Is the HSM 386.2 (5.8mm) Strip-Cut Shredder the Best Choice?

Reviewing the HSM 386.2 (5.8mm) Strip-Cut Shredder
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Aug. 30, 2011 - PRLog -- The HSM 386.2 (5.8mm) Strip-Cut Shredder  appears to be a solid machine with very competitive specs relative to the competition. Used properly I’m not sure why you wouldn’t have this machine for quite some time. Below we break down the individual specs.

This is the second lowest level of security available rated at a 2. This strip-cut shredder is a tad better than a level 1 machine but not a whole lot. If you are really concerned about the information on your documents then we highly recommend that you start looking at some of the cross-cut machines. The one benefit of the strip-cut machine is that you can shred faster and more pages per pass. Just make sure that you are choosing the right security level for your needs.

Shredable Material
The HSM 386.2 (5.8mm) Strip-Cut Shredder can shred Credit Cards, Paper, Paper Clips, Staples. If you need to be able to shred something else then we recommend that you look at a larger machine and/or look for something with a little bit lower security (the higher the security the less likelihood that the machine shreds something other than paper).

Continuous Motor
This shredder is rated for continuous operation. That means that theoretically you could shred all day long and the machine would not have to shut-down to cool off. Remember that results may vary under real-world operating conditions and things such as the temperature of the room will affect the ability of this motor to stay cool and continue to shred. We give this machine 2 pats on the back for being rated continuous duty and we know that you’ll appreciate this feature in due time.

Bin Size
The HSM 386.2 (5.8mm) Strip-Cut Shredder sports a hefty 30.6 gallon bin. We know that you’re not messing around when you get up in this size. You’ll be able to go quite some time before you have to actually empty that thing out. Fill up your machine, skip the gym and just carry the full bag around the office all day!

Throat Size
A 15.2 inch throat means that you can fit just about anything into this bad boy. Gone are the days of folding your oversized paper or crumpling and jamming your machine with regular-sized paper. This guy gets 2 thumbs up for the often underestimated large throat size.

Auto Oiler
With an Optional Auto-Oiler available on this machine we highly recommend that you get it pre-installed. The machine is pre-wired to accept an oiler so all the manufacturer has to do is hook it up properly and you’ll never have to worry about messy oil again. Automatically oiling your machine takes the guess-work out of maintenance and will most likely increase the life of your machine.

The HSM 386.2 (5.8mm) Strip-Cut Shredder comes with a 2 Year Limited Warranty on Shredder / Lifetime on Cutting Blades. This means that you have plenty of time to test out the machine and make sure that everything is running smoothly. Just make sure to properly care for your machine and you shouldn’t have any issues.

With an MSRP of $2,352.00 this shredder is not the cheapest around but remember to NEVER pay the full amount. You can find discounts of up to 50% off if you look around on the web.

About the Manufacturer
Martin Yale Industries is a US manufacturer of office and mailroom equipment designed to make work life more productive and secure. Founded in 1940, Martin Yale has over 68 years of experience designing, engineering, and manufacturing quality products for the office.

Manufacturer Jargon
With their powerful motors, the voluminous devices of the HSM PROFESSIONAL series are able to make a clean sweep of all material to be shredded even in IT departments and on entire office floors, including sensitive paper documents, computer lists and credit cards. Mobile, high performance model for departments and office floors. Especially suitable for A3 continuous lists, also shreds credit cards and store cards. Photoelectric cell for automatic start/stop control. Rocker switch for on/off and reverse. Modern electronic controller. Stand-by mode with LED indicator. Stops automatically when the waste container is full and when the door is open. Removable, reusable waste container.

So as I mentioned before, we think that the HSM 386.2 (5.8mm) Strip-Cut Shredder is a worthy competitor and deserves a second look. If you have more specific questions I didn’t answer here, feel free to give us a call and we’d be happy to help you out. I also wanted to remind you that real-world conditions do not always produce the same results that you might expect from the listed specs. Happy Shredding!


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Location:New York City - New York - United States

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