Aurora AS1040C 10 Sheet Micro shred JAMFREE Crosscut Paper Shredder with Pullout Basket and Casters
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- Cut size: 3/25" x 9/25" pieces
- Shred speed: 9.2 feet per minute
- 9.0" Throat width
- 360 degree swivel castor wheels/Front pull out wastebasket
- Basket volume/capacity: 9.25 gallon/1045 sheets
Top Customer Reviews
Anything else I have found with such small shreds has been much more than twice the price. Smaller shreds mean more security and less time between emptying the basket, because the shreds take up less room per page.
Works very quickly and efficiently, and I have not found this to be much louder than other comparable shredders.
I have used 13 gallon bags to catch the shreds in the basket. This makes cleaning out the shreds much easier and neater.
Warning: The plastic on the unit base is a little thin and brittle. I have had a few cracks. The heavy shredder head should be put gingerly back onto the base when emptying, and once when I rolled the unit over a door threshold and the wheel broke loose because the base plastic cracked - so be very careful!
Functionally this is great unit.
I have used this shredder for 5 months and am entirely satisfied with it. It is the only micro shredder I could find in its price range that could handle 10 sheets at a time (which it actually does). I don't understand why, if you are going to bother to buy a shredder and shred documents, you would use a strip shredder which does not provide as high a level of security.
To be clear, this is not a true confetti shredder, since the strips are 9/25 inch long, but that's pretty close to confetti.
One nice design feature is that you feed sheets in vertically, that is, you place up to 10 sheets in the opening and drop them in! Unlike my last shredder, which fed horizontally, you do not have to hold them for a few seconds until the shredder grasps them securely.
It's hard to describe noise quality and level in writing. All I can say is that the Aurora is not as noisy as my last shredder. Unlike the constant roar of the old one, the Aurora makes a rhythmic "chug-chug" sound as it devours the paper. It does not bother me at all for the brief periods that I use the shredder. FWIW, I would rate its loudness as moderate. No one in adjoining offices has ever commented on the noise.
I don't think I have ever run this shredder for more than 10 minutes at a time, so I have not encountered overheating. (If you have boxes full of documents, as described by one reviewer, it's faster and cheaper to take them to a document destruction place; for a higher fee, mine destroys the documents while I watch.Read more ›
It really confetti shreds my documents. I am so much more at ease knowing that it would be impossible to garner any information from the shredded pieces. It does have quite a low rumbling sound to it. But considering the price and the excellent shredding it does, I don't mind the noise. Unlike others, I have had no jamming problems or any problems at all. Treat it well and it will return the favor.
I bought this for two reasons: it truly is a micro-shredder and it's very affordable. I shred all my junk mail and personal papers. My daily junk mail keeps my kitty box constantly filled with fresh layers of this finely-shredded paper. I save tons of money on clay kitty litter AND my cats can physically tell the many satellite TV and cable providers that send me weekly ads what to do with their so-called bundling bargain prices.
Shreds 6-8 sheets of paper at a time flawlessly, but it does take up to ten sheets depending on the thickness of the paper.
The small shred size and curled confetti guarantees no ID thief could steal your personna with this paper confetti!
It's relatively quiet.
It's easy to use.
A yellow warning light will let you know if the paper layer is too thick.
Quick and easy to empty.
A warning beep will let you know if the basket door isn't closed properly, or if the basket needs to be emptied.
It's easy to move around the office with the small wheels.
Best for low-office work as it stops shredding after 15 or so minutes to cool down. Cool-down time is only five minutes, though.
It does get messy if you don't use a plastic bag to catch the confetti. The mess is small paper and pulp dust. Don't use this on a carpet as the machine leaves paper dust behind, although the carpet will help stabilize this shredder as compared to letting the wheels roll around on tile.
Despite these cons, this is still a great shredder for the price and small confetti.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This shredder works great and has a fairly large trash capacity. However I found a different shredder for my new office that was half the price and works just as well if not betterPublished on January 7, 2014 by Jennifer Allen
This shredder has provided good service for more than a year. The capacity is just right for me. The occasional jams, which are caused when I misjudge the number of pages, recover... Read morePublished on May 5, 2011 by DLBUYER
I am on my second shredder having returned the first one because it was damaged in shipping. The shredder works fine (so far) but even the second one I received was damaged in... Read morePublished on February 9, 2011 by P. David Meyer
This machine works great. I've had fellows shredders in the past and Aurora makes a much better machine. Read morePublished on November 1, 2010 by P. Juarez
It is a good micro-shred shredder. Much more secure than a regular crosscut shredder (and, of course, strip-cut shredder is not worthwhile). Read morePublished on October 16, 2010 by XiMiX
Zero stars. I bought this for a specific application which was to shred newspaper for recycling. Unfortunately this shredder won't handle paper that thin. Read morePublished on September 2, 2010 by Sid Johnston
What a great product.. Do not waste your money on any other schredder. This one is great and micro schreds documents fast and you feel secure after using this item. Read morePublished on January 24, 2010 by Cari Purkey
I have owned several microcut shredders where not more than a few small typed letters can be on a strip. Read morePublished on November 15, 2009 by J. L.
I do not understand the 5 star ratings this machine has gotten. I find that after about 50 pages of shredding, the machine over heats and has to be shut down for at least 30... Read morePublished on September 17, 2009 by M. Aylott