Amazon Basics 8 Sheet Cross Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder with 4.1 Gallon Bin, Black

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Original price was: $159.99.Current price is: $40.61.

  • Cross cut shredder turns paper into small pieces (0.2 x 1.9 inches; 5 x 47 mm); meets security level P-3 standards
  • Shreds up to 8 sheets of 20-pound bond paper at a time, including staples and small paper clips; 8.7-inch-wide entry
  • Destroys credit cards one at a time, through the dedicated slot
  • 4 mode control switch (auto/on, off, reverse, forward) and LED status indicators for power on and overheat
  • 3 minute runtime; 30 minute cool down; if runs beyond max run time, it automatically shuts off to prevent overheating
  • Handle for easily lifting up the shredder head when it’s time to empty the 4.1 gallon bin
  • Quality tested: as part of Amazon Basics quality inspections, we test every shredder before shipping it, which means you may see some paper shreds from the testing
  • Important Note: Do not spray or keep any aerosol products in or around the shredder and do not shred items like metallic credit cards
  • Product dimensions: 16 x 1 x 27 inches (LxWxH)
Amazon Basics 8 Sheet Cross Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder with 4.1 Gallon Bin, Black
Amazon Basics 8 Sheet Cross Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder with 4.1 Gallon Bin, Black

Original price was: $159.99.Current price is: $40.61.

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Specification: Amazon Basics 8 Sheet Cross Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder with 4.1 Gallon Bin, Black




‎Amazon Basics

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‎8.3 pounds

Product Dimensions

‎1 x 16 x 27 inches

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‎8 Sheet

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10 reviews for Amazon Basics 8 Sheet Cross Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder with 4.1 Gallon Bin, Black

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  1. G. Watson

    Awesome shredder, gobbles up papers and staples without pause. Even will shred bills etc. envelopes and all. As far as noise goes its a shredder so there is some noise but nothing too loud. The bin removes easily for emptying and the shredded results are truly shredded. I was not impressed with the credit card shredding as it was not in little pieces but for the small percentage of times I need to destroy them scissors work wonders. I used this shredder a ton and it never overheated on me and only jammed once when I got carried away and tried to shred too much in one go, however the reverse gear spit it out and all was well. This is a great option for a more powerful shredder than the standard offering but still small enough to work in a home office setting or even a small commercial office setting.

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  2. Deaniemom

    It is a great price and is very durable and efficient, and shreds 8 papers at one time.
    It’s not too big, but has a decent size waste container, so it doesn’t need to be emptied too often. It’s definitely worth the money, and gets the job done. Securing your private details, and info are entirely shredded.

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  3. Necessity_Shopper

    I recently purchased the Amazon Basics 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder for my home office, and it has proven to be a dependable addition to my document disposal routine. Here’s my experience and why I’ve given it a four-star rating:

    Efficient Shredding Capacity:
    The shredder’s ability to handle up to 12 sheets at a time is commendable, making it suitable for moderate shredding tasks in a home office setting. It smoothly shreds paper, credit cards, and even staples, saving me the hassle of removing them before shredding.

    Cross-Cut Security:
    The cross-cut shredding mechanism adds an extra layer of security compared to standard strip-cut shredders. It effectively turns sensitive documents into confetti, providing peace of mind when disposing of personal or confidential information.

    Compact Design:
    The Amazon Basics shredder boasts a compact design that doesn’t take up much space in my home office. The integrated handle on the top makes it easy to move around when needed. It fits neatly under my desk, allowing for convenient access without compromising on office aesthetics.

    Relatively Quiet Operation:
    The shredder operates at a reasonable noise level, which is appreciated, especially in a home environment. While it’s not completely silent, the noise level is not overly disruptive, allowing me to shred documents without causing a disturbance.

    Easy to Empty Bin:
    The bin is easy to access and empty. The transparent window on the front provides a clear view of the shredding capacity, allowing me to know when it’s time to empty the bin. The pull-out design simplifies the process of removing and replacing the bin.

    Automatic Start and Stop:
    The shredder features convenient automatic start and stop functionality. It begins shredding when paper is inserted and stops when the job is complete, contributing to a smoother and more user-friendly experience.

