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AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Strip-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card Shredder

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Price: $34.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
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  • 8 sheet stripcut
  • Shreds cds and credit cards
  • 3 position switch auto,on ,reverse
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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Product Details

Owner's Manual [PDF]| Troubleshooting and FAQs [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 12.8 x 13 inches ; 6.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0050BPWBQ
  • Item model number: AU820SD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,055 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 1, 2011

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Shred all of your confidential information including paper documents, CDs, DVDs, and credit cards.

Lift the safety cover to feed CDs and DVDs
Lift the safety cover to feed CDs and DVDs

Shredder function buttons
Shredder function buttons
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AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Strip-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card Shredder with Basket

  • Shreds up to 8 sheets of paper at once

  • Destroys credit cards, CDs, and DVDs one at a time

  • Large capacity wastebasket

Dimensions: 12.99” x 12.8” x 6.5” (33.0 Lx 32.5 W x 16.5 D cm) (LxWxD)

Paper feed width: 8.75” (22.23 cm)

Weight: 6.2 lbs (2.8 kgs)

Shipping weight: 7.1 lbs /3.2 kgs

Shipping carton: 14.72” L x 12.6” W x 7.64”D (inch) / 37.4 L x 32.0 W x 19.4 D(cm)

Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty [PDF]

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No hassle, quick operation

No need to remove staples so you can quickly shred multi-page documents (up to 8 pages at a time). The shredder destroys credit cards one at a time. Use the reverse feature to clear paper jams. The shredder removes easily from the bottom wastebasket.

Special CD/DVD slot

Lift the safety cover and feed a CD or DVD into the slot one at a time. Hold the CD Destroyer/Reset button, and the blades cut your disc into four pieces.

Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging

This AmazonBasics product features Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging that is recyclable. It comes without excess packaging materials such as hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, or wire ties. The packaging is designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife, and it will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging. Products with Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without an additional shipping box, saving on resources and reducing waste.

Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty [PDF]

Troubleshooting and FAQs: [PDF]

What’s in the Box:

  • Shredder with wastebasket

  • Owner’s manual [PDF]


  • AmazonBasics Shredder Comparison

     

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    8-Sheet Strip-Cut Shredder

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    Advanced Safety Angled Feeding Entry - ShredSafe Paper Feed Awning Angled Feeding Entry -
    Basket Type Regular Regular Pull Out Regular Pull Out (with caster wheels) Pull Out
    Bin Capacity 3.8 gallon 3.2 gallon 4.8 gallon 3.0 gallon 6.7 gallon 6.3 gallon
    Continuous Run Time 2 minutes 2 minutes 5 minutes 2 minutes 8 minutes 9 minutes
    Cool Down Time 30 minutes 15 minutes 30 minutes 40 minutes 45 minutes 60 minutes
    Cut Type Cross-Cut Strip-Cut Cross-Cut Micro-Cut Micro-Cut Cross-Cut
    DVD/CD/Credit Card Slot Credit Card Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Jam Prevention Thermal protection;
    Manual reverse to clear paper jams
    Overload protection;
    Manual reverse to clear paper jams
    Overload protection & LED indication;
    Manual reverse to clear paper jams
    Jam Free Rollers Overload protection;
    Manual reverse to clear paper jams
    Overload protection & LED indication;
    Auto-reverse to clear paper jams:
    Manual pull out paper
    Max Pages Per Load (70g paper) 6 pages 8 pages 12 pages 8 pages 12 pages 17 pages
    Noise Level 70 db 70 db 70 db 68 db 65 db 65 db
    Security Level DIN Level: P-3 DIN Level: P-2 DIN Level: P-3 DIN Level: P-4 DIN Level: P-3
    Shred Width 7/32" x 1 27/32" 1/4" wide strips 7/32" x 2 5/32" 11/64" x 15/32" 5/32" x 15/32" 1/6" x 1 3/4"
    Usage Level Light Light Medium Medium Medium Medium

     

    Product Description

    This Amazon Basics 8 sheet strip cut shredder comes with a separate throat for CD and credit card( one at a time) shredding. This unique shredder offers auto start and manual reverse to clear paper jams.It features a 3.2 gallon wastebasket. It will shred paper efficiently into 1/4" strips at a rate of 9.84 feet per minute. Available in black only this shredder has a one year warranty and is supported by a toll free customer service line 800-327-8508

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    I have also shredded cd's and credit cards with no problems.
    Rachael Sinopoli
    When it shreds, even through it shreds completely, strips of paper will sometimes get stuck on the bottom side of the slot rather than falling off.
    S. Ross
    I highly recommend this shredder for light to medium duty home use.
    ASE

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    514 of 522 people found the following review helpful By Misty Baker VINE VOICE on September 14, 2011
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    As a person who owns their own business I am in constant need of a shredder, and because of this need I go through them like I go through socks. Often.

    I decided to take a chance on this shredder for 1 reason. My current shredder took a trip shredder heaven (aka it went up in smoke and is now acting as more of a corner catch-all than a functioning piece of equipment.

