I purchased QTY 2 Royal 1840MX. One for my home and one for a Christmas gift. This shredder is by far better than my old Royal which was smaller in size, very loud, and lasted many years. I bought this model because the motor is twice the size, has a built-in fan to keep it from shutting down during high use, has a much larger wastebasket, and can handle more pages at a time without jamming. So far it works like a dream and much quieter too. It is an eating machine and no need to oil unless you do not use it for an extended period of time according to Royal repair center, whom I called to gather information before purchasing. Also has a 5 year cutter blade and motor warranty. The front feeder is not a problem and works great. Although this unit is larger than my first Royal mentioned above, it still fits in the same location and is not at all bulky. I hope to have this unit for many years.