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Experts Tell us the Best Paper Shredders For Small Business

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Paper Shredders For Small Business. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

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bonsaii 10-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper Shredder

This product was recommended by Travis Blanchard from Splash Bytes

This paper shredder has been an absolute dream ever since I bought it. It has a capacity of shredding 10 sheets of paper in one go, which saves me a lot of time. It’s also very easy to operate as it has various LED lights that warn users when the machine is overheating or when it has reached it maximum capacity. The spacious wastebasket is another thing that I like, it holds a good 5.5 gallons which makes my emptying of it less frequent.


Fellowes LX22M Powershred Micro Cut 20 Sheet Paper Shredder

This product was recommended by Alina Clark from CocoDoc

Before purchasing this Fellowes LX22, we owned a shredder that roared when switched on. It was loud and disturbing. Someone once said that we had a mini-tractor running in the office. Granted it was old and overused, a shredder should be silent, powerful, and efficient. The lack of any sound when this shredder runs is a major shift for us. It was unnerving to have a shredder run this low. The minimal colors are also great. The shredder comes in either black matt or white. We went with the white one because we wanted a little more brightness in the office space. With a 20 page capacity and micro-cut security levels, the shredder offers great value for its price. Small office shredders often have jamming issues. We’ve had a lot of that in the past. While purchasing our current shredder, the fact that Fellowes has some form of anti-jamming technology was one of our major points of conviction. Moreover, the shredder also has optimized run times as a plus. Since it’s built for between 1-3 users, the LX22MM doesn’t even appear to feel the weight of the paper I and my partner churn out. It swallows and spits every piece of paper with ease.


Aurora AU1210MA Run Time Shredder

This product was recommended by Harriet Chan from CocoFinder

The Aurora AU1210MA is a professional grade high-security paper shredder with a 60 minutes continuous run-time for long shredding with12 pages sheet capacity. It comes with a 5-gallon pullout bin capacity with a light indicator on standby. The P-4 security level ensures shredding confidential office documents into tiny shreds with a dimension of 5/32 by 15/32 inches. The quiet operation and anti-jam technology are very convenient for office use. Besides documents, you can also shred CDs, DVDs, and credit cards.


Dahle ShredMATIC 35314 Paper Shredder

This product was recommended by Harriet Chan from CocoFinder

The Dahle ShredMATIC 35314 is a sleek looking automatic paper shredder. It shreds 300 sheets of confidential documents fully automatically with a P-4 security level. Because of its auto-feed functionality, it saves you and your team much time. This shredder is also super-fast, with a speed of 85 sheets per minute. It also offers trouble-free operation and requires no maintenance since this shredder is oil-free. The automatic jam protection comes in handy in the event of an overfeed.


Aurora AU800SD Shredder

This product was recommended by Sherry Morgan from Petsolino

The Aurora AU800SD paper shredder features a compact design that fits over almost any wastebasket, making it ideal for offices with minimal floor space. It has an extension arm to keep it steady and secure on larger wastebaskets and garbage cans. You can shred up to eight sheets of paper into 0.25-inch wide strips. It can also handle credit cards, CDs, and DVDs if fed into the unit one at a time. With an automatic start and stop mode, the paper shredder instantly turns on when it detects something is loaded into the blades and shuts down when nothing is being fed into the unit. It also features an automatic shut-off switch to prevent the shredder from overheating or overloading documents. A 2-minute continuous run cycle allows you to shred multiple stacks of documents quickly and efficiently.


Fellowes Powershred 99Ci 18-Sheet Capacity

This product was recommended by Tim Culpepper from Conexa

I would like to suggest Fellowes Powershred 99Ci for small businesses because I have been using this paper shredder at my office for the last two years. It can shred 18 sheets of papers per pass into 397, cut particles, shred other items like staples, credit cards, paper clips, pins, etc. It is a 100% jam-proof system and eliminates paper jams and powers through complex jobs. It has SafeSense Technology which stops the shredder when hands touch the paper opening.


Amazon Basics 8-Sheet High-Security Micro-Cut Shredder

This product was recommended by Shiv Gupta from Incrementors

The product is worth investment. Whereas some other tested shredders jammed or emitted a burning smell after a few minutes, the eight-sheet Amazon Basics ran trouble-free well past its five-minute runtime as we constantly fed it batches of paper. It tore through about 360 pages before the bin was full. As compared to others, this shredder chomps documents into tiny shreds measuring around 5/32 by 15/32 inches, making any sensitive paperwork all but impossible to reassemble. It can also deal with old plastic credit cards, and it has a separate slot for data DVDs, which helps reduce wear and tear on the main shredder gears.


AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

This product was recommended by Caroline Lee from CocoSign

An affordable choice to make, this one is compact and highly powerful. Not only papers, but it can also even shred credit cards.


Bonsaii EverShred C149-C Shredder

This product was recommended by Caroline Lee from CocoSign

This one has a long working capacity and can bring credit cards, DVDs, and CDs into pieces. It cuts pieces safe enough for the P3 security threshold.


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