So far, I think this is a good item but a little noisy. Has a safety lock which is helpful if you have young children but you have to shut it off, then switch on the safety - can't just be left on adn switch back and forth between the safety lock. Strangely, I can't find the power button which, according to a sticker, should be somewhere on top. But it really is no big deal because you have another switch to use. Seems pretty durable - can take cards, staples, etc. but is noisy. Again, minor detail. The shredders itself fits securly on top of the bin so there are no openings which is also more visually appealing and safer. Overall, this is a good purchse.