Before buying a shredder for office use, it is important to understand what type of shredder is good for which application. The way shredders are traditionally purchased and sold is by an uneducated consumer talking to an uneducated dealer.
A typical consumer will open a catalog containing 10 or more shredders and think that they are all designed to meet various price points. THEY ARE NOT!!! They are designed to meet different applications based on the amount and type of materials the consumer needs to shred.
If you try to purchase a shredder to fit a predetermined budget you may wind up buying a desk side shredder that will be required to shred five or six cases of computer printout per week. The shredder doesn’t perform well, or at least not for very long, and sooner or later you will be back in the market looking for another paper shredder that fulfills your exact requirements.
First of all, it is important to understand the application of shredders for different organizations and departments. For example:
Accounting Departments shred documents like profit & loss statements, bills, audits, customer account records, financial...