AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Strip-Cut Paper Shredder Review

AmazonBasics have been developing their own line of Paper shredders for the modern day consumer. The shredders although extremely powerful have been priced under competing companys.

The 8-Sheet strip-cut paper shredder is a fantastic paper shredder as it’s able to handle an 8-sheet capacity whilst also destroying credit cards, plastics or other video tapes or CDs. This power required is non commonly found in a shredder that is priced under $50.

Shredding capacity and power

The AmazonBasics shredder is able to handle 9.84 feet per minute. amazonbasics paper shredderI do not believe it’s humanly possible to place more than 10 feet of paper into a machine per minute, however if you are some super speedy human who is able to, then I guess you will be limited, however for most people this is more than enough for their shredding needs. Not only is it able to handle vast quantities, it also shreds them into small 1/4 inch pieces. This sizing will not be readable to even the most clever human eyes. The shredder has a 2 minute continuous run time, allowing you to shred tons of paper at once. It also has auto-start once it has cooled down, so you can be back at it in a very quick time period. Should you experience any jams to the shredder, than simply put it into manual reverse mode, and it’ll clear it out, this usually happens to me when I place some thing in the shredder that it cannot handle, such as metals or paper clips that I’ve missed.

Build Quality

The quality of building in this little machine is fantastic. Amazon has really set out to make this a very cheap paper shredder with great properties. It comes with a 1 year warranty which should cover you if you experience any problems with this shredder, although looking at other customer reviews, the chance of something going wrong is extremely rare and you should expect good results. The sizing isĀ 12.99 by 12.8 by 6.5 inches which is a moderate size shredder. You shouldn’t have to clean up the bin too many times per session, but it’ll still be small enough to store under your desk or in the closet.