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4.0 out of 5 stars Neat and fast, 17 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: Rexel Style+ Cross Cut 7-Sheet Paper and Credit Card Shredder with 12 L Pullout Bin and View Window (Office Product)
I needed to replace my small home-office shredder, and after comparing various Amazon reviews, chose this one because; (a) it scored highest when comparing the ratio of its 5*+4* reviews total to its 1* reviews total, (b) it has a 3-minute maximum continuous use limit, where many of its competitors have only a 2-minute limit and (c) it has a 2-year warranty where most competitors have only a 1-year. I ordered this on Saturday night, it was delivered by mid-day Monday and I had cleared my 18-month shredding backlog by Monday tea-time - filling 1-1/2 black bin liners. Well done Amazon and Yodel for the very quick delivery.

In use I found this shredder quite fast and not too noisy. It does struggle on 7 sheets - but how often do you need to do that? In practice it is actually quicker to feed in 4-5 sheets at a time so that the shredder does not slow down - a "little and often" approach. This also helps not to overheat it - mine cut out a couple of times during my marathon session when I tried maximum loads, so one needs to observe the 3-minute maximum on continuous use. Anyway, the bin is nicely full after a 3-minute session, so you have to stop then to empty it. Doing this, and keeping the feed down to a lower level, works just fine and allows you to keep going for a long time.

A nice feature when this shredder does overheat is that, once it has cooled down, it will restart automatically to let you know that it is ready again (provided that you have left it switched on to Auto with some paper still in the slot). The cooling-off period varies, depending on how hot it got - in my case between 10 - 20 minutes.

The overall design is perhaps rather twee, but I like the pull-out bin instead of the more usual lift-the-head-off style. The bin is quite easy to handle for emptying, but as others have noted, it needs to be replaced fully, otherwise the shredder will not work. I do find the On/Off switch fiddly to use - other shredders I have owned were much easier in this respect - so I deduct 1/2* from the perfect score for this = 4-1/2*

Finally, does anyone know why Rexel are different in insisting that this shredder should not be oiled - all others I have used ask for oiling of the cutters at regular intervals.
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Initial post: 2 Mar 2014 19:57:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Mar 2014 20:00:16 GMT
Perhaps they mean you should use the oiled sheets of paper that you can buy, otherwise dunno on that one!!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Mar 2014 11:17:00 GMT
Henry Bryan says:
Thanks for this suggestion - I should have thought of it myself! Anyway, I queried it with Rexel and they have confirmed that, "Our smaller Personal Shredders do not require lubrication which is the case for the item you have".
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