Top positive review
I use it for vermicomposting.
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2017
Good shredder. If it fits, it shreds. If it gets stuck, put it in reverse and smack the side of the shredder head. It will reverse the object back out. If it ever gets stuck shredding small stuff, take the cover off the bottom of the shredder head held on by two screws. Shake the head until the pieces fall out of that slot. Or shoot compressed air in there. Then run the machine in reverse for 30 seconds. This will warm the motor. I have shredded every Amazon box in small strips, appliance boxes, newspapers, mail, cereal box, pizza box, packaging box, and paper I've touched since owning it. I feed it to my red wrigglers once a month with table scraps and crushed shells. I have literally shredded entire pallets worth of cardboard through this thing. I shred a 40 gallon garbage bag a week in cardboard and random paper. Lube the blades with vegetable oil while running the machine in reverse, not shredder oil and don't use lubricant sheets. Otherwise if you use it for compost, the shredder oil is machine oil and you've contaminated your supply. Thicker pieces will shred but they will shred into strips. So keep in mind just because it fits, your thickness may exceed optimal security concerns. I shredded every single thing I could get my hands on. It does white paper fantastic, soda boxes pretty well, and everything is later digested by these worms. I found myself shredding things put out in the front of my library and they ate that too. Magazines, glossy paper, etc. So for my use? This is perfect. Short run time, but worth it. I got it during a lightning deal for $35. And I'd say for a person looking to become a vermpicoster, this is decent. If you have an Amazon prime account and order as much as I do, you will have a garage full of food for worms and carbon for compost in no time. I have something close to six cubic yards of shredded cardboard in huge bags, in refrigerator boxes, and in the worm bins. They can't get enough. Cool thing about this? Amazon can't switch to plastic packing because it would kill the earth and that means an unlimited supply for you. Get it.