This shredder does cut very well, but it is curved, so it is hard to get the paper into the crack where it shreds the paper. Also I did not like how very short it is. One reviewer said "i put a tall kitchen bag into the shredder." Sure you can get a tall kitchen bag in the shredder but it is way to big for the shredder. For the price, I was not satisfied but I didn't want to return it because of all the trouble sending it back, and paying the return charge.
I was looking for an inexpensive shredder for home use. After reading some of the reviews on other (cheaper) machines I chose this one instead. It's really a little larger than I wanted, but it works very well. It's noisier than the last one I had, but I'm guessing it makes more noise because it's more powerful. Really not a big deal. I was surprised by how heavy it is, but the top has a handle that allows you to lift the shredder off the basket. That's a nice feature. It took me a couple times to get the hang of putting it back together using only one hand, since the other one is suspending the top over the basket. But, again, this is not a big deal. Very efficient machine. I'd recommend highly.
As always the shipping and delivery were just fine, however the item is definitely NOT what I expected. It shreds everything as advertised, but the "5 gallon" container is only about 3 gallons at best and the darn thing sounds like an air raid siren when you put it into use. The dog runs and hides under the bed with the cat and I tend to want to join them. I have a similar shredder at work and it has better features, a touch safety switch, bigger bin and makes MUCH less noise. I would not recommend this to anyone unless they are going to use it outside next to an idling diesel truck to mask the noise.
I've had a Fellowes shredder for many years and liked it very much however this model has a few bad design flaws althoughthe shredding operation is fine. Due ti the design it is wobbly when set on a carpeted floor and emptying it is a chore as the safety switch is a pain to re align when reattaching the head to the base after emptying. Also it needs a pilot light so you don't leave it on by mistake. If i would had known of the flaws i would have purchased the more expensive one. I guess i will retire this one to the dark part of the basement and buy a good one locally. My fault for buying sight unseen.
I have burned out my share of shredders. I paid a little more for this one, and have been trying to take good care of it. So far, no problems. It is for home use - i.e. you can't use it non-stop. I usually shred a stack of papers less than an inch tall at a time. And purchase the shredder oil. If you haven't used the shredder for awhile, just apply a little oil to the blades before use. If the basket gets too full, the shredder will stop.
Worth the bucks, shreds as it should. Don't over load, allow it to rest and cool down after 15 or 20 min., empty into a recycle bag w/out worry. As far as keeping it going, the sheets that are sold to keep it lubricated? FYI - spray 2 sheets of plain paper with WD-40 on them, liberally, Do this 1 x per month and it stays up to and ready to shred! I suggested that my neighbor get one, too. This is best for a single household , without a tremendous amount to shred. Very pleased with this product. Price well worth performance!
My shredder just died. I sent a message to Overstock to see if they will replace it free of charge and shipping. iI If they do, I will continue to purchase from them because so far I have been very satisfied with their company and customer service.
- How accurate was the sizing? Fine
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Worked fine from January 2012 to June 2013
It was nice. thought it would be thicker. I found 2 small dark spots on it, was going to send it back, but hubby said to keep it.
- How accurate was the sizing? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. thought it would be thicker.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? no.
I Love this Shredder ... Powerful and not very loud ... easy to use ... Great Price and Quick shipping !!! Love Overstock!!!
- How accurate was the sizing? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
My husband uses this shredder evey day. He uses the paper shreds for packing materials.
- How accurate was the sizing? Great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. This was a gift for my husband.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No defects.
I make sure I use this shreader as the directions say so I don't burn it out. It works perfectly, I have no complaints about it. It did stop working once and I was so disappointed. Then I read the directions and saw that it said when that happens to oil the blades. I used cooking oil and let it sit for awhile and then it worked. No mistake in buying this. It shreads paper into confeitti size pieces. Buy it and your personal papers will be safe to throw out.
- How accurate was the sizing? exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Works well and hasn't stopped
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes