Formax FD 8600CC Cross Cut Paper Shredder Review

Formax FD 8600CC Cross Cut Paper ShredderFinding a good departmental paper shredder for the office is tough. Chances are pretty good that you have a limited budget and you don’t want to keep asking for more money to replace the last shredder. If you’re in the market for a reliable office paper shredder that won’t break down every year, you should consider the Formax FD 8600CC cross cut paper shredder (found here). This is my review.

Considered by many to be one of the best office shredder newcomers, the Formax line of paper shredders is quickly becoming favorites with business departments and the government. There are several reasons for this. The price is right and the quality is about as good as it gets.

The FD 8600CC is especially popular right now due in part to the increase in identity theft security, the price is certainly right and the build quality is what people expect. I can vouch from personal observation that the build quality on the FD8600CC is exceptional. It features a metal case, AC-powered metal gears and is a solid machine.

The FD 8600CC is a cross cut shredder, which means the shredder blade cuts paper in two different directions. The cut particles are small enough that this shredder qualifies as a security level 3. This is the most common security level found in offices and is more than adequate for most material.

The cutting blades on this shredder can handle up to 26-28 sheets of standard copy paper at a time. This is common for a strip cut shredder, but uncommon for a cross cut shredder. This means you can get the job done faster and make fewer trips to the shredder. The heat-treated cutting blades are designed to handle staples and paper clips.

One feature I really like in the Formax FD 8600CC is the thermally protected motor. This means you can use the FD 8600CC continuously without fear that it will wear out and break down. This shredder is large enough to be used in an office by 8-15 people without a problem. The noise level is low enough that it isn’t an annoyance like many other shredders.

You may or may not know this, but paper shredders need to be oiled to ensure proper operation. The FD 8600CC includes an oil indicator light that will remind you when it is time to oil the shredder. You can also get an optional EvenFlow oiler semi-automatic oiler for this system.

I could easily write a few more pages about the rich features found in this machine. Just a few include an extra-wide feed opening, LED control panel, auto-cleaning capability and much more. I highly recommend this shredder for office or government use.

You can find the Formax FD 8600CC cross cut paper shredder here. You can find the strip cut version, the FD 8600SC paper shredder here. You can find our entire selection of paper shredders here. Happy shredding!

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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