Cutting Across the Marketing: How to Choose a Shredder

Whether you are looking for high security, efficiency or simplicity, a good paper shredder is a vital tool in your home or office. Now the question is, how do you find the shredder that best fits your needs? Luckily for you, there’s no need to look further than the leading brands Fellowes and Swingline.

Fellowes shredders

Fellowes is known to be one of the most trustworthy names when it comes to shredding confidential documents. With innovative features that shred staples, credit cards, or even CDs, there’s no wonder that Fellowes high-powered machines are called “the world’s toughest shredders”. Fellowes shredders are known to be the most heavy duty shredding mechanisms available. They don’t only have commercial shredders though, you’ll find everything from small home office shredders to high capacity shredders in their line of products. Not only do Fellows shredders get the job done efficiently, but easily too. Fellows shredders come with 100% jam proof technology. Now unless we’re talking about raspberry preserves, no jams is a good thing!

SwinglineSwingline is another name that means trustworthy products. Like Fellowes, they offer a range of strip cut, cross cut, and micro cut shredders and thus can facilitate your particular needs. Swingline shredders are designed to help you protect confidential information, but now more conveniently than ever. Their new and revolutionary stack-and-shred machines work completely without your supervision and some can shred up to 500 pages at a time! Imagine. While your paper shredder is working on its own, you could practice your juggling, or play rock paper scissors with a coworker. The possibilities!

Now that you are familiar with the brand names, the question is which shredder is right for you?

If you need a simple shredder for your personal needs, Fellowes offers the MicroShred MS-450Cs Shredder. Some of its unique features are SilentShred™, which offers ultra-quiet performance for shared workspaces, and Patented SafeSense® Technology, which stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening. Swingline has the ShredMaster Personal SC170 Shredder with a convenient angled head design that eliminates the need to pull it out from under the desk.

Fellowes MicroShred MS450Cs
Fellowes MicroShred MS450Cs
Swingline ShredMaster SC170
Swingline ShredMaster SC170

If you are looking for something for a small office, you can consider the Fellowes 3246001 MicroShred MS-460Cs Shredder. It can shred 10 sheets per pass into 5/64” x 5/16” micro-cut particles and is ideal for 1-5 users. Or the Swingline GSM128 Jam-free Shredder with jam-free technology, self clean capacity, and auto shutdown to reserve energy.

Fellowes MicroShred MS460CS
Fellowes MicroShred MS460CS
Swingline jam free SM1208
Swingline Jam free SM1208

If you need a high capacity shredder for a shared office space, printer/copier area or mailroom, take a look at Fellowes Powershred 425Ci Jam Proof Shredder which features extra-wide 16” paper entry plus continuous duty motor for non-stop shredding. Or consider the Swingline Stack-and-Shred Automatic Shredder that can automatically stacks of up to 500 papers.

Fellowes Powershred 425Ci
Fellowes Powershred 425Ci

 

Swingline Stack and Shred
Swingline Stack and Shred

Fellows and Swingline carry high quality shredders from every price and capacity range. From low to high security protection, and from small to heavy duty shredders, you can find what you the shredder that fits your particular needs within the product range of one of these two top of the line brand names.

Happy shredding!

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