MBM Destroyit 2270 Cross Cut Paper Shredder Review

MBM Destroyit 2270 Cross Cut Paper ShredderIf I were to be asked which paper shredder I would personally like to have next to my desk for daily office shredding, I would have to say that one of my personal choices would be the MBM Destroyit 2270 cross cut paper shredder (found here). This shredder comes from a long line of quality shredders, is made in Germany and is relatively compact. This is my review.

While paper shredders may not be the most exciting topic in your list of daily conversations, I have literally worked with them for over 10 years. Over those 10 years, I have come to appreciate paper shredders for their engineering and technological sophistication. There are a lot of paper shredders available today, and while they all do the same thing, the differences between different models are almost as stark as night and day.

The MBM Destroyit 2270 is technologically innovative, due in part to the German roots of this shredder. From the ground up, this shredder has been built to handle most jobs thrown at it. While it is a deskside shredder, designed for use by one person, it can be used continuously without a hiccup.

Rather than trying to accommodate a paper shredder blade for other uses, Destroyit has incorporated two separate feed openings in conjunction with two separate cutting heads. One opening is used for paper, measuring in at 8 ¾” wide, and the other is designed to shred CDs, DVDs and credit cards. This ads a huge degree of versatility to the shredder. The hardened steel blades on the paper shredder opening are tough enough to handle paper clips and staples.

One huge concern with any paper shredder is safety. You’ve probably heard the horror stories of babies getting their fingers caught in shredders or dogs getting their tongues cut off. Put those fears to rest. The Destroyit 2270 utilizes several safety features. This includes a transparent safety shield in the feed opening that only allows paper to be fed through. The shredder also turns off when the cabinet door is open.

The actual use of this shredder is fairly easy. You’ll notice on the picture of this shredder that there is only one switch. You can turn the shredder on, off or throw the motor into reverse. When on, the 2270 uses a photocell to detect paper, which in turn activates the motor. It is very easy to operate.

The build quality on the MBM Destroyit 2270 is excellent. Just try lifting the shredder head off of the cabinet. It is tough to do, in large part thanks to the heavy-duty materials used in the Destroyit 2270’s construction. The entire shredder, including the bin, weighs in at 32 pounds.

Design plays a huge roll in my purchasing decisions. I know this shouldn’t always be the case, but you want your shredder to look nice. The Destroyit 2270 is a great looking machine. The clear window on the waste bin looks classy and lets you know how full the shredder is.

Overall, if the budget allows, I would highly recommend the Destroyit 2270 for your deskside office use. This is a solid, reliable and relatively quiet shredder. I give it a solid 5 out of 5 stars. Remember, however, that it is really only designed for individual use.

You can find the MBM Destroyit 2270 cross cut paper shredder here and our entire selection of paper shredders here. Destroyit also offers this shredder in a strip cut design found 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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