AmazonBasics 7- to 8-Sheet Strip Cut Shredder with CD Shred
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- Strip-cut paper shredder with 8-sheet capacity; destroys credit cards, CDs, and DVDs (one at a time)
- Shreds paper into 0.65-cm strips at a rate of 3 meters per minute
- 2 minute continuous run time with 15 minute cool down time; Auto start and manual reverse to clear paper jams
- 22-cm-wide paper feed; 12-litre wastebasket; thermal protection
- Measures 33.0 by 20.3 by 16.5 cm (LxWxD); AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty
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This Amazon Basics 8 sheet strip cut shredder comes with a separate throat for CD and credit card( one at a time) shredding. This unique shredder offers auto start and manual reverse to clear paper jams.It features a 12.3 litre wastebasket. It will shred paper efficiently into 6 mm strips at a rate of 2.2M per minute. Available in black only this shredder has a one year warranty.
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.See all Product Description
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AmazonBasics 7- to 8-Sheet Strip-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card Shredder with Basket
Shred all of your confidential information including paper documents, CDs, DVDs and credit cards.
No hassle, quick operation
Quickly shred multi-paged documents (7 to 8 pages at a time) - no need to remove staples. 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 up the safety lid and feed CDs or DVDs in to the slot one at a time. Press the CD Destroyer/Reset button down. The blades will cut your disc in to four pieces.
- Shreds 7 to 8 sheets of paper in one go
- Destroys credit cards, CDs and DVDs one at a time
- Large-capacity wastebasket
- Dimensions: 12.99 x 12.8 x 6.5 ” (33.0 x 32.5 x 16.5 cm) (LxWxD)
- Paper feed width: 8.75 ” (22.23 cm)
- Weight: 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg)
- Shipping weight: 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
- Shipping box dimensions: 14.72 x 12.6 x 7.64 ” / 37.4 x 32.0 x 19.4 cm
Destroys CDs and DVDs
The shredder comes with a dedicated slot for destroying CDs or DVDs. Simply lift the safety cover, press and hold the CD Destroyer/Reset button, and insert a single disc, pressing gently. The blades will cut each disc into four pieces.
In auto mode, shredding begins once the sensor detects something to be shredded. Shredded paper then drops into the large-capacity (3.2 gallon) wastebasket below, and manual reverse makes easy work of clearing any paper jams.
The strip-cut shredder will run continuously for two minutes before needing a 15-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.
Perfect for light use in a small business or home office, the strip-cut paper shredder conveniently fits under a desk or other workstation for easy access throughout the day. Even more, the shredder removes effortlessly when it's time to empty the bin.
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 ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic price for a very capable shredder. After being utterly frustrated by a cheap supermarket one for approx the same price, this one hasn't jammed or got paper stuck in the... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by quasay de
Quick and easy to use.
You get what you pay for. Its basic but does the job well. Better than I expected
couldn't have made a better choice, works well and cuts really small, fantastic.Published 19 hours ago by Judy Wallace
**This review is for the 7-8 sheet shredder that isn't crosscut and costs around £23.00** I would pay the extra and get a crosscut shredder as this one simply cuts paper into... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jackson1
Credit card and cd shredder is an extra bonus, certainly more than basic.Published 2 days ago by Hollie Barton
Brilliant piece of kit at a great price shreds Paper,Credit Cards and CDS easily it is also pretty quiet a neighbour of mine bought a shredder for over £100. Read morePublished 3 days ago by DjRicardo