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A medium-duty shredder that cuts 8 sheets of paper at a time into micro-cut pieces.

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The micro-cut shredding is the best protection you can find

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It is very powerful

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It’s easy to empty with the slide-out wastebasket

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It can only run continuously for 2 minutes

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It has a very long cool-down time of 40 minutes

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The Amazon Basics 8-Sheet Micro-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card Shredder is a medium-duty shredder that cuts 8 sheets of paper at a time into micro-cut pieces for higher security protection than strips or cross-cut types. It can also shred CDs and credit cards. This shredder includes an auto start/stop function, a reverse function and jam-free rollers designed to prevent jams, and a slide-out 3-gallon wastebasket. 

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  • Micro-cut blades for privacy protection
  • Can shred 8 sheets of paper at once
  • One sheet of paper turns into more than 2,000 pieces with a 4mm x 10mm shred
  • Can shred CDs and credit cards
  • Includes an auto start/stop function and a reverse function
  • Slide-out  wastebasket holds 3 gallons of shredded paper 
  • Window on wastebasket shows when it is full 
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Strip shredders create about 360 pieces from a sheet of paper, while this micro-cut shredder creates about 2,235 pieces. 

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It has a slot for CDs and DVDs. This slot cuts discs one at a time into four pieces. 

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Credit Card Slot

The credit card slot micro-cuts credit cards into small pieces. 

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What's in the Box

  • Shredder (head, base, wastebasket) and 4 wheels (2 are locking wheels)
  • Instruction manual
  • Owner’s manual
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this a quiet shredder?

    Shredders always make a little noise while shredding, but this is quieter than many other models.

  • Does this shredder work for normal home use?

    Yes, it's great for that.

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Comparison Chart


8-Sheet Strip-Cut Shredder

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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