In‐Depth Review of the DestroyIt 2404 Cross‐Cut Shredder
We recently took a look at the DestroyIt 2404 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.
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 DestroyIt 2404 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).
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 13 gallon bin, the DestroyIt 2404 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.