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Top 6 Best Heavy-Duty Paper Shredders

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Heavy Duty Paper ShreddersIf your office is shredding volumes of paper on a daily basis, you shouldn’t be using a department store shredder. These small shredders quickly burn out, overheat and simply die as a result of overuse. If you are worried about your paper shredder prematurely wearing out, or if you simply want the best heavy-duty shredder available, you should seriously consider using one of the six models I will be listing in this article. You can find our entire selection of heavy-duty shredders here.

There are six requirements that I feel a heavy-duty office paper shredder should meet. These are:

  1. A quite motor to prevent office interruptions.
  2. A thermally protected continuous duty motor for use throughout the day.
  3. At least a 30-gallon shred bin.
  4. At least a level 3 cross cut shred pattern.
  5. The ability to cross cut shred at least 30 sheets of paper or more at a time.
  6. At least a 16″ wide shred throat.

Now that I have listed the criteria I feel you should have in a heavy-duty shredder, here are a few models that I recommend. These are listed in ascending order based on price.

Top 6 Best Heavy-Duty Paper Shredders

  1. HSM Securio P40C Cross Cut Shredder (found here) – HSM Shredders feature high-quality German technology. The P40C can shred 35-37 sheets of paper at a time, is extremely fast and is designed to be quiet.
  2. HSM 411.2 Departmental Shredder (found here) – HSM Shredders are known for their rugged capabilities and the 411.2 is no exception. This tough shredder comes in a Level 2, 3 Intimus 702 Paper Shredderand 4 version. The Level 3 cross cut can shred 35 sheets of paper at a time, making it ideal for use by multiple people throughout the day.
  3. Intimus 702 Cross Cut Shredder (found here) – Intimus has been around for decades and the Intimus 702 can shred a whopping 55 sheets of paper at a time. A wide 16″ throat handles just about any size of paper you can throw at it. It can also be used to shred CDs, DVDs and floppy disks.
  4. Intimus 175CC3 Pro Cross Cut Shredder (found here) – This tough shredder has a huge 46.2 gallon bin, a 50 sheet shredding capacity and is one of the most energy-efficient shredders we offer. It is also an extremely fast shredder, running at speeds of up to 606 sheets per minute.
  5. HSM Securio P44C Level 3 Shredder (found here) – The Secrio line of HSM shredders are designed for use in a centralized location in the office. They feature thermally protected Destroyit 4005 Paper Shreddermotor and are excellent for continuous duty shredding. The P44C has a 43-46 sheet shredding capacity and is able to shred optical discs, credit cards and even data storage drives like thumb drives.
  6. Destroyit 4005 Heavy Duty Shredder (found here) – Destroyit shredders are some of my personal favorites. They have a reputation of holding up with heavy use. This particular model is German engineered, German build and features a massive 59-gallon shred bin. As is the case with all Destroyit shredders, this model is extremely easy to use.

You won’t be disappointed with any of the above listed six heavy-duty shredders. They are tough, they are designed for daily use and they are perfect for your office. Why go through a shredder every few months when you can have a shredder that will hold up for years to come? Please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788 with any paper shredder inquiries. You can find our entire selection of heavy-duty shredders here.

New Intimus Pro Series Paper Shredders Now Available

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Intimus Pro 60CC3 Cross Cut Paper ShredderIf you are familiar with paper shredders, you have probably heard of Intimus. These German-made paper shredders not only have a great reputation, but are also known as being some of the quietest paper shredders on the market. We have added a total of 14 new Intimus paper shredders to our site. These shredders are best used in offices and departments, however, some smaller models may also be used for home use.

I have personally used Intimus paper shredders for the past 10 years. They are great machines. When I first started using Intimus paper shredders, they were owned and managed by Shleicher. Martin Yale, who has been manufacturing office equipment for decades, now owns the Intimus line.

Over the past year, Intimus has discontinued many of their older models and have replaced them with the 14 new machines we just added to our site. I mentioned earlier that Intimus shredders are known for being very quiet. I would say about 90% of the new shredders we just added use Silentec technology. This essentially consists of special spring shock absorbers that the shredder motor sits on. These springs absorb vibrations and sound, keeping the shredder to a dull hum.

These are the 14 new shredders we added. The CC3 line offers a security level 3 and the CC4 line offer a security level 4.

  1. Intimus Pro 20CC3 Cross Cut Shredder (8 Sheet Capacity)
  2. Intimus Pro 26CC3 Cross Cut Shredder (8 Sheet Capacity)
  3. Intimus Pro 32CC3 Cross Cut Shredder (12 Sheet Capacity)
  4. Intimus Pro 45CC3 Level 3 Paper Shredder (18 Sheet Capacity)
  5. Intimus Pro 45CC4 Level 4 Paper Shredder (8 Sheet Capacity)
  6. Intimus Pro 60CC3 Office Paper Shredder (18 Sheet Capacity)
  7. Intimus Pro 60CC4 Level 4 Office Shredder (9 Sheet Capacity)
  8. Intimus Pro 90CC3 Departmental Shredder (18 Sheet Capacity)
  9. Intimus Pro 90CC4 Level 4 Office Shredder (9 Sheet Capacity)
  10. Intimus Pro 120CC3 Heavy-Duty Paper Shredder (23 Sheet Capacity)
  11. Intimus Pro 120CC4 Level 4 Cross Cut Shredder (15 Sheet Capacity)
  12. Intimus 315 Cross Cut Shredder (25 Sheet Capacity)
  13. Intimus Pro 175CC3 Heavy Duty Cross Cut Shredder (50 Sheet Capacity)
  14. Intimus Pro 175CC4 Departmental Level 4 Shredder (25 Sheet Capacity)

I am confident, as long as you select the appropriate security level and sheet capacity, that you will enjoy these shredders. The cutting cylinders are made from hardened steel and most feature a lifetime warranty. Most of these shredders can also handle shredding CDs, DVDs, credit cards and some can even handle floppy disks.

