|Item Weight||14.7 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||7.8 x 12.2 x 16.5 inches|
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|Item model number||AZ80MC|
|Manufacturer Part Number||AZ80MC|
AmazonBasics 8-Sheet High-Security Micro-Cut Paper, CD, and Credit Card Shredder with Pullout Basket
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- High-security, micro-cut shredder with 8-sheet capacity; destroys credit cards, CDs, and DVDs (one at a time)
- Shreds paper into tiny pieces (5/32 by 15/32 inches)
- 2 minute continuous run time with 40 minute cool down time; Auto start and manual reverse to clear paper jams
- 3-gallon pullout bin; 8-3/4-inch-wide paper feed; thermal protection with auto shut-off
- Measures 16.5 by 7.75 by 12.25 inches; Backed by an AmazonBasics 1-year Limited Warranty. Please Note: Kindly refer the Instructional Video and the User Manual which is highly essential for the better usage.
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AmazonBasics 8-Sheet High-Security Micro-Cut Shredder
Quickly Shreds Confidential Info
Thoroughly shred multi-page documents (up to eight sheets at a time) with this AmazonBasics high-security micro-cut shredder. Offering a continuous shred cycle of two minutes, the machine quickly turns paper into tiny confetti-like pieces.
Micro-Cut: 6X Smaller than Cross-Cut
The micro-cut shredder turns a letter-size sheet of paper into about 2,235 pieces, each measuring 5/32 by 15/32 inches (4 by 12 mm). By comparison, that same sheet of paper becomes only 360 pieces using a typical cross-cut shredder.
Use the powerful micro-cut shredder to shred anything from living wills, house deeds, and social-security cards to medical records, bank statements, old tax returns, and other sensitive documents. Even more, the shredder can handle small paper clips and staples for timesaving convenience.
Helps Safeguard Your Identity
Choose the AmazonBasics micro-cut shredder when you need to destroy the most sensitive information. The shredder provides a high level of security--perfect for protecting you and your family's identity at home or client information, business records, and highly classified documentation at work.
- High-security micro-cut shredder with pullout bin
- 8-sheet capacity (no need to remove staples)
- 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, DVDs, and Credit Cards
Inserted one at a time into the designated slot, CDs, DVDs, and Blu Rays are cut into pieces rendering them useless and credit cards are micro-cut into tiny pieces for valuable peace of mind.
Easy Operation and Pullout Bin
In auto mode, shredding begins once the sensor detects something to be shredded. In the unlikely event of a paper jam, manual reverse helps clear it out.
The micro-cut shredder will run continuously for 2 minutes before needing a 40-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.
The paper shredder’s pullout waste bin offers a large capacity, holding up to 3 gallons before needing to be emptied. Perfect for use in a busy office, the high-security micro-cut shredder takes up minimal floor space, and its smooth-rolling wheels allow for convenient placement.
Different Shredder Types Provide Different Levels of Protection
- Shreds paper into long strips
- Ideal for basic shredding and light use
- Shred width of 1/4” wide
- 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"
- Provides highest level of security
- Shreds paper into confetti-like pieces
- Shreds 6X smaller than standard cross-cut shredders (2235 pieces vs. 360 pieces)
- Shred width of 5/32” x 15/32”
|8-Sheet Strip-Cut Shredder||8-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder||12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder|
|Shred Type||Strip Cut||Micro-Cut||Micro-Cut|
|Shred Width||1/4" wide||5/32” x 15/32”||5/32” x 15/32”|
|DVD/CD/Credit Card Slot||✓||✓||✓|
|Continuous Run Time||2 minutes||2 minutes||8 minutes|
|Cool Down Time||15 minutes||40 minutes||45 minutes|
|Bin Capacity||3.2 gallons||3.0 gallons||6.7 gallons|
|Bin Type||Regular||Regular||Pull Out (on wheels)|
|Noise Level (decibels)||70 dB||68 dB||65 dB|
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|Item Dimensions||12.25 x 7.75 x 16.5 in||13.39 x 17.01 x 24.29 in||8.5 x 12.8 x 16.9 in||12.48 x 8.9 x 15.67 in||20.88 x 16.88 x 15 in||7.3 x 12.6 x 15.7 in|
|Item Weight||14.72 lbs||25.8 lbs||13.2 lbs||12.79 lbs||14 lbs||7.4 lbs|
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If you have 8 sheets or less just jam them in and the shredder will do the rest. Other reviewers have said that the paper needs to be aligned properly. I'm a doctor, and we use this at the reception area.ALL DAY LONG. If the paper goes in sideways, the shredder pulls it in and shreds it completely. If you shred only one piece of paper at a time, I will agree there is some resistance from the unit - what we do is just fold it over to create a more sturdy document.
