Office Equipment: Top 5 Paper Shredders of 2016

By Debapriya Dutta Dec 01, 2016 03:05 PM EST
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Paper shredder is a mechanical unit which cuts paper into a chad. It cuts them either in strips or in fine particles.

Government organizations, businesses, and private companies, use these shredders to destroy useless paper sheets or documents.

These machines vary in their design and run time. They also differ in the number of papers they can shred at a single go. With so many options available, knowing which one is good, especially if you plan to buy one, is difficult.

On that basis, here are the top 5 paper shredders of 2016: 

1. Fellowes Powershred 76Ct 16-Sheet Cross-Cut Heavy Duty Paper Shredder with Jam Buster -  This is one of the top choices amongst offices. It has a run time of 20 minutes and can shred down 16 paper sheets in a single time. It also offers silent shred functioning for shared working places. It has a special jam button which powers through all those paper shreds easily.

2. AmazonBasics 6-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder -  Its sharp steel shredders ensure high-quality cross-shredding. It can take 6 sheets at a single time. It has the ability to run for 120 seconds. It has an auto start feature and also manual reverse to clear out jammed up shredded paper remains.

3. Sentinel 12-Sheet High Security Cross-Cut Paper/Credit Card Shredder with 3.3 Gallon Waste BasketThis unit operates for 120 seconds non-stop and can shred down credit cards, CD/DVD and 12 sheets of paper without interruption. It has a 3.3-gallon detachable waste bin. It is quite in its operation. Plus, it has a carry bag which makes it easy to move around.

4. Bonsaii EverShred Pro 3S16 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card ShredderThis top quality shredder has a top shredding capacity of 12 sheets in one pass. It has a 60-minute constant functioning system and destroying CDs, DVDs, clips, credit cards, etc. With 7.2 feet per minute, this is a great tool to have.

5. Fellowes 4350001 11C Cross Cut Shredder -  Last but not the least is another Fellowes model having solid steel cutters capable of shredding 11 sheets of paper in one go. This unit is quite. It has a safety lock feature which shuts down the shredder. It is great for both house and office utilization.

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