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Kutrimmer 1135 Paper Cutter Review

Posted by: James on July 15th, 2013

Kutrimmer 1135 Paper CutterWhen you need a tool for slicing and dicing photos, paper and card stock, a solid paper cutter is a must-have tool. You don’t want something that will cut crooked, dull quickly or cause you a massive headache. You probably don’t want something that is just a step above a pair of scissors. One solid paper cutter, considering what you get for the money, is the Kutrimmer 1135 guillotine cutter from MBM (found here). I have personally used this very cutter on many occasions and would like to share my thoughts about it with you.

MBM stands for Michael Business Machines. This company, based out of South Carolina, is a national dealer for a wide range of high-end German machinery from IDEAL Krug & Priester. This includes Destroyit paper shredders, Triumph stack cutters and Kutrimmer. These products are known for their precision engineering and high build quality.

The Kutrimmer 1135 is a guillotine paper cutter. This means that it features an arm blade that rubs against a base blade in a scissor-like fashion. These types of paper cutters used to be found in schools everywhere and featured a wood base. The downside to these older guillotines is that they didn’t have a clamping mechanism and when the blade became dull, it would pull the paper while cutting it, resulting in a very crooked cut. Luckily modern guillotines implement a wide range of technology that makes them far superior to the older guillotines.

To begin with, the Kutrimmer 1135 is made of metal. Everything from the base to the arm is made of metal. The only plastic components are the guide, safety shield and hand grip. A built-in clamping mechanism forces the paper to stay in place during the entire cutting process. The result of these improvements means a very straight and very accurate cut. The metal used in the blade is made of German Solingen steel, which is arguably some of the best in the world.

Something else you find in this cutter that you definitely didn’t find in the guillotines of a decade ago is an optical cutting line. This laser line shines right across the paper. While the included sliding guide is ultimately all you need to align the paper, the laser makes it easy to make fast and accurate visual adjustments. Wherever the light shines, the blade will cut. It’s that easy.

Assuming you are cutting standard 20# bond paper, this cutter will handle up to about 25 sheets at a time. It can also be used to cut photos, card stock, laminated material, clear covers and more. Just be aware that the cutting capacity will change depending on how thick the material is that you are cutting.

Slicing through paper using this cutter is actually pretty easy. Every time I have used it the blade cut through the paper without any issues. This is due in part to the double pivot bearings and aluminum blade mounting bracket. It’s just very easy to move, handle and manipulate. It weights about 13 pounds shipped and I can pick it up and move it around very easily. Rubber feet on the bottom of the cutter help keep it in place.

I recommend using this at home, in the office, at church or in a school. It really is a nice general-purpose cutter. It can cut a little of everything and very accurately.

If you still have questions about this cutter, give us a call at 1-800-543-5454. You can find all of our guillotine paper cutters here.

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MBM Kutrimmer Guillotine Paper Cutters – Where Quality Meets Precision

Posted by: James on October 24th, 2012

Kutrimmer Paper CuttersWhen it comes to guillotine paper trimmers, few have the quality or reputation that Kutrimmer has (found here). Kutrimmer, made by MBM, has been around for years. These cutters are known for their razor-sharp Solingen steel blades and their precision German engineering. The only manufacturer to come close over the years has been Dahle, also a German engineered cutter. So is a Kutrimmer the ideal cutter for you?

Guillotine paper trimmers simply aren’t what they used to be 30 years ago. Those large wood base cutters had no real safety measures in place and they could potentially be dangerous. Kutrimmer has taken the design of the old wood-base trimmers and has taken it to the 21st century. Modern guillotines now feature metal bases, non-skid rubber feet, smooth pivoting handles and safety shields that keep fingers away from sharp parts. Modern guillotines also include clamps, which helps keep cuts straight and true.

As mentioned earlier, Kutrimmer paper cutters are made in Germany and are German engineered. In the world of precision machined office equipment, this is a very good thing. The quality on these cutters is as good as it can get. At Office Zone, we carry eight different Kutrimmer cutters with most of them (as of this article) available with free freight.

