Product Type: Pierre Farber gadgets
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Mini Paper Shredder - come shred your personal details away from those identity thiefs
Mini Paper Shredder
Member Name: thriftygiftyisme
Mini Paper Shredder
Advantages: It shreds up your personal details
Disadvantages: Takes times
=Mini Paper Shredder=
Although I have an electric shredder, there are occasions when they over heat or as in the past have packed up on me, so in between times I brought a mini paper shredder for emergency use.
We seem to have a ton of paperwork with our personal details on whether that is bank statements, post or even receipts, as although when you pay by card you get a receipt some of your card numbers have been replaced by stars, these digits are not the same on all machines so if you had a build up of receipts someone with time could actually work out your personal details.
=Price and availability=
These can be purchased from a variety of retailers from Staples, Ryman's, even Better ware and can be anything from £5 to £12. I brought mine about 2 years ago from Ryman's and paid £5 for it.
This is basically a small box, with a lid and a plastic handle in the matching colour (my lid is a black plastic lid).
The unit is about 35cm in length and around 15cm in depth.
The box says you can put up to 5 sheets of A4 paper in at one time, but turning the handle with 5 pieces of paper in was like trying to move a mountain, but when reduced to 3 pieces this worked perfectly.
I would estimate that the unit hold about 30 pieces of shredded paper, but you need to allow about 1in space at the top, otherwise it jams up the paper and you need then to try to get small pieces of paper out of the sharp blades.
=Ideal as a Spare=
Whilst this is environmentally friendly in terms of no electricity, it does take time to do the shredding, but for a spare it is a perfect item to have.
The paper is about 3mm in width when it has been shredded and is the length of the original piece of paper.
I give mine to my daughters friend at school as they use it for bedding for their hamsters. It can be disposed of within the rubbish.
The shredder comes with its own box, so it is handy to store away safely between uses
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this shredder, it is a must for everyone, but shop around for the prices.
Summary: Great to have for when you haven't got much shredding to do
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