This is the cheapest paper shredder I can find anywhere that's a good value. The reason I'm giving this one star is because it's impossible to clean or dislodge a jam. The set up with the "safe shred" guard on the top is just clunky and frustrating. Instead of a typical shredder where there's an open slot to feed paper into, there is a plastic guard on this one that you need to click open once to activate the shredder. You feed paper in at an angle instead of upright. If you click the guard back too far the shredder shuts itself off. I made the mistake of shredding a small envelope that was 6 layers thick (yes, I counted) and a chunk of it got stuck. Reverse got it out of the blades, but now it is stuck above the blades and below the opening. Since you can only get into the opening so far because of the "safe shred" guard, you simply can't dislodge the blockage! Also the shredder opening is so thin you can't put anything down in there to dislodge the paper either. The blades still turn, but the paper is blocking the blades so you can't feed anything into it. This shredder is great if you only feed it one piece of paper at a time, which admittedly, is what it's designed for. Do not chance it and try to shred anything thicker then 6 sheets of printer paper. I didn't think my envelope was too thick but I guess it was. My more expensive shredder would clog from time to time, but it was always easy to dislodge a jam. So beware, if you ever feed it too many papers, or 6 papers that are slightly thick, it WILL clog and you WILL NOT be able to clean it out, rendering it completely unusable. Too touchy for my tastes. I'm returning this one to spend an extra 30 bucks and get a more powerful shredder without the child proof frustration. If you are looking to shred junk mail look elsewhere, unless you want to open each envelope and feed it papers one at a time. If you are looking for a single document shredder, then look no further.
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