Get rid of all of it. The lot. The documents, the files, the bills, the taxes, the old backup CD’s with private information on or old credit cards that you don’t want anyone to get there hands on, and to do this, to fully eliminate all important private information from sight, you’ll need a shredder. Nowadays owning a shredder has become an absolute necessity in order to prevent your sensitive documents from falling into the wrong hands. Because without a shredder, we’ve only got scissors and who has the time to spend hours snipping confidential paper work up? Unfortunately though, choosing the most suitable shredder for you can be very confusing. Which is why I have put together this guide and cut through the facts (see what I did there) to find the best paper shredder for you!
Which is the best paper shredder
There are so many different types of shredders out there with a variety of quality’s, so finding the shredder for you can be a task and a half. Having to take into consideration the speed, capacity, and cost can almost make you feel like not bothering at all, or buying the first shredder you see, neither of which will benefit you in the long run.
Best shredder for different types of businesses
This bit is relatively simple: if your shredding large amounts a day, you’ll need a larger shredder. Searching for and reading shredders’ reviews isn’t the most exciting thing to do in the world which is why I have gathered all the facts and put them right before your nose.
Small office/Home use
For a home and small business use, you won’t be shredding large amounts every day however, you will have private documents that you must dispose of thoroughly! Therefore I have picked out 3 shredders, that should tick most of your boxes:
Q-Connect Cross Cut Paper Shredder: this shreds paper into 5 x 47mm pieces giving a level 3 security also accepting, credit cards, staples and paper clips and at a price of £33.36, you can go wrong!
Q-Connect Cross Cut Paper Shredder: shredding up to 10 sheets of 75gsm paper in one pass and also accepts credit cards, staples and paper clips. It shreds paper into 5 x 51mm pieces giving a level 3 security. All for only £51.75!
Fellowes Black Power shredder: Just £42.69 and can shred up to 5 sheets of A4 paper per use and cuts each sheet into 4x40mm particles P-4 Security Level! Can shred staples, paper clips and credit cards. The 12 litre easy lift head bin is ideal for easy emptying and holds a high volume of strips while remaining light and compact for trouble-free storage!
Medium offices have two options. They can either buy one larger shredder and place it in an accessible place within the for the employees to use, or they could purchase a few smaller shredders, such as the ones above, and place them dotted around the office so employees don’t have to leave there seat, saving time and energy. Either way I have put together a few shredders suitable for the medium sized offices.
Q-Connect Q8MICRO Micro-Cut Shredder this shreds up to 8 sheets of 75gsm paper into 3.3 x 9mm cross cut particles at a P-4 security level, also takes staples, paperclips and credit cards, and comes with a pull out 15 litre waste bin this shredder also features a reverse function to clear paper jams and a safety cut out when the waste bin is open! With all these features this shredder is perfect for a medium sized office, guaranteed to save you and your colleagues time and energy and would definitely be worth it in the long run.
Q-Connect Q12CC Cross-Cut Shredder: For £88.29 this large shredder disposes of up to 12 sheets of 75gsm paper per pass, and each page is cut into 5.6 x 55mm particles at a P-3 security level. The shredder also takes staples, paperclips and credit cards, and comes with a 15 litre waste bin.
For the larger offices, you would need a 110% reliable shredder which is why I have picked out these two very suitable and practical shredders, to help your office run as smoothly as possible.
Fellowes 99Ms Microshred Shredder: The fellowes 99Ms micro-cut shredder efficiently converts sensitive documents into micro particles and is also safe to use and energy efficient. Shredding 12 sheets at a time, the 9 gallon bin can hold 80% more particles than the average cross-cut shredder it also features SafeSense technology which automatically stops shredding when hands touch the opening, and Auto Reverse which reverses shredding when a jam occurs. The shredder saves energy by sleeping automatically after 2 minutes of inactivity.
For any more information on what shredder to buy have a look on the Office Monster website, you will find a specification with all the details on every single printer we supply, or feel free to contact us, we are happy to help.