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October 14, 2023

Ativa Paper Shredder Reviews - How to Find a Good One

Paper shredders help keep private information out of the wrong hands, from nosy neighbors to dumpster divers. But they can be a bit of a pain, especially if they jam frequently. In this article, we’ll take a look at the best ativa paper shredder reviews to find one that won’t make your life miserable.

The first thing to consider is capacity. The higher the number of sheets a machine can handle, the faster you can destroy stacks of junk mail. Also important is the bin size: The larger it is, the less often you’ll need to empty it. Most of the models in this review have a fairly large capacity, with some boasting capacities as high as 18 sheets in a single pass.

Another factor to consider is whether a model can be used with paper clips and staples, as well as credit cards and compact discs. Not all do, but those that do typically include a flap you can flip down over the feeding slot to let in optical discs and other non-paper materials.

Finally, consider weight. Some of the models in this review are relatively light (the AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Shredder weighs only 9.74 pounds) while others are heftier, with bins that can hold up to 28.2 pounds of pulverized paper. If you’re going to be sliding the unit under your desk, you might want to opt for a lighter model.

For the most part, the models in this review are cross-cut machines, which offer the optimum combination of performance and security. However, we did test a few strip-cut models as well. While they’re more affordable than their cross-cut counterparts, they aren’t as secure, and they tend to jam more frequently, which can be annoying if you work in an office where the shredder is in frequent use.