Insignia™ - 10-Sheet Microcut Shredder - Black

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This Insignia™ NS-PS10MC shredder features an 8.9" paper slot and a 4.9" CD/DVD slot, so you can easily microcut paper, CDs, DVDs, credit cards and staples. Wheels make it easy to move the shredder from room to room.
$119.99

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Overview

What's Included


  • Insignia™ 10-Sheet Microcut Shredder
  • Owner's manual
  • Waste receptacle

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1375 out of 1430)

Features


Microcuts paper, CDs, DVDs, credit cards and staples

To help keep private information secure.

Shreds up to 10 sheets of paper per pass

To quickly handle large shredding tasks.

Cuts pieces down to 0.1" x 0.4"

Making it challenging for others to reconstruct documents.

Shred speed of up to 5.25' per minute

Allows rapid shredding.

8.9" paper entry slot

Accommodates standard paper with room to spare. Also features a 4.9" CD/DVD slot.

3-mode switch

Lets you choose between auto-on, off and reverse for easy operation.

Wheels

Enable easy portability.

Pull-out 4.5-gal. waste receptacle

Holds a large amount of shredded documents.


Customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Successfully shredded a dog rabies tag!

    Posted
    Amarand
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this unit a couple of years ago, to replace an existing shredder that died of old age. I actually bought one or two other models from Best Buy and ended up returning them because - frankly - they sucked. If you have enough money to buy this shredder, and Best Buy is the place you want to buy the shredder, this is your best option, and you will love it. My only concern, and it's not even that big of a deal, is that the "head" is not removable from the stand/base. Probably more secure/safe that way, but it makes cleaning slightly more difficult. I shred a lot of documents, all the time, and just shredded about 5 or 6 years of back-log. One of my folders had a stack of paperwork from the vet, and the vet had affixed a metal rabies tag inside. I would not recommend you trying this at home - this was an accident. It got stuck at first: I couldn't get it to move forward, and it was getting stuck in the rim trying to reverse. But with rocking back and forth (forward and reverse) the shredder finally SHREDDED the entire dog tag. It did not just pass the dog tag through mauled. It shredded it into tiny pieces just like the paper. I was floored! So...this isn't a $500 shredder, but you get every penny out of this shredder, plus you get the benefit of the Best Buy return policy, which is good. If you shred a LOT of paperwork, I'd suggest buying the extended warranty plan. I strongly dislike extended warranties, but things with moving parts, like shredders, sometimes have issues not related to use, and it's great to be able to simply being it back and get a new one. If this unit were to break, I'd replace it with the same model if I could. I like the micro-fine shredding, because that provides improved security/safety. Consumers really don't need a smaller cut than this ('microcut" is pretty good), as you can see if you demo the unit in the store, you won't be able to reassemble, especially if you shred things regularly. I wanted to write this review because I shredded more than four, stuffed, 13-gallon trash bags worth of shredding in two days. Talk about duty cycle! If I had killed this shredder because of the dog tag, or even shredding constantly for two days, I would have just written it off as "oh well, I killed it!" But it keeps on running. Nice product that I would certainly recommend to anyone serious about shredding at this price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Far, So Good

    Posted
    RiskyRy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have not had this unit for terribly long (approx. 4 weeks) and have yet to use it for any plastic items, so I can't speak to those capabilities, but it has worked great for the paper I have needed to shred. The microcutting ability of this unit has exceeded other compact shredders I have seen and/or utilized and the integrated capture bin is more than adequately sized for home office use. Overall, I'm definitely happy with its features and the service it has provided. That said, the few "cons" I have noticed, although by no means detrimental, or horribly inconvenient, include the following: 1. Emptying the contents of the bin into a smaller bag can be a bit tricky, due to the height of the front panel. Thus, if the bag is not adequately placed around the remaining edges, you'll probably end up with some degree of paper on the floor. 2. If you plan to utilize the unit on carpet, but without the wheels, you'll likely have to tip the unit back in order to get the bin out of the unit, and then, back into the unit, as the bottom of the bin's front edge is not raised from the base. In other words, it will probably catch on the carpet (without tipping it) and if you try too forcefully to pull the bin out, or put it back in, you may end up damaging it. 3. I have not run into any overheating issues, as some have mentioned, but the unit can be a touch noisy, particularly in a smaller space. I'd say most shredders are, but since I'd also say that this is not the fastest shredder (by no means the slowest, though), some may also find the noise a bit prolonged, which may contribute to that factor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's way expensive.,

    Posted
    Awkward1s
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    It's way expensive, however I've owned a few . So this being the one , to do what my others failed to do , I found that due to lack of horse power and over all longevity maybe even a lack of quality.. I found that even though the price was really high , so where my expectations.. I read review, they where the decision makers in this purchase. That and I if disappointed I'd take it right back. So it's not the fastest, but that being said , I find it always always comes down to will it over heat? Will it take a half hour to reset and that's a sure downer . Don't know what you are buying it for , I however bought for the pile of mail that comes daily which contains my info. When getting rid of my mail I want to do it right at that moment, Two thing 1st the micro cut is priceless, not for the reason I thought . Well quite frankly didn't even know about till my first shredddd..This thing seemed to bogg I thought well it's going back.. Pleasantly surprised to experience, the bogged sound that always over heats the stupid shredders I've owned was in this case not an over heat experience . The horse power and complete shredded credit card offers made the slow boggy sound ok even great it didn't over heat.. 2nd the micro cutt it is not for so much the for me a security issue, though again I didn't notice that feature when purchased. The micro cut means it can take twice the volume of shredded bills , not so many pushe down or trips to the dumpster. Way cool. Though excited I did put in a particular large add an envelope thinking this was a miracle.. I did overload it with the valu coupon envelopes About 1/4 inch thick.. So not the super sounding endall that you probably think at this point . It's solid ,micro cut along ,with quality, horse power, finally a complete shredded credit card offer envelope eating shredder..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Good Shredder

