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AmazonBasics 10- to 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder with CD Shred
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- Cross-cut paper shredder with 12-sheet capacity; destroys credit cards, CDs, and DVDs (one at a time)
- Shreds paper into cross section strips measuring 0.56 by 4.68 cm
- 5 minute continuous run time with 30 minute cool down time; Auto start and manual reverse to clear paper jams
- 22.1-cm-wide paper feed; 18.2-litre bin; thermal protection with auto shut-off
- Measures 39.8 by 22.6 by 31.7 cm; Backed by an AmazonBasics 1-year Limited Warranty.
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RISK OF FIRE - Serious injury, loss or damage may occur. Never use any aerosol products, penetrating oils or low viscose oils or lubricants or any other flammable materials in or around the machine as there is a risk this can combust causing serious injury or damage. Only use materials, which are explicitly approved for paper shredders by the manufacturer.
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From the Manufacturer
AmazonBasics 10- to 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card Shredder with Basket
This AmazonBasics 10- to 12-sheet cross-cut shredder with contrasting silver head and black basket comes with a separate throat for CDs and credit cards (shredded one at a time). This shredder offers the patented 'shred safe' feature, which will automatically shut the shredder down if foreign objects are inserted. The 8.7 " / 22 cm throat is angled for easy paper insertion and shredding. The shredder is designed for medium duty use, which corresponds to 25 to 50 passes or 600 sheets daily, and has a 5 minute on 30 minute off duty cycle. It features an integrated handle for the easy emptying of the wastebasket. The cross-cut confetti-like shred size is 2.17 " / 5.5 cm long and 0.22 " / 0.55 cm wide.
No hassle, quick operation
As you do not need to remove staples, you can quickly shred multi-paged documents (10 to 12 pages at a time). The shredder destroys credit cards one at a time. Use the reverse feature to clear paper jams. The shredder can be easily removed from the bottom wastebasket.
Special CD/DVD slot
Lift the safety lid and insert CDs or DVDs in to the slot one at a time. Hold the CD Destroyer/Reset button down. The blades will cut your disc in to four pieces.
- Shreds 10 to 12 sheets of paper in one go
- Destroys credit cards, CDs and DVDs one at a time
- 21 L wastebasket
- Shredder will automatically shut down if foreign objects are inserted
- Dimensions: 8.9 x 12.5 x 15.7 " / 22.6 x 31.7 x 39.8 cm
- Paper feed width: 8.7 " / 22 cm
- Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty
Destroys CDs and DVDs
The shredder comes with a dedicated slot for destroying CDs, DVDs, and Blu Rays. Simply hold the disc by the edge and feed one at a time, releasing when shredding begins. The shredder will stop when the entire disc has been destroyed.
In auto mode, shredding begins once the sensor detects something to be shredded. Shredded paper then drops into the 4.8-gallon bin below, and manual reverse makes easy work of clearing any paper jams.
The cross-cut shredder will run continuously for 5 minutes before needing a 30-minute cool-down. If it shreds continuously beyond the max running time and begins to overheat, the unit will automatically shut off to protect the motor. For added safety, the shredder will also automatically shut off if it detects foreign objects.
The medium-duty shredder can handle 600 sheets per day, and it conveniently lifts off when it's time to empty the bin below.
Different Shredder Types Provide Different Levels of Protection
- Shreds paper into long strips
- Ideal for basic shredding and light use
- Shred width of 0.65 cm wide
- Shreds paper into cross sections
- More secure than strip-cut shredders
- Faster than micro-cut shredders
- Shred width of 0.56 by 4.68 cm
- Provides highest level of security
- Shreds paper into confetti-like pieces
- Shreds 6X smaller than standard cross-cut shredders (2235 pieces vs. 360 pieces)
- Shred width of 0.40 by 1.19 cm
|10-12 Sheet Cross-Cut||5-6 Sheet Cross-Cut||5-6 Sheet Micro-Cut||7-8 Sheet Micro-Cut||7-8 Sheet Strip-Cut|
|Shred Type||Cross-Cut||Cross-Cut||Micro-Cut||Micro-Cut||Strip Cut|
|Shred Width||0.56 by 4.68 cm||0.56 by 4.68 cm||0.40 by 1.19 cm||0.40 by 1.19 cm||0.65 cm|
|DVD/CD/Credit Card Slot||✓||Credit Card||Credit Card||✓||✓|
|Continuous Run Time||5 minutes||2 minutes||3 minutes||2 minutes||2 minutes|
|Cool Down Time||30 minutes||30 minutes||30 minutes||40 minutes||15 minutes|
|Noise Level (decibels)||70 dB||70 dB||68 dB||68 dB||70 dB|
Top Customer Reviews
I have found it very capable and have took to putting those pesky Amazon sticky labels into the shredder still attached to the cardboard now as this more than copes, (see Picture). Only one low point having bought this item it then appeared on "black Friday deals" and I could have saved some money, so if your thinking of buy this item in the future look out for deals.
