Motch | Mon, 13 Oct, 2014
Our shredder had its last day back in the spring 2014, I purchased a different brand from an office supply store, shredded 10 sheets or less, it quit. I was shopping at Sam's around June/July and found this Royal 1600XM, well WORTH the price. I have since shredded my pile that had accumulated since late March and my yearly file purging.I like the speed and the fact it shreds cards and disks without blinking. I rarely do more than 6-8 min continuous use but it is nice to know if I need it the capability is there to do it. I like this machine, my only complaint is when the bin is full and ready to open, it seems there should be a button to release the bin but you just have to pull very hard, this was scary at first since I had finally found one that works I did not want to break it. Also it is tricky to empty w/o making a mess because of the design of the waste bin, but having read other reviews I will try the large trash bag approach. I would still make the purchase for as dependable machine as it is.