When shopping around for a paper shredder, you probably want the best possible machine for your money. Right? A good solid office shredder should be durable, feature a good shredding capacity and should be able to be used throughout the day without overheating. One shredder that hits all these points and much more is the MBM Destroyit 3104 Level 3 cross cut paper shredder. This is a review.
I would like to start off by going over why a level 3 shredder is so desirable for an office. A security level, in the paper shredder industry, defines how small and secure the cut is. A level 3 particle size is a nice blend of capacity, convenience and security. Level 3 is by far the most common and popular cross cut size for offices. In the case of the 3104 cross cut, it takes paper and turns it into a 3/16″ x 1 1/2″ (4 x 40 mm) particle. Unless you’re shredding top secret documents or classified information, this should be more than enough for your business.
The MBM Destroyit 3104 features a solid build quality. You should be aware that it is both German built and German engineered. Few paper non-Destroyit shredders enjoy the quality that you find in German paper shredders. Let me go over just a few of the “quality” mechanical components you will find in the 3104.
Hardened Cutting Shafts - Many shredders feature standard steel cutting shafts. These “cheaper” shafts get nicked and suffer minor damage when the straggling staple or paper clip makes its way through. The Destroyit 3104 has hardened cutting shafts that can easily handle staples, paper clips, credit cards and CDs. As you might imagine, it also handles paper quite nicely as well.
Chain Drive – A chain drive delivers continuous unrestricted power to the cutting shafts. This results in reliable performance. This also means that you won’t have to worry about stripped-out nylon gears either. The chain drive system ensures durability and longevity.
Dust-Proof Gearbox Housing - As you might imagine, paper shredders create a lot of paper dust. This dust can quickly make its way into gears and other sensitive shredder components. The dust-proof gearbox on the 3104 keeps the gears running nice and clean.
Thermally Protected Motor – Many paper shredders overheat and require a cooldown period. This is not the case with the Destroyit 3104. It uses a specially designed motor that is thermally protected, allowing it to be used continuously without overheating.
12″ Opening - A wide 12″ opening easily accepts letter-size paper, envelopes, computer forms paper, jumbled stacks of paper and much more. The Destroyit 3104′s 12″ opening allows for a lot of play and is very forgiving.
Transparent Safety Shield – The transparent safety shield used on the Destroyit 3104 ensures that only intended materials are being shredded. The Destroyit 3104 is easily one of the safest paper shredders currently on the market.
Wooden Cabinet – Paper shredder can be noisy. A sound-absorbing wood cabinet helps bring down decibel levels and makes in-office paper shredding a far more tolerable experience.
Casters – Included casters make the Destroyit 3104 easy to move around from one location to another.
This is a brief video from MBM on the Destroyit 3104:
Did I mention that this is a high quality shredder? It can easily be placed in a centralized office location for use by multiple people. It also features an extremely easy to use control interface. Sensors and indicator lights let you know what’s going on at all times, keeping you in control of the situation.
I highly recommend this paper shredder. If you have an office and need a reliable paper shredder that will last for years, this is the one you need.
You can find the MBM Destroyit 3104 Level 3 cross cut paper shredder here and our entire selection of paper shredders here.
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