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Staples® 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder

Staples® 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder

Item: 356139    Model: SPL-TMC12A

Staples® 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder
4.0stars
( 462 reviews)
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  • Micro-cuts materials to a size of .125 x .47-inch
  • Quiet 60-decibel noise level
  • Cuts through 12 sheets at a time
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Micro-cuts materials to a size of .125 x .47-inchQuiet 60-decibel noise levelCuts through 12 sheets at a timeEachMicro-cuts materials to a size of .125 x .47-inchQuiet 60-decibel noise levelCuts through 12 sheets at a timeStaples® 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder199.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0446610_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0446610_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0446610/Staples-12-Sheet-Micro-Cut-Shredder/product_356139
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Staples® 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder
 
4.1

(based on 463 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (227)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (151)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (28)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (326)
  • Easy to empty (225)
  • Adequate bin capacity (211)
  • Shreds quickly (205)
  • Doesn't jam (190)

Cons

  • Overheats quickly (77)
  • Small bin capacity (20)
  • Noisy (18)
  • Messy (13)
  • Unreliable (11)

Best Uses

  • Confidential documents (224)
  • Everyday shredding (218)
  • Junk mail (161)
  • Everyday use (87)
  • Non paper items (62)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (172), Technically challenged (67), Midrange shopper (63), Budget shopper (40), Gearhead (19)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (266), Business (117)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (113)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Great home office shredder

If I had to do it all over I would certainly buy this shredder again but I had a few concerns that may be helpful to others. Let me also mention that I previously...Read complete review

If I had to do it all over I would certainly buy this shredder again but I had a few concerns that may be helpful to others. Let me also mention that I previously had the SPL-TMC10A so the transition to this model SPL-TMC12A was fairly smooth.

First I will list the features I like:
1) Great price for a professional series shredder
2) Took advantage of a trade-in for my old shredder ($25 off)
3) Shreds staples, paper clips, and discs too
4) Good dimensions
5) Fairly stylish looking
6) Quiet
7) Fast
8) Secure
9) This model has bag management

My concerns:
1) Hard to insert the casters without a hammer
2) Power cord much shorter than previous model
3) Previous model was more stylish
4) The bin is smaller than previous model

I noticed the bad reviews pertained to overheating. This model is rated for 8 minutes of continuous use so I wouldn't recommend it for heavy duty shredding over a long duration. It's perfect, however, for everyday shredding of junk mail, small documents, etc.

The casters were hard to install. I used a hammer to insert them. Then I noticed there were two types of casters. The casters intended for the front have wheel locks. The manual mentioned NOTHING about setting up the wheels, etc. It only contained basic operating instructions. I managed to pry out the casters with a screwdriver so I could remount the casters with locks in front.

Someone mentioned the buttons don't light up but this model certainly does. Yours might be defective. The directional buttons have a more comfortable, soft touch compared with my previous model but the power button is a little cheap feeling. Also, the throat is a little narrow (8.7") on this model but certainly handles an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. My previous model must have had a 9" throat. The Staples web site was missing some details.

A word to those who shred unopened junk mail: I damaged a shredder in the past due to the mail containing a commemorative souvenir coin!

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Piece of [*]

Wish I never purchased this piece of [*]! It is great if you are shredding a couple of pieces of paper a day. However, if you have a lot to shred, after...Read complete review

Wish I never purchased this piece of [*]! It is great if you are shredding a couple of pieces of paper a day. However, if you have a lot to shred, after 8 minutes, you have to wait for 40 minutes for it to cool down. Then you get to shred 4 or 5 more pieces and you wait again. Do NOT BUY A STAPLE SHREDDER. I own a Fellowes shredder that I purchased in 1996 and it still works great buy I left it for my Mother and now I own this piece of[*]. My Fellowes unit can shred for hours on end, literally.

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5.0

12-cut micro shred good purchase

By Karen U

from Pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Staples® 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder:

Does the job. I like the fact if you don't wish to use the key feature you can disable it

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5.0

STAPLES Micro cut shredder

By Sharonb

from Dunnellon,fl

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Staples® 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder:

I love this shredder, it's a lot bigger than my other shredder but I wanted a micro shredder because I was tearing out all my address labels from the mail & magazines & putting that in a bag then have to burn it all, but now all I do is take the addresses I tear out & put them through the shredder , so fast!

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5.0

Shredder

By Geri

from Warwick, RI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Staples® 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder:

The was one of the better purchases we have made at Staples recently. Product works great and the price was great!

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4.0

Dust

By lojar

from Woodland Hills, CA

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Staples® 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder:

This shredder turns your documents into dust (just about). No way anyone could piece a sensitive document back together like they did in the movie Argo.

It's also quiet.

Only con is that the opening is a bit narrow and you must insert the documents precisely, but once you do, it's dust!

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5.0

Excellent Shredder

By Deb-By

from Florida

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Staples® 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder:

I have had shredders in the past that seemed to never match the # of pages they claim to shred at one time. This one met its stated target of 12 pages easily. It also shreds to micro which I find safer than the strips of some other types. If you run it steadily for 20 minutes it will heat up the motor and then it requires 30-40 minutes to cool. So I find it works best to keep steadily at it over time but giving it some rest between batches. It is solidly built, rolls around on casters and very easy to use. It also has a lock out key if you have children or anyone you prefer not be able to use it.

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