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Compare Paper Shredders Home Use Updated 2013 UK

Paper shredders for home use likely cheaper hereOur compare paper shredders for home use table lets you judge – at a glance - the best buy domestic shredders 2013.

What makes a best buy cross cut shredder? We found out by asking the people who really know – the owners and users.

Based on our best buy paper shredders survey results, you'll find the owners overall satisfaction ratings per model plus a run-down of the facts users told us are important – like no mess waste bins and the shred endurance of a given model.

Check out the Top 10 shredders – as voted by UK users - from Aurora, Draper, Fellowes, Rexel and Swordfish. Sadly, no Texet shredders made the top ten this time.

Users recommend  Ryman XC808M paper shredder  Rexel Pro Style   Amazon Basics 12 sheet Shredder   Rexel Style Plus  

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Model

Ryman XC808M

Rexel ProStyle

Amazon Basics 12 Sheet

Rexel Style Plus

Aurora AS800CD

Aurora AS1023CD

Aurora AS610C

Fellowes P48-C

Aurora AS424C

Swordfish 700DC

Ryman CC12

Overall Users' Satisfaction rating

9.43/10

9.09/10

8.76/10

8.59/10

8.26/10

8.09/10

8.08/10

8.05/10

8.00/10

8.00/100

7.71/10

Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

#

Cross-cut Type

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Home Use

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Office Use

Personal

Shared

Personal

Personal

Personal

Personal

Personal

Personal 

Personal

Personal 

Personal

Desk-side

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y castors

Y

Y

Desktop

Y

Y

Shreds up to n A4 sheets

c7

c12

c12

c7

c8

c10

c6

c8

c4

c7

c5

Endurance

c2 mins

c2 mins

c3-5 mins

c2mins

c2mins

c3-5mins

c2mins

c3-5mins

c2mins

c2mins

c2mins

Cool down for

c30 mins

c20 mins

c30 mins

c20mins

c20mins

c30mins

c20mins

c20mins

c20mins

c20mins

c30mins

Waste bin capacity in A4 sheets

c210

c200

c210

c120

c160

c180

c140

c180

c50

c130

c120

Anti-dust waste bin

Lifts off (LO)

Slides out (SO)

LO

SO

LO

PO

LO

LO

LO

LO

LO

Table contents Paper Shredders Compared © Best Buys for You 2013 

Aurora AS800CD  Aurora AS1023CD  Aurora AS610C  Fellowes P48C  Aurora AS424C paper shredder for home use 

 

Model

Ryman XC808M

Rexel ProStyle

Amazon Basics 12 Sheet

Rexel Style Plus

Aurora AS800CD

Aurora AS1023CD

Aurora AS610C

Fellowes P48-C

Aurora AS424C

Swordfish 700DC

Ryman CC12

Overall Users' Satisfaction rating

9.43/10

9.09/10

8.76/10

8.59/10

8.26/10

8.09/10

8.08/10

8.05/10

8.00/10

8.00/100

7.71/10

Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy

Best Buy

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Shreds paper clips

#

Y

# 

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

# 

Staples

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Credit cards

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

DVDs/CDs

Y

Y

Y

# 

Y

Y

# 
Security rating

DIN3

DIN3

DIN2

DIN3

DIN3

DIN3

DIN3

DIN3

DIN3

DIN3

DIN3

Shred size

4x18mm

4x45mm

5x55mm

4x23mm

5x47mm

5x55mm

4x47mm

3.9x50mm

5x47mm

4x47mm

4x36mm

Throat width

220mm

225mm

220mm

220mm

240mm

220mm

220mm

225mm

220mm

220mm

220mm

Auto stop/start

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reverse

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Thermal cut out

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Safety cut-out on bin removal

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Width

310mm

420mm

317mm

200mm

320mm

315mm

325mm

360mm

241mm

306mm

c300mm

Depth 

170mm

210mm

226mm

380mm

190mm

220mm

184mm

256mm

176mm

197mm

c195mm

Height 

385mm

420mm

398mm

370mm

365mm

510mm

361mm

360mm

253mm

387mm

c385mm

Noise 

c70Db

c70Db

c70Db

c70Db

c70Db

c70Db

c70Db

c70Db

c70Db

c70Db

c70Db

Table contents Paper Shredders Compared © Best Buys for You 2013  

In our quest to find the UK’s best buy paper shredders for home use, we’ve surveyed over one thousand seven hundred and six users. Our compare paper shredders for home use table is the result.

