DO NOT BUY!!! I would tell you to stay away from buying this shredder, despite of the good reviews that you might have read. Before buying this item, I read some positive and negative reviews, and saw that many customers had purchased this. So, I decided to buy it, and it was a mistake. This shredder jams and overheats repeatedly, despite of only putting 6 pieces of paper (max amount) or less in it. When it jams, it's so difficult to get the paper out because the cover plate that closes the entry gets in the way. Due to the constant paper jams, and trying to get the paper in (using auto switch) or out (using reverse switch), the shredder is being overworked, and therefore, it overheats. All this happens in a span of two-three minutes. Then, you have to wait 30 minutes for it to cool down. Furthermore, the paper won't go in that easily due to the cover plate; I constantly have to readjust the paper in order for it to finally get shredded. This shredder is a waste of money and time.