Paper shredders

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Shred confidential documents with ease.

If incinerating confidential and sensitive documents doesn’t appeal, then a paper shredder is a quick way to make them unreadable. We tested 8 models.

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Our test models

We tested models suitable for a home or small office. They can shred between 5 and 12 A4 sheets simultaneously and take between 1 and 4 minutes to process 100 sheets.

One shredder could process CDs, which might be useful. Others can process stapled pages – and in some cases paper clips.

But these models can’t shred continuously. They must "rest" for a minimum time after they’ve been shredding for a few minutes. (See the Test results for "shred" and "rest" times.)

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