Here is a list of the eight models we currently offer:

  1. MBM Kutrimmer 1134 (found here) – This cutter has an amazing 25 sheet capacity and is the least expensive Kutrimmer we offer. It is excellent for tabletop use and includes a side guide, a Solingen steel blade, a cutting line indicator and an adjustable back guide. This is great for use in schools, churches and businesses.
  2. MBM Kutrimmer 1135 (found here) – This is an upgraded version of the 1134 that includes an easy-lift release clamping lever. It can be used to cut paper, features a solid metal base and creates extremely precise cuts every time.
  3. MBM Kutrimmer 1046 (found here) – This cutter has a nice 18″ cutting length, making it ideal for cutting standard paper sizes as well as larger art prints and other material. The Solingen steel blade is extra sharp and easily maintains its edge for a long time. It can be used to cut up to 30 sheets of paper at a time.
  4. MBM Kutrimmer 1038 (found here) The Kutrimmer 1038 features extended front guides, an extra tough hand lamp and can be used to cut through up to 50 sheets of paper at a time! (based on 20# bond paper). This trimmer has a 14.75″ cutting length and is excellent for use with standard sizes of paper or smaller. It is also excellent for trimming down photos.
  5. MBM Kutrimmer 1058 (found here) The Kutrimmer 1058 is one of the few 23″ long cutters that has a 40 sheet cutting capacity. This cutter features a metal base, a safety guard on the cutting blade and a heavy-duty clamp. This is a great trimmer for framers, artists, schools and more. It is easy to use and the blade makes straight cuts simple.
  6. MBM Kutrimmer 1071 (found here) – The Kutrimmer 1071 is a heavy-duty cutter with a massive 28.5″ cutting length. It can be used to cut up to 40 sheets of paper at a time and is one of the largest guillotines we offer for tabletop use. The guide, combined with a Solingen steel blade, can be used to cut paper as thin as one millimeter.
  7. MBM Kutrimmer 1110 Heavy-Duty GuillotineMBM Kutrimmer 1080 (found here) – This cutter is a floor unit that is designed for print shops, copy centers and other locations where a variety of paper sizes need to be cut on a regular basis. This heavy-duty cutter has a large 31.25″ cutting length and it can be used for cutting up to 40 sheets of paper at a time and has a hairline trimming capability. It includes a sturdy metal stand.
  8. MBM Kutrimmer 1110 (found here) – This is the largest guillotine trimmer MBM has to offer. It has a very large 43.75″ cutting length that can cut up to 20 sheets of paper at a time. This impressive cutting length makes this cutter excellent for cutting down large prints, signs, banners, posters and much more. It includes a durable stand and is made with precision German engineering.

These types of paper cutters are commonly used to cut anything from paper and card stock to matt framing and more. You can find our entire selection of guillotine paper cutters and trimmers here. Please call us at 1-800-543-5454 for answers to your paper cutting questions.

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Reviewed: MBM Triumph 4305 Stack Paper Cutter

Posted by: James on September 15th, 2011

Triumph 4305 Stack Paper CutterIf you’re looking for a precision paper cutter that is more rugged and can handle cutting thicker stacks of paper than a standard table top paper cutter then you should seriously consider purchasing the MBM Triumph 4305 stack paper cutter.

The MBM Triumph 4305 stack paper cutter is built from solid, high quality metal that is designed to hold up for years of use. The design of this manual, high performance paper cutter enables the user to make clean cuts through stacks as thick as 1 1/5 inches. This capacity for clean, heavy duty cuts makes the MBM Triumph 4305 stack paper cutter an excellent choice for print shops, in-house design departments and publishing companies and other businesses.