It's a great shredder for the money. It can take a doctor's office's receptionist shredding 4-5 sheets every few minutes. It's powerful, and secure. You know you need it. Get it, and forget it.
Useful tip - use plastic grocery bags as a liner in the bin to catch the clippings. Makes for much easier emptying. Most shredders these days don't allow this because there must be a TIGHT seal of the lid or the unit won't run. In this unit's case, the bin is SEPARATE from the catch-switches that would create this problem. Good deal.
ANOTHER USEFUL TIP: Use some type of light oil on the shredder 'teeth' every now and again. I Use WD-40, and it works just fine as anything else. If you don't oil it and it is geting heavy use, it can start to misbehave and jam up. :-)
UPDATE 20-NOV-13 - started using the 3-in-1 oil last week instead of WD40, and it works much, much better. With the WD40, I was hearing some more noise coming from the unit after a day or 2 - with the 3-in-12 oil, there is NO EXCESS noise.
I use a shredder for doing end of year book work; I keep 4 years worth of records and shred the years worth that I am replacing. I also shred lots of junk mail that has my info on it. When my shredder started getting hot and stopped shredding for very long at a time, I knew it was time to start looking for a replacement. I did research on what type of shredder I should purchase since my 1/4 inch wasn't shedding my personal information very good, I could even piece some of it back together and make it readable, which defeats the purpose of a shredder.
After I did research I decided I needed a Micro Shredder since it is the best out there that is affordable and more secure. It is amazing how expensive a micro shredder is. I checked into several different brands and stores and decided the Amazon 8-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder had the best price and great reviews. I did not realize Amazon made a shredder until I was searching on Amazon.com. I purchased it in December of 2014 and have been happy with the quality of the shredder and the micro-cut.
The AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder is 12 inches wide, 7 1/2 inches deep and 16 3/4 inches tall. It weighs right at 15 lbs. The shredded cuts the paper extremely small where no one could put all the pieces back together. Look at my photos, the paper is the size of a tic tac. It also cuts CDs or DVDs into 4 strips which it has a separate slot for. If you want to shred a credit card, you place it in the center of the shredder where you slide the paper in. It took a little getting used to placing the paper in at an angle instead of straight down. The shredder will take up to an 8 inch wide paper and has an auto forward, reverse and off setting.
The main reason besides the micro-cut that I purchased this shredder was because it had a slide out basket. It is really hard for me to pick up the heavy heads off my old shredders to remove the trash, but now I just pull out the basket and take it to the trash and dump it and then slide it back in. No more straining on my back. It also has wheels, so you can roll it to the trash if you need to. I have been extremely pleased with this shredder and have not had any problems with it.
So, now about this shredder. I have had it for a several days now and so far I love it. My basic qualifications were cross cut and shredding CDs/DVDs. I did hours of research and decided on this one because of the generally good reviews. It was also the only model that shredded CDs/DVDs that was at a price that I felt was reasonable. The fact that it is mircocut is a bonus. It works very well. The first day I shredded 15 CDs and it worked with ease. Since then I have been working on a 2 inch stack of papers. I shred 4-5 pages at a time for a minute or less continuously. It doesn't feel hot or seem to strain at all. The only con I can see at this point is how you feed the paper. Its feeds in at an angle, to prevent fingers, ties, hair, etc from getting caught. I see the point, but it takes me and extra second or two to get the paper in, which gets annoying.
Overall, if you want a good shredder for mircocut and CDs/DVDs and you don't shred too much this is a good choice.
1/2/14 Update - I've had this shredded for almost a year now and it gets frequent home use. I still love it! Great product!
10/5/16 Update - This shredded holds up well. Very happy with my purchase!
3/27/17 Update - I just changed my rating to 5 stars from 4. I still use my shredder regularly at home and it's still working like I took it out of the box yesterday. I'm very pleased!