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AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Strip-Cut Paper, CD, and Credit Card Shredder

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  • Strip-cut paper shredder with 8-sheet capacity; destroys credit cards, CDs, and DVDs
  • Shreds paper into 1/4-inch strips at a rate of 9.84 feet per minute
  • Auto start and manual reverse to clear paper jams
  • 8-3/4-inch-wide paper feed; 3.2-gallon wastebasket; thermal protection
  • Measures 12.99 by 12.8 by 6.5 inches (LxWxD); AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty
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  • 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 (1,942 customer reviews)
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  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 1, 2011

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

Quickly Shreds Confidential Info

Shred multi-page documents (up to eight sheets at a time) with this AmazonBasics strip-cut shredder. The machine quickly turns paper into 1/4-inch-wide strips at a rate of 9.84 feet per minute. Use the shredder to destroy ATM receipts, credit-card bills, mortgage statements, pay stubs, insurance packets, and other old or unwanted info. It will even shred credit cards, CDs, DVDs, and Blu Rays (one at a time).

Helps Safeguard Your Identity

Shredding important documents has become a valuable component to protecting your identity. The AmazonBasics shredder minimizes your chances of falling victim to the havoc and hassle of identity theft. From document-heavy tax season to day-to-day bills and junk mail, the shredder offers exceptional convenience and helps prevent your personal info from going public.

Choose the AmazonBasics strip-cut shredder when looking for the most economical option. It delivers quick, effortless shredding of private information -- with the added bonus of saving your scissors from unnecessary wear and tear.

Details

  • Strip-cut paper shredder with large-capacity bin
  • 8-sheet capacity (no need to remove staples)
  • Also destroys credit cards, CDs, and DVDs (one at a time)
  • Auto start and manual reverse to clear paper jams
  • Backed by an AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty

Destroys CDs and DVDs

The shredder comes with a dedicated slot for destroying CDs or DVDs. Simply lift the safety cover, press and hold the CD Destroyer/Reset button, and insert a single disc, pressing gently. The blades will cut each disc into four pieces.

Easy Operation

In auto mode, shredding begins once the sensor detects something to be shredded. Shredded paper then drops into the large-capacity (3.2 gallon) wastebasket below, and manual reverse makes easy work of clearing any paper jams.

The strip-cut shredder will run continuously for two minutes before needing a 15-minute cool-down. If it shreds continuously beyond the max running time and begins to overheat, the unit will automatically shut off to protect the motor.

Perfect for light use in a small business or home office, the strip-cut paper shredder conveniently fits under a desk or other workstation for easy access throughout the day. Even more, the shredder removes effortlessly when it's time to empty the bin.

Different Shredder Types Provide Different Levels of Protection

Strip-Cut Shredders

- Shreds paper into long strips

- Ideal for basic shredding and light use

- Shred width of 1/4" wide

Cross-Cut Shredders

- Shreds paper into cross sections

- More secure than strip-cut shredders

- Faster than micro-cut shredders

- Shred width of 7/32" x 1 27/32"

Micro-Cut Shredders

- Provides highest level of security

- Shreds paper into confetti-like pieces

- Shreds 6X smaller than standard cross-cut shredders (2,235 pieces vs. 360 pieces)

- Shred width of 5/32" x 15/32"

8-Sheet Strip-Cut Shredder 6-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder 8-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder
Shred Type Strip-cut Cross-Cut Micro Cut
Shred Width 1/4" wide 7/32" x 1 27/32" 5/32" x 15/32"
DVD/CD/Credit Card Slot Credit Card
Continuous Run Time 2 minutes 2 minutes 2 minutes
Cool Down Time 15 minutes 30 minutes 40 minutes
Bin Capacity 3.2 gallons 3.8 gallons 3.0 gallons
Bin Type Regular Regular Regular
Usage Level Light Light Medium
Noise Level (decibels) 70 dB 70 dB 68 dB

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I have also shredded cd's and credit cards with no problems.
Rachael
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

672 of 684 people found the following review helpful By Misty Baker VINE VOICE on September 14, 2011
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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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432 of 451 people found the following review helpful By Bob Feeser TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 25, 2011
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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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107 of 111 people found the following review helpful By Someone Else TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 24, 2011
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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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186 of 220 people found the following review helpful By S. Harrison TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 23, 2011
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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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