    Affordable Price Point:
    Considering the shredder’s capacity and cross-cut capabilities, the Amazon Basics 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder offers good value for its price. It provides a solid balance between performance and affordability.

    Minor Jams on Occasion:
    While the shredder generally performs well, I have experienced occasional paper jams, especially when pushing the sheet limit. While these jams are easy to clear with the provided reverse function, it’s worth noting for those planning to shred near the maximum sheet capacity.

    The Amazon Basics 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder is a reliable and reasonably priced solution for home office document disposal needs. Its efficient shredding capacity, cross-cut security, and user-friendly features make it a solid choice for those seeking an affordable and compact shredder.

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  4. Scott

    Who knew adulthood came with a manual, and chapter one was “Must Own a Paper Shredder”? Well, according to my dad, it’s a rite of passage. So, here I am, the proud owner of an Amazon Basics 15-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper Shredder, and guess what? Dad was right (don’t tell him I said that).

    Why It’s Awesome:

    – Powerhouse Performance: This isn’t just any shredder. It chews through paper like a hungry teenager after school. Up to 15 sheets at once? No problem. It’s like the monster truck of paper shredders.
    – More Than Just Paper: Got old credit cards, or perhaps a photo of an ex you’re ready to part ways with? This machine doesn’t discriminate. It’ll turn cards, photos, and even small paper clips into confetti in seconds.
    – Reliability is Key: Years have passed, and this shredder is still going strong. It’s the loyal pet you never knew you needed. Sit, shred, good machine!
    – Dad’s Seal of Approval: Not only am I adulting like a pro, but I’ve also managed to make Dad proud. “Getting a paper shredder is the first step to true adulthood,” he said. Well, step completed.

    The Punchline: So, when does one truly become an adult? When you get excited about a paper shredder’s performance and reliability. And let me tell you, this Amazon Basics shredder has not only met but exceeded my adulting expectations. Five stars for making me a responsible, shredding-enthusiast adult in my dad’s eyes. Here’s to many more years of shredding and, hopefully, not too many paper cuts along the way.

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  5. Priscilla Paralegal

    Office shredders are essential in my business as a law firm. I was worried that purchasing this shredder at such a low cost compared to others , that I would not be getting a very high quality product. I was wrong ! This shredder is absolutely high end quality and the the price! Wow I was shocked ! It Allows you to shred a large amount of papers at a time and makes cleaning up the scraps easy with its large bottom sized bin space . Super happy that I purchased this exact one ! Works well and saves me time on shredding important documents! 5 thumbs up for my shredder !

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  6. Jason

    The shredder works well. I have been using it for a few months and I’ve had no issue. The price was right so I took a leap and bought it. I’m glad that I did. I would not recommend trying to shred more than the maximum amount of sheets listed in the manual. Otherwise it will jam. There are two modes, one is automatic with a sensor and the other one just keeps the shredder running continuously.

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  7. jimbo

    I have been using this shredder since 2021 and have had no problems or issues and it is still running strong. I use it almost daily and have had no issues. You do need to be careful that you don’t put soft plastic envelopes through it as that can clog the roller cutters ( but they are pretty easy to clean if you do accidently do that). Overall I’m happy with this little workhorse and pleasantly surprised by the longevity and reliability. I highly recommend it.

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  8. Robert Wittenzellner

    When it comes to safeguarding sensitive information, a reliable paper shredder is an essential tool in any office or home setting. While this Paper Shredder may not boast flashy features, it certainly gets the job done with efficiency and ease.
    This trusty machine excels in its primary task: shredding documents into confetti-like pieces, rendering them virtually unreadable. Plus, it handles staples and paper clips with ease, saving you the hassle of removing them beforehand.
    It’s a no-nonsense solution for anyone looking to protect their privacy without breaking the bank.
    In summary, this may not be the flashiest option on the market, but its shred-tastic performance and basic features make it a solid choice for those who prioritize functionality and efficiency – it’s a cut above the rest.

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  9. Eric H.

    I replaced my old shredder with this one. It is smaller and more powerful. Does a great job shredding and it easy to empty.

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  10. L

    We purchased this for home use and have to say that it works well, is not overly loud, and just feels sturdy. Seems to be well made. Great for all our home office needs. Would definitely buy again if I needed another one.

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