    Anyways, here are the pros and cons I have discovered over the last few weeks.

    Pros:

    *It's compact
    *It shreds "paper" like a dream (even if it will only take 8 or so sheets at a time) The motor speed is crazy fast
    *Easy to set up, Easy to use.
    *The shredder head detaches from the top of the basket making clean up/out a snap.

    Cons:
    *Even though it has a slip for cards/CD's it struggles to shred them. (I found myself having to feed them though at least 2 times before they were properly demolished.)
    *It's not a cross-cut shredder which is a bit of an issue if you are running a business that deals in highly classified or sensitive material. (This is obviously not an issue if you are just using if for basic bills or junk mail.)
    *When the bin/basket is full the motor will continually run. (Don't know why...but it's a fact.)

    All in all...I think it's a reasonably price shredder for home use, but is lacking for anyone needing a business shredder.
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    333 of 344 people found the following review helpful By Bob Feeser TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 25, 2011
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    I have a long history of shredders. I bought a Royal first. Then I got a Fellowes that was in the same price range as this one and it doesn't hold a candle to it. First off the Fellowes slows down if you run more than 2 sheets of paper through it at a time. This unit will slightly slow down when running multiple sheets but does 8 at a time without any problem. It is however a strip cut so it is obviously not a level 5 security machine. (Level 5 means you turn the document into smoke :-)

    I also bought a MS-460Ci 100% Jam Proof Micro-Cut Shredder(sold individuall) and that is a level 4 that turns your documents into fine confetti; way more than the typical cross cut shredder. Of course with that fine of a cut it limits how much you can put in it at one time. I just placed an AARP envelope unopened and it started to take it, then stopped halfway with a red light lit, and then proceeded to finish the job after the pause.

    This Amazon Basics 8-sheet ripped right through 2 envelopes unopened, and only slightly slowed down. That is the big advantage of strip-cuts, they don't have as tough of a job to do, and that results in the max performance for the least amount of money.

    I also wanted to mention that this unit from Amazon Basics also sounds like a precision machine. The whir of the motor while it is doing its job is much better than what you would expect at this price point. This unit is not large so it fits snugly under a desk if need be. It looks attractive. Be sure to oil it. So if you are looking for a good unit for an extremely attractive price, and don't need level 5 security then this is for you.
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    43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Jeanette TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 24, 2011
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    This is a handy little shredder for casual use in your home. It doesn't technically "shred" your documents, but cuts them into narrow enough strips that they'd be tough to piece back together. It's small, efficient, and not too noisy.

    The stated capacity for shredding is 8 sheets at one time. The manual warns of "extensive damage" to the shredder if you exceed that capacity, so if you anticipate heavier usage, you'll want to look into getting a more powerful shredder.

    The CD destroyer of course renders the CD unreadable. I was less confident about the credit card feature. It produced 9 strips, two of which could be placed together to get my entire credit card number.

    The shredder will handle staples and small paper clips, but it will live longer if you remove paper clips before shredding your documents.
    Here's what the Instructions Manual says about other materials:
    "Never shred large paper clips, window or insulated envelopes, continuous forms, newsprint, transparencies, laminated documents, cardboard, any items with adhesives, hard materials or plastic (except credit cards and CDs)."

    I haven't yet had a paper jam, so I haven't used the Reverse mode. The manual does provide detailed instructions for what to do if Reverse isn't enough to clear a jam.

    Once-a-month maintenance is easy, and is required to keep the one-year warranty valid. Just drizzle a little vegetable oil on a few sheets of paper and run them through the shredder.

    I've been using this shredder for about a month with no problems. If any arise, I'll certainly be back to report on them.
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    149 of 173 people found the following review helpful By S. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 23, 2011
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    Update: April 4, 2012
    I had the unit sitting on top of a 15-inch wastebasket, supported by the extension (see product images). Obviously, the extension was not heavy-duty enough to support the weight of the shredding mechanism, as the whole thing just collapsed. The extension broke off at the body of the shredder. It now BARELY sits on top of the basket that it was designed for. Since I thought that the basket was too small to begin with, this part failure pretty much turned the shredder into a doorstop as far as I am concerned. Downgraded from four stars to two stars. I've posted a photo of the broken part.

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    Original review.

    Let's make things straight from the start - this is not an industrial-strength shredder. It is only rated for eight sheets of paper, and it's not lightning fast. That said, it seems to be perfectly well suited for home use. One of the primary reasons that I was interested in this unit is because I want to be able to shred old credit cards rather that cut them up by hand.

    To test this unit, I ran an old CD, an expired credit card, and several sheets of paper through the unit. It's actually more accurate to say that this device breaks (rather than shreds) CDs, as a CD is rendered into four pieces. The credit card was, however, shredded. (See product images.)

    The CD goes into a different slot than the credit card and the paper. To get the CD and credit card into the machine, a slight bit of pressure needed to be applied. Only one credit card or one CD at a time can be run through the machine.

    Pros:
    The machine accepted up to 14 sheets of paper at a time, but it ran slowly. It was asking a bit much of the poor thing to have it shred 16 sheets.
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