I recently purchased the Aurora AU1210MA Professional Grade High Security 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Paper Shredder. I was looking for a shredder that could handle a large volume of paper and other materials, and this one seemed to fit the bill. After using it for a few weeks, I’m happy to say that it has exceeded my expectations. Here are some of my thoughts:
One of the things I like about this shredder is its micro-cutting capabilities. It can shred up to 12 sheets of paper at once into tiny 5/32-inch-by-15/32-inch-size shreds, which is great for security purposes. It can also shred CDs, DVDs, credit cards, staples, and small paper clips.
Another feature I appreciate is the auto function that activates the shredder when paper is inserted and stops when shredding is complete. This makes it easy to use and saves time.
The shredder has a large 5-gallon bin that holds ample waste, reducing the need for frequent dumping. It also has an auto-reverse function that senses paper jams and intuitively reverses and clears the jam.
- High security: The micro-cut technology ensures that documents are shredded into tiny pieces, making it virtually impossible for anyone to piece them back together.
- Large capacity: The shredder can handle up to 12 sheets of paper at a time, which is great for shredding large stacks of documents quickly.
- Continuous run time: The shredder can run continuously for up to 60 minutes, which is impressive for a shredder in this price range.
- Quiet operation: The shredder operates quietly, which is a nice feature for those who work in shared spaces.
- High security micro-cut with 12 sheet capacities; destroys CDs, DVDs, credit cards and small paper clips
- Shreds paper, CDs, DVDs, credit cards into small pieces (5/32 by 15/32 inches), security level P-4
- Nonstop 60-minute continuous run time. Basket Capacity - 300
- Anti-jam auto-reverse to clear paper jams; ultra-quiet operation
- 5.0-Gallon pullout bin with LED indicator lights standby/ overheat/ bin-full/ overload/ door open status
Of course, there are some drawbacks to this shredder. One of them is that it requires manual feeding; stacks of paper and other items must be hand-fed. Additionally, the unit is top-heavy, so it may present a tipping risk around small children.
- Heavy: The shredder is quite heavy, which makes it difficult to move around.
- Slow feed: The shredder can be a bit slow when feeding in documents, which can be frustrating when shredding large stacks of paper.
Overall, I would recommend the Aurora AU1210MA Professional Grade High Security 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Paper Shredder to anyone in need of a reliable and efficient shredder for their home or office. The high security and large capacity make it a great choice for those who need to shred sensitive documents on a regular basis.