Dahle 40534 High Security Level P-7 Micro Cut Paper Shredder

Your Price

Pay Later Starting at

/ month*
Know More

Item# DA40534
Key Features


Capable of reducing a single sheet of paper into over 15,500 tiny particles, the Dahle 40534 High Security Level P-7 Micro Cut Paper Shredder was designed for military, federal, state or local governments as well as Department of Defense contractors. You can be assured your most sensitive information will be completely destroyed, keeping it out of the wrong hands. The built in EvenFlow lubrication system automatically oils the entire cutting mechanism, reducing wear on the precision milled cutting cylinders and risk of a paper jam, while ensuring optimal shred capacity and performance. The Dahle 40534 Micro Cut paper shredder features an easy-to-use command dial which controls all of the shredder's functions such as power up, reverse, and continuous run. Plus, SmartPower Energy Management reduces power consumption after ten minutes of sitting idle (sleep mode), and completely powers down after an additional 20 minutes of inactivity. The Dahle 40534 Level P-7 Micro Cut Paper Shredder offers the greatest protection available, giving you peace of mind.

Product Details

  • Quality German engineering ensures precision, durability and silent operation
  • Designed to shred between 100 and 400 sheets per day. The 40534 offers quick and easy destruction of confidential materials.
  • 12" Feed opening for easy shredding of letter and legal sized paper
  • EvenFlow Lubricator automatic oiler ensures optimal shred capacity and performance
  • SmartPower multi-stage energy management system reduces power consumption when sitting idle
  • Rubber Shock Mounts between cutting mechanism and wooden cabinet reduces vibration to provide extremely quiet operation
  • Thermally Protected Motor prevents overheating during constant shredding
  • 38 gallon waste compartment is able to hold large volumes of waste requiring less frequent changing
  • Solid cutting head of German steel is milled to create each cutting cylinder
  • Wooden Cabinet blends in with any High Security Shredders decor and deafens noise for quiet operation
  • Utilizes gussetted waste bags that expand to collect a larger amount of material

Item Specifications

  • Shred Size: 1mm x 4.7mm Micro Cut
  • Security Level: P-7 (old level 6)
  • Feed Width: 12"
  • Capacity: Up to 8 Sheets (varies depending upon paper weight, grain, and voltage.)
  • Speed: 23 ft/min
  • Motor: 1.2 hp 115V
  • Waste Bin: 38 Gal
  • Waste Bag: 705
  • Weight: 132 lbs
  • Actual Machine Dimensions (L x W x H): 21" x 29" x 34.5"
  • Actual Machine Weight: 146 lb
  • Shipping Length: 38"
  • Shipping Length: 28"
  • Shipping Height: 28"
  • Shipping (Web) Weight: 200 lb
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Cutting Cylinders, 2 Year on Parts and Labor

Demonstration Video

Dahle 40534 High Security Level P-7 Micro Cut Paper Shredder Demo Video

Transcript: This is the Dahle Level P-7 40534 Small Department Shredder!
Turning it on puts it in standby mode to automatically start and stop shredding up to 8 pages.
Alternatively, if you hold the forward button for a few seconds it will go into continuous feeding mode.
So now feed stack after stack until you’re finished.
If you need to ever stop shredding—like if you catch your hair or tie…ouch—hold the reverse button and pull everything out.
The opening is 12” inches wide, easily fitting the length of a standard page.
It is the highest level of security possible next to burning your docu ...

Staff Review

Dahle 40534 High Security Level 6 Micro-Cut Paper Shredder Review

If you are looking for a new paper shredder, it's obvious that there are many of these machines on the market. Thus, it can be difficult to decide which ones you should check out, especially if security is one of your most important considerations. Luckily, there is one machine that's definitely worth a look: the Dahle 40534. This is a micro-cut machine that offers excellent security and it's suitable for frequent use. Check out its strengths and weaknesses:


  • The 40534 is a level 6 micro-cut shredder so it will give you the highest possible amount of security. This device will turn your paper into miniscule shreds that measure 1 millimeter by 4.7 millimeters so you can easily protect personal and proprietary information. The feed opening is 12" wide to accommodate large and small documents.
  • This shredder can process up to 12 sheets at once. While this may not seem like a lot, it's important to remember that cross- and micro-cut machines typically have lower shredding capacities since they cut the paper twice. So it's basically a tradeoff.
  • The 40534 has a thermally protected motor that can run continuously without overheating. Thus, you will be able to shred are much as you need to during the day. The waste bin can hold up to 38 gallons of shreds and you can use gusseted bags to increase that capacity.
  • Maintaining this shredder is easy because it has an EvenFlow automatic oiling system. All you need to do is make sure there is oil in the reservoir and the machine will oil itself as needed. You will also be able to save power since this machine has a SmartPower system. The system will kick in when the machine is idle and reduce your energy consumption. If you don't use the shredder for 20 minutes, it will shut down completely.
  • If you're worried about this machine making too much noise, you will be glad to know that the motor sits in a wooden cabinet. The wood helps muffle the sounds so you and your co-workers can stay focused.
  • The 40534's cutters are backed by a lifetime warranty. As a unit, the shredder is covered for 2 years.


  • This shredder won't shred multimedia items such as CD's and DVD's. It's meant for destroying paper only.
  • Since the 40534 has such a large waste bin, it will take up a lot of room in your office. Its dimensions are 34.5" x 29" x 20", so be prepared to clear out some space for it.

The Dahle 40534 is a high-quality paper shredder and it's recommended for use in busy offices. This machine offers the highest amount of security so you can shred your confidential documents without any worries. All in all, this is a very technologically advanced machine that's easy to use and maintain, and it can help you save energy. While it would be nice if the 40534 could handle multimedia items, this is just a small quibble. This shredder is terrific

Compare to Similar Shredders

Model Name 40534 40506 40514 40530 41514 41522 41534
12" 12" 12" 12" 12" 12" 12"
#20 / #16
Up to 12 32 / 36 20 / 24 10 / 12 20 / 24 11 / 13 Up to 12
P-7 P-2 P-4 P-6 P-4 P-5 P-7
Micro-Cut Strip-Cut Cross-Cut Cross-Cut Cross-Cut Cross-Cut Cross-Cut
1mm x 4.7mm 1/4" 1/8" x 1 9/16" 1/32" x 7/16" 1/8" x 1 9/16" 1/13" x 1 9/16" 1mm x 4.7mm
38 gal 38 gal 38 gal 38 gal 38 gal 38 gal 38 gal
23 f/m 16 f/m 16 f/m 15 f/m 16 f/m 16 f/m 23 f/m
52 dB 46 dB 52 dB 50 dB 52 dB 53 dB 52 dB
Dimensions 34 1/2" x 29" x 20" 34 1/2" x 29" x 20" 34 1/2" x 29" x 20" 34 1/2" x 29" x 20" 34 1/2" x 29" x 20" 34 1/2" x 29" x 20" 34 1/2" x 29" x 20"
Weight 132 lbs 132 lbs 132 lbs 132 lbs 132 lbs 132 lbs 132 lbs
Special Features