From credit card and Social Security numbers to sensitive tax or client information, you have a lot to lose if your data falls into the wrong hands. Thankfully, data breaches and identity theft aren’t inevitable. By crosscutting your items into small pieces, you can have peace of mind that your most sensitive data is protected. This shredder cuts up to 10 sheets of standard-sized paper at once and can handle staples, small paperclips, CDs and credit cards to make your task easier. A built-in wastebasket collects your shredded waste for later disposal. A quick glance through the viewing window lets you know when it needs to be emptied. Protect your important information with the Insignia 10-Sheet Crosscut Paper/CD Shredder.
More than paper
Destroys credit cards, CDs, staples and small paper clips to simply your shredding and safeguard your information.
Cuts your documents into small .2 × 1.4 in. (4 × 35 mm) pieces to protect sensitive data.
Insert up to 10 sheets of paper at once (or one disc or credit card) to quickly destroy your documents.
Rapid shred speed
Shreds up to 9.8 ft. (3 m) of paper per minute so you finish your task quickly.
5.6 gal. (21 L) capacity holds shredded waste and is easy to empty. A window lets you see how much shredded material is in the wastebasket.
Easy to use
Detects when items are inserted to turn on and off automatically. Use the control switch to manually reverse or advance the shredder to unblock jams.
Paper entry slot
A 9 in. (23 cm) slot accommodates standard-sized paper with room to spare.
Easily lift the shredder head to empty the paper inside the wastebasket.
Indicator lights (including Overheat, Overload, Power, and Door Open) show your shredder’s status.
Access where it’s needed
4.9 ft. (1.5 m) cable length reaches the nearest plug to position your shredder where you need it.
Safe to use
Safety interlock prevents the shredder from turning on when it’s not on the wastebasket. Overheat protection helps protect your shredder from excessive heat.
A:AnswerShredder instructions say it will run for 3 continuous minutes, and the shredder has a built-in overheat indicator light. However, if you frequently squirt lubricant into the slot it like I do with my mass shredding, it can run fine for 10-15 minutes or more! However, there are no ventilation holes facing outside the unit, and the metal machinery does get very hot. When you are finished, pull off the top unit and rest it on its side to let it cool down for 10 minutes.
A:AnswerThere is no noticeable delay. The shredder can be set to run automatically when it senses paper, or it can be turned off and the shredding process started manually. There is also a reverse setting if the error is realized after the shredding has begun.