Paper Shredding Update

Quite a while ago, I posted about the horrendously stupid industrial design of a Xerox shredder we owned. In that post, I mentioned that we picked up a Michael Graves shredder from Target for all of $35.

A little over 1 year later, the Graves shredder is still going strong. It has started to not shred quite so much stuff at once as it appears the blades are either dulling or have moved away from each other slightly. No complaints here as we have horribly abused the device over the last year, feeding it all kinds of plastic and types of waste it simply was not designed to consume.

Of coincidental interest, Ron Johnson was responsible for launching the Michael Graves at Target. Ron is now the senior vice president of retail at Apple and was the person in charge of the launch of the Apple stores.

Now, what do you use when you have an industrial sized shredding problem? SSI’s industrial shredders, of course. Check out the videos. This thing eats boats, washing machines and tree stumps.

I might have to explore building my own shredder. It appears that high torque, slow speed, is the way to go. Then again, a lawn mower based shredder could be pretty entertaining.



3 Responses to “Paper Shredding Update”

  1. paper shredder says:

    Paper shredders are one of the most effective ways to battle identity fraud. Shred receipts, credit card applications, bank statements and more. Paper shredders are available in cross-cut and strip-cut designs. With hundreds of models to choose from.

  2. bbum’s weblog-o-mat » Blog Archive » SHOTD: Michael Graves Shredmaster 20G says:

    […] This leads to a problem. Namely, mounds of crap to be shredded. Now, I have ranted about shredders in the past. And, as a past post suggest, I did pick up the Michael Graves shredder from Target. Still going strong. Ironically, it appears to no longer be available. […]

  3. Paper Shredders says:

    You would think that all shredders are created equal, but there really is a big difference between shredder brands and models. Often times you get what you pay for. It’s a good thing you lucked out on the Michael Graves shredder. I have never heard of that brand before. Be sure, before purchasing a shredder, that your shredder is capable of “continuous duty shredding” and doesn’t need a cool down period. That usually means the shredder will last you a long time.

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