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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Recommended retail, as of October 2013.
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Claimed bin volume (L)
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Type of credit card cut
This is commented on but not scored, since not all models can handle these items. Cross-cut is the more secure method.
This is commented on but not scored, since not all models can handle these items.
Ease of use score
- Ease of feeding paper into the shredder (including the tendency to jam) and ease of clearing jams.
- Ease of using controls.
- Ease of emptying bin.
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- Shredding a single A4 sheet (scored on time taken and quality and size of cut).
- Shredding 100 A4 sheets (in batches of the maximum number allowed at one time, scored on time taken).
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Measured while shredding a single sheet.
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Time to shred 100 sheets (secs)
enter value/s in increments of i between 70 and 340
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- CHOICE Buy
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Noise (dBA)
- Time to shred 100 sheets (secs)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Type of cut
- Shred credit cards
- Size of cut (mm)
- Max number of A4 sheets per pass
- Operating cycle (mins on/mins off)
- Destroy CD
- Shred staples
- Shred paperclips
- Claimed bin volume (L)
- Dimensions HxWxD (cm)