A less expensive shredder, but not a cheap one. I have shredded 7 boxes full of personal documents. Quite the trip down memory lane. The shredder has never once jammed or given me a problem. I don't take it to the 14 page limit. It is a limit not a goal. I shredd between 5 and 6 pages at a time without any difficulty. After about 15 - 20 minutes of constant shredding I would give it a rest. Again, the 30 minute run time is a limit, not a goal. (This is just to those that complain about it overheating and dying.) Is it the smoothest running, no. But it isn't a horrible growler either. Not a sewing machine, but confident.