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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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Style Name: 10-12 Sheet Cross-Cut

Product Information

Style Name: 10-12 Sheet Cross-Cut
Technical Details
Model NumberAU1228XB
Item Weight6 Kg
Product Dimensions22.6 x 80.5 x 39.8 cm
Number of Items1
Manufacturer Part NumberAU1228XB
Technical Specification
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 592 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 Kg
Date First Available29 Jun. 2012

Product Description

Style Name:10-12 Sheet Cross-Cut

Product Description

This Amazon Basics 12 sheet crosscut shredder with contrasting silver head and black basket comes with a separate throat for cds and credit cards (one at a time) This shredder offers the patented shred safe feature which will automatically shut the shredder off if foreign objects are inserted. The 22 cm throat is angled for easy paper insertion for shredding. The shredder is designed for medium duty use which is 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 ease of emptying the 18.0 litre wastebasket. The crosscut confetti like shred size is 55mm long x 5.6 mm wide. The warranty is 1 year on the shredder and 3 years on the cutting blades.

Safety Warning

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

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
Bin Capacity 18.2-litre 14.4-litre 15.5-litre 11.4-litre 12-litre
Bin Type Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Usage Level Medium Light Medium Medium Light
Noise Level (decibels) 70 dB 70 dB 68 dB 68 dB 70 dB

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Style Name: 7-8 Sheet Micro-Cut Verified Purchase
Having used several shredders at home over the years, i was always looking for a shredder that actually lived up to the product description. This makes short work of papers, CD's and bank cards (and the like). It does say up to 8 sheets at a time but that is always going to depend on the weight of paper you are shredding, CD's are chopped into 4 pieces making them unreadable, cards are chewed up in to small pieces (the best I've ever seen).

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.
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Most shredders we have used previously have been very disappointing, suffering from overheating problems, inability to shred properly and frequently breaking down. Consequently we viewed this, our latest shredder, with scepticism.

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.
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Style Name: 10-12 Sheet Cross-Cut Verified Purchase
Really sad to give this shredder 1 star, but the way it's designed, it just appears to accentuate any minor jam into a major catastrophe. I've had it about 2 hours, and already it's jammed twice, both to the point where I had to manually unscrew the thing to get inside.

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.
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Style Name: 7-8 Sheet Micro-Cut Verified Purchase
Shredder arrived this morning, and now been able to catch up with 6 months of shredding.

Whilst it says 8 sheets, actually 4-5 is more realistic, however I don't have an issue with that as this is largely paper dependant. Been constantly shredding for 5-10 mins, then allowing it to cool down for 30 mins or so.

Credit card slot shreds well - the card is well and truly destroyed. Not tried the CD shredder.

The shreddings are small as you would expect, and take up a lot less space than strip cut shreddings. The shreddings themselves are about 4mm x 10mm.

It's not noisy when in use.

The plastic of the collection bin is a bit flimsy and not what I would consider to be robust, however it will not be removed on a regualr basis, so hopefully wont be a problem. The next nearest micro cut shredder is about £40 more, so you pay your money and take your choice.

Overall 5 stars as for £46 you can't complain.
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