All About Paper Shredders

Ace Depot sells a wide assortment of paper shredders. For many business owners it can be rather confusing to purchase the best shredder for your business, whether it’s a small home business, or large corporation. The advantage of buying from is not only do we sell a wide assortment of paper shredders, but also give specific information about the different types of shredders you might be thinking about purchasing for your business. Below are the different types of paper shredders and details to help you choose the correct shredder for your business.

Multi-cut scissors: Multi-cut scissors use a number of blades instead of the usual one. This type of shredder would be an entry level shredder.Cross-cut shredders: Cross-cut shredders cut paper into crisscross patterns. They don’t work very fast due to the additional cutting required by the two contra-rotating drums. However, the slowness is made up by the increased security cross-cut shredders provide. The volume of paper shredded is also low as the resulting pieces are very small.

Strip-cut shredders: Strip-cut shredders are the types we’re used to seeing in small offices. The patterns produced are that of long, thin strips of paper measuring between 1/16th of an inch to half an inch. Strip-cut shredders are much faster than the cross-cut variety but aren’t very secure as the pieces are not finely shredded.

Particle-cut shredders: For a finer result, particle-cut shredders do the job well as the paper is shredded into tiny circular or square pieces. Such equipment is usually found in corporations and other large offices where sensitive data is communicated or printed out frequently.

Micro-cut shredders: Micro-cut shredders produce minute pieces of paper with their ability to turn a single sheet into about 6,000 pieces. The higher-end variety can literally turn paper into dust as the particle size is no bigger than a dust particle. The latter is usually employed by government offices and is far more expensive than the rest.

Cardboard shredders: Cardboard shredders aren’t usually used by small offices and are more commonly seen in large corporations or warehouses where a lot of cardboard comes in. The shredders lean towards the heavy-duty variety (but aren’t true heavy-duty shredders) and have the capacity to turn slabs of cardboard into strips or mesh pallets.

Grinders: Grinders feature a rotating shaft that grinds paper into pieces small enough to fit through a screen. The equipment is heavy-duty with consistency ranging from confetti-like to fine lint-like. Aside from ordinary paper, grinders can shred hard cover books, cardboard and boxed files.

Granulators: Granulators, also known as disintegrators, cut paper till it is fine enough to pass through a mesh. Like grinders, the machines are used in government offices where confidential data is printed out on a daily basis and must also be disposed regularly.

Industrial shredders: Industrial shredders are very large machines that see a high volume of content that needs to be disposed of fast. They’re meant for daily use and have the capacity to shred up to 450 sheets of paper in one go. offers daily specials on office equipment and supplies. If you are looking for a shredder for your business, check the daily Special section.

Here is one of the many shredders that are on sale today. 

Fellowes Powershred OS11 / DS-1 Cross-cut Shredder

Item#: OS-11CS

Retail Price: $229.95

Ace Depot Price: $169.95

You Save: $60.00 (26.09%)

Condition: New

This shredder also includes FREE GROUND SHIPPING to the lower 48 states!

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