“ Manufacture: Virtual Village / Type: Shredder „
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When I joined dooyoo I didn't think I'd be writing a review of scissors! But ...these are no ordinary scissors... Using these the other day I realised how useful they are, and felt it was my dooyoo duty to spread the word...
I think everyone is more security-conscious these days when it comes to personal documents and data. Card cloning is prevalent and I'm sure we all know someone who has been a victim of credit card fraud. So we are all more aware of the need to keep our private information exactly that - private.
Shredder manufacturers have probably been credit-crunch-proof for this very reason, but some of us don't necessarily want a shredder taking up room, or just to shred the occasional document. Also it's usually only a tiny portion of your letter or document that contains information that needs shredding. So what's the answer?
Well, these scissors are a good place to start. At a glance they look like ordinary household scissors - quite chunky and sturdy. Open and close them and they appear to work and move like ordinary scissors too. But take a look up-close and there is a big difference - not one pair of blades but five.
So what do they do? Take your document and cut with the scissors. You get five fine cuts. Cut again the other way and your document is cut into lots of tiny squares, making it completely unreadable to even the most jigsaw-savvy identity thief. Make sure you do this over a bin - those tiny bits of paper go everywhere!
The idea is really simple and it does work. However, try and cut two or more pieces of paper simultaneously and you can forget it - the blades jam straight away. This is not for you if you want to shred up lots of documents. However if, like me, you just occasionally want to shred a small portion of a letter and put the rest of the paper into your recycling bin, then these are ideal. Yes, you could in theory do this yourself with any pair of scissors, but as these only cost a few quid from some online retailers, why not save yourself the hassle?