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 Picking a Paper Shredder
By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS
Sat, Aug 4th, 2007 8:01 pm

Was asked today what brand of paper shredder I'd recommend.

Now I usually have an opinion on all things that plug in, and somehow I don't on this...

So I'd recommend just buying something that doesn't hiccup on paperclips, staples or credit cards and can take 15 pages at a time (or more).  That way you don't have to rip documents apart to shred them.  Anything less is a waste of your money because it's a pain to use.  I would also recommend something that cross shreds because it's more difficult to piece together (if you are a paranoid freak like me).

The shredders that shred CD's can be really handy as well for destroying old backups.

Also think about how much shredding you do.  If it's a lot look for one that has a large hopper for trash.  The one I have at our office (purchased at Sam's Club so nothing too expensive) has a door on the front and a standard sized office trash can inside of it so you can use office trash bags to collect the waste.  Very handy.  It's also on wheels.  I believe it's a Fellowes brand.

Hope this helps.

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Darin "Sid" Cameron spent 15 years working in tech sales which in 1998 relocated him to St. Louis. In 2004 he took over web development tasks for Kimberly's real estate team and later became the full-time Marketing and Operations Director. In 2011, he launched two brokerages, The Realty Store, Inc. and Realty Referral Partners, Inc. Sid holds a real estate broker's license in Missouri, CRS certification and was the first CyberStar in the St. Louis area.
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