- Quiet and powerful single phase motor (1 maximum horsepower) rated for continuous operation
- Fully enclosed, dust proof gearbox housing
- High quality wooden cabinet mounted on casters
- Pull-out bag frame mechanism mounted on rollers for easy replacement of disposable shred bags
- 37 Gallon Bin Capacity
- Particle Size : 3/16" x 1-1/2"
- Sheet Capacity: 22-25 sheets
- Shred Speed: 18 ft / min.
- Security Level: P-4 (Old Level 3)
- Feed Opening: 12"
- Max. Horsepower: 1
- Dimensions: 18 1/2" D x 21" W x 36 1/2" H
- Weight: 124 lbs
- Warranty: Lifetime Manufacturer on Shafts and Wheels, 1 Year on all other parts
MBM DestroyIt 3104 Cross Cut Paper Shredder Review
One of many choices of office shredders is the MBM Destroyit 3104 Cross Cut Paper Shredder. Designed as a central office shredder for high use, the 3104 boasts of high quality hardened steel blades backed by a lifetime warranty. Convenience and ease of use is given with the many safety and automatic features on this device. Let's take a closer look.
The steel cutting shafts are driven by a powerful single phase motor which is double protected against overheating. It is rated for continuous operation use, meaning your shredder won't need downtime to rest after long periods of use. The gearbox is encapsulated in a dustproof housing to help avoid corrosion. All these work to ensure your machine stays in top running condition.
The 3104 comes with a Safety Protection System installed. A clear safety guard covers the feed entry, preventing ties and other objects from getting caught in the blades. Once paper is inserted into the opening, a photo cell controlled on/off activates the blades. An "Easy Switch" includes three operations on one control for convenient use: stand-by, stop, and reverse. Stop is triggered when the shred bag is full, the cabinet is ajar, or if there is a jam. If a paper jam occurs, the auto reverse feeds paper back out to the user, helping to unclog the blades. An energy saving mode kicks in after one hour of inactivity, powering the device down to a sleep mode to conserve electricity.
A wide 12 inch opening can handle up to 18 sheets at once, including credit cards and CDs. The cross cutting mechanism devours the documents as fast as 27 feet per minute, quickly destroying your shredding pile. The remnants are merely 3/16 inch by 1-1/2 inch and rate a level 3 security, small enough to keep most information safe.
The shreds fall into a 37 gallon disposable shred bag, suspended from a pull-out bag frame on rollers for easy removal. The container is located inside a high quality wooden cabinet mounted on casters for easy mobility. Acting as a noise reducer, the wood absorbs sound from the motor to give you a quieter working environment.
This device only accepts 15-18 sheets at once. For smaller to medium offices, this combined with a shredding speed of 27 feet per minute is more than adequate to handle their needs. However, businesses requiring higher volumes of shredding should look at some of MBM's models with larger capacities and faster shredding rates.
The shreds created only earn a level 3 security rating. Many offices don't require a higher security level and this device would be ideal for them. If your office has more sensitive material to dispose of, you may want to check out one of MBM's Super Micro Cut models.
The 3104 Cross Cut shredder by MBM Destroyit is an excellent choice for a central office shredder. Ease of use is delivered by the myriad automatic and safety features. Small shreds made by heavy duty steel blades keep your information secure. And a warranty offers peace of mind. The 3104 Cross Cut is one device to seriously consider as your next office shredder.