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Reviewing the DestroyIt 4002 Cross‐Cut Shredder We recently took a look at the DestroyIt 4002 Cross‐Cut Shredder. Overall the machine is quite nice but I’ll let you be the judge after you see the pros and cons below. Always remember that the stated specs of a machine do not always translate precisely to a real‐ world environment. Security 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. Shredable Material The DestroyIt 4002 Cross‐Cut Shredder can shred 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). Continuous Motor This shredder is rated for continuous operation. That means that theoretically you could shred all day long and the machine would not shave 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. Bin Size With a 53 the DestroyIt 4002 Cross‐Cut Shredder is going to take quite some time to fill up unless you are shredding non‐stop. Your bags will be pretty heavy so go ahead and cut off your gym membership to save a little bit of money. Just make sure every time you empty the bin that your machine is getting enough oil! Throat Size A 16 inch throat means that you can fit just about anything into this bad boy. Gone are the days of folding your oversized paper or crumpling and jamming your machine with regular‐ sized paper. This guy gets 2 thumbs up for the often underestimated large throat size. Auto Oiler With an Optional Auto‐Oiler available on this machine we highly recommend that you get MONO MACHINES LLC [Type your address] y [Type your phone number] y [Type your e-mail address] MONO MACHINES LLC 800.592.1306 y MonoMachines.comy firstname.lastname@example.org 2 it pre‐installed. The machine is pre‐wired to accept an oiler so all the manufacturer has to do is hook it up properly and you’ll never have to worry about messy oil again. Automatically oiling your machine takes the guess‐work out of maintenance and will most likely increase the life of your machine. Warranty The DestroyIt 4002 Cross‐Cut Shredder comes with a 1 year warranty parts ‐ lifetime warranty cutting shafts and wheels. This means that you have plenty of time to test out the machine and make sure that everything is running smoothly. Just make sure to properly care for your machine and you shouldn’t have any issues. Price The MSRP is $3,999.00 but you can find it for much less online if you look around. Don’t let the price deter you until you do a little bit of comparison shopping first. About the Manufacturer Headquartered in historic Charleston, South Carolina, the MBM Corporation produces world‐class Destroyit business shredders. MBM Corporation’s parent company, IDEAL Krug & Priester of Germany, is the leading manufacturer of paper shredders and small format paper cutters in the world. At MBM, innovative thinking and exhaustive research and development go into every product we sell. Our products are sold through an extensive dealer network throughout the United States and backed by a staff of knowledgeable service representatives and one of the best warranty packages in the business. Manufacturer Jargon "SPS" (Safety Protection System) package: electronically controlled, transparent safety shield in the feed opening; "Easy Switch" control element uses color codes and back‐lit symbols to indicate operational status; automatic stop when shred bag is full or when cabinet door is opened; automatic reverse and stop in case of paper jam; double protection against overheating. So as I mentioned before, we think that the DestroyIt 4002 Cross‐Cut Shredder is a worthy competitor and deserves a second look. If you have more specific questions I didn’t answer here, feel free to give us a call and we’d be happy to help you out. I also wanted to remind you that real‐world conditions do not always produce the same results that you might expect from the listed specs. Happy Shredding!