The MBM Triumph 4305 Stack Paper Cutter is an arm style paper cutter that has some special design features that sets it above other table top paper cutters. The extra-large cutting arm and blade makes cutting through thick stacks of paper require minimal effort. The MBM Triumph 4305 Stack Paper Cutter has a spindle-guided back gauge with calibrated crank so the user can set the paper to a precise cut measurement. It has a 17 inch cutting blade length that enables it to cut through larger sizes of paper, leaving a precise and clean cut as good as an original factory edge.

To operate the MBM Triumph 4305 Stack Paper Cutter, the user begins by placing the stack of paper to be sliced on the cutting board. This paper cutter is designed for heavy-duty use and can accommodate a stack of paper almost 2 inches thick. The user adjusts the side guide with measuring scale to match the desired measurement to be cut. For convenience, the lever-activated, fast-action clamp holds the stack of paper in place so there is no shifting during cutting. This is especially important when cutting thicker stacks. One the paper is set and secured the user can make the cut.

The Triumph 4305 Stack Paper Cutter is a product of MBM Corporation, Inc. Headquartered in historic Charleston, South Carolina, the MBM Corporation has produced world-class equipment for the graphics and printing industries for 75 years. According to their website, MBM has used innovative thinking and exhaustive research and development to design and build all their products.

There is a lot to like about the Triumph 4305 Stack Paper Cutter that makes it a good purchase option. The fact that it can cut through stacks of paper repetitively without breaking the user’s back or wearing out the user’s arms is a big plus. The Triumph 4305 Stack Paper Cutter features a safety cutting system that includes transparent front and rear safety guards the cutting edge of blade to prevent injury. The blade also stays covered when it is being changed to a new one.

The Triumph 4305 Stack Paper Cutter is a good, affordable option for print shops, publishing houses, churches, schools, scrap book and craft stores, manufactures, colleges and large businesses.

You can purchase the Triumph 4305 Stack Paper Cutter, along with the rest of the MBM catalog of paper cutting equipment at Office Zone. You can find Office Zone’s entire selection of stack paper cutters here.

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Reviewed: MBM Kutrimmer 1046 Guillotine Paper Cutter

Posted by: James on September 14th, 2011

MBM Kutrimmer 1046 Guillotine Paper CutterSchool teachers, professors, print shop workers, or scrapbookers have to cut a lot of paper for art projects, assignments, books, marketing material and other print media. Most use some sort of table top guillotine style paper cutter that can make precise cuts, like the MBM Kutrimmer 1046 guillotine paper cutter. This paper cutter can cut sheets into precise strips or angles so the projects won’t look like it was cut by a knight with his helmet on backwards.

The Kutrimmer 1046 paper cutter is a good choice for any school, church, print-shop, in-house design department, publishing company or any other business that trims and cuts large amounts of paper. The MBM Kutrimmer 1046 has several features that make it perform better and make it safer to use than old style table top paper cutters. The design of the Kutrimmer 1046 Paper Cutter makes the paper cutting action very easy and requires little force or effort.

Using the Kutrimmer 1046 Guillotine Cutter is pretty straight forward. The user begins by placing the single sheet or stack of paper to be sliced on the cutting board. This paper cutter is designed to cut sheets of all sizes and can handle thin novelty paper or heavier bond paper. The Kutrimmer 1046 is a medium-duty paper cutter than can accommodate cutting a stack of 30 sheets of paper. The user then adjusts the paper on the board to match the desired measurement that will be cut.

The precision, automatic clamp holds the paper firmly in place will cutting, to prevent it from moving and ruining the paper while cutting. For convenience, the scale bar used for measuring the length of the cut shows both inches and centimeters. Once the paper is positioned and secured, the user pulls down on the cutting arm of the Kutrimmer 1046 Paper Cutter and slices through the paper, making strips or smaller sheets.

The safety features on the Kutrimmer 1046 Paper Cutter eliminate most of the risk of injury that your old grade school teacher used to warn you about. The blade is shielded by a plastic safety guard. This keeps it out of the way of fingers while cutting. The safety shield also doubles as a cutting line indicator, ensure the cut will be in the right spot.

