- 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
- 42 Gallon Bin Capacity
- Particle Size : 3/16" x 1-1/2"
- Sheet Capacity: 14-16 sheets
- Shred Speed: 27 ft / min.
- Security Level: P-4 (Old Level 3)
- Feed Opening: 16"
- Max. Horsepower: 1
- Dimensions: 18 1/2" D x 24" W x 37 1/2" H
- Weight: 118 lbs
- Warranty: Lifetime Manufacturer on Shafts and Wheels, 1 Year on all other parts
MBM DestroyIt 3804 Cross Cut Paper Shredder Review
For a central office shredder with high volume use, the MBM Destroyit 3804 Cross Cut offers a simple, quality system. Backed by lifetime warranty, the steel blades power through documents all day long. Safety features as well as automated functions lead to uncomplicated use. Let's take a closer look.
A transparent safety shield covers the opening to prevent ties and other objects from entering the blades. Use is automatically controlled by a photo cell which detects paper in the feed and shreds on cue. A jumbo button operates three controls: stand-by, stop, and reverse. Backlit icons display operational status. The device is programmed to cut power to the motor in case of a full shred bag, an open cabinet door, or a paper jam. Auto reverse helps fix a jam by feeding paper back out to the user. After one hour of idling, an Energy Save Mode kicks in and winds down to a sleep phase in order to save electricity.
The powerful single phase motor is rated for continuous operation and double protected from overheating. Durable gears sit in a dustproof enclosure to prevent corrosion. Both work together to ensure your shredder stays in optimal condition.
A wide 16 inch feed opening accepts up to 16 sheets at once, including staples, paperclips, credit cards and CDs. Hardened steel cutting shafts devour documents as fast as 27 feet per minute. The result is tiny 3/16 inch by 1-1/2 inch pieces, providing a level 3 security. This keeps your confidential information safe.
Those small particles are collected in a sizable 42 gallon shred bag. The bag is suspended on a pull-out bag frame mounted on rollers, simplifying disposal and replacement. A high quality wooden cabinet houses the bag and acts as a noise reducer by soaking up noise from the motor. The whole entity is mounted on rollers for easy mobility.
This shredder is only rated a level 3 security. While this is adequate destruction for most confidential documents, companies with riskier information to dispose of may wish to upgrade to a model with a higher security rating, such as the 4005 SMC.
This machine requires hand oiling rather than having an automatic oil injection system. MBM recommends oiling your cross cut shredder after every 30 minutes of use. Offices needing only moderate use might be fine oiling it every so often. However, businesses requiring higher volumes of shredding may find the all day oiling to be a nuisance. In that case, you might want to consider a model that oils itself as needed during the shredding process, such as the 3105.
The MBM Destroyit 3804 is well suited for the moderate shredding needs of any office. Safety and automatic features offer simple and easy use. The tiny particles created keep your information secure. A warranty backing- lifetime for the blades and one year for the rest of the unit- guarantees quality craftsmanship and reliability. The 3804 Cross Cut shredder is an excellent choice for your next central office machine.