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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
( 473 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
 
4.2

(based on 473 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (233)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (155)

  • 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!

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

Paper shreders

By Staples paper shredder performNceshredders

from Evansville IN

Verified Buyer

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

I am thrilled with the quality & performance of my new shredder. Because it turns shredded material into dots I feel safe. It is very little noise when in operation. I had purchased a new shredder prior to this one at staples and it was so poorly made that it did not perform when removed from the box & was noisy. Your representative took time to show me add'l ones and explained the features. Because I had used my bonus points on the previous one that was on sale and the new one was not on sale he did give me a 10 percent discount which made me feel good about staples.

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5.0

Shredder

By Staples 12-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder

from Peachtree City, GA

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

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

I bought this shredder in January and I've been using it almost daily for my personal use. I wanted a shredder that would shred very fine so that no information would show up. I've previously had a cross shredder which did a great job over the years...but after getting this shredder that is a micro-cut shredder...I really like it. I like that it shreds so fine that it actually doesn't take up the space that the previous shredder did. The micro-cut shreds it so fine that it doesn't fill the basket as full as the regular cross shredder does...which I like because I don't have to empty the shredder basket as much as before. I would recommend this shredder to anyone.

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4.0

works great

By mtwyatt

from ohio

Verified Buyer

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

Shredder works great. Cuts paper in very small pieces, very quiet when running. Has a nice option forward button to help small receipts. It can over heat if ran for more then 10 mins at a time. The opening for papers could stand to be a bit wider.. other then that it is a great option.

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4.0

Shredder

By JustBeachy

from Richmond, VA

Verified Buyer

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

This shredder is replacing another Staples Shredder that we had. The first one worked fine but it just wore out from so much use. So we bought one that is a little bit better to replace it. There are two things that I wish were different. The first is that it wouldn't overheat so fast. The second is that the trash bin was larger. I know that we could have gotten a heavy-duty shredder but we just didn't want to spend $200 to $300 on a machine. The Staples brand is just as good as the "name" brands when it comes to these machines.

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4.0

Great shredder

By Mary Williams

from East Brunswick, NJ

Verified Buyer

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

I bought this shredder for my son-in-law who is extremely security conscious. My first requirement was that it be a micro-cut shredder. The second was that it have a pull-out bin rather than having to lift the shredding mechanism off the top in order to empty the bin. Currently, we own a Staples shredder and have been very happy with it. It was worth spending a little more to get a higher quality shredder with the capability of shredding many sheets of paper without overhearing. My son-in-law is very happy with his gift since now he can shred his own paper as needed rather than letting it accumulate and bringing it to my house. The only feature I don't like is the plastic door you have to open in order to pull out the bin. It was probably done for aesthetics but mine, without a door, looks fine. It's creates an unnecessary step to empty the bin and possibly could break with frequent use.

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