I've had cheap shredders before and they always got hot and eventually jammed or quit on me, but I could get them unjammed and keep them going for a while until after a year or three they died and left me without a shredder for a few years. This time, I decided to splurge and buy one of these long-running Bonsai shredders with a cooling fan. I settled on the C149 because it seemed the right feature-price level for my light home use. Wow. This thing doesn't get hot and doesn't quit. I get bored of shredding long before it gets tired of eating paper. Takes no time at all to fill the bin and then I'm off to dump it in the recycling. I've only had it for two days so this could just be the honeymoon period, but at least I don't regret spending the extra money on a stupid shredder.