Reviewing the DestroyIt 4005 (3/16”) Cross Cut Shredder
After pulling out our microscope and taking a closer look, the DestroyIt 4005 (3/16”) Cross Cut
Shredder has proved to be a worthy machine. It’s a fairly versatile machine with a not-too-crazy
price tag either (but remember you can often get a better deal if you call or email :-) Overall
we’d recommend this machine but I suggest that you take a look at the specs yourself.
At a level 3 security, this cross-cut shredder gets the job done. Although there are higher levels
of security, a level 3 machine provides a sufficiently small cut size to put your identity theft
worries to bed. We also like the cross-cut because it takes up much less space which means that
you won’t have to empty your bin as frequently as you would with a strip-cut machine. There is
really no reason to jump up to a level 4 machine unless you have some ultra-sensitive
documents you need destroyed.
The DestroyIt 4005 (3/16”) Cross Cut Shredder can shred CDs, Credit Cards, 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 rated for continuous operation. That means that theoretically you could shred
all day long and the machine would not have to shut-down to cool off. Remember that results
may vary under real-world operating conditions and things such as the temperature of the room
will affect the ability of this motor to stay cool and continue to shred. We give this machine 2
pats on the back for being rated continuous duty and we know that you’ll appreciate this feature
in due time.
With a 59 gallon bin the DestroyIt 4005 (3/16”) Cross Cut Shredder is going to take quite some
time to fill up unless you are shredding non-stop. Your bags will be pretty