Office Stationary Supplier explains what exactly is a paper shredder?
21st September 2010
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A paper shredder is a mechanical device used to cut paper into chad, typically either strips or fine particles

Shredders come in all shapes and sizes and pricing.  It can be very confusing for anyone to choose which is the correct Shredder for them.

Here are some of the points that need to be considered when purchasing a shredder?


  • Strip Cut – As the name suggests the paper is shredded in strip format.
  • Confetti Cut – The paper is shred into small pieces
  • Security Level – This ranges from Level 1 being the largest size of paper shred (e.g. 1 = 12mm strips) to Level 6, 0.8 x 4mm particles which has the smallest level of paper shred.  Level 6 is generally used for Top Security documents.
  • How many sheets can be shred at any one time
  • Is the shredder Jam Proof?
  • Does it have a safety sensor?
  • How noisy or silent is the operation of the shredder?
  • Energy Saving?
  • Does the Shredder have any warning signs for overfull bins?
  • What warranty comes with the Shredder?  Most good shredders will have at least a 2 year warranty for the blade and a 5 year warranty on the machine.

As mentioned earlier, shredders can be used in all environments, including the home, office and industrial arenas.  For large industrial shredding there are many companies which offer this service, though that is a discussion for another day.

We wish everyone all the best when looking for their shredder and hope this blog has been helpful.

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