ideal. 3804 Cross-Cut Centralized Office Shredder, P-4 Security Level

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ITEM# 24972735

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ITEM#: 24972735

The robust 3804 cross-cut P-4 shredder is designed for 15 - 18 users. Continuous operation and high-quality, solid steel cutting heads minimize downtime while shredding paper, staples, paper clips, credit cards, and CD/DVDs. HIPAA and FACTA compliant, the 3804 is federally accepted to protect information against identity theft. The large, 16" feed opening and powerhouse, impact-resistant, and easily-removable 44-gallon bin make the 3804 perfect for high-volume shredding in large departments or offices. A high-quality, wooden, easy-open cabinet is mounted on casters for easy mobility. The large but quiet 1 horsepower motor chews through 26 sheets of paper at once and up to 734 sheets per minute. A patented, electronically-controlled, transparent safety shield in the feed opening protects fingers and hands, and the patented Electronic Capacity Control (ECC) monitors and grades document feeding to prevent jams. German engineering and manufacturing ensure superior quality that will provide many years of trouble-free operation. The 3804 is covered by a lifetime warranty on cutting shafts and wheels, 3-year limited warranty on all other parts excluding wearables, and 90-day limited warranty on labor or exchange at ideal's discretion. The 3804 is delivered by truck and requires a loading dock for receipt.

  • Centralized office shredder designed for 15 - 18 users in a department, floor, or office
  • Continuous run-time shredder for shredding paper, staples, paperclips, credit cards, and CD/DVDs
  • P-4 cross-cut security level is HIPAA and FACTA compliant, and federally accepted to protect information against identity theft
  • Tears through 24-26 sheets of paper at a time, and 734 sheets per minute
  • Hardened, solid-steel cutting shafts are covered by a limited lifetime warranty on cutting shafts and wheels
  • A powerful, single phase, 3/4 horsepower motor operates at a quiet 55 decibels, or the volume of conversation at home
  • A wide 16" mouth opening makes document feeding simple
  • The 44-gallon impact-resistant plastic shred bin can function with or without disposable bags
  • High-quality, sustainably-sourced wooden cabinet is durable to survive real office life, and casters provide easy mobility
  • Easy Switch indicates operational status with optical indicators to provide easy operation, and Electronic Capacity Control (ECC) monitors and grades document-feeding to prevent jams
  • Manual reverse, automatic reverse and stop when overfed, and automatic stop when bin is full prevents jams
  • Safety Protection System includes electronically-controlled patented safety shield to protect fingers and hands, automatic stop when the cabinet is open, and integrated photo cell that automatically starts and stops shredding
  • Manually oil your centralized office shredder every 30 minutes of operation to ensure smoother, faster, and quieter shredding
  • 115v power supply provides plug-and-shred setup
  • Green features include a Zero Energy Consumption sleep mode, lead-free soldering, construction from sustainably-sourced materials, and bagless operation
  • Includes a limited lifetime warranty on cutting shafts and wheels, 3-year limited warranty on all other parts excluding wearables, and a 90-day limited warranty on labor or exchange at ideal.'s discretion
  • ideal. donates $5 to Best Friends Animal Society, Cancer Research Institute, or Wounded Warrior Project upon each warranty registration
  • Made in Germany with precision German engineering and manufacturing

Please note: Options of excessive weight or bulk will be shipped via Freight carrier and our Oversized Item Delivery/Return policy will apply. Please click here for more information.


Material Plastic
Color White
Cut Style Cross Cut
Security Level Level 4
Shred Capacity 21-50
Shred Item Paper, Paper Clips, Staples
Waste Capacity Over 20 gallons
Dimensions 23.25 In. X 25.25 In. X 38.25 In.
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Model Number ideal. 3804 cross-cut P-4
Country of Origin Germany

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