I purchased this immediately after returning Amazon's more basic version because I was afraid the documents weren't being destroyed enough. This unit certainly met me expectations for that. See photo for average shredded profile. Unfortunately the 'Auto' featured failed within a few weeks. And finally 3 years later the until will no longer operate. Light use, usually only 1-3 sheets at a time. Maybe once a month. My other complaint would be that the credit card slot is completely the wrong direction as it allowed the entire card number to but output when shredded given the direction and shredded profile. Works great for most documents and credit/debit cards if turned 90 degrees to separate all numbers.