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Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
We use this at home. Prior shredder switch failed and it jammed often (after about 4 years of use) so ordered this to replace it. It is compact but holds as much shredded paper as prior shredder. Makes less dust and works smoothly. Have used it for about a month and am very pleased.
Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2020
Smaller than expected. Worked great. Was purchased as a gift. Recipient was very happy with it at first. Now not even two months old it stopped working totally! Since I purchased the Asurian warranty I have to go through them. If I had not it would have been easier. Amazon would have just replaced it or given me a credit back. About to check out the warranty. It may be easier than I think. But shouldn't be having this problem with a new item. Wouldn't recommend purchasing it.
It is a good shredder if you only do a couple of pages once in a while. I purchased this machine to do 20 years worth of shredding and it is a slow process. It does do the job but 2 to 3 pages at the time. If you use it for 30 minutes it will overheat and stop. Also, the bin is small so it requires frequent emptying. So, not bad, but not for large quantity shredding. It will work well if you are planning to use monthly for about 10 minutes at the time.
I was so embarrassed to get this as a gift for a friend. This did not hold up to the description. Motor gets hit very often and you need to stop your work or it just stops to cool off. It can only handle 3 sheets of paper at a time.
The main sections of the shredder are made from thin, flimsy plastic; but the top section that does the shredding seems to be solid and well built. Will have to use it for a while to see if the lightweight sections are a problem.
I was surprised to see how small the receptical was for collecting the shredded docs. It fills up quickly and I should have looked at the dimensions more carefully. The shredder seems to be strained when it is fed fewer sheets of paper than is specified in the description. For a new shredder I found it to be very noisy but it did shred the docs I gave it thoroughly. I would not purchase again.
I have been using this paper shredder for some time now.
It has a safety lock which is nice. It shreds up to 9 of paper at a time now I can also get rid of junk mail without having to open the envelope. When I tried with a single paper it was very fast but was running slow when I tried 9 sheets at a time. I tried with stapled pager, paper clips, and the old credit cards and did not have any problem at all.
As a safety feature unit has a safety lock which basically turns of the unit and also has a sensor that turns off the unit when lifting the unit off the bin which is good. I really like the cross-cut feature. When I tried to feed thick paper it tried a bit and got stuck, I was able to reverse the motor to take it out without any problem by using a reverse switch. It has a paper sensor that starts shredder when it detects paper and stops after completing the paper. Even I tried a long newspaper and it works very well.
I did not like its continuous running time only 5 min before 30 min cooling period and also it's waste bin clearing where you have to lift whole shredder unit, instead, I prefer drawer type waste bin which can be removed without lifting the unit.
I wanted this to be my go-to shredder but it has a few drawbacks. First, anything 5-pages or less it'll cut with no issue. However, when you get to 5-8 pages, it chugs. The first time I used it, it overheated within minutes and needed over an hour to cool down. I wouldn't recommend this for anything but casual, simple use, nothing business oriented.