With heightened awareness around identity theft and protecting your personal security, shredding your personal documents has become a reality for millions of people today. However, the typical paper shredders that you can purchase leave a lot to be desired when it comes to durability, capacity and just basic shredding power. Honestly, have you ever been able to get one of these lower priced home paper shredders to ever last more than a season of steady shredding use? It certainly has been my frustrating experience, I’ve gone through 3 or 4 home shredders that simply don’t hold up. It seems that the paper and items I put through the shredders I’ve bought tear up the shredder more than the shredder tears up the paper.
Introducing the Heavy Duty Cross Cut Paper Shredder from Hammacher Schlemmer. First of all, as you’ll notice from the picture, calling this just a “paper shredder” is probably a misnomer. The picture actually shows a CD-ROM disk ready to meet it’s demise. This commercial strength heavy duty shredder can easily shred much more than paper.
The Heavy Duty Coss Cut Paper Shredder has received the highest rating for shredding capacity and ease of use by the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute. And notice the “Lifetime Guarantee” offered by Hammacher Schlemmer. This heavy duty commercial strength shredder has to be durable to meet the lifetime guarantee and that eliminates any worries that the shredder won’t last or hold up.
The lesser quality strip-cut shredder models you’re probably more familiar with only minimally obscure your information, and determined thieves can easily piece your ribbon-cut documents back together if they’re so inclined. This commercial grade cross cut shredder, on the other hand, completely obliterates up to 16 sheets of paper in a single feed and is able to thoroughly destroy and pulverize CDs and credit cards as well.
The heavy duty cross cut shredder is designed with two steel counter-rotating cross-cutting gears that cut paper into parallelogram-shaped unrecognizable shreds. And the shredder has the precision to destroy paper as small an 1/8 inch by 1 inch. The shredder will cut credit cards and CD-ROM disks into minuscule pieces impossible to reassemble. And that’s what you need a proper shredder to do. Not just make you feel better that you’re making an attempt to obscure your documents and information, but rather, truly making your information impossible to decipher!
The Heavy Duty Cross Cut Paper Shredder has some other useful features built in with an LCD display that indicates when the seven gallon container is full. The shredder also has an auto-start, stop and reverse function, and weighs about 30 pounds.