You can find our entire selection of Intimus paper shredders here and our entire selection of paper shredders here.

Do you have questions about Intimus paper shredders? Call one of our specialists at 1-800-658-8788. They are more than happy to help answer your questions.

Intimus Pro 175CC3 Cross Cut Shredder Review

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Intimus Pro 175CC3 Cross Cut Paper ShredderWhen businesses ask me which shredder security level they should go with, I usually recommend a security level 3. The level 3 particle size offers a nice blend of security and capacity. If you’re a business and are looking for a level 3 shredder that can be used by 6-8 people throughout the day, you may want to consider the Intimus Pro 175CC3 cross cut shredder (found here). This is my review.

The Intimus brand has been around for some time. Several years ago the line was run and managed by Schleicher, but is now run by Martin Yale. Intimus shredders are considered to be some of the best shredders around. They first gained worldwide recognition in the 1970s, due in part to Oliver North using an Intimus 007-S to shred sensitive information during the Iran-Contra scandal.

Intimus shredders are known today as being easy-to-use, reliable and extremely durable. Most Intimus shredders are still made in Germany, designed using precision engineering and made from high-quality materials.

The Intimus Pro 175CC3 carries on the Intimus name and reputation. This departmental shredder offers an excellent blend of security and capacity. This shredder cuts paper down into 5/32″ x 1 13/16″ particles, which qualifies as a level 3 shredder according to DIN 32757 standards. It also offers an excellent capacity, capable of shredding up to 50 sheets of 20lb paper at a time. This is enough speed and security to keep up with most business operations.

Not only does the Intimus Pro 175CC3 shred paper, but it can also handle CDs, DVDs, floppy disks and plastic cards. A wide 16″ cutting width handles most sizes of paper. This includes envelopes, receipts, letter size paper, legal size paper and even larger computer forms paper.  The hardened steel cutting shafts can also handle staples and paper clips without suffering nicks and damage. The cutting shafts are also covered by a lifetime warranty.

While the specifications on this shredder are impressive, it’s the “Extra” features that really sell this shredder. Let me go over a few of the most impressive features.

i-Control – The i-Control management system is very robust. It informs and notifies the operator regarding the shredder’s status. This includes a child safety lockout, an oil indicator, a paper jam notification, bin full status and a bin open alert.

EcoLogic
– Being green not only makes sense for the planet, but also for energy savings. The 175CC3 uses an EcoLogic system that puts the shredder into sleep mode when it has been sitting idle. While in seep mode, this shredder uses zero power.

DLS
– A special sensor, built into the shredder head, can sense the amount of paper being run through. This data is then converted into changing colors via a light strip (like traffic lights) that show up in the shredder’s feed area. This lets the operator know whether the shredder is being overburdened or not. This really helps the operator gauge how much paper is being fed without having to manually count the sheets prior to shredding.

The Intimus 175CC3 also includes several features that are now the “norm” with shredders. This includes an auto on/off and reverse switch. It also includes a light that notifies you when the shredder needs to be oiled, which is a hug plus for shredder longevity. Casters make this shredder extremely easy to move around the office.

This is a very robust shredder, weighing in at 198 pounds, and should easily be able to keep up with most business shredding needs. This shredder definitely makes an impression on me and I believe you will appreciate it too.

You can find the Intimus Pro 175CC3 cross cut shredder here, our entire line of Intimus shredders here and our broad selection of office paper shredders here.

What Size Paper Shredder Width Do You Need?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Paper Shredder Widths & SizesWith hundreds of different models of paper shredders available, which size width should you use? The width of a paper shredder will ultimately determine what you will be able to shred. So which shredders widths are best for your home, business or organization? I will briefly go over the various widths and their best applications.

To begin with, paper shredders are typically organized into home, small office, departmental, industrial and high security categories. As a general rule, the higher the volume use, the wider the shredding width. Not everyone needs a 20″ wide shredder width.

Here are the most common widths used today:

5" Width Paper Shredders5″ Wide Paper Shredders – These paper shredders are typically designed for home use and are just wide enough to shred an envelope or a few sheets of paper folded in half. These shredders are typically compact and can often be used on a desk or table. Many of these shredders can also be used to shred floppy disks, credit cards and CDs.
Example: HSM shredstar MultiShred Paper Shredder

9" Width Paper Shredder9″ to 10″ Wide Paper Shredders – These shredder widths are probably the most common found in deskside shredders and small office paper shredders. A 9″ to 10″ width is just enough room to handle most letter-size and legal-size documents. They can also be used to shred smaller material such as receipts and envelopes.
Example: Intelli-Shred IS120 Micro Cut Paper Shredder

16" Width Paper Shredders16″ to 18″ Wide Paper Shredders – This width is commonly found in departmental and large office paper shredders. The 16″ width can accommodate letter size paper as well as larger 11″ x 17″, 12″ x 18″ and larger computer forms. The larger 16″ width also allows the operator to shred multiple letter size documents at once without worrying about the paper going in “crooked” and causing a jam. The extra width also helps with speed.
Example: Destroyit 4002 Heavy Duty Paper Shredder

20" Width Paper Shredders20″ and Wider Shredders – Widths this large are typically reserved for industrial and commercial shredders that are designed to shred just about anything. These wide widths are designed to handle books, paper, magazines, posters, crumpled paper and much more.
Example: Intimus S16.50 Paper Shredder

So there you have it! The most common and popular shredder widths available and their uses. Knowing the purposes of shredder widths should help you choose the right shredder. You can find our entire selection of paper shredders here.

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