Fellowes P450C-3/PS-62C Home Office Confetti-Cut Shredder
Cutting style: Strip cut (also known as "straight cut"):
The paper is cut vertically into long strips. The width of cuts can vary in size according to the cost and security level of the shredder. Strip cutting is a faster method but generally less secure than cross cutting.
Cross cut (also known as "confetti cut / particle cut"):
A criss-cross format is used to shred the paper into small pieces. It can be a little slower than comparable strip cut shredding, however the security is better as an A4 sheet will be cut into hundreds of little pieces rather than as few as 30 on a basic strip cut. Cross cut
Shred size: This figure details the size of each tiny shred the shredder will produce. On a basic strip cut shredder, the paper may be cut into long strips 7mm wide - an A4 sheet will therefore be cut into 30 strips. If the shredder is cross cut, it will also shred horizontally and therefore offer much better security - a basic cross cut shredder will shred at 3.9 x 23mm - therefore an A4 sheet will be cut into over 600 pieces! 3.9 x 50mm
Security level: Level 1 (General Shredding):
Low security for general home use.
Level 2 (Internal):
Low to medium security for all internal home or small office shredding.
Level 3 (Confidential):
Medium security for confidential documents including personell details, company reports, marketing plans etc.
Level 4 (Secret):
Medium to high security for secret documents which may include government documents or those which may jeopardise personal or institutional safety if they were to fall into the wrong hands. P-3 More info
Capacity per pass: 6 sheets (via standard entry cutter mouth)
Working width: A shredders working width indicates the maximum width of paper that can be cut. 230mm
Shredding speed: 0.05 m/sec
Volume (sheets): 175
Staples / paperclips: No
Credit cards: No
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