HSM ProfiPack 425 Cardboard Shredder Review

HSM ProfiPack 425 Cardboard ShredderAre you looking for an alternative way to package products for shipping? If you are using packing peanuts, you may want to consider using cardboard as an alternative packaging material. One great way to take unused boxes and turn them into free packaging is by using the HSM ProfiPack 425 cardboard shredder (found here). I have used this shredder and this is my review.

We live in a very environmentally conscious world today and are always looking for new and inventive ways to recycle. One great way to save your business money, recycle and be more environmentally conscious is by using a cardboard shredder like the ProfiPack 425. Cardboard is biodegradable and is a great alternative to foam packaging peanuts.

Another great benefit about cardboard packaging is that boxes are everywhere. If you run or operate a warehouse, you probably have empty boxes laying around. While some businesses dispose of boxes by using a compactor, others are beginning to discover that shredding them costs less and makes great packaging.

The HSM ProfiPack 425 is designed to quickly take boxes and shred them. Shredded cardboard does not have the same appearance as shredded paper. When a box is run through the ProfiPack 425, it maintains its shape and isn’t actually cut up into tiny pieces. Shredded cardboard has more of a waffle-like appearance, making it soft and pliable.

We actually have the ProfiPack 425 in our warehouse and we use it to create packaging every day. When you insert a piece of cardboard into the machine for shredding, it cuts the cardboard to a 16 ¾” width. Excess cardboard falls off to the side of the machine (where it can later be shredded).

It can be a little difficult to explain, so you can see a video demo of the ProfiPack 425 in action by going here.

The shredded cardboard is very easy to handle, stretch and manipulate. Many people have mentioned that it has a chain-link fence appearance. You can see an example here:

Shredded Cardboard Example

The ProfiPack 425 can easily handle about 2-3 layers of cardboard at a time. This means you don’t need to worry about cutting down the box prior to shredding it. Simply smash the box down flat and run it through the shredder.

The ProfiPack weighs in at 386 pounds shipped. While this is pretty heavy duty, don’t worry. It rests on casters that make the ProfiPack 425 very easy to move around.

Overall I consider the ProfiPack to be a solid machine. Having used it myself, I can definatley see the benefits of shredding cardboard and consider the Model 425 to be a great solution to just about any warehouse’s cardboard recycling and packaging needs.

You can find the HSM ProfiPack 425 cardboard shredder here. You can find our entire selection of cardboard shredders here.

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