Thinking of Buying the Dahle 30430 Cross‐Cut Shredder? Here’s our Take
After looking over the Dahle 30430 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
The Dahle 30430 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
The Dahle 30430 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 bag around
the office all day!