Please note the size of this shredder before purchasing it. It is small but mighty. It can shred for 7 minutes before it needs a cool down period. Ours cooled down and was ready to go again in about 10 minutes. It's listed to shred 6 sheets at a time, and it did just that. Very small shreds and is considered a micro-cut. Great, convenient lift off lid which we preferred over the slide out bin kind. You can definitely hear it when it's on, but it wasn't overpowering to us. This replaced an old Staples brand shredder that was much louder than this one is. It is small enough to tuck away when not in use. We are happy with the purchase.