In addition there is a separate slot for shredding CD or DVD's, this separate shredding mechanism strip cuts the CD into 4 pieces destroying the CD, the separate shredding slot means that you don't have to put the CD through the slot intended for paper which should extend the life of your shredder. The large 16L waste bin will ensure that you don't have to empty it every 5 mins, and there is a large viewing window so you can see when it is full. The shredder itself has a built-in handle for easy removal and emptying, auto mode for shredding, a reverse option for clearing any jams, safety cut outs prevent accidental operation, and thermal cut outs protect your shredder from overheating.
Overall this is a very good home/office shredder that will perform well and look good, in addition the range of features available at this price point make the AS800CD excellent value for money. The AS800CD now also comes with two free of charge SP1000 shredder lubrication and sharpening sheets, which are also available to purchase via Amazon.
*Please note home shredders are designed to shred paper, the AS800CD will also accept staples, small paper clips, credit cards and CD/DVD’s. Home shredders are not designed to shred adhesive labels, self-seal envelopes, transparencies, fabrics, glossy paper, newspaper, plastic (other than credit cards), cardboard or continuous forms. Please note that using them for these purposes is likely to cause damage and will be classed as misuse.
Never insert more sheets of paper than stated on the shredder at one time and ensure the paper is fed in straight in order to avoid paper jams. Maximum sheet capacities are based on a paper thickness of 75gsm, heavier weight paper will reduce the amount of sheets the shredder can shred in one go, as will the presence of staples or paperclips.