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Our Breakdown of the Dahle 40314 Professional Cross-Cut Shredder
Reviewing the Dahle 40314 Professional Cross-Cut Shredder Shred
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 Dahle 40314 Professional Cross-Cut Shredder can shred CDs, DVDs, Paper. 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.
With a 15.9 gallon bin, the Dahle 40314 Professional Cross-Cut Shredder can hold a bit more shred than the smallest machines out there, but you’ll still be finding yourself emptying the bin fairly frequently. It is great if you need something to fit in a smaller space, but if you shred frequently we recommend jumping up in bin size.
The 9.45 inch throat on this machine gives you a little bit of breathing room when you’re shredding regular size paper and the option to shred a few odd shaped things. If you really have large paper, then you’ll need to look at machine with something larger than a 10” throat.
The Dahle 40314 Professional Cross-Cut Shredder comes with a 2 Year Limited Warranty on Shredder / 35 Years on Cutting Heads. 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 $1,995.00 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
When accuracy matters professionals prefer Dahle. Our German engineered trimmers feature a precision graduated, self-sharpening blade made of German Solingen steel. This blade cuts in either direction and maintains a perfectly honed edge every time it's used. Why trust your images with anything else? With over 75 years of experience, our products are designed to meet the strictest safety standards in both personal and professional grade products. You can have the peace of mind in knowing you are about to purchase a quality product that will provide many years of trouble free operation.
Powerful motor for high shredding capacity, particularly quiet. Solid-steel cutters in special high-grade steel can cope with paper clips and staples. User-friendly electronics with electronic start/stop function controlled by integrated light barrier. Ergonomically designed control panel with illuminated function and information unit. Integrated oil service indicator. Simple and safe paper infeed. Motor cuts out automatically when waste bag is full and door is open. Auto-reverse function. Energy saving from two inactivity levels: Sleep mode after 10 minutes and complete shut-down after 30 minutes. Widely opening door for convenient waste bag disposal. Good mobility from large casters and brakes for firm standing. High-quality wooden base cabinet. Includes 10 waste bags and 50 ml of oil.
I hope that our break-down here has helped you make your decision on the Dahle 40314 Professional Cross-Cut 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 Dahle Shredders! For more information on Dahle Shredders you can visit us at http://www.monomachines.com/
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