Reviewing the Dahle 20434 High Security Shredder
After looking over the Dahle 20434 High Security Shredder we were quite pleased with its specs.
Now it may not be the cheapest on the market but we think that the few extra bucks you’ll spend
will be worth it. Check out the specs below and judge for yourself.
NSA Approved, this shredder sports level 6 security which shreds your paper into sand‐like
particles. You only need this level of security if you are working in or with the government. The
downside to level 6 machines is that you can generally only do a few sheets per pass and the
cutting heads are more prone to damage from staples or paper clips so you should always remove
them to prolong the life of your machine. If you don’t need this level of security we recommend
you jusm to a level 3 or 4.
The Dahle 20434 High Security Shredder can shred Paper. If you need to be able to shred
something else then we recommend that you look at a larger machine and/or look for something
with a little bit lower security (the higher the security the less likelihood that the machine shreds
something other than paper).
This shredder is not rated for continuous use. That simply means that you will have to shut the
machine down after a certain period of time to let it cool off. Now don’t let this scare you away
because most people will never reach that point unless they just sit down and start shredding and
shredding and shredding. If you plan on doing all your shredding at one sitting then it is highly
recommended that you get a machine with a continuous duty motor, otherwise you’re just fine.
With a 10 gallon bin, the Dahle 20434 High Security Shredder can hold a bit more shred than the
smallest machines out there, but you’ll still be finding yourself emptying the bin fairly frequently. It
is great if you need something to fit in a smaller space, but if you shred frequently we recommend
jumping up in bin size.