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Achiever Paper Shredder

Reviewing: Achiever Paper Shredder #16235  |  Rating:
cnt24 By cnt24 on
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We bought this Achiever Paper Shredder to shred personal information, old mail and bills. It is a very basic shredder and does its job.

What I like about the Achiever:

It's compact so you can store it easily.

It shreds paper pretty quickly.

It automatically detects paper to be shredded, turns itself on and off.

It has an adjustable arm you can pull out to fit it on a 13-gallon trashcan. It hangs on the can and holds tight.

What I don't like about the Achiever:

(It's my own fault, I didn't research enough and I was being cheap.)

It's compact so the feed is only 9 inches. This is okay for 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper but beyond that you have to fold or tear it to shred it.

When I want to shred something, I have to pull out the shredder to use it. It's not there ready and waiting. I've developed a system to combat this. I keep a small bin for shred items and shred once a month.

I can't shred disks, or even credit cards, with this machine. The power is not there. This one is strictly a paper shredder.

The shreds are too wide for my preference. If someone really wanted to, they could take my shredded material and put it back together.

The capacity of this Achiever is only 5 sheets at a time. Because of this limit, every piece of mail must be opened prior to shredding. All junk mail is much thicker than 5 sheets. Sadly, junk mail usually contains your name and address in places. So, it must be shredded. I hate opening junk mail.


If you're looking for a shredder for paper, don't have a lot of shredding to do, and want something compact; this Achiever may be for you. I know now it's not for me. I want one of those shredders with a bin, does cross cut, and shreds disks. Live and learn.