I bought this shredder when i started to work more from home and wanted a way of disposing of confidential waste. I was also concerned about throwing away my letters and banking statements etc. The news has shown several stories recently about identify theft and fraud etc relating to people rummaging through your bins for information to use. So this product has sadly become more of a necessity for many people. I wasn't willing to spend loads of money and so I bouth this one which was reasonably priced at around £30. The shredder came in a box which included the shredder and a power lead. The box also contained a set of instructions which were clearly written and easy to follow. It took no more than 10 minutes to unpack and set up.
The shredder looks nice and is not too large or cumbersome. The problem with the shredder is that although it claims that it will shred several pieces of paper at any one time this is sadly not the reality. I found that in reality I couldn't shred more than 2-3 pieces of paper at any one time. As you can imagine this is very time consuming and frustrating. On several occasions the shredder jammed and I had to try to get the chewed paper back out which was really time consuming and irritating.
I eventually decided to use my log burner to dispose of unwanted confidential information, this is a lot more useful. I wouldn't recommend this shredder.
After watching a television programme that warned about the dangers of identity theft we decided to go out and purchase a paper shredder as one of the ways criminals can steal your identity is by going through your household waste and using the information they find, of particular value are old bank and credit card statements that contain lots of fnancial information. Now that we also have to seperate all our paper for recycling it ca make it even easier so now we shred everything.
We purchased this Canon Swordfish 700 DC Shredder because it was a name we knew and also it could handle seven sheets at a time and we had a lot of old bills that we had to shred however more importanty was the fact that it cuts into a diamond shape which is a lot safer than cutting into strips.
It cost us just over £30 including postage from Amazon so thanks very much Dooyoo vouchers for that.
It was easy to set up as it is basically two parts the storage bin which is supposed to be able to handle the waste from 100 sheets and the motorised cutting blades which sits on top.
This is an excellent product that has comfortable handled all the work sent its way over the past couple of months, only once has paper jammed when we tried ten sheets and then it was easy to put right as it has a forward and a reverse setting. It is safe to use as the gap for paper is thing hence there is very little danger of ever getting cuts you just have to make sure nothin loose dangles in in and these would have to be very thing for there to be any risk.
I would say it is ideal for home use and for light office use.
7 Sheet pass / 220 entry throat / 4 x 47mm shred size / Power Supply: 230 V, 50 HZ. / A unique shredder that shreds particles to Diamond Shapes for added security / It also features a large capacity waste basket holds upto 100 sheets of shredded A4 / Short name: Canon 700DC