Advantages Of A Strip Cut Paper Shredder

Strip Cut Paper ShreddersWe all know that paper shredders play an important roll in battling identity theft. That said, there are many different ways to shred paper. Strip cut (aka Straight Cut) and cross cut paper shredders are the most common styles of paper shredders used today. So with the added security benefits of a crosscut paper shredder, why would anyone want to get a strip cut paper shredder? Here are a few reasons why:

Strip Cut Paper Shredder Benefits:

Sheet Capacity – Strip cut paper shredders can typically shred 40 percent or more sheets than the cross cut equivalent. This is a huge benefit when shredding a lot of paper.

Security – While strip cut shredders will never provide as much security as a cross cut shredder, many strip cut shredders are available in a security level 2 or security level 3 designs. A 1/8-inch or 1/1/6-inch wide strip is still very small and will provide more than enough security for most people. This is more than adequate for shredding invoices, credit card applications and bank statements.

Strip Cut PaperRecyclability – Paper run through a strip cut paper shredder can be used as packaging material or animal bedding. This cannot be done with cross cut shredders as cross cut particles create too much dust and make too big a mess.

Price – Strip cut paper shredders are often more affordable. This is due in part to the cutting blades being less complex and less expensive to make when compared to a cross cut shredder.

Reliability – Simply put, strip cut paper shredder blades create far less friction and heat as compared to a cross cut shredder, allowing for many strip cut models to last longer than their cross cut counterparts. Strip cut shredders typically handle paper clips and staples better as well.

If you don’t need extreme high security, a strip cut shredder may be the way to go. You get more capacity and a better price, among other benefits. Read more about paper shredders by reading our paper shredder guide found here. You may find our great selection of paper shredders here. Enjoy!

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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