Aurora AS420C Desktop-Style Cross-Cut Paper Shredder
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- Aurora Desktop Style Crosscut Paper Shredder with Basket
- 4.5-inch throat width
- Basket with handle
- 40-sheet basket capacity
- Measures 9 x 7 x 10 inches
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From the Manufacturer
Destroy sensitive information with this compact desktop paper shredder, designed for economical document security. Durable steel cutters destroy documents into confetti, shredding up to four-folded sheets of paper or one credit card per pass. AS420C features convenient handle design for easy lifting, a letter opener, and detachable power cord; this shredder is ideal for any home office environment.
- Light duty compact design, ideal for countertop or home/small office
- Shreds up to 4-folded sheets of 20 lb. bond paper, one Credit Card per pass
- Shred size: 1/5 inch x 1 17/20 inch confetti style pieces
- Wastebasket volume: 1.32 gallon see-through basket (about 40 sheets)
- Durable steel cutters
- 4.5-inch wide paper feed entry
Safe and Easy to Use
- Three-mode power switch (Auto/On, Off, Reverse)
- Bright power (standby) status indicator light
- Auto start / Manual reverse
- Thermal protection regulates machine from overheating
- Convenient single-hand lifting handle design allows for easy waste emptying
- Detachable power cord
- Includes letter opener accessory
What’s in the Box
AS420C desktop shredder, integrated wastebasket, and operations manual.
|LIGHT DUTY||LIGHT DUTY||LIGHT DUTY||LIGHT DUTY||MEDIUM DUTY||HEAVY DUTY||HEAVY DUTY|
|Cut Type||Crosscut||Strip cut||Strip cut||Crosscut||Crosscut||Crosscut||Crosscut|
|Sheet Capacity||4 Folded||6||8||8||10||10||20|
|Basket Capacity (gallons / sheets)||1.3 / 40||2.3 / 55||3.2 / 100||3.4 / 130||5.3 / 180||4.4 / 160||7.1 / 270|
|Status Light Indicators||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Run Time (at Max. sheet capacity)||2 min.||2 min.||2 min.||2 min.||2 min.||2 min.||5 min.|
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This little guy packs a big punch! I have used it to shred whole pieces of mail without even opening them and credit cards. It was able to handle both without any trouble. Due to its small size it isn't great for shredding stacks of paper, so it is better for the once in a while user. I attached some photos to give you a better idea of the size. I give this 5 stars because the manufactures description is spot on and the price-to-value-ratio can’t be beat.
I prefer the small size because I find the big shredders hideous. This I can hide away and bring out when I need it. I posted some pictures of relative size of the shredder. It has a clear bin which shows if it is full. It turns on, but only operates when paper is fed through the slot. It must be folded along the long axis, otherwise it does not fit. I haven't tried to test the full power of this device because I have no need to, I am not bulk shredding. The resulting pieces are nice and small and only the most diligent of criminal would attempt to reconstruct these papers..
In the manual it states that one should "never shred plastic, continuous forms, anything with adhesive including labels and envelopes, newsprint or any hard materials. while this shredder will shred staples, it is recommended that you remove them whenever possible in order to extend the life of your shredder. only shred credit cards by feeding them vertically within the designated area. never feed more than on credit card at a time."
I will update this review as I continue to use this product!
Price was $30. I have another desktop shredder I bought 5 years ago, but my son borrowed it. That shredder was $80 with a $30 rebate at Staples. It's almost the same size as this one, but more squared.
I'm making him bring my old one back. That takes up to 12 sheets of paper, and has a slot wide enough to run an 8.5" wide sheet of paper through without jamming.
This one has a narrow slot. The instruction book says the slot is wide enough for an A4 envelope, which is a regular sized business envelope, but I found that a bit optimistic. It's really about 3.5" wide instead of 4".
And, you DEFINITELY CANNOT put more than 4 thicknesses of paper through at once, because it will jam. Badly.
It comes with a pick tool, which isn't very useful. The metal points on the pick are OK, but the handle is flexible plastic. I couldn't get it to pry out much. I used a pair of very thin tweezers to clear the jams instead.
