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MBM Destroyit 2604 Cross Cut Paper Shredder Review

Monday, November 8th, 2010

MBM Destroyit 2604 Level 3 Cross Cut Paper ShredderI recently had the opportunity of unboxing and helping set up an MBM Destroyit 2604 cross cut paper shredder (found here) on our showroom floor. Now that I have had a chance to play around with it and run it through a few trial runs, I have a pretty good idea on how it works. This is my review.

To begin with, the MBM Destroyit line (by IDEAL) has a great reputation with businesses. With a wide range of sizes and cutting capacities, Destroyit has quickly become an office favorite. Destroyit shredders are German engineered and German built from the ground up with quality and ease-of-use in mind.

My first impression, upon unboxing the Destroyt 2604, was how heavy it was. It took two of us to take the shredder head and lift it onto the cabinet. I have to say that I am extremely impressed as to the build quality. The particular model we unboxed and used was the cross cut version.

Destroyit 2604 Cross Cut Shredder Control PanelThe shredder sits on casters, so mobility shouldn’t be an issue (although it is a heavy beast). It weighs in at 119 pounds shipped. The exact dimensions of the 2604 are 18 1/2″ x 22 1/2″ x 36 1/2″.

One thing that I immediately noticed as we set up the shredder was the waste bin. Unlike many departmental shredders that have you put in a free-floating plastic bag, the 2604 has an actual plastic bin where you can place a shredder bag liner. This makes the 2604 very easy to empty and much cleaner to use.

Keep in mind that the 2604 is a departmental shredder, designed to be used by about 4-8 people. Destroyit makes office shredders that are much bigger, for an entire office. The 2604 could probably be used by an entire office and not even flinch.

The Destroyit 2604 (cross cut) we used is rated as a Level 3 shredder. The cross cut blades cut particles into 3/16″ x 1 1/2″ (4 x 40 mm) pieces, although it is also available in a level 4 with particle sizes of 3/32″ x 5/8″ (2 x 15 mm). It is also available in a Level 6 micro cut. These blades are able to handle staples, credit cards and CDs. The sheet capacity of the Level 3 model is 20-22 sheets of standard copy paper.

The control panel on this shredder is about the easiest around to use. It uses a rocker button for operational control. Press it forward to turn the shredder on and backwards to put the shredder in reverse. It’s that easy. Several LED lights are in the button that will let you know when the door is open and when the bag is full.

A series of 7 lights let you know how much stress is being put on the shredder. The more lights, the more stress. I like this system because it gives you an idea on how much paper you can feed into it without counting the paper ahead of time. The 2604 has a continuous duty motor that does not require any cool down and can be used all day long.

The 2604 we unboxed in the showroom has a built-in automatic oiler which is pretty slick. It has a clear tube going into the back of the shredder, supplying the blades with a adequate amount of lubrication. An oil bottle sits on the side of the shredder. This is far easier than manually oiling a shredder and dramatically prolongs its life.

I can’t emphasize enough in words how good the build quality is on this shredder. I highly recommend it for pretty much an office department. You won’t be disappointed.

You can find the MBM Destroyit 2604 cross cut paper shredder here. You can find our entire selection of Destroyit paper shredders here.

Top 10 Best High Security Paper Shredders

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Destroyit Level 6 High Security Paper ShredderDo you need to shred and destroy extremely sensitive, confidential and perhaps even top-secret data? The best way to do that is by using a high security paper shredder. There are literally hundreds of models available. So which one should you go with? I have compiled a list of the most popular and highest-rated high security paper shredders according to our customers.

This list includes a variety of paper shredders from HSM, Destroyit, Formax, Dahle and others. These are all Level 6 and Level 5 paper shredders. Level 6 is the highest security level available today, however, level 5 can also be used for most high-security shredding needs. Most of these shredders are NSA/CSS approved. Here is my list.

Top 10 Best High Security Paper Shredders

  1. Dahle 30434 Level 6 High Security Office Shredder
  2. Dahle 20394 Level 6 High-Security Paper Shredder
  3. Formax FD 8400HS High Security Paper Shredder
  4. HSM OMDD CD / DVD and Paper Shredder
  5. Dahle 20434DS Level 6 Cross Cut Paper Shredder
  6. Destroyit Paper Shredder Model 4005 SMC
  7. HSM 225.2hs High Security Paper Shredder
  8. HSM 125.2hs High Security Paper Shredder
  9. Kobra 240 HS and 260 HS Paper Shredders
  10. Destroyit 2604 SMC High Security Paper Shredder

Be aware that the shredder you ultimately get will depend entirely on how many people will be using it, how many sheets you need to shred and where it will be used. If you have questions regarding high security paper shredders, please speak with one of our specialists at 1-800-658-8788. You can find our entire selection of high security paper shredders here.

Formax FD 8600CC Cross Cut Paper Shredder Review

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

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!

MBM Destroyit 3105 Cross Cut Paper Shredder Review

Friday, August 6th, 2010

MBM Destroyit 3105 Cross Cut Paper ShredderThe MBM Destroyit line of paper shredders, by Ideal, are very popular with businesses and government. So which Destroyit shredder should you get? One well-rounded model you may want to consider is the Destroyit 3105 cross cut shredder (found here). This is my review.

MBM Destroyit paper shredders (from IDEAL Krug & Priester) are widely used by government and businesses due to their heavy-duty build, longevity and reliability. There are few paper shredders out there capable of competing with Destroyit.

The Destroyit shredder you get will depend on the cutting capacity you need, the security level you need and how many people will be using it. As long as you follow these guidelines, you will be happy with your shredder.

The Destroyit 3105 is a cross cut paper shredder, sometimes referred to as a confetti or particle cut shredder. It is rated as a level 3 shredder, which is the most common type of cross cut shredder used by businesses today. It can be used to destroy and shred most sensitive materials.

The 3105 is ideally used by 8-12 people (a small department) throughout the day, although few more isn’t a big deal. It is able to handle about 30-32 sheets of standard 20# paper at a time and runs at an amazing speed of 30 feet per minute. That is fast for a cross cut shredder of this size.

The blades on this shredder are very impressive. They have been hardened to a point where they can handle staples, paper clips and will even shred credit cards and CDs. This means you won’t have to worry about chipped or damaged shredder blades anytime soon.

The motor is rated as a continuous duty motor. This means it can literally be used constantly for hours without any need to cool down. This is a huge time saver and extremely convenient.

As one of the newer models released by MBM, the Destroyit 3105 is designed to save energy. It will actually go into a standby mode after one hour of inactivity.

One of my favorite features of the Destroyit 3105 is the automatic oiler. I have been telling people for years about how important it is to keep a shredder oiled. The automatic oiler makes oiling easy as it continuously oils the shredder without any special attention (other than making sure the oil reservoir is full).

Overall I am very impressed by the Destroyit 3105. This is a perfect shredder to have in an office and will provide years of hassle-free service.

You can find the MBM Destroyit 3105 cross cut paper shredder here. You can find the strip cut version of the 3105 here. You can find our entire selection of Destroyit paper shredders here.

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