Very good shredder. I've had the Fellowes Powershred 8MC5 8-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder for almost a year now and everything works perfectly. I have shredded 8 sheets of paper together and that worked fine (even shredded 10 okay!), I have shredded credit cards down the middle where indicated and that works fine also. I even tried shredding a few papers with staples left in them and they went through the shredding fine also. Also easy to shred very thin items like cashier receipts by doubling them over or just inserting them along with a regular piece of paper. (Definitely not DVDs however!) And there's only a low noise level while shredding. Emptying is easy, no problem there. I get my shredding organized beforehand so I've never gone beyond the 5-minute continuous run time when it shuts off on its own for a cooldown. If I'm organized beforehand, I can shred a ton in 5 minutes! So it's great for my home office needs..