The FS5 has two shredding modes: reverse or automatic on/off. When the shredder is in the auto position, shredding is activated as the paper touches a sensor on the blades; the machine automatically stops when shredding is complete. Reverse mode helps clear paper jams from the blade mechanism.
The FS5 shredder fits most standard wastebaskets and features an adjustable-width side control. The blade mechanism can be comfortably lifted and set aside for cleaning or paper removal. The FS5 also has an overload protection feature that will automatically shut down the shredder when it overheats.
The FS5 shredder features strip-cut operation for security and waste reduction. To avoid jamming the cutting mechanism, empty the waste bin frequently. Note that the stamped steel blades of the cutting mechanism are not made to handle staples and paper clips. Removing staples and paper clips, using the reverse feature, and periodically oiling the steel blades will keep the FS5 in prime condition. -- Megan Dugan