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Aurora A5662 C Shredder: Cheap But Quite Effective

Reviewing: Aurora A5226 C Cross Cut Shredder  |  Rating:
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Is it possible to fall in love with a shredder? Perhaps only if your spouse divorces you. Then you can shred their papers. This will do the job quite effectively.

The Aurora A266C shredder will run you about 20 bucks, but gosh-darn-it, it's pretty darn reliable for a low-end shredder. I've been shredding my documents with it for more than a year and it just won't quit.

What are it's features? Well, it shreds. Three documents at a time, even. Oh, and it has a feeding hole for credit cards too. I found that one quite effective.

The reason you should buy this shredder over other shredders is primarily price and reliability. It will not take too many pages at a time, and it does not do credit cards as well as one would hope. Sometimes plastic makes it get stuck.

It also is not a "high-security" shredder. It does crosscutting, but not as well as I hoped. I would like to see it shred things into smaller pieces.

It's perfect for the paranoid home user, though, to fend off identity theft. It would not be the best for corporate users who shred lots of documents. It simply is not as fast as other shredders I've encountered, and its shredding bin also fills up too easily for heavy users.

It also failed the "bread test". The hole is too small to shred a slice of bread. I'm not sure why you would do this, but I thought I'd throw that in there. It kind of overheated when I tried to force it.

But if you have a hankering for confetti or a need to shred basic documents, this low-end shredder is the right bang for the buck. Most recommended for home users who want a basic shredder.