- High quality materials for security and durability.
- Automatic start/stop control.
- Energy Management Control System Zero Power: consumes Zero Power in standby mode.
- Rocker switch for on/off and reverse to release overfed paper.
- Auto stop when container is full or door is open.
- Safety shield at feed opening.
- Integrated bin can be tilted out and used a waste paper basket for non-confidential documents.
- Hardened 100% solid steel cutting rollers can handle occasional standard paper clips or staples.
- Powerful specifically adjusted drive for high performance, and for longer periods of use; motor with thermal protection.
- Enclosed housing protects against paper dust.
- Shred bin has large window to view fill level.
- Strip cut model can also shred CD/DVDs.
- Uses an 11 gallon capacity shred bag; Part #HSM1310.
- Cutting Type: Cross Cut
- Cutting Size: 1/8" x 1 1/8"
- Security Level DIN 32757-1: 3
- Security Level DIN 66399: P-4 / T-4 / E-3 / F-1
- Cutting Capacity (per run in sheets): 12 - 14
- Cutting Speed: 18 ft / min
- Throat Opening: 9.5"
- Motor at Max. no. of Sheets: 440W
- Motor Power (horsepower): 0.59
- Voltage: 115 V / 60Hz
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 23" x 14 7/10" x 11"
- Weight: 28 lbs
- Shred-bin Volume: 8.7 gal
- Cutting Capabilites: Paper, Paper Clip and Credit/Store Cards
Welcome to MyBinding video. Let’s take a look at HSM’s Classic 104.3 document shredder. Available both in strip and cross cut, a finger guard and dust covering covers the opening, hardened steel cutting cylinders are built to last and can handle occasional standard paperclips or staples. Depending upon strip or cross-cut pattern, this machine can handle 12 – 22 sheets of 20-pound paper. It has built in auto-start and stop and should there be a jam, simply hit the reverse button, pull out your document and start again. It has an 8.7 gallon bin below with a view window to see how things are filling up. The strip-cut model can handle CDs and DVDs the cross-cut cannot. Strip shredding is at a level 2 and the cross-cut shredding is at level 3 security and the motor automatically shuts off when the door is opened. That’s the HSM Classic 104.3. For more demos, reviews and how to’s, check out MyBinding.com.
HSM 104.3cc Level 3 Cross Cut Office Paper Shredder Review
HSM 104.3cc Cross Cut is a great deskside shredder for users needing more than occasional use. With a sturdy engine designed for moderate use and a plethora of automated features, this device is easy to use and functional. Here is a closer look at the 104.3cc shredder.
The petite dimensions of this device allow it to store tidily under a desk or table for easy access. If you need to move it, you shouldn't have much of a problem since it only weighs about 28 pounds.
The automatic features provide simple operation. Other than the on/off/reverse switch, use is automated. The machine idles in an energy conserving standby mode until items are inserted into the feed. Then a photo-cell sensor turns the blades on to shred the items, stopping automatically when finished. The auto stop also activates when the shred bin is full or removed. A safety shield guards the opening to prevent fingers and other objects from getting caught in the blades. If a jam does occur, simply switch into reverse mode and the clogged items will come back out to you.
A powerful drive system provides high performance and longer usage periods. The motor itself is thermally protected against overheating. It also offers quiet operation, only running at about 59 decibels. That approximately equals a normal conversation one yard away.
The cross cutting blades take in up to 11 sheets at once through the 9.5 inch opening. With shred speeds of 18 feet per minute, your items are quickly diced into tiny 1/8" by 1-1/8" pieces. These remnants earn a level 3 security rating, perfect for office shredding.
Paper confetti rains down into a generous 8.7 gallon waste container. The bin offers a display window as well as a tilt-out feature for the easy addition of other waste material.
HSM provides a two year warranty on the cutters as well as parts and labor on this machine.
As with many smaller shredders, this one doesn't offer continuous run time. As a result, heavy periods of shredding will be followed by a cool down time. Smaller offices with only a few people using the device might not even notice this occurring. Businesses needing a shared machine for heavier use will prefer a shredder with a more powerful motor to stand up to their needs.
While level three is great security for office shredding, it is only a medium level. Companies needing the destruction of classified or top secret documents will want a high security shredder.
This machine only takes in up to 11 sheets at once. Since they are shred as fast as 18 feet per minute, this often isn't an issue. However, larger offices with higher volume needs may want a device that can handle a greater quantity of items at once.
As you can see from the many strengths, the HSM 104.3cc is perfect for personal or small office use. It would also function well as a shared device between a few people with light to moderate shredding needs. With automatic features to make use simple and swift blades to destroy unwanted and confidential documents, this machine is both convenient and efficient. We think the HSM 104.3cc Cross Cut Shredder is a great choice for your next deskside device.