10 Best Paper Shredders
for January 2023

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AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Capacity, Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder, 4.1 Gallon

AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Capacity

by AmazonBasics
What We like

User-friendly design: 3-mode control switch (auto, off, reverse); overheat LED indicator; 8.7-inch paper-entry width; easy-to-empty 4.1-gallon bin with see-through window

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Product Features

  • Sheet capacity: shreds up to 8 sheets of 20-pound bond paper at a time (no need to remove staples or small paper clips); also destroys credit cards (one at a time)
  • Run time and thermal protection: 3 minutes on / 30 minutes off; if shredder runs continuously beyond the max run time, it will automatically shut off to protect the motor from overheating
  • Quality tested: as part of AmazonBasics quality inspections, we test every shredder before shipping it, which means you may see some paper shreds from the testing
  • Cross-cut shred size: turns paper into small confetti-like pieces measuring 3/16 by 1-27/32 inches (5 by 47 mm); meets security level P-3 standards
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Aurora AS810SD 8-Sheet Strip-Cut Paper, CD and Credit Card Shredder Basket

Aurora AS810SD 8-Sheet Strip-Cut Paper

by Aurora
What We like

CD Shred Size: 1 3/8" wide strips

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Product Features

  • Shreds CDs and credit cards as well
  • Shreds up to 8 sheets at once at 9.7 feet per minute
  • Paper shredder helps you keep yourself safe from identity theft
  • Basket Volume: 3.20 gallon plastic basket
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9.4
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Aurora AU800SD Professional Strip Cut Paper Shredder/CD/Credit Card Shredder Without Wastebasket, 8-Sheet Strip-Cut No Basket

Aurora AU800SD Professional Strip Cut Shredder/CD/Credit Paper Card Shredder Without Wastebasket

by Aurora
What We like

Shred Paper Capacity: 8 sheets of 20 lb. bond paper

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Product Features

  • Auto start/ stop. Thermal protection / Overheat protection
  • Extendable arm to fit over most waste baskets (Max length is 15" or 38.1 cm)
  • Jam-Remover (forward) and Manual reverse for cleaning paper jams
  • Shreds credit cards and CDs / DVDs
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Fellowes Powershred W11C, 11-Sheet Cross-cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder with Safety Lock

Fellowes Powershred W11C

by Fellowes
What We like

Provides reliable, medium duty shredding and is ideal for deskside use.

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Product Features

  • 4.75- gallon lift-off head w/ handle. Amps - 5
  • This items packaging will indicate what is inside and cannot be hidden.
  • Runs for up to 5 minutes before a cool down period is needed. Cut Size (inches)- 5/32 x 1-3/8
  • Shreds 11 sheets of paper per pass into 431 (5/32 x1-3/8" Security Level P-4) cross-cut particles; shreds staples, credit cards
  • Patented SafetyLock disables the shredder for added safety protection
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Aurora AU1640XA Anti-Jam 16 Sheet Crosscut Paper/CD and Credit Card/ 5 Gal Pullout Basket Shredder, 30 Minutes Continuous Run Time

Aurora AU1640XA Anti-Jam 16 Sheet Crosscut Paper/CD Credit and Card/ 5 Gal Pullout Basket Shredder

by Aurora
What We like

5. 0-Gallon pullout bin with LED indicator lights standby/ overheat/ bin-full/ overload/ door open status

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Product Features

  • Nonstop 30-minute continuous run time
  • Shreds paper, CDs, DVDs, credit cards into small pieces (5/32 by 1-7/32 inches), security level P-4
  • Crosscut with 16 sheet capacities; destroys CDs, DVDs, credit cards and small paper clips
  • Anti-jam auto-reverse to clear paper jams; ultra-quiet operation
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Bonsaii 6-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper Shredder, Shredders for Small Office & Home Use,4-Minute Continuous Running Time, 3.4 Gallons Wastebasket, Black(C204-C)

Bonsaii 6-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper Shredder

by bonsaii
What We like

Convenient handle design for emptying scraps of paper easily.

