Formax FD 8650CC AutoOiler Office Shredder Review

Formax FD 8650CC AutoOiler Office Paper ShredderAs is the case with any cross cut shredder, they all eventually need to be oiled. While oiling a shredder isn’t terribly difficult, it is hard to remember when to do it. An un-oiled shredder will prematurely wear out. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a shredder that oiled itself? There is! One shredder you may want to look at is the Formax FD 8650CC AutoOiler office shredder (found here). This is my review.

Formax is a leading manufacturer of paper shredders, folding machines, bursters, letter openers and much more. They currently make about 13 different models of paper shredder. Their shredder line is generally considered to be some of the best available, especially for office use.

The FD 8500CC AutoOiler is a cross cut shredder capable of shredding up to 28 sheets of paper at a time. A 28 sheet shredding capacity is impressive for an office cross cut paper shredder. The FD 8500CC utilizes a level 3 cross cut pattern that measures in at 5/32″ x 1 19/32″. This is small enough for most confidential documents.

A 16″ wide opening is capable of handling most document sizes. This includes letters, envelopes, legal documents, printouts and much more. At an operational speed of up to 30 feet per second, the FD 8500CC gets the job done very quickly.

This shredder is perfect for office and departmental use for many reasons. To begin with, it is extremely secure (Level 3). Secondly, it has a 53-gallon bin, which means fewer bag changes for you. It is relatively quiet and the control panel is extremely easy to use.

The control panel has a start, stop and reverse button. Lights let you know when the bag is full and when the door is open. A guide on the right side of the control panel indicates the load being put on the shredder. This makes it easy to determine how many sheets you can put in it without actually counting the paper prior to shredding.

The motor on the FD 8500CC is designed to be used continuously throughout the day. Casters make this shredder easy to move around, and because it can be used throughout the day, it is easy to put in a centralized location for use by multiple people. The motor is relatively quiet, which is also great for office use.

One of the best features on the FD 8500CC is the AutoOiler feature. As this shredder runs, it automatically oils the shredder blades. This helps prolong the life of the heat-treated steel blades and creates less work for you.

The build quality on the FD 8500CC is exceptional. It features metal gears, heat-treated cutting blades and a durable metal cabinet. It can even handle staples, paper clips and credit cards. It is clearly designed for heavy-duty use and for durability.

I have no problem recommending this shredder for use in any office. It is a solid piece of machinery and the AutoOiler is a huge plus.

You can find the Formax FD 8650CC AutoOiler office shredder here and our entire selection of Formax paper shredders here. You can also find our entire selection of 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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