It has a pocket on each side of the opaque white plastic container, apparently to hold the pick, or cleansing papers. That doesn't work well, though. The first day I used the shredder, I kept putting the pick back in a side pocket, then dumping it out on the floor every time I turned it upside down to empty it. Now the pick and tweezers live in a Styrofoam cup near the shredder.
The top piece on this shredder is the shredder itself, which I actually prefer. My old one has a container that slides in to the base's casing. The old shredder itself doesn't come off, so if it does jam, I have to unplug it, and put my hand up in the casing and feel around.
I can see the jams with the new one, which makes them easier to clear.
Both will shred a credit card, although the new shredder really grinds. I don't think it would shred a CD or DVD.
The main thing I don't like about the new shredder is that the cut up strips of paper are about 1/4" wide, but 3" to 4" long. Most good shredders cut strips 1/4" wide, and 1" long. Most identity theft experts say the strips shouldn't be more than inch long.
Between the too-long strips and the dinky slot, it's not something I would buy again.
Moving right along...
I bought this for home use and because my boss told me to stop using the work shredder for personal use.
First of all, it says right in the description that the mouth is like 4.5 inches wide. I don't know why people were expecting different.
Secondly, if you are worried about the little shreds that get stuck up in it, empty out the bin entirely, then plug it back in and run it backwards and then forward about two or three times. That cleans it right out.
This thing is a little workhorse and so far I'm pretty happy with it. It makes tiny little rectangles, not full strips.
I've not yet had to use it for a card... I may update this if I do.
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Hit it unintentionally and the shreeder would continue to be on making it a little unsafe for my liking if you are not extremely carefull. It also came with pieces of paper in the blades as well as scratches . I would imagine it was previously used...
I does work well. And it is compact and convenient. But i would not recommed if you have kids or are clumsy.
Cuando se calienta en automático deja de funcionar por lo que recomiendo no usarla en exceso sino en intervalos.
I've used it for up to 15 minutes, and it doesn't overheat or shut off. Being small, it fills up pretty fast if you're doing a lot of papers. When the lid starts rising, it's time to stop and empty the canister. If you don't, it'll get too full and then it will stop and act like it's jammed. If that happens, I turn it off and remove the excess shredded paper from the canister and from the blades--careful not to touch the blades, they are sharp! Then it starts working again with no problems once it's turned back on.
I probably won't ever run it for longer than 15 minutes at a time. I feel that I ought to give it at least an hour to rest and cool off.
If you have a whole file-drawer full of papers, you ought to get a larger, heavy-duty shredder that takes whole sheets without needing to fold them in half first. If you want to shred the contents of one or two binders, this little machine is fine. It's best for lighter duty, like if you need to get rid of a small handful of papers every week.
Like another reviewer said, the noise level is similar to a kitchen blender--maybe not quite that loud, depends on your blender...
After every half hour of use, I use a "shredder sharpening and lubricant sheet" which I got from Amazon Basics.
So far, hours of enjoyment. Very therapeutic!
Compact design makes for easy storage. Can even be kept on a desk if you have the space. Bear in mind that this means the bin is very small and has to be emptied often. I just empty it into the recycling bin so it hasn't been a problem.
The only issue I have is that, unless the bin is completely empty, the device can't be picked up by the handle and moved. If there's anything in the bin it slips off.
But that's a small quibble for an otherwise excellent device.
I would buy again.
Solo le caben 2 hojas al mismo tiempo
Lo único que no me gusta es que la bandeja inferior no tiene un seguro que asegure la parte superior, es decir, se sale muy fácilmente y puede provocar que el papel se caiga en un descuido.
Las cuchillas no tienen mucho filo, pero no se atora el papel, sino se puede usar el modo REVERSA para sacar el papel atorado.
Vale la pena comprarlo por el precio que tiene, ademas que tritura bien las hojas. Valdría la pena revisar al último que los datos que se tieren triturar hayan quedado bien destruidos.