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Product Features

  • 4 minutes continuous running time with 40 minutes cooldown time.
  • Cross-cut paper shredder with max 6 sheets (Letter Size, 75g/m) shredding capacity; Shreds paper into tiny particles measuring 13/64 x 1-49/64 inches (4x45mm), high-security grade.
  • Auto start and manual reverse to clear paper jams; Thermal protection system to protect the motor from overheating.
  • 3.4 gallons wastebasket capacity for less frequent emptying with basket window to see when it is full.
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RAGU Paper Shredder, 6-Sheet Capacity Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder with Paper Jam Proof System, 2.9 Gallon

RAGU Paper Shredder

by RAGU
What We like

2.9 Gallon Large Basket: Suitable for heavy workload, the basket features a transparent window to remind you clean it periodically. Thermal protection circuit auto shuts off the device to prevent overheating

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Product Features

  • Auto Start & Jam Proof: Equipped with auto start and manual reverse design, the shredder is convenient to use and ensures a smooth workflow without paper jam issues and misfed documents
  • High Quality Materials: The main body is made of top-notch ABS plastics, which deliver non-deformable construction, long-lasting durability and excellent performance
  • P-4 Security Level: It shreds paper into 5/32 x 1-1/2 cross-cut particles to keep your information and money safe. Always let the device cool down for 20-30 mins after 2-3 mins continuous operation
  • 6-Sheet Capacity: RAGU paper shredder is able to shred max. 6 A4 sheets (80g) per pass and perfect to destroy credit cards. Note: Insert one credit card into the feed opening at a time
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Paper Shredder,12-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card Shredder, 5.8 Gallons Shredder for Home Office Use with Pullout Basket,Overload and Overheating Protection

dodocool Paper Shredder

by dodocool
What We like

[ Easy Operation with One-Switch Control & Quality Materials ] Continuous shredding at full load for 20 minutes, high-speed shredding at 3 m/min, effective shredding depends on various hardcore indexes;User-friendly simple control panel, rejecting complex operation, three buttons, ON/OFF/REV, design with two card slots, one for plain paper card slot, one for DVD/CD/bank card slot, etc.The main body is made of top-notch ABS plastics, Solid enough to provide an ultra-long service life.

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Product Features

  • [ 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper,Solid Cutters and Professional Steel Blades ]This professional Home office shredder accepts up to 12 sheets of paper at a time and shreds them into small pieces 5/32 x 15/32 inches (4x12mm), security level P-4. Nitrided steel knives are sharp and broken quickly and efficiently break paper to pieces,tiny pieces for superior security on highly confidential documents to help keep your information safe.
  • [ Provides Powerful Side Shredding,Destroys credit cards and CDs/DVDs ] With advanced blades Knives made of nitrided steel are durable and carefully processed.Shreds paper, clips, staples, credit card (one at a time), bills,ATM receipts, pay stubs, junk mail and other inportant and important document meets your diverse home and small office needs. tiny and unreadable particles increasing sensitive data security for personal.
  • [ Overload and Overheat System & Auto Shut-Off &Paper Jam Protection System ] The main body is covered with a multi-dimensional sensor with intelligent thermal protection. The shredder will automatically shut off to protect the motor if it runs continuously beyond its maximum run time and begins to over-heat.The Reverse function makes it possible to retrieve un-shredded or partially shredded documents, making it easier to avoid frustrating paper jams.
  • [ 5.8 Gallons Cut Shredder suitable for Home Office use ]Personal office shredder, home office choice to solve the cumbersome problem of large shredder, can be used as a trash can, more convenient.Cut shredder is equip with pullout bin which can hold up to 5.8 gallons of waste. It also has a small transparent window, allowing you to easily know when it is time to empty it.
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Aurora AU1415XA 14-Sheet Crosscut Paper/CD and Credit Card Shredder/ 5-Gallon pullout Basket/ 10 Minutes Continuous Run Time

Aurora AU1415XA 14-Sheet Crosscut Paper/CD and Credit Card 5-Gallon Shredder/ pullout Basket/ 10 Minutes Continuous Run Time

by Aurora
What We like

5. 0-Gallon pullout bin with LED indicator lights standby/ overheat/ bin-full/ overload/ door open status

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Product Features

  • High security crosscut with 14 sheet capacities; destroys CDs, DVDs, credit cards and small paper clips
  • Shreds paper, CDs, DVDs, credit cards into small pieces (5/32 by 1-7/32 inches), security level P-4
  • Nonstop 10-minute continuous run time
  • Overload protection prevents serious paper jam, quiet operation
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8.6
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Aurora AS890C 8-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper/Credit Card Shredder with Basket

Aurora AS890C 8-Sheet Cross-Cut Card Paper/Credit Shredder with Basket

by Aurora
What We like

Measures 12 x 7 x 16 inches

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Product Features

  • 8-sheet capacity
  • Shreds credit cards, paper clips and staples
  • Crosscut paper and credit card shredder destroys your sensitive documents
  • 8.7-inch throat width

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