Posted: 5/31/2002 7:48:05 PM EST
I get a mess of offers for credit cards, and other sensitive junk mail.
So I want a machine that will not just turn pages into narrow strips, but chop it up into litle chips or the famous "chads".
I want a solidly built one that won't fall apart under a weekly stream of envelopes full of this stuff -- I don't want to have to open all this stuff in order to feed it.
U.S. made, if possible.
What do you recommend?
You want a cross cut shredder, not a ribbon type.
For light duty, they run well under $100.
Check at an office supply store like Staples or Office Depot.
Mind the page limits, ie 7 pages at a time, and the volume guidelines.
I let my stuff pile up once and burned out the motor of a light duty unit.
Both of the ones I have owned, "Fellowes" brand, I think, could shred staples and paper clips, which saves some time.
[shock] you guys are giving me nightmares.....
I've seen cross-cut shredders at the local drug store for $25. We have one of the cheap ones, and as long as you don't feed it more than 5 or 6 pages at a time, it works fine. And it eats credit cards with ease.
$19.95 Zippo lighter.Never understood the paper shredder crazy.Oh and a $10 steel bucket.Don't do a "lisa LEFT-eye lopez" and burn your house down,by starting a fire in your plastic bathtub.[}:D]
I have a Royal CX7000. It's a 7 page limit cross cut. That 12 page one would probably be better, but I've had no problems with this one. I think I got this at Costco, but not sure.
Overkill is ALWAYS good ;) Get one that exceeds your expectations, and you should be fine.
I have a Royal TS9512C crosscut (actually makes confetti), works great.
it does credit cards, staples and about 6 pages at a time.
In this day and age of Identity Theft, you can't be too safe!
Just went to the Office Depot and all they have is ribbon shredders and one model which says 'confetti' - it only goes down to 1/4" X 3" strips.
I think our Fellowes brand only goes to 1/4" X 2" or so. Works ok, but feeding three pages at once would bog it down too much. Don't remember how much i paid. Office Depot, I think, is where I got it.
Saw one in a supply catalog at work that takes twenty pages at a time with staples or paper clips. It cost a little over a grand. Don't remember the name though.
Don't go too cheap on one, or it just jams up and you have to replace them anyhow.
I'd reccommend the fireplace thing myself.
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