4.0 out of 5 stars
By Mason W - Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2018
I purchased this bad boy for my wife’s home office. Let me start off by saying this thing shreds harder than Andy Brinker from the 1998 classic film Brink. For those of you who don’t know, this 99 min film introduced some of the most unique roller blade shredding ever witnessed. Purchase this and you can be shredding like Andy in no time! Update** after using the the shredder my wife has been walking around the house being very confrontational. She now says things like “Bruh, do you even shred!?” For this reason I have to deduct one star.
4.0 out of 5 stars
By Cass Young - Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2019
Efficient but could benefit crime some improvements
This is a quite nice machine. Very basic yet built tough to do the job. The first job I had for this shredder was a ten inches pile of documents and several closed documents, some quite thick ones. I even had my kids help me with it, for the very thick ones I opened as I was afraid of jamming the machine. The machine performed quite well which generated 9 full buckets of shredded paper. Many of the documents where stapled at the top corner and the shredder chewed right through it without any issues. I did get the machine jammed with a set of 9 sheets so I was a bit surprised as the maximum recommended is 12. They were packed very tight so that is why I think it jammed the machine. THE GOOD STUFF: Heavy duty feel to the build of the machine Basic features to get the job done - Auto On with a sensor, reverse to remove jams, safety button which only allows the teeth to rotate when the top is fully attached to the bucket (great feature as the teeth are EXTREMELY sharp which is a good thing Compact Size and discreet THE NOT SO GREAT STUFF: It produces a lot more dust than our previous unit Its a bit noisy, so if you are using in an office its best to put it on an more isolated area than in your desk The shredded material is quite wide and long (about ¼ inch by 1 and ¼). It would be nice if they were chopped once more to less than half an inch THE BAD STUFF THought the unit with the motor is well built, the bucket is quite flimsy and due to the safety mechanism it will be hard to retrofit it to another bucket without bypassing the safety click (and that would be dangerous as the unit could turn on while upside down and that would be VERY VERY dangerous. Overall I would definitely recommend this simple shredder for the home office use. If there is lot of demand and several people on constant of use like in an small office, this might be OK but it would be on the edge. I used for 30 minutes basically only stopping to dump out the material and it got a bit worm but delivered only with a small jam. Please let me know if this helps you or if you need any additional pics or other info. Cheers,
4.0 out of 5 stars
By Christopher - Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2019
Awesome shredder; Better than expected.
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. PROS: I want to cover first the high-quality and well-built aspects of this paper shredder. I’ve seen other reviews I personally think the garbage can (bottom portion/ container) is well-built. It had zero problem shipping to me in one piece. I’ve tested and this can easily shred 15 to 16 pieces of normal copy paper and probably 12 of the thicker resume paper. Personally I use this to shred cardboard. (with all the boxes that I get from Amazon and/or for business it’s a great for shredding cardboard) and compost it afterwards. If you see in the video and photo attached the shredder has no problem going through very thick cardboard whatsoever. Think “A hot knife through butter”. I also want to say that the machine is extremely quiet in comparison to other shredders a have owned or currently own. I’ve seen on other reviews people said it was loud. It obviously isn’t going to be silent. Even in comparison to the Amazon basics 8 sheet shredder, it’s about half as quiet as that. That link is below if you don’t need something this heavy-duty as the 12 sheet. Link to the AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Strip-Cut Paper, CD and Credit Card Home Office Shredder https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DN9NX0I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BlQDDbTFVANXG CONS: My two issues with this shredder. One the bottom canister or garbage can cannot be replaced because of the safety mechanism that is built into the shredder. I realize it’s put there for safety but it’s kind of a pain if it ever cracks or breaks. Two is the opening only measures about 8.75-9 inches. If a larger amount of paper or cardboard is loaded in and isn't square to the opening it can jam. That’s easily resolved with the reverse button on the top of the shredder. I would link to see this same shredder with a 12 inch opening. Bottoms line is I would buy again or recommend to a friend. If this review was helpful please let me know by clicking the “Helpful” button below the review.
1.0 out of 5 stars
By slee - Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2018
Defective unit. No power after a few months of rare, light use.
I have gone through two of these now. The first one seemed decent and I blame myself for overworking it one day. The second one, however, I barely used and was extremely careful in how many documents I put in at once. This one died after a few months with no warning. It is plugged into a surge protector with other items that still work so it was not a power fluctuation. It was just dead one day with no power or sign of life at all. I am annoyed because it was clearly a defective unit but I am outside any return window.
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Lon J. Seidman - Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2017
Works as advertised, shreds stacks of paper 15 sheets at a time plus CDs and credit cards
Your browser does not support HTML5 video. This shredder works as advertised. In the attached video you can see it shredding a stack of 15 pages of paper, a CD, and a credit card. All seemed to work without incident. As you can see in the video it creates small cross shredded strips that will make reassembly of the original document more difficult. Stacks of documents will compress into thick strips that require some effort to separate. I would like to see paper bags or something to go in the wastebin as I would like to send the shredded material out to recycling without the having to dump it into another bag later. Currently the device has a bit of an oily / burnt smell but I have a feeling that it's lubricant from the factory. I expect that to dissipate and will report back if it does not. I will also report back on any long term issues I have with it.