Dahle 20434DS Deployment Paper Shredder Review

Dahle 20434DS Deployable High Security Paper ShredderWhether you’re part of the U.S. Military, belong to an Embassy or are deployed overseas, you may have the need of a deployable paper shredder. One model that is both functional and portable is the Dahle 20434DS deployment high security shredder (found here). This my review.

To begin with, Dahle is very popular with the U.S. government, Department of Defense and military for their line of high security NSA/CSS approved shredders. Dahle currently offers about seven different models. One of their most recent additions is the Dahle 20434DS. This is shredder meets NSA/CSS Specification 02-01 standards.

The standard version of the Dahle 20434 is already a hit, so the 20434DS (Deployment Shredder) became a hit right out of the box. Simply put, the 20434DS is a deployable version of the 20434. By deployable, I mean it can be easily packed up and moved around.

The Dahle 20434DS includes a foam padded case that is both airtight and watertight. This case is designed to hold up and handle wear and tear. It can be flown on a plane, loaded on an aircraft carrier or sent along in a submarine. Not only does it have a padded case, it also features rolling casters and a pull strap for easy transportation.

This deployment shredder is rated at a Level 6 shredder, which is the highest security shred cut available. The size of the cross cut particle is 1 x 4.7mm. If you are near a ruler, take a look at how small that is. To the naked eye it looks like tiny white particles. One single 8 ½ x 11-inch sheet of paper gets turned into 15,500 tiny particles. That is amazing and extremely secure.

The shredder has been compacted for deployment purposes. It features a 9 ½-inch feed opening, capable of accepting an 8 ½ x 11-inch sheet of paper. It can shred up to 8 sheets.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that because this is a deployable shredder that it is a toy. It still weighs 88 pounds and is still just as durable and solid as standard Dahle high security shredders.

I always like to mention that high security paper shredders need to be oiled more frequently than normal shredders due to the intricate nature of the cutting head. It is recommended that you oil the 20434DS after every 15 minutes of use.

Overall I really like this shredder. It is compact, portable and perfect for military, federal, state or local governments as well as Department of Defense contractors engaged in projects where National Security is an issue.

You can find the Dahle 20434DS deployment high security shredder here. You can find our entire selection of high security paper shredders here.

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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