    Posted
    Ditto
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    After my previous shredder died unexpectedly for no apparent reason and, it was too expensive (it would've cost $85 just for the repair place to look at it) to have it checked, I checked the Best Buy website for a good new shredder that they had in the stores (I didn't want to wait for it to arrive at the store or where I live). This was the one I chose based on price and its capabilities. The shredder does a great job of shredding documents (in my case credit card statements) to where it would be impossible to glean any information from the pieces. I do question if it can really handle 10 sheets of paper at one time. The slot you feed the paper in isn't very wide though this has a plus in that it would be virtually impossible to put a finger accidentally into the slot (mine certainly won't fit through it). I like the added feature that you can shred CDs and DVDs though I haven't used this feature yet. Also, the casters they put on the shredder make it easy to move around. The shred bin isn't the largest I've seen but, you can shred a number of documents before you have to empty it. The shred bin has 2 small wheels on one side of it which will roll making it possible to roll the bin to where you would empty it though it would be probably just as well to carry the thing to whatever dumpster or trash can you're using. It shouldn't be that heavy when it's filled up. Overall, I've been very pleased with this shredder. I've used it a number of times now and, it has worked great every time. It definitely does what I want it to do i.e. destroy documents sufficiently so that you can't glean any information from them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good shredder

    Posted
    officesupplygeek
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I purchased this shredder after my previous shredder from a competitor quit working after 9 years. I think 9 years is a pretty good run for a shredder. Thanks to my experiences with my previous shredder, I learned what to look for in a new shredder. I wanted a pull-out bin, something that would shred staples, credit cards and CDs/DVDs, and something on wheels, so I wouldn't have to pick it up and carry it from room to room. I wanted something with an "overheat" light, an "overload" light, a reverse function for paper jams, and something that was relatively quiet, or at least, not horrendously noisy. This shredder fulfills all those requirements nicely. A nice touch is that it has wheels on the bottom of the pull-out bin, so the bin glides easily in and out of the body of the shredder. I have shredded 10 pages at a time with this shredder, and it works fine, with no problems. I use shredder lubricant sheets to clean and oil the blades. Overall, I would recommend this shredder. However, it is a bit heavy, so if you're looking for something light and portable and easy to carry up steps, for instance, unless you're strong and used to lifting heavy things, I wouldn't recommend this. The product was delivered shortly after I ordered it (3 days, I think). I also purchased the two-year warranty. Everything that I ordered came in good condition. My first purchase from Best Buy online was a positive experience. I would order from them again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great little workhorse

    Posted
    Prodveyor
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    You get a lot of bang for the buck with this shredder! Works better than anticipated. Most shredder brands fall short on their claim regarding how many papers can be shredded at one time, or the real amount of continuous runtime. This shredder worked exactly as claimed, in all aspects. It's also runs more quietly than other competitor brands. The best part is its many features (shreds paper, credit cards, CD's,and staples); it's virtually an all-in-one shredder!!! I consider it a very high quality product, on the top-end of the medium-use capacity shredders. If you don't abuse its functions, and follow the usage recommendations, you should easily get many years of satisfied use from it. The only two issues I have with it (and this is actually based on personal preference), is that 1. the unit doesn't allow use of insert bags to catch the shredded paper, and 2. the microcut shred produces more paper dust than compared to the crosscut design. As a result, these two conditions make it messy and inconvenient when emptying the reservoir. So if microcut is not a necessity, I would go for the crosscut., like I am going to do. Happy shredding! :D

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Shredder

    Posted
    theguy
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    I was looking for a good shredder since my old one stopped working. Same time BestBuy had this shredder on sale for $75 so purchased it after reading most of the reviews on it. Very simple out of the box use. I just plugged it in and start shredding. No need to oil the shredder or anything like my old one. It shreds up to 10 sheets per pass but I did noticed that it was kinda struggled a bit with only 7-8 pages but it works good other wise. No problem shredding stabled papers, cds or credit cards. Not too loud either. Shredded pieces are cut down pretty good. The waste receptacle is big enough that I didn't have to empty often. Big plus for me is the pull out waste receptacle which makes it very easy to remove shredded pieces. Also the wheels feature makes it very nice to move around without having to left it. Though this is a good shredder for normal use and to me it is worth the $75 that I spent. Don't expect this to operate like the others heavy duty shredders that are higher price, but it will get the job done. Recommend it but don't buy for $119, just wait until it's on sale for $75. I see this item on sale all the time on BestBuy.com. cheers

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Personal Shredder

    Posted
    MitchellK
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    This shredder does an excellent job of microcutting paper and credit cards. After shredding, both are cut into pieces about the size of grains of rice. This was exactly what I needed and continue to need. I'm very happy with it. However, it does NOT microcut CDs and DVDs as claimed in the product description. It simply cuts them into four virtually useless strips. If you have extremely sensitive data on them, it's likely still possible to access it with the right skills and tools. This isn't a problem for me, but the description is quite misleading and wrong. Before I bought this shredder, I read all of the reviews. There was some concern about shredding time before overheating and a rather lengthy cool-down time. This hasn't been a problem for me. Every shredder has its limits, however the shredding time refers to *continuous* shredding. If you shred for say, 10 minutes, take a break, make a phone call, or do something else for a few minutes, the shredder will cool down even with the power on. By doing that, I was able to shred for over three hours without the shredder overheating. Overall, I really like this shredder a lot. It does the job very well, and at the price, especially if it's on sale, it's an excellent value. My only complaint is in the product description regarding CDs/DVDs.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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