Dahle 20813 Level 3 Cross Cut Departmental Paper Shredder
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Dahle 20813 Level 3 Cross Cut Departmental Paper Shredder

Part #: DA20813
Brand: Dahle
  • Shred Size: 1/8" x 1 9/16" Cross Cut - Security Level 3
  • Feed Width: 16"
  • Capacity: 10 / 15 Sheet
  • Speed: 24 ft/min
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Known for its power and waste capacity, this Dahle Department Shredder provides a practical solution for accommodating the shredding needs of even the busiest offices. This machine can continually shred large quantities of paper for extended periods of time and is designed to shred between 2,000 and 12,000 sheets of paper per day. Its attractive design and large waste bin make this a nice addition to any large office, copy room or communications center. The Dahle 20813 has a 16" feed opening to easily accommodate letter, legal and wide computer paper. It has a maximum sheet capacity of 10/12 sheets at a time and features a large capacity waste bin capable of holding 35 gallons of shredded material. In order to provide slip free power to the cutting cylinders, a steel chain and gears connect the two components and provide maximum shredding capacity. Removing staples and paper clips are a thing of the past. Dahle shredders can easily accommodate these items without harming the machine and saving you time in the process. Properly oiling this Department Shredder is the key to maintaining optimal performance. Due to it

Product Details

  • Shred Size: 1/8" x 1 9/16" Cross Cut - Security Level 3
  • Chain driven providing slip free power
  • Feed Width: 16"
  • Capacity: 10 / 15 Sheet Capacity
  • Speed: 24 ft/min
  • Motor: 3/4 Hp 115V
  • Waste Bin: 35 Gal
  • Weight: 136 lbs
  • Dimensions: 33 1/2" x 25 1/2" x 17"
  • Warranty: Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty on Cutting Cylinders, 2 Year on Parts, and Labor

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Dahle 20813 Level 3 Cross Cut Departmental Paper Shredder Review

Practical solutions are a welcome idea in any business. For many departments, the answer to the growing question of how to keep confidential material safe is a central shredder available to all. One great choice for this is the Dahle 20813 Level 3 Cross Cut Departmental Paper Shredder. With enough security to keep your office safe while still providing high capacity shredding, this workhorse is the best of both worlds. Here is a closer look at the details of the Dahle 20813.

Strengths:

  • This shredder is equipped with a powerful motor rated for continuous duty. As a result, you can shred all day without having to wait for the engine to cool down. A thermal fuse protects against overheating.
  • Sturdy gears and a steel chain connect the motor to the blades for slip-free power and extra durability. The solid steel blades are strong enough to continually handle large stacks of paper as well as staples, paperclips, and credit cards.
  • Up to 15 sheets can slide into the wide 16 inch feed. The extra length of the throat allows the machine to easily take in letter and legal size documents as well as computer printouts and oversized items. Materials are shred at an impressive 24 feet per minute.
  • The cross cutting mechanism converts full size documents into tiny chads measuring 1/8″ by 1-9/16″ in size. These small particles provide a medium level 3 security rating. This level is excellent for general office shredding as well as the safe disposal of most confidential business and personal documents.
  • The paper confetti floats down into a spacious 35 gallon waste container. The tiny pieces will fill up the huge bag much slower than traditional strip cuts, resulting in fewer bag changes needed. A full bin triggers the blades to stop and the machine alerts the user that a bag change is needed. This adds extra protection against back end jams as well as preventing fingers from coming into contact with running blades.
  • Dahle provides a lifetime warranty on the cutters as well as two year coverage on parts and labor for the rest of the machine.

Weaknesses:

  • Most shredders need consistent oiling to stay in peak condition. Something to consider is whether you want to be doing this manually. The higher the use, the more often oiling is needed. This model is pre-wired to accept an automatic oiler which is highly recommended and provides the right amount of lubricant as needed.
  • The shreds created only offer a level 3 security. This is perfect for keeping your office FACTA compliant. But highly classified and top secret material needs to go through a high security shredder with a level 5 or 6 rating, such as the 20830ec.

As you can see, the Dahle 20813 is more than capable of handling the busy shredding needs of any large office. Sturdy construction and powerful components provide reliable shredding that is backed by warranty. With a recommended duty cycle of 2000-12,000 sheets per day, this device can continually shred heavy amounts of paper all day long to bring you an efficient and durable machine. We would definitely recommend the 20813 for your next departmental shredder.

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