The product is as described, arrived quickly and in good working order. I don't need a heavy duty shredder so this 8 page max is fine. I'd prefer longer than 2 minutes of constant shredding before the automatic shutoff kicks in but it's okay for my intended use. Having a mesh basket is nice feature so I can see when it's getting full. But keep a clear plastic bag inside to avoid small pieces of paper that sometimes sneak out onto the floor. It would be nice to have a slot to shred credit cards.
Nice style with the mesh basket. Used this unit x 5minutes and it started to smoke and turned off. After 15 minutes the unit started again and I inserted one paper at a time . Unit turned off after 5minutes and would not power back on after 15 minutes. I contacted overstock and there awesome customer service issued a return label . This cross cutter is going back.
It work great for what I needed it to do then after filling the basket it would shut off for about 1/2 hour. then on the 4th time it shut off so I wait about an 1/2 hour and it turned back on it would not turn back on. it took 3 days for it to turn back on again.
Compared to my very high $ and powerful shredder this one is a super value deal. So inexpensive, smaller so doesnt take up much space. And can handle multiple pages of paper. very happy with my new shredder. One bit of info. The first one I recd looked USED as was paper in the teeth of it. Overstock sent a NEW one even before I packed up the thought to be used one. Plus made it so easy with a no cost to me return label. No questions asked. And all with one call to Overstock customer service. This is example of why I love Overstock.
I was so sick of hearing about identity theft and tired of tearing my bills into 4000 little pieces - so when I saw this small shredder at such a reasonable price, I ordered it. It fits perfectly under my desk and it works like a horse. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was that it has no handle or place to pick it up to empty it. Pulling the top off while holding onto the bag I placed inside to catch the "crumbs" is awkward. (Please note - you will be sorry if you don't use a bag -- the pieces catch on the mesh basket!!) Perfect for home office with minimal shredding because that little basket fills up FAST!!