Reviewing the Dahle 20422 Cross‐Cut Shredder
The Dahle 20422 Cross‐Cut Shredder appears to be a solid machine with very competitive specs
relative to the competition. Used properly I’m not sure why you wouldn’t have this machine for
quite some time. Below we break down the individual specs.
This shredder sports a level 4 security which means that no one is going to be able to read your
documents. A level 3 in generally sufficient for most environments but the level 4 provides that
extra level of security. An added bonus with this machine is that because the shreds are smaller,
they take up less space so you’ll be able to shred more paper before you have to dump out the bin.
This will save you time and money (when it comes to bags).
The Dahle 20422 Cross‐Cut Shredder can shred Paper, Paper Clips, Staples. 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 20422 Cross‐Cut 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.
The 9.5 inch throat on this machine gives you a little bit of b