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Staples Mailmate M7 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

Staples® Mailmate M7 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

Item: 355593    Model: SPL-TXC12M7A

Staples® Mailmate M7 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder
4.0stars
( 856 reviews)
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  • 12-Sheet, Cross-Cut, Desktop Shredder, Shreds Credit Cards, CDs/DVDs, and Staples
  • 5 minute continuous run time
  • Shreds 7 feet per minute
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12-Sheet, Cross-Cut, Desktop Shredder, Shreds Credit Cards, CDs/DVDs, and Staples5 minute continuous run timeShreds 7 feet per minuteEach12-Sheet, Cross-Cut, Desktop Shredder, Shreds Credit Cards, CDs/DVDs, and Staples5 minute continuous run timeShreds 7 feet per minuteStaples® Mailmate M7 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder89.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0432252_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0432252_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0432252/Staples-Mailmate-M7-12-Sheet-Cross-Cut-Shredder/product_355593
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Staples® Mailmate M7 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder
 
4.1

(based on 898 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (370)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (365)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (92)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (36)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (642)
  • Easy to empty (454)
  • Shreds quickly (404)
  • Doesn't jam (323)
  • Good power output (318)

Cons

  • Small bin capacity (174)
  • Messy (66)
  • Noisy (40)
  • Difficult to empty (25)
  • Overheats quickly (20)

Best Uses

  • Confidential documents (394)
  • Everyday shredding (378)
  • Junk mail (347)
  • Occasional shredding (209)
  • Everyday use (168)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (335), Technically challenged (131), Budget shopper (103), Midrange shopper (95), Gearhead (32)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (647), Business (88)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (209), Yes (6)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

A well designed product

I have rated the bin capacity on this shredder as adequate - it is a small shredder and I use it for my small business. I don't shred tons of documents, but I do...Read complete review

I have rated the bin capacity on this shredder as adequate - it is a small shredder and I use it for my small business. I don't shred tons of documents, but I do use it for sensitive client information.

The clear bin drawer that slides out the front of the machine for emptying is great. One can see when the drawer needs to be emptied, and a sturdy pull handle on the front of the bin is the ultimate in easy access. It's not like those machines where the heavy shredder head has to be removed from the top of the bin and placed somewhere so that the bin can be emptied.
I like the quiet operation - machines don't have to be noisy to do their jobs well. I also like the ease of operation. All the buttons are right on top of the machine next to the shredder slot and there aren't too many of them. The machine has an automatic shut down; one does't need to remember to turn it off after use.
The machine is supposed to be able to shred cds, credit cards and even paper clips, but I haven't tried it on those things.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Who came up the stupid power ON button?!

This shredder, in itself, works great. It looks good, shreds fast, and easy to empty.

But the "power button" must've been designed with the intent to...Read complete review

This shredder, in itself, works great. It looks good, shreds fast, and easy to empty.

But the "power button" must've been designed with the intent to frustate you. The shredder goes into sleep mode after five minutes of inactivity. You're supposed to press the power button twice to turn it on. BUT IT DOESN'T WORK. You have to keep pressing it repeatedly and then it will eventually decide to come on. Just now, it took 50 presses to turn it on. 50 PRESSES. On top of that, the button is reccessed so it's not exactly comfortable to push. This "sleep" feature seems like a marketing gimmick. I have a 15-year-old Fellowes shredder that never sleeps and testing with my Kill-A-Watt shows it doesn't even use enough power (< .1w) to register a draw during inactivity.

I'm past my 30 days to return this and already sent in the mail-in-rebate. I will try to take it back to the store to see if they can do an exchange. Maybe my unit is defective but it seems other reviewers have this problem too.

I think the MailMate could be a great product if it has a simple ON/OFF/AUTO button instead of this awful design flaw. It boggles my mind that people worked on this product and decided "Oh, wouldn't it be great if we came up with a button that consumers have to press and they can play games to see how many times it takes to turn it on! Oh yeah, we got a winner! Write up an algorithm to select a random number and use that to determine when the shredder comes on! Brilliant!"

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5.0

Great Product

By Geoff_T

from Hollywood

Verified Buyer

Comments about Staples® Mailmate M7 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder:

This shredder is much better than the previous model we had by the same make. It's quieter, and the interlock that switches it off when the tray is removed is much more reliable. The prior model needed much juggling when put back to enable he motor!

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5.0

Great Shredder

By Kimchi Monkee

from Texas

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

Comments about Staples® Mailmate M7 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder:

This is a great shredder. I bought this shredder for a small office and it works well. It shreds junk mail, credit cards and documents with no snags or other issues. The pull out bin makes disposing of waste easy and convenient. I would recommend for any small home office.

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5.0

A Good Little Giant Shredded

By BeBe

from Denver, Co

Verified Buyer

Comments about Staples® Mailmate M7 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder:

I use this shredder for personnal use, I like the easiness of emptying the shredder container, it is of a nice smaller size that fits in a variety of spaces on the floor or on a table top; it is light weight, I like the energy saving of the on switch as it shuts off if not in use after a few minutes; the cost price was right for my budget, I trust a Staple branded product, I like the amount of paper that can be shredded at the same time.

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4.0

Great home paper shredder

By Julie D

from Lexington, ma

Verified Buyer

Comments about Staples® Mailmate M7 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder:

Great product! Works as advertised. I wanted something that was compact yet could handle the thickness and quantity of the junk mail I get. Plus, I am a Realtor and have large amounts of confidential information generated during the course of the Home Buying/Selling process that I to scan and upload then shred. Carrying it to my company admin area and shredding it became cumbersome. That was what finally tipped me to buy a shredder for my personal use as well. I'm very satisfied. Only reason I didn't give it a 5 is that I've only had it a short time so can't speak to durability.

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1.0

review of shredder

By Ann Carol Nash

from South Bend, IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Staples® Mailmate M7 12-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder:

I am very disappointed in the shredder in that it is hard to get paper far enough into it to get it to work. It starts making noise as if it will shred as the motor starts running as soon as I get paper to the opening. However, it will not grab the paper and pull it in. It is a slow and frustrating process. The selection of shredders in the store was very