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Bigger than it looks, AND more powerful!
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2017
Over the years I've used a full-size shredder, a micro-shredder, and now this guy. So far, this is the best one.
For starters, if you want a continuous-usage shredder you're not going to find it here. If you need to shred for hours and hours spent the cash for a commercial-strength full-size shredder. If, on the other hand, you're occasionally shredding a contract or credit card statement, this will do the trick nicely.
I put this shredder through it's paces immediately upon receiving it, because I bought it to shred a large stack of papers I needed to shred to free up some space (tax returns, credit card statements, etc). The device is POWERFUL for it's size. It's blades are small but mighty. Seriously, you can hear this thing rev up like a little jet engine ready to gobble paper up. You CAN overload it with continuous 6-sheet shreds (it's a bad idea to shred a lot of multi-paper jobs at the max thickness a shredder is rated for), but if you let it breath a little between jobs and only feed it a few pages at a time, it handles it nicely.
I expected the device to jam after shredding this huge stack of papers and it did, but I was able to clear it without too much trouble (I wish the opening was a little wider so I could easily pull out stuck paper with needle-nose pliers, but that's the only flaw in the device I found). A few minutes of reverse, forward, reverse, and a few yanks with the pliers and the one jam cleared without further issue.
The real nice thing is that this device seems to handle paperclips just fine, and has a nice size waste bin for a product in this low price range.
Well, there you have it. I was expected a piece of junk in this price range for very small jobs, and was overjoyed to find this device a step up. It has plenty of power, and shreds beautifully. Just don't try to run it for an hour shredding construction paper, folders, and 6 pages at once. Feed it a few pages at a time or one thick piece at a time and let it cool down every few minutes, and it should last you a good long time. Or at least longer than my last mini-shredder did. That thing is toast.