Oh and don't forget to lubricate the cutters from time to time.
Once you begin shredding you notice straight away that this is no flimsy machine and not prone to the problems previously described. This shredder will shred and shred and shred until the cows come home. We have been having a sort out of old documents and so have had plenty of practice using this shredder to test its abilities. Not once has it stopped due to overheating and shreds well consistently.
Other reviews have highlighted how bulky this shredder is, but you cannot have things both ways. If you have a lightweight shredder then you can expect lightweight performance, whereas this shredder looks and feels like it can cope with seriously shredding.
The lack of handles on the box below the shredder is frustrating and makes picking up the shredder difficult. Twice we have gone to pick it up only to find that the top came away, knocking over the box and spilling shreddings everywhere. It would not take much to design indentations into the box to make things easier.
Finally the separate disc shredder is pretty useless really, badly designed and not up the job. If you want to shred credit/debit cards then the normal shredder will cope perfectly.
Despite the faults this shredder really knocks spots off every other shredder we have ever owned: it is fast, reliable and just shreds away perfectly for our needs - destroying sensitive documents hassle free.
The first time was bad enough that I had to take it apart, but I managed to pull out the pulped, jammed paper in a few minutes with the help of a screwdriver.
The second time, it jammed so badly that it took me about 30 minutes with a sharp knife to cut the paper, a screwdriver to lever the paper out, and some long-nosed pliers to attack the most densely compacted areas.
The entire inside of the grinding compartment got to the point where the powerful motor had packed so much paper in, and so incredibly densely, that the machine was effectively, dead.
Here's a shot where I've removed the middle section, but you can see the top bit which is still compacted and rammed to the point where it's as hard as wood, and took some serious sweat and a lot of swearing to clear:
The instructions say "to pour in some vegetable oil to help unblock it" but in my case all it did was to further solidify the jammed mass of shredded paper pulp, and make the whole process messy, dangerous, and incredibly frustrating because the damn this is also extremely heavy (you would break a toe if it slipped from your hands with the oil seeping everywhere, that's for sure).
If this device just had a simple guage before the main grinding wheels to stop too much paper going in before jamming, it could be a good device. As it is, it's just too easy to mis-judge how much paper you're putting in, and it doesn't give you any second chances.Read more ›
The first time was a mixture of paper and card but I didn't think it was particularly thick. Anyway, no problems - simply reversed the shredder, took a couple of sheets out and away it went again.
Let's see - what else have I tried? A little booklet with a couple of staples in it - no problems there at all.
A DVD - straight through. I was kind of expecting some horrible grunchy noises but no - pretty much the same as paper.
A credit card. Actually, this was the second time I managed to jam it. I was a bit mystified by that, but again I just reversed it out, trimmed it a bit and tried again - successfully.
Of course, the bin is now filled with a mixture of paper, DVD and credit card so I can't really recycle the contents, but obviously I could be a little more selective.
Being a cross-cut shredder, what comes out of it really isn't going to be stuck back together any time soon - so if you happen to be in a US embassy somewhere and you need to leave in a hurry, this is probably a good bet.
There are a few 'nevers' of course:
"Never shred large paper clips, window or insulated envelopes, continuous forms, newsprint, bound pages (in [sic] example: notepads, checkbooks, magazines, etc...), transparencies, laminated documents, cardboard, any items with adhesives, hard materials or plastic (except Credit Cards and CDs)."
So small paper clips are o.k. - well, small staples go through with no problems so why not small paper clips?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read a lot of reviews about this shredder before choosing this one. I also read reviews for the other shredders too. Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Michael Sherriff
Only had the shredder for a few weeks but it works very well, doing exactly what it says it will. Smaller than my previous machine but just as effective, especially for the price. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Bette
We had to replace our old shredder, and after a lot of research, bought this. It is very good! Really cuts up paper well. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Devon Al
Reasonable price, looks professional and neat, more than happy with it, shreds a lot at once.Published 2 days ago by simon
was orginally looking for a bigger size one but this one is fantastic for the average family this would be more than adequatePublished 3 days ago by buddha
fantastic all rounder under estimated grab one you will not regret it xxPublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Unimpressed - struggles with 6 sheets and difficult to find the gap when shredding docs quickly.
It's ok but my dad has a much better one for about £3 more from Rexel hence... Read more
I shredded so much after my mother passed. This managed the lot without clogging except when the shredded paper tank got too full.Published 3 days ago by Mum