The Kutrimmer 1046 Paper Cutter is a product of the MBM Corporation. According to their website, MBM has been producing state-of-the-art finishing equipment for the graphics and printing industries for over 75 years. MBM is the leading manufacturer of small format paper cutters in the world and have one of the best warranty packages in the business.

There is a lot to like about the Kutrimmer 1046 Paper Cutter that makes it a good purchase option. The safety features can’t be beat, and the ability it has to cut such narrow, precise strips of paper make it ideal for craft shops, schools, and print shops. Its all-metal construction, and cutting blade that can be re-sharpened make it a durable choice that will provide years of use.

You can purchase the MBM Kutrimmer 1046 guillotine paper cutter at Office Zone. You can find Office Zone’s entire selection of guillotine paper cutters here.

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Kutrimmer 1058 Guillotine Paper Cutter Review

Posted by: James on September 7th, 2011

Kutrimmer 1058 Guillotine Paper TrimmerProfessionals that have to cut a lot of paper, such as teachers, professors, print shop workers, or scrap bookers, know how important it is to have a table top paper cutter that can make precise cuts. Paper that is cut into wrong angles can cause books, documents and other projects to look like it was cut by a cross eyed ninja with a broken sword. That’s why the Kutrimmer 1058 paper cutter is a good choice for any school, church, print-shop, in-house design department, publishing company or any other business that requires slicing paper.

The Kutrimmer 1058 is a table top paper cutter that makes old style table top paper cutters look like a butter knife.  The cutting board and arm-blade have several innovative features that make it more practical and efficient for making precise cuts on single sheets of paper or thicker stacks. The design of the Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter makes the paper cutting action very easy and requires little force or effort.

To operate the Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter, the user begins by placing the single sheet or stack of paper to be sliced on the cutting board. This paper cutter is designed to cut sheets of all sizes and can handle thin novelty paper or heavier bond paper. The Kutrimmer 1058 is a medium-duty paper cutter than can accommodate cutting a stack of 40 sheets of paper. The user then adjusts the paper on the board to match the desired measurement that will be cut.  The hand clamp keeps the paper from moving while it is being cut, this helps insure precise cuts. For convenience, the scale bar used for measuring the length of the cut shows both inches and centimeters. Once the paper is positioned and secured, the user pulls down on the cutting arm of the Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter and slices through the paper, making strips or smaller sheets.

The Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter has several features that make puts it on the cutting edge of desk top paper cutter machines. The Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter has several safety features to prevent injury, the most prominent of which is the plastic sheath that keeps the blade covered during cutting. It also has precision side guides to ensure each cut is the proper dimensions.  The front gauge is adjustable using a calibrated rotary knob with fine adjustment scale, enabling it to cut extremely narrow strips of paper. In fact, the Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter is able to cut strips as narrow as 1 millimeter.

The Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter is a product of the MBM Corporation. According to their website, MBM has been producing state-of-the-art finishing equipment for the graphics and printing industries for over 75 years.  MBM is the leading manufacturer of small format paper cutters in the world and have one of the best warranty packages in the business.

There is a lot to like about the Kutrimmer 1058 Paper Cutter that makes it a good purchase option. The safety features can’t be beat, and the ability it has to cut such narrow, precise strips of paper make it ideal for craft shops, schools, and print shops. Its all-metal construction, and cutting blade that can be re-sharpened make it a durable choice that will provide years of use.

You can purchase the Kutrimmer 1058 table top paper cutter at Office Zone. You can find Office Zone’s entire selection of guillotine paper trimmers here.

