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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
( 419 reviews)
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  • 12-Sheet, Micro-Cut, Professional Shredder, Shreds paper, Credit Cards, CDs/DVDs, and Staples
  • 6 minute continuous run time
  • Shreds 6.56 feet per minute
  • 5.8 gallon wastebasket capacity
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12-Sheet, Micro-Cut, Professional Shredder, Shreds paper, Credit Cards, CDs/DVDs, and Staples6 minute continuous run timeShreds 6.56 feet per minute<li>5.8 gallon wastebasket capacity</li>Each12-Sheet, Micro-Cut, Professional Shredder, Shreds paper, Credit Cards, CDs/DVDs, and Staples6 minute continuous run timeShreds 6.56 feet per minute<li>5.8 gallon wastebasket capacity</li>Staples&reg; 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder224.59USDhttp://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
 
4.2

(based on 427 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (210)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (144)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (23)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (325)
  • Easy to empty (223)
  • Adequate bin capacity (210)
  • Shreds quickly (204)
  • Doesn't jam (189)

Cons

  • Overheats quickly (76)
  • Small bin capacity (19)
  • Noisy (18)
  • Messy (13)
  • Unreliable (11)

Best Uses

  • Confidential documents (223)
  • Everyday shredding (217)
  • Junk mail (161)
  • Everyday use (87)
  • Non paper items (62)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (171), Technically challenged (67), Midrange shopper (63), Budget shopper (40), Gearhead (18)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (266), Business (115)
    • 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!

VS

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

Home use.

By Bob

from Orange Park, Fl

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

Highly recommend. Best shredder I have used in home or small business. Absolutely works as advertised.

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1.0

Worst shredder ever!

By angeldawn2345

from Royal Oak,MI

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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 is a waste of both time and money. It will only shred for 5 minutes without overheating. We sent it back after one day of frustration. This shredder would only be good for someone who had one piece of paper to shred per hour! No thanks. The Fellows shredder is way better in comparion and just as quiet.

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5.0

It worked to shred 6 years of documents

By Linda

from Crestview, FL

Verified Buyer

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

I purchased this shredder because it was on sale. When I got it home, it was easy to start up. I only had to plug it in. I had about 6 years of documents to shred. This product worked wonderfully. I was amazed at how well it worked. I was able to shred all three boxes of documents plus all of the student documents I had brought home from school. It took about three weeks to do and I thought that the shredder would not work after a while, but I was able to do all of that shredding. I won't have to worry about that much building up again because this is a very good product. I was impressed. I liked the indicators that let you know when you were feeding it too much paper. Even when it got hot, I only had to wait a little while before I could start again. Excellent product for the price.

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5.0

Extremely Capable Shredder

By Matt

from Detroit

Verified Buyer

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

This shredder has exceeded my expectations particularly because I have ruined other shredders when I put in too much paper and the machines would become blocked/clogged/damaged.

The sensor notices too much paper appropriately and backs off the paper in a way that I have not experienced the damaging effect of overloading the system (too many sheets).

Overall speed is good and the in-system bucket and tray are very nice features which allow me to dump the shred directly into the recycle bin without having any mess.

The lockout key is great because it prevents system use without it and makes me feel better because there are children near to the location of the shredder.

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1.0

too big

By Relay Queen

from California, MD.

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

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

Don't like it! Would like to return it, but someone in household won't do it, since it is on his card!!! Too BIG for what we need it for.

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