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A medium-duty shredder that shreds 12 sheets of paper at a time into cross-cut strips to provide protection.

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It makes small, cross-cut strips to help protect your privacy

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It does a good shredding job with sharp blades and a good motor

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It’s good for home use

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It has a long cool-down time of 30 minutes

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It only runs continuously for 5 minutes

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It’s noisy

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This Amazon Basics 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card Shredder is a medium-duty shredder that shreds 12 sheets of paper at a time into cross-cut strips to provide protection. It can also shred CDs and credit cards. It turns off with forced entry or if foreign objects are inserted in the slots, and it includes a 4.8-gallon wastebasket. 

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Features

  • Medium duty 
  • Shreds 12 sheets of paper at once
  • Shreds 600 sheets of paper each day 
  • Shreds CDs and credit cards
  • Automatically turns off with forced entry or if foreign objects are inserted
  • 4.8-gallon wastebasket
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CD/DVD Slot

It has a special slot for CDs and DVDs. These are cut into four pieces, one at a time. This slot has a safety cover. 

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What’s in the Box

  • Shredder with 4.8-gallon wastebasket
  • Owner’s manual
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AmazonBasics USB Hub Comparison

 

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12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

8-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder

Advanced Safety -- ShredSafe Paper feed awning
Basket Type Regular Pull Out Regular
Bin Capacity 3.2 gallon 4.8 gallon 3 gallon
Continuous Run Time 2 minutes 5 minutes 2 minutes
Cool Down Time 15 minutes 30 minutes 40 minutes
Cut Type Strip-Cut Cross-Cut Micro-Cut
DVD/CD/Credit Card Slot Yes Yes Yes
Jam Prevention Overload protection;
Manual reverse to clear paper jams
Overload protection & LED indication;
Manual reverse to clear paper jams
Jam Free Rollers
Max Pages (70g paper) 8 sheets at a time 12 sheets at a time 8 sheets at a time
Noise Level 70 db 70 db 68 db
Security Level DIN Level: P-2 DIN Level: P-3 DIN Level: P-4
Shred Width 1/4" wide strips 7/32" x 2 5/32" 11/64" x 15/32"
Useage Level Light Medium Medium
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much power does it consume in standby mode?

    My meter says that it uses 0.02 amps in standby, which is 2.4 watts.

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