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We test 15 paper shredders in the CHOICE labs, including models from Dick Smith, Fellowes, Rexel and more.
A paper shredder is a simple way to keep your personal information safe. Most shredders tested by CHOICE were good overall, but the lower ranking shredders were generally slower or less user-friendly.
We review 15 paper shredders priced from $20 to $289 to find out which performs the best. This test will tell you which models:
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Team leader - Household
Kitchen, Laundry and cleaning, Heating, Cooling, Bedroom, Baby furniture, Children and safety, Baby transport, Energy saving, Painting, Tools, Pest control, Safety and security, Cars, Bikes, Gardening, Pools, Camping, Outdoor entertaining
Test coordinator - Digital home
Our test report compares products across these 22 criteria.
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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.
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).
Strip cut or cross cut.
Measured while shredding a single sheet.
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