This is a great shredder. It is quiet and gets the job done. If you are doing a large job of shredding you might have to empty it quite often but that is a small thing compared to other features of this shredder. It is quiet and can run a long time before the operator must shut down for cooling. I do not recommend shredding credit cards as they might get stuck as this happened with my previous shredder so no matter what shredder I happen to use I will not shred any cards. I would recommend this purchase to any one who needs a shredder, I am happy with this one.