Paper Shredder Comparison Tables

Here you can see at-a-glance our top 10 paper shredders for 2013. The essential need they fulfil is peace of mind – through the secure destruction of private and confidential paper work. It’s that rather than design that owners’ rate most highly after 6 weeks of use.

Plus a shredder head and waste basket combination that’s well balanced (doesn’t tip over!) and not too heavy to move easily and without mess. Oh yes, and a reasonably quite operation and jam-free operation.


Using Our Compare Paper Shredders Home Use Table 2013 UK

Overall Users Satisfaction Rating
In building our compare paper shredders for home use table, the key question we asked in our user survey was this: “You’ve been using your shredder now for six or more weeks.

Given your experience to date, how would you rate your paper destroyer overall on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high)? Think about size, jam-free results, quickness, durability and value for money”.

We then took all these ratings for a given paper shredder model and found an Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating per model.

Your best buy for paper shredders will have a score of 9 or more.

Expect to pay
A guide at the time of publishing.

Static or castors
Most home use shredders are designed to sit beside or under a desk or on top of a plinth. Castors are found on larger, office shredders for shared use.

Cross cut or ribbon shredding
The most secure form of shredding is the cross cut or micro cut shred. This reduces paper to confetti that is a few millimetres long and wide. Most shredders do this.

Some shredders intended for home use shred paper into ribbons. The ribbon is a few millimetres wide and as along as the piece of paper.

Number of sheets cut in one feed
If you are out to compare paper shredders home this is one of the most important aspects of shredding. The more A4 pages a shredder can swallow in one go the quicker your task.

Shred speed
This is measured in metres per minute. The quicker the speed the shorter your paper destroying task.

Continuous shred endurance
The more paper you put through a shredder in a session the more the engine labours. Paper shredders don’t have fans to keep cool, instead they have a thermal cut-out that switches the engine off before it overheats.

Thermal cut-out
Cool down period

If the thermal cut out trips this is roughly how long you’ll have to wait before resuming your paper destruction.

Waste bin capacity
This is measured in litres of capacity.

Capacity in A4 sheets
A rough guide to how many A4 sheets you can shred before the bin is full.

Anti-dust waste bin
Here’s another point to consider when you compare paper shredders for home use. Reducing paper to a tiny pile of chaff generates paper fibres or dust. A solid bin with a port hole to check waste height is least messy. Some bins are made of wire mesh. You can see waste levels but some dust will get out.

A pull-out waste bin is also least messy. If you have to lift the shredder head off the waste basket you will deposit some confetti on the carpet.

Shreds staples
Staples can generally be eaten by shredders.

Shreds credit cards
Most shredders will consume unwanted or expired credit cards or ID cards.

Shreds DVDs or CDs
You’ll need a shredder with a separate disk chomping or scratching throat.

DIN rating
The DIN rating is an international standard that grades the size of the paper shreddings for security (i.e. can you read anything of the processed document). The higher the DIN rating, the smaller the confetti. Din3 or Din4 are most common.

Shred size
The size of the paper particles after a piece of paper has been processed.

Throat size
The wider the throat the easier it is to insert paper. You’re also less likely to miss-feed and jam the paper shredder.

Power
The majority of shredders have an electric motor. A very few models are hand cranked.

Noise
You won’t be deafened by a shredder but you won’t be holding a quiet conversation while shredding.

Safe sense
Some, more expensive, paper shredders have sensors to stop the shredder if anything other than paper comes in contact with the throat area.

Auto stop/start
The shredder commences shredding as paper is fed into the throat and stops once the paper is processed.

Reverse
The reverse function is a quick way to clear jams.

At Best Buys Compared we were determined to find out – from users - which paper shredders are best – for any home. These shredder comparison tables are the result of our user survey.

We hope these tables are useful to you. Thank you for using our UK 2013 compare paper shredders home use resource.

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