Best Heavy Duty Paper Shredder

A good paper shredder should be able to shred a paper document, CD, DVD, or a credit card, into the smallest pieces so as no one can view the information contained in those documents, especially those who try to steal such information.

Recommended features to look for in a paper shredder:

  1. It should be a cross-cut shredder, which cuts documents into smaller pieces horizontally and perpendicularly.
  2. The shredder should have a large container of at least 8 gallons for home or a small-business use).
  3. A good paper shredder should be able to destroy credit cards and  CDs or DVDs.
  4. It should be 100% jam proof, unaffected by occasional staples or paper clips.
  5. The shredder should be easy to maintain.
  6. A desired feature is low noise, quiet operation.
  7. The shredder should have built-in safety features.

Here are a list of the best heavy duty paper shredders that are capable and powerful.

Aurora AU1210MA Professional Grade High Security...
  • 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
ideal. 2604 Cross-Cut Centralized Office Shredder with...
  • Centralized office shredder designed for 8 - 10 users in a department, floor, or office
  • Continuous run-time shredder for shredding paper, staples, paper clips, credit cards, and CDs/DVDs
  • P-4 cross-cut security level is HIPAA and FACTA compliant, and accepted to protect information
12 Sheet Cross-Cut Paper Shredder by OFITECH Heavy Duty...
  • Double life span over comparable models = years of extra service
  • Big 6.6 Gallon Bin means less dumping
  • Small cross-cut shreds provide improved security of your personal information.
Sentinel FX140P 14 Sheet Crosscut Paper Shredder –...
  • Shreds up to 14 sheets of paper at a single pass - no need to remove staples.
  • 5mm x 43mm cross-cut shred is at high security level 3 - shreds 6.6 feet per minute.
  • Convenient 3 gallon pullout waste basket to easily empty your shred wastes.
Boxis AutoShred 120-Sheet Auto Feed Microcut Paper...
  • The Auto feed tray of the BOXIS Auto Shred AF120 can take up to 120 sheets at a time and will automatically start destroying your documents a page at a time at speeds up to 11 feet per minute. The manual feed continuous run time is 20 minutes...
  • Automatic forward and reverse modes reduce the risk of jams. Din level P-4 High security.
  • There is also a manual feed intake which will take up to 10 sheets for your convenience. The manual feed has a 10-minute continuous run time to finish Large shredding tasks.
GBC Paper Shredder, 14 Sheet, Super Cross-Cut, Junk...
  • SUPER CROSS-CUT SHREDDER – Eliminate mess and clutter with a super cross-cut shredder. With P-4 Level Security, it meets everyday security needs, plus added security for sensitive documents.
  • JAM-FREE SHREDDING – Red and green LED lights indicate when shredder reaches feed capacity. Feature prevents users from inserting too much paper into shred area, stopping jams before they occur.
  • 12-SHEET CAPACITY – Shreds up to 12 sheets at a time. Hardworking shredder gives you a 4 minute continuous run time with 40 minutes off.
GoECOlife GXC140Ti Platinum Edition 14-Sheet Crosscut...
  • The powerful induction motor quickly (10 FPM) yet quietly destroys your sensitive documents into unreadable 0.16" x 1.57" particles. Separate slots for shredding credit cards and CD/DVDs.
  • FOR HOME OR OFFICE - Featuring a large capacity seven gallon removable waste bin while boasting a relatively small footprint, this shredder is perfect for any home or small office.
  • Virtually eliminates vampire energy waste. This machine will automatically power down if not used for 30 minutes - not just "asleep" but will consume ZERO electricity when OFF.
Sentinel Shredders FM101P-BLK 10 Sheet High Security...
  • Shreds up to 10 (ten) sheets at a single pass or one credit card at a single pass
  • 5 x 10mm micro-cut shred is security level 4 rated - shreds 7.2 feet per minute (72 pages per minute)
  • Auto start/stop with a manual Reverse function, ultra quiet operation and casters make it easy to move the shredder to any Location, continuous run time of 2 minutes
ideal. 4002 Cross-Cut Centralized Office Paper Shredder...
  • Tear through up to 565 sheets of paper per minute, designed for up to 8-13 users, P5 security
  • Continuous operation: Fast shredding and minimal downtime, powerful single-phase 13/4 HP Motor
  • High quality, solid-steel cutting shafts easily shred staples, paper clips, credit cards, CD/DVD's
WOLVERINE 10-Sheet Super Micro Cut High Security Level...
  • SUPER MICRO CUT HIGH SECURITY LEVEL P-5 paper shredder to secure confidential information. The paper slot blade shreds max 10-sheet paper or a credit card into particles measuring 3/32" x 15/32" (2mm x 12mm); The CD slot blade cut one CD or a...
  • CONTINUOUS RUNNING TIME UPTO 40 MINUTES shredder for home office which is supported by patented cooling system
  • LOW NOISE LEVEL 54dB ultra quiet heavy duty shredder has 6 gallons pull-out waste bin with large transparent window