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MBM Destroyit 3104 Cross Cut Office Paper Shredder Review

Posted by: James on June 23rd, 2011

Destroyit 3104 Cross Cut Paper Shredder with Auto OilerWhen 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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Top 10 Best Office Paper Shredders 2011

Posted by: James on June 22nd, 2011

Formax FD 8650CC AutoOiler Office Paper ShredderAre you in the market for a new paper shredder? Perhaps you need a model because last year’s model broke down or burnt out. Regardless of the reason you’re looking for a paper shredder, chances pretty good you want something that will hold up. With literally hundreds of different models floating around, it is probably tough to sift through the clutter and find a shredder that fits your bill. I have compiled this list of highly reliable office paper shredders.

Before I provide you with my list of best office paper shredders 2011, let me familiarize you with the “best” paper shredder manufacturers available. These brands may not be as familiar to you as many of them are not commonly found in your local department store. These shredders are, however, very well known among the government and military.

Top Paper Shredder Brands

Do these brands sound familiar? These brands compile the best office paper shredders modern technology has to offer. They have proven track records, have been around for years and to be honest, our Customer Service Reps love them because the don’t have to deal with after-sale issues.

So what do I consider to be a good shredder? I have a few requirements:

  • To begin with, a paper shredder must have a continuous-duty motor. You shouldn’t have to wait around for a shredder to cool down, especially in an office.
  • An office shredder needs to have a nice shredding capacity. You don’t want to have to wait around a paper shredder like water cooler, waiting for a few sheets to finish shredding before you insert the next 5-6 sheets. You need something that allows you to shred at least 15+ sheets at a time. Stay away from wimpy shredders.
  • An office shredder needs to have a nice bin size. I recommend at least a 15 gallon bin or larger. If you can afford it, go with a shredder that has a 30 gallon bin or larger. Larger bins mean less bag changes and time saved for you!
  • Get a shredder with a nice feed opening. I personally like at least 10″ or wider for office use. A wider opening will be able to handle disorganized stacks of paper better and will also be better able to handle computer forms. Some higher-end departmental shredders have openings as wide as 16″!

So here you go, my list of the top 10 best office paper shredder for 2011. Shredders are arranged alphabetically.

  1. Dahle 20614EC Heavy Duty Shredder
  2. Dahle 30414 Cross Cut Paper Shredder
  3. Dahle 20800EC Office Paper Shredder
  4. Formax FD 8500 Office Shredder
  5. Formax FD 8650CC AutoOiler Office Paper Shredder
  6. Formax FD 8500AF AutoFeed Paper Shredder
  7. MBM Destroyit 4002 Heavy Duty Shredder
  8. MBM Destroyit 3104 Cross Cut Office Shredder
  9. MBM Destroyit 3105 Office Shredder with Auto Oiler
  10. HSM 411.2 Departmental Paper Shredder

So there you have it! The top 10 office paper shredders (designed for departmental use) for the year 2011. These 10 shredders are all from the top 4 paper shredder brands available today. I wish I could have added a few more shredders, but wanted to keep the list around 10. All four of these brands offer other models that may be better suited for smaller businesses.

Of these shredders, 70% of them are German engineered and German built. I have personally found that German paper shredders tend to hold up better than shredders made in “other” countries. This isn’t always the case, but is a good rule of thumb.

You can find our entire selection of paper shredders here. Please feel free to call one of our shredder experts at 1-800-543-5454 with any questions.

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MBM Destroyit 4002 Centralized Office Paper Shredder Review

Posted by: James on June 22nd, 2011

MBM Destroyit 4002 Centralized Office ShredderMost offices are busy, bustling places with people shuffling paper from one place to another. In the midst of this chaos, it is easy for paper to become improperly discarded. According to Federal law (FACTA / HIPAA), client, patient and customer information must be shredded when no longer needed. One great way for an office to stay on top of things, and stay compliant, is by using the MBM Destroyit 4002 centralized office shredder. This is a review.

Destroyit (by IDEAL) is distributed in the United States by MBM Corporation. These shredders are German engineered and German built, many say to perfection. Few shredders even comes close in quality or durability. Even Fellowes is now private labeling many Destroyit shredders for their own office line.

The Destroyit 4002 has quickly become a classic and has even developed a cult-like following among paper shredder enthusiasts.  This shredder is available in 3 flavors, depending on your personal preference and office needs. This includes a Level 2 strip cut, Level 3 cross cut and Level 4 cross cut. While the shredder blades vary in these different variations, the rest of the shredder remains the same.

About 2 years ago Destroyit implemented a new “Easy Switch” button not to be confused with Staples’ “Easy Button.” This switch is big, round and EXTREMELY easy to use. You push it forward, it turns green and puts the shredder in “automated mode,” which turns the shredder on as paper is detected. Tilt the switch forward again and the shredder turns off. Tilt the switch back and it goes into reverse.

A series of back-lit symbols let you know exactly what is going on with the Destroyit 4002. A capacity gauge lets you know exactly how hard this shredder is working. This is especially nice because you don’t have to count the sheets you are shredding to determine if you are hitting the maximum capacity. This shredder is overall a gem to use.

This is a brief demo of the Destroyit 4002 paper shredder from MBM:

Have you ever used a paper shredder and though you had just turned on a lawn mower? Some shredders are just plain loud. Destroyit has put a lot of effort into making this shredder quiet. This is done in large part to the use of noise-absorbing materials, including a heavy-duty wooden cabinet.

The Destroyit 4002 is designed to be used in an office by multiple people throughout the day. The hardened steel cutting shafts and the thermally protected continuous duty motor keep chomping through paper without overheating or suffering any ill effects. Simply put, this shredder is designed to be used all the time.

Bag changes on this shredder are easy. To begin with, this shredder will let you know when it is full. When it is full, a cabinet door can be opened up, allowing access to the shred bin. The shred bin holds a whopping 44 gallons of paper. Consider the fact that most cars hold 15-30 gallons of fuel. This shredder holds a lot of paper which means a lot fewer bag changes for you.

The Destroyit 4002 is a customer favorite. It has a great track record. It features a sleek design that blends in with just about any office. Let’s see, what else can I say? I recommend this shredder for use in any office. You will probably even have fun using it.

You can find the Destroyit 4002 centralized office paper shredder here and our wide selection of paper shredders here.

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MBM Destroyit 2604 Cross Cut Office Shredder Review

Posted by: James on May 19th, 2011

Destroyit 2604 Cross Cut Office ShredderHow many of you have purchase a “nice looking” paper shredder for your office only to have it break down a few months later? Pretty frustrating, right? You bet. When you buy a paper shredder, you want it to hold up and last for years. That’s certainly not too much to ask for. If you’re in the market for a high-quality and hassle free paper shredder, consider looking at the MBM Destroyit 2604 cross cut office shredder. This is my review.

Destroyit paper shredders (by IDEAL) are both German engineered and built. It case that doesn’t turn on a light, you may not be aware that German engineered and built office equipment is considered to be some of the best around. Unlike many other office shredder brands made in China, these German shredders are designed from the ground up to last for years.

The Destroyit 2604 cross cut shredder is the perfect size for office departmental use. It measures in at 18 1/2″ x 19 1/2″ x 36 1/2″ and has a nice 26 gallon bin. Cross cut particles compact nicely in a shredder bin, resulting in few bag changes. Twenty-six gallons of paper is a lot of paper. This all makes for a great office shredder.

Available in a Level 3 or Level 4 cross cut pattern, the 2604 provides a great level of shredder security. This shredder is perfect for shredding old contracts, patient data, customer information, receipts and much more. Particles cut on this shredder, simply put, cannot be easily re-assembled.

The Destroyit 2604 rolls out with all the bells and whistles you would expect in a paper shredder of this caliber. This includes a handy bag full indicator, door ajar indicator and the ability to prevent paper jams by gauging the amount of paper being shred.

You can view a video of some of these cool features here:

A meter on the top of the shredder literally lets you know visually how much paper you are shredding. This makes it easier for you by eliminating the need to count the sheets of paper prior to shredding. If too much paper is being fed, the visual lights will let you know and the shredder will back out the paper before a jam can occur. Pretty cool!

Paper shredders, especially cross cut shredders, have a lot of moving parts. This is a necessary evil in order to get the security cut you need for your business documents. This also means that office shredders need to be oiled about every time you empty the shredder bag. Many people, however, forget to do this. An un-oiled shredder can lead to premature wear and tear. The Destroyit 2604 cross cut office shredder includes an automatic oiler. As long as the oil bottle is full, your shredder is getting the oiling it needs.

Energy consumption is another thing we are all more conscious about these days. The MBM Destroyit 2604 is very energy conscious. It utilizes specially designed ESM (Energy Saving Mode) that will put the shredder into an energy-conserving standby mode after 1-hour of inactivity.

As is the case in most offices, paper shredders get used every day. If you have ever used a shredder that requires a “cool down” period, you probably know how annoying that can be. The Destroyit 2604 has a continuous duty motor. That means that the motor is thermally protected, allowing it to be used on a continuous basis without overheating.

This shredder is also extremely quiet, making it ideal for office use. If you’re like me, you don’t want to be distracted in the office by loud machinery. Again, this shredder is perfect for the office.

In conclusion I have to say that the Destroyit 2604 cross cut shredder is probably one of the best shredders around for office use. I highly recommend it.

You can find the MBM Destroyit 2604 cross cut paper shredder by going here and our entire selection of Destroyit paper shredders here.

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MBM Destroyit 3105 Cross Cut Paper Shredder Review

Posted by: James on May 17th, 2011

MBM Destroyit 3105 CC Cross Cut Paper ShredderWith so many different shredders to choose from, with so many different brands available, it can be difficult to decide which one works best for you. Whether you’re a government organization, a church, a small or big business, one great model to consider is the Destroyit 3105 paper shredder by MBM. This review will highlight why it is such a great choice.

Manufactured in Germany, Destroyit shredders offer the highest quality available, making them my number one choice among great brands such as HSM, Formax, Dahle, GBC, Fellowes, and Kobra. After selling them for over five years, I can honestly say they have held up better than all of the competition.

One of the best things to look for on a shredder is the continuous motor. The steel blades equipped inside this model allow you to shred huge amounts of paper, staples, paper clips, credit cards, and even CDs, continuously throughout the day. No need to stop and wait for the shredder to cool down.

The Destroyit 3105 comes in Strip Cut and Cross Cut versions. Both have their own strengths, but we’re going to focus on the cross cut today. A level 3 security allows you to shred your sensitive material into tiny bits of confetti. The cross cut shreds 30-32 pages all at once, with a 12″ feed opening, at a fantastic speed of 30 feet per minute.

With a powerful single phase motor, 2 1/8 Horse Power, and the extremely convenient automatic oiler, you can shred all day long without interruption.
Oiling a shredder isn’t the hardest thing to do, but remembering sure can be. Having the automatic oiler makes life so much better in so many ways.

The best part about cross cut shredding, aside from being more secure, is how slow your bag fills up. If you’ve been around shredders, you’ve probably experienced the frustration of having to shove your hand or foot into a strip cut shredder bin so the machine will continue to shred. With an enormous 48 gallon capacity, you’ll be shredding so long before needing to empty the bag that you’ll welcome the change in pace once it finally comes time to do it.

Not only is your mind free from remembering to oil the shredder, it is also at ease with all the safety features offered by this shredder. The clear safety guard prevents things such as ties, hair, and other unwanted material from being shredded. Additionally, it also has an automatic start and stop function, operated by photo cell sensors, jam detection, auto reverse, and an energy saving mode.

Here is an excellent video that shows in greater detail all of the wonderful features the Destroyit 3105 CC has to offer:

You can find the Destroyit 3102 CC cross cut paper shredder here and our entire selection of paper shredders here. If you need to place an order, would like an official quote, or have any other questions, please contact our professional sales team today at 800-543-5454.