My Fellowes PS-62C is perfect for my home office.
It does not take much space under my desk. It is easy to operate. It has adequate bin space for my needs.
It is a crosscut shredder - the shreds are roughly 2 inches long and 3/16 of an inch wide. Crosscut shredders (also known as confetti-cut shredders) are much more secure than strip shredders.
The PS-62C can shred 6 pieces of standard weight letter size (or A4) paper at a time. I usually only do 2 or 3 sheets at once. It can shred credit cards and staples. It is designed to handle 25 to 50 shredding pases a day - this is 150 to 300 pages, which is plenty for me.
A paper sensing feature means you can leave the shredder 'On' but the motor does not engage until you feed paper into the paper entry slot.
There is a safety feature that prevents the cutting blade from operating if the waste bin door is not closed.
It is not designed for continuous forms, paper clips, transparencies, or those annoying labels that some charity is always sending. Attempting to operate the PS-62C continuously for more than 10 minutes will trigger a 20 minute cool down period.
You can see when the bin is getting full through a plastic window on the front of the unit. It is important to empty the bin before it gets so full that the shreds come in contact with the cutting blades. The cutting blades should be lubricated occasionally with light oil.
The three position switch has Forward, Reverse, and Off modes. Reverse is used to free jammed paper.
The cutting blade has a 5 year warranty and the other parts have a 1 year warranty.