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
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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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does the job well. You can never tape the paper together after it has been through this shredder! They should have had this at the American Embassy in Tehran in 1979!Published 3 months ago by Victor C Guttilla
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
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
Update 19 Oct 11: This shredder has started to stop on me after only a few sheets of shredding. It also takes longer to cool down, making shred jobs a bit frustrating. Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by Connie
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.