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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 435 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (215)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (144)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (25)

86%

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

12 Sheet shredder

By Dave L

from NH

Verified Buyer

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

Well worth it

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1.0

Sloppy Packing

By Russ Russell

from Las Vegas NV

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

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

Shredder looked good in the store. Bought it and got it home, but it was locked, and there's no KEY at all in the box. Had to call Technical Support for Staples, and they were very nice. They will send out a new replacement KEY within 1-2 weeks. I'm waiting now, and the material to be shredder is adding up. Not sure I will go with a Staples product again. Should have bought Fellowee's shredder instead.

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3.0

Better than sissors

By Capt. Freeland

from Bangor, Maine

Verified Buyer

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

This shredder is rally great in it's size and I like the easy access and easy removal of the shredded paper bin. It's also comparably quite. The only thing that I was dissapointed in was the fact that it won't run more than six minutes steady without overheating. For a supposedly professional quality shredder, six minutes of steady run time seems to me to be very limiting. In my opinion, this machine should be able to run at least an hour of continuous shredding. And with the proper motor, it would be able to do that. Otherwise , it's a good shredder.

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5.0

THIS IS the shredder to buy

By strawberry

from ann arbor, MI

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

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

This shredder is wonderful! Having gone through two old hand me down shredders (gone through=killed them) I haven't needed to buy a shredder ever until now. I bought a special priced one on staples.com for $30, it was horrible so I returned it to the store and upgraded to this one. Really this is the one I should have gotten in the first place. I was really trying to go cheap with the other one. This one works smoothly and much less quite than other shredders. I do large amounts of shredding several times a month. It easily lets you know the bag is too full or it is too hot. The bucket fits in and out easily without jamming. Shredded discs and credit cards without extra effort. Several times during use I have mentioned how much I like this shredder and happy I finally found "the one". Really worth the price, specially if you get it with a coupon deal :)

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5.0

Shredder

By Carol

from Lincoln Park, NJ

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

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

We had a shredder for many years at the church where I work. We always had problems with it, but due to finances we lived with it. Then a couple weeks ago it died completely. I searched and searched for a new one that was not too expensive. Staples® 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder by Staples
Ultra quiet, jam resistant and high security shredder is a good choice for home or office..12-Sheet, Micro-Cut, Professional Shredder, Shreds paper, Credit Cards, CDs/DVDs, and staples. Anti-Jam Smart.
There was no assembly required.
It is quiet and easy to use.

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