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A Shredding Review of the Swingline 80X Stack-and-Shred Automatic Shredder
Reviewing the Swingline 80X Stack-and-Shred Automatic Shredder
By: Mono Machines
At a level 3 security, this cross-cut shredder gets the job done. Although there are higher levels of security, a level 3 machine provides a sufficiently small cut size to put your identity theft worries to bed. We also like the cross-cut because it takes up much less space which means that you won’t have to empty your bin as frequently as you would with a strip-cut machine. There is really no reason to jump up to a level 4 machine unless you have some ultra-sensitive documents you need destroyed.
The Swingline 80X Stack-and-Shred Automatic 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).
This shredder is not rated for continuous use. That simply means that you will have to shut the machine down after a certain period of time to let it cool off. Now don’t let this scare you away because most people will never reach that point unless they just sit down and start shredding and shredding and shredding. If you plan on doing all your shredding at one sitting then it is highly recommended that you get a machine with a continuous duty motor, otherwise you’re just fine.
At 5 gallons, the Swingline 80X Stack-and-Shred Automatic Shredder is a personal/deskside machine. You won’t be able to shred too much before you have to empty it, but presumably you won’t be shredding that frequently. If you will, we recommend that you jump up to something with a bigger bin size.
This machine does not come with an auto-oiler and does not have the option to have one installed. Although automatic oilers are not necessary to maintain your machine, they do take the guess-work out of maintenance. Don’t hold it against the machine though as you can easily oil the machine yourself on regular intervals.
The Swingline 80X Stack-and-Shred Automatic Shredder comes with a 1 Year Limited Warranty. 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.
The MSRP is $399.99 but you can find it for much less online if you look around. Don’t let the price deter you until you do a little bit of comparison shopping first.
About the Manufacturer
The Swingline name means products you can trust. For over 80 years we've helped you successfully achieve your workplace goals and move on to other projects. From staplers to trimmers and punches; from sharpeners to shredders including the revolutionary Stack-and-Shred;
HandsFree Shredding - Just Stack, Shut and You're Done! Simply stack the sheets and shut the lid to start automatic shredding. Automatic cool-down with LED indicator. Energy saving power-save mode with automatic wakeup. Whisper quiet operation lets you work uninterrupted while it shreds. Cross-cut shredding turns a letter-sized page into 335 pieces. Perfect for under desk or deskside use.
I hope that our break-down here has helped you make your decision on the Swingline 80X Stack-and-Shred Automatic Shredder. We are always available to answer more specific questions that you might have, so don’t hesitate to give us a call. As always, remember that the manufacturer stated specs do not always match up to the real-world performance that you get from the machine so keep this in mind when deciding on what to buy.
Mono Machines is an authorized reseller of Swingline Shredders! For more information on Swingline Shredders you can visit us at http://www.monomachines.com/
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