest option if you have kids
This shredder doesn’t have a safety lock that would prevent it from being activated by accident. If you have children at home, it would be wise to unplug it every time you leave the house.
Con You have to install the wheels yourself
The wheels included with the shredder come detached. You will have rely on the user's manual to install them succesfully.