This is an excellent little shredder for the money. The "on/off" button is a little hard to slide, but the "auto off" feature renders this point quite mute. This is why I still gave it 5 stars. You're always seeing in the movies where someone "tapes" shredded documents back together for some nefarious purpose. With this shredded paper, I believe this to be quite impossible. It will do 4 sheets of paper with no problems. This 6 it claims can be done is quite possible but the motor heats up. It is somewhat slower than I was used to because an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper takes around 4 seconds to complete I was used to about 1 only, perhaps less. perhaps this is because he does a very complete job of shredding.
Most of what we shred in our small office is letter-sized paper and this works great. Lay old files inside, shut it and forget it. The noise level isn't bad since we can use it and talk on the phone at the same time. We've had this for a couple of years now and feel that it was worth every penny. Rarely jams & minimal maintenance. We had a problem with one at first and Swingline sent us a new one without any issues. Fits under a desk nicely too. Would buy another one if we expand again.
Works as expected ... shreds cds into strips effortlessly and paper into smaller confetti strips. Easily removable pull out draw with a window to indicate when it needs to be emptied. Small footprint to other comparable shredders and moves around easily on 4 wheels.
I am very pleased with my shredder. Was able to shred 4 years worth of taxes papers, bill, statements, receipts, a 60 quart plastic storage box worth, in about 5 minutes. I don't know if I would recommend it for a home office or heavy duty but for personal use, it worked great for me.
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