Paper Shredders by Cut Type

Shredders are classified by the type of shred that they produce, which in turn, is directly affected by the type of cut that they impose. The three most common types are; strip-cut, cross-cut, and micro-cut. The strip-cut machines shred long vertical pieces, as cross-cut adds horizontal cuts to make the shred pieces even smaller. Micro-cut machines shred to an even higher level of security essentially rendering your documents to tiny particles. All of these lines are available in the industry's leading brands including HSM, Fellowes, Swingline, and more. Choose by whichever option lines up best with you or your organization's needs.

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  1. Sentinel FS60B 6-Sheet Level P-1 Strip-Cut Paper Shredder

    • Shreds up to 6 sheets at a time.
    • Head fits on most waste baskets.
    • Extendable arm stretches up to 15.7" wide.
    • Shreds credit cards.
    Part #: FS60B

    $25.98

  2. Dahle ShredMATIC 35314 300-Sheet Level P-4 Auto-Feed Paper Shredder

    • 300 sheet auto-feed shredder offers convenience and saves time.
    • Fast shredding of loose or stapled sheets at 85 per minute.
    • Oil-Free/Hassle-Free shredding
    • Automatic jam protection
    Part #: DAH-35314

    $380.75

  3. Boxis AF120 AutoShred 120-Sheet Level P-4 Micro-Cut Shredder

    • Auto Feed Sheet Capacity: 120 Sheets; Manual Feed Sheet Capacity: 10 Sheets
    • Waste Bin Capacity / Volume: 6.1 gallons (23.0 liters)
    • 11.2-minute auto feed mode continues working even when away from the shredder.
    • Automatic forward and manual reverse modes reduce the risk of jams.
    Part #: BOXIS-AF120

    $216.64

  4. Dahle ShredMATIC 35120 120 Sheet Level P-4 Auto-Feed Paper Shredder

    • 120 sheet auto-feed shredder offers convenience and saves time.
    • Oil-Free/Hassle-Free shredding maintains performance without maintenance.
    • Automatic jam protection reverses motor in the event of an overfeed.
    • Quiet operation produces less noise and prevents interruptions.
    Part #: DAH-35120

    $253.69

  5. Sentinel FX62B 6-Sheet Level P-4 Cross-Cut Paper Shredder

    • Shreds up to 6 sheets of paper or one credit card at a single pass - no need to remove standard staples or small paper clips.
    • 4mm x 33mm crosscut shred is security level P-4 rated - shreds 7.9 feet per minute (48 pages per minute).
    • Auto start/stop, manual reverse function, overheat indicator, quiet operation.
    • Waste basket capacity of 2.4 gallon with a window to see when the container is full.
    Part #: FX62B

    $49.89

  6. Dahle ShredMATIC 35080 80-Sheet Level P-4 Auto-Feed Paper Shredder

    • 80 Sheet auto-feed tray offers convenience and saves time
    • Oil-Free/Hassle-Free shredding maintains performance without maintenance.
    • Built-in jam protection eliminates frustration.
    • Powerful compact shredder with easy to use controls for simple operation.
    Part #: DAH-35080

    $168.99

  7. Fellowes Powershred W-11C Deskside Cross Cut Paper Shredder - 3103201

    • Shred Capacity: 11 Sheets
    • Cut Style: Cross Cut
    • Security Level: P-4
    • Waste Bin Capacity: 5 gal.
    Part #: 3103201

    $92.28

  8. Boxis AF70 AutoShred 70-Sheet Level P-4 Micro-Cut Shredder

    • Auto Feed Sheet Capacity: 70 Sheets; Manual Feed Sheet Capacity: 8 Sheets
    • Waste Bin Capacity / Volume: 3.6 gallons (13.7 liters)
    • 11-minute auto feed mode continues working even when away from the shredder.
    • Automatic forward and manual reverse modes reduce the risk of jams.
    Part #: BOXIS-AF70

    $179.00

  9. Fellowes Powershred 90S Strip-Cut Shredder - 4690001

    • Safety interlock switch prevents accidental shredding
    • 9 gallon bin
    • Shreds for up to 25 minutes before a 40 minute cool down period is needed
    • Shreds 18 sheets per pass into 7/32” strip-cut particles (Security Level P-2)
    Part #: 4690001

    $305.70

  10. Fellowes Powershred 450M Level P-5 Micro-Cut Shredder - 4074001

    • Sheet Capacity: 9
    • Cut Type: Micro-Cut
    • Cut Size (inches): 5/64" x 1/2"
    • Speed (Feet Per Minute): 7
    Part #: 4074001

    $280.72

  11. Royal Sovereign AFS-850SN Cross Cut Auto Feed Shredder

    • Auto Feed Capacity: Up to 100 Sheets
    • Manual Feed Capacity: 8 sheets per pass
    • Cut Type: Cross Cut
    • Speed: 10.5 ft/min
    Part #: AFS-850SN

    $309.00

  12. Sentinel FS61B 6-Sheet Level P-1 Strip-Cut Paper Shredder

    • Shreds up to 6 sheets at a time.
    • Fits on most waste baskets.
    • Extendable arm stretches up to 15.7" wide.
    • Shreds credit cards.
    Part #: FS61B

    $30.00

  13. Fellowes Powershred 8MC Level P-4 Micro-Cut Shredder - 4776001

    • Shreds 8 sheets per pass into 7/64" x 25/64" micro-cut particles
    • Also safely shreds staples and plastic credit cards.
    • For personal use.
    • 3.8-gallon bin with easy lift-off head.
    Part #: 4776001

    $76.45

  14. Fellowes Powershred 12Cs Level P-3 Cross-Cut Shredder - 4360001

    • Sheet Capacity: 12
    • Cut Type: Cross-Cut
    • Cut Size (inches): 5/32" x 2"
    • Speed (Feet Per Minute): 8
    Part #: 4360001

    $133.78

  15. Fellowes AutoMax 150C Auto Feed Cross-Cut Paper Shredder - 4680001

    • Sheet Capacity: 150 sheets
    • Cut Type: Cross-Cut
    • Throat Width (inches): 9
    • Speed (Feet Per Minute): 11
    Part #: 4680001

    $333.33

  16. Fellowes Powershred 60Cs Cross-Cut Paper Shredder - 4606001

    • Shred Capacity: 10 Sheets
    • Cut Style: Cross Cut
    • Security Level: P-3
    • Waste Bin Capacity: 6 gal.
    Part #: 4606001

    $97.51

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Paper Shredders - Cut by Type Overview

Transcript: Welcome to MyBinding video. Among the most popular ways to choose a paper shredder is by its type of cut. And just as paper shredders do not all look the same, they all do not produce the same cut. In short there are three different cut styles - strip cut, cross cut and micro cut. Long, thin, narrow strips the length of the page is what’s called the strip cut. It’s not very secure and found in many small shredders; used for personal or very small office use. Climbing up the security ladder is the level 2 to 3 cross cut shred. When shredding paper here, it’s not only vertical but also hor... Read More
Welcome to MyBinding video. Among the most popular ways to choose a paper shredder is by its type of cut. And just as paper shredders do not all look the same, they all do not produce the same cut. In short there are three different cut styles - strip cut, cross cut and micro cut. Long, thin, narrow strips the length of the page is what’s called the strip cut. It’s not very secure and found in many small shredders; used for personal or very small office use. Climbing up the security ladder is the level 2 to 3 cross cut shred. When shredding paper here, it’s not only vertical but also horizontally cut. The smaller these dices, the higher the security level. And the king of security is the micro-cut shred. These machines shred your document to a very high security level, practically impossible to put back together. Cut type will determine price, as well as speed of your shredder. Strip cut machines simply have much less to do, the motor is much smaller, not as heavy duty and can handle more papers at once. And a micro-cut machine needs more time to process and a stronger motor. Happy shopping, happy shredding and give us a call if you have any questions at all. For more demos, reviews and how-to’s, check out MyBinding.com.