Can't find the old style plastic tape any more. So had no choice but buy the machine. This tape seems to work just fine. It is a little hard to apply as the split back is hard to get started. Would be much happier if it was longer, seems like a lot to have to pay for such a small length.
If you are buying this so that you can shred everyday mail once it arrives in your mailbox and you want the security of shredding it it work as described.... But if you have a stack of papers you want to shred and shopping for a low priced shredder well be prepared for it to take a while.... A long while. Overheats quickly, small basket that holds very little. Now while I love the fact that the blades are all metal and I did not see plastic parts like a larger one and same priced different model at Costco, don't buy it for that purpose. Everyday, one two, five pieces of mail GREAT! Anything other than that.... NOPE!
Useful size for envelopes/small packages. Also use these for labels on files, folders, separator pages, etc. I even used these to label shelves and plastic containers where we store our office supplies. They come off the page easily, and seem to always stick.
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