This article showcases our top picks for the Best Shredders Of All Time. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).
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This product was recommended by Ahmed Mir from Sip Coffee House
I am suggesting this shredder because it creates small cross shredded strips of the original document and it makes the reassembly more difficult. The price of this shredder is perfectly in good value and this machine is quieter than I expected.
This product was recommended by Travis Johansen from Provid Films Minneapolis
If you are looking for the ultimate shredder, add The Fellows Powershred 485ci to your it list. It’s crazy expensive but truly built for performance. It can handle your junk mail from a 10+ person office even with staples, credit cards, CDs, and has a 35 GALLON trash can that won’t fill up as fast as the tiny ones. It’s expensive though.
This product was recommended by Fred Ryan from LeReviewist
After (regrettably) stalling on buying a paper shredder, I caved in (to piling bank statements, old DVDs, expired cards, etc.) and got myself the Amazon Basics 8-Sheet High-Security Micro-Cut Shredder with Pullout Basket. I’ve run it past its recommended 5-minute run time, and it did not throw tantrums like burning smell or jamming. It shreds papers down to unrecognizably small pieces, can handle debit cards, and has a separate DVD shredder. The wheels and pull-out bins are handy additions that make it worth the extra few dollars and slightly bigger size than the competition.
This product was recommended by Gabriel Dungan from ViscoSoft
I have gone through many shredders over the years, and the Powershred is my favorite. Not only is it powerful—it shreds up to 20 sheets per pass—but it is jam-proof. It is heavy-duty, so it shreds staples, paper clips, credit cards, and junk mail. It also has a safety mechanism that prevents it from running when hands or paws touch the paper entry—and this has proven to be particularly important when we moved to working from home.