Shop Shredders by Security Level

When deciding on a shredder, it is pertinent that you align the security level of that unit with the needs of you or your organization. In this section you can narrow it down by the security level which is a scale from 2 to 6, with 6 being the highest. Each section is available in all of the top name brands in the industry including Fellowes, HSM, Dahle, and more. Maybe your organization needs documents simply strip cut, or maybe you are dealing with highly sensitive, classified information in which you need them obliterated into a fine powder. Either way, you will find what you need here.

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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

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    From $52.08 a month

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  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

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    From $285.41 a month

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  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

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    From $65.43 a month

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  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

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    From $44.86 a month

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  6. 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

  7. 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

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    From $22.46 a month

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  8. 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

  9. 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

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    From $25.75 a month

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  10. 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

  11. 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

    $272.69

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    From $25.22 a month

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  12. 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

    $42.35

  13. 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

    $179.99

  14. Fellowes Powershred 99Ci Level P-4 Cross-Cut Paper Shredder - 3229901

    • Shred Capacity: 18 Sheets
    • Cut Type: Cross Cut
    • Security Level: P-4
    • Waste Bin Capacity: 9 gal.
    Part #: 3229901

    $347.05

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    From $32.10 a month

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  15. Fellowes AutoMax 350C Auto Feed Level P-4 Cross-Cut Shredder - 4964001

    • Shreds stacks of paper up to 350 sheets automatically or 12 sheets at a time manually for 45 minutes
    • Auto Reverse stops and reverses paper jams, reducing time-consuming frustrations.
    • Also shreds credit cards, CDs/DVDs, glossy paper and junk mail.
    • Spacious 18 gallon removable bin eliminates the need for frequent emptying.
    Part #: 4964001

    $940.66

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    From $87.01 a month

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  16. Sentinel FX102B 10-Sheet Level P-3 Cross-Cut Paper Shredder

    • Shreds up to 10 sheets of paper or one credit card at a single pass - no need to remove staples or small paper clips.
    • 5mm x 40mm cross-cut shred is security level P-3 rated - shreds 6.89 feet per minute .
    • Auto start/stop, manual reverse function, overheat indicator, quiet operation.
    • Large 3.28 gallon waste basket with a window to see when the container is full.
    Part #: FX102B

    $49.41

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Understanding Paper Shred Security Levels

Transcript: Welcome to MyBinding comparison videos. Today we look at understanding paper shredding security levels, what do you need, and what shredder can do it. With a great number of shredders on the market, understanding security levels utmost important. In short, there are six security levels in paper shredding, ranging from most general purposes to top secret.

Level one and level two are designed for general shredding purposes, with a strip width of 12 or six millimeters. If it's a strip-cut shredder, it's going to fall into this category. Many cross-cut shredders that cut not only down but also ...
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Welcome to MyBinding comparison videos. Today we look at understanding paper shredding security levels, what do you need, and what shredder can do it. With a great number of shredders on the market, understanding security levels utmost important. In short, there are six security levels in paper shredding, ranging from most general purposes to top secret.

Level one and level two are designed for general shredding purposes, with a strip width of 12 or six millimeters. If it's a strip-cut shredder, it's going to fall into this category. Many cross-cut shredders that cut not only down but also across the paper fall into the same category.

Stepping up to level three, which is the most common for confidential, corporate, and personal data, requires a shred no more than 4mm in width and 80mm in length. Many cross-cuts are a level three, like this Destroyit 2240, but not all. The HSM ShredStar X5 is also a level three. You can really begin to see just how small these shreds are getting.

Level four is designed for very sensitive, very confidential and commercial and personal data. With a maximum width of 0.8mm and length 15mm. This is Swingline's EM07-06 and it does this microcut level four very well, as does this Fellowes MS-460Ci. Of course, getting to this security level, shredders tend to be more expensive and run slower.

And lastly, levels five and six are top secret, espionage-proof, with a total shred area of less than ten or five millimeters, respectively. Pictured here is Swingline's DSM07-13. It certainly is pricey to get a security level this high but these shreds are micro.

We hope this video has been helpful. Please give us a call or keep clicking; we want to get you the right shredder for the job. For more comparisons, demos, reviews, and how tos, check out MyBinding.com.