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. 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

    $562.99

  2. 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

    $29.69

  3. Fellowes Powershred 485Ci Cross Cut Paper Shredder - 38485

    • Cut Size: 5/32 x 1 1/8"
    • Cut Type: Cross-Cut
    • Sheet Capacity: 28
    • Speed (Feet Per Minute): 20
    Part #: 38485

    $3,085.54

  4. Fellowes Powershred 125Ci Jam Proof Cross Cut Shredder - 3312501

    • Sheet Capacity: 20
    • Cut Type: Cross-Cut
    • Cut Size: 5/32 x 1 1/2"
    • Paper Entry Width: 9"
    Part #: 3312501

    $707.34

  5. Open Box 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 #: R4DAH35120

    $485.00

  6. Royal ASF910 100-Sheet Auto-Feed Micro-Cut Paper Shredder

    • Shred up to 100 Sheets (Auto Feed) and up to 9 sheets (Manual Feed) of 20lb paper per pass
    • LED information lights for "Ready", "Overheat", "Overload" and "Bin Full".
    • Large 4.5-gallon waste bin with viewing window.
    • Photo sensor auto, start/stop.
    Part #: 04ROYASF910

    $113.11

  7. 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

    $83.33

  8. Fellowes Powershred 79Ci Level P-4 Cross Cut Paper Shredder - 3227901

    • Maximum Run Time (minutes): 20 min on / 30 min off
    • Basket Capacity (gallons): 6
    • Cut Size: 5/32" x 1 1/2"
    • Cut Type: Cross-Cut
    Part #: 3227901

    $278.40

  9. Dahle PaperSAFE 22022 Level P-4 Cross-Cut Shredder

    • Cut Type: Cross Cut
    • Feed Width: 8.75"
    • Capacity (#20 / #16): 7 / 9
    • Speed (feet/min): 10 f/m
    Part #: DAH-22022

    $76.85

  10. 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

    $99.23

  11. Fellowes Powershred 62MC Micro Cut Shredder - 4685101

    • Cut Type: Micro Cut
    • Cut Size: 7/64" x 25/64"
    • DIN Level - Paper: P-5
    • Paper Entry Width (inches): 9
    Part #: 4685101

    $161.33

  12. Fellowes Powershred 74C Cross-Cut Paper Shredder - 4674001

    • Shred Capacity: 14 Sheets
    • Cut Style: Cross Cut
    • Security Level: P-4
    • Waste Bin Capacity: 7 gal.
    Part #: 4674001

    $242.79

  13. GBC ShredMaster PS06-02 6-Sheet Level P-2 Strip-Cut Shredder - 1757402

    • Basic Security (Level P-2) Strip Cut for non-sensitive paperwork and junk mail.
    • Strip Cut slices documents into skinny 1/4" strips.
    • Shreds up to 6 sheets at a time.
    • Also shreds through staples and paper clips.
    Part #: GBC1757402

    $39.59

  14. Fellowes Powershred 76Ct Level P-4 Cross-Cut Shredder - 4676001

    • Cut Size (inches): 5/32" x 1-1/2"
    • Throat Width (inches): 9
    • Cut Type: Cross-Cut
    • Sheet Capacity: 16
    Part #: 4676001

    $247.44

  15. MBM Destroyit 2270 Cross Cut Paper Shredder - DSH0054

    • Shred Capacity: 5 - 6 Sheets
    • Cut Style: Cross Cut
    • Security level: P-4 (Old Level 3)
    • Waste Bin Capacity: 5 gal.
    Part #: MB-2270CC

    $252.44

  16. Boxis AF140 AutoShred 140-Sheet Level P-4 Micro-Cut Shredder

    • Shred Capacity: 140 Sheets (Auto-Feed Mode); 10 Sheets (Manual-Feed Mode)
    • Includes 12 shredder lubricant sheets and 1 waste bin liner
    • All are pre-assembled with 4 casters with front locking brakes for easier mobility
    • Ample 6.1 gallon waste bin capacity for large shred jobs
    Part #: BOXIS-AF140

    $169.72

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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.