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Large Paper Shredder

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Mr.Cheeks, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Shred unwanted or confidential correspondence – and expired credit cards – to keep your personal details secure.

    * 340 watts
    * Basket volume: approx. 21 litres
    * Cutting width: approx. 23cm
    * Shreds up to 7 sheets of A4 paper at a time
    * Cross cut action
    * Automatic paper detection
    * Automatic On/Off function
    * Reverse function
    * Overheat protection
    * Finish: Black and Silver

    Here at Aldi - Does anyone know whether this is any good?
     
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    One of the most important pieces of info is missing there - the size of the cut pieces. If you are buying a shredder for security reasons you want the pieces to be as small as possible.

    I suspect that the absence of this info, coupled with the price means that the pieces are not that small.

    Harry.
     
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  3. nugget
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    We have something similar at work and the pieces measure about 0.5 cm by about 0.7cm.
     
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  4. hbroomhall

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    And I suspect cost a tad more than £18! :biggrin

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  5. Mr.Cheeks

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    What you reckon about for bills and crap? would that be good enough - i thinks its down to personal preference is the answer.
     
  6. zebulebu

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    Mate

    Not sure about the width of the cut pieces - I think anything around 5mm is good. Since you're only using it to prevent ID theft, not for industrial shredding, the number of sheets you can shred at a time and all the rest of the gumph on the page don't mean much.

    That said, its pretty reasonable price - see if you can find out what the cut width is before you buy - mine cost 20 quid from Staples and cuts to 5mm
     
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  7. Boycie
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    My first *IT* job was for a security company who's shredders had to meet the criteria and the pieces were very small.

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  8. Mr.Cheeks

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    anything between the range of .5cm > .7cm should be ok then...
     
  9. hbroomhall

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    The width is only half of it - what is the length of the piece? Some of the very cheap shredders have pieces over an inch long which is enough for a name or CC number if you are unlucky.

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  10. Mr.Cheeks

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    hmmm, interesting - i'll search around the net to see if i can get some more info on this, if not, i try and get in early, buy it, post the details here, and return if its not that good...

    Cheers
     
  11. Phoenix
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    Mine cost about 50 quid and cross shreds the paper so the pieces are absoloutley tiny
    about 5mmx5mm on the larger bits
    as its a home piece tho it can only do a few pages at a time or it gets stuck
    a pain when you take to shredding absolutley everything :)
     
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  12. zxspectrum

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    Well if you have a fireplace at home why not chuck the stuff in there, i reckon its better than any shredder going plus its so great in the winter

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  13. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    shouldn't you be asleep? :blink
     
  14. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    It's amazing how many houses don't have fireplaces any more....

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  15. Mr.Cheeks

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    the leaflet has the same info as the website... hmmm, the checkout girls have no idea either...
     
  16. jdotagain

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    I found there best way to check out info on a paper shredder was at document-shredders.info. They have all the info you would need to make your shredder purchase a good one!
     
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  18. westernkings

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    If it can't stand up to 300 CD's shredding one after the other, then I ain't interested. :biggrin
     
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