How Well Does the Dahle 20830 EC Cross-Cut Shredder Stack up Against the
After looking over the Dahle 20830 EC Cross-Cut 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.
This level 5 shredder is nearly unmatched when it comes to shred size. Level 5 was previously
the highest shred level until the NSA adopted the new spec for high-security shredding at a
level 6. This machine will absolutely shred your sensitive documents to an unrecognizable state.
If you are buying this machine you are most likely involved with the government or government
contracting. If you are not, we recommend that you save a little bit of money by looking at a
level 3 or 4 machine.
The Dahle 20830 EC 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 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.
The Dahle 20830 EC Cross-Cut Shredder sports a hefty 35 gallon bin. We know that you’re not
messing around when you get up in this size. You’ll be able to go quite some time before you
have to actually empty that thing out. Fill up your machine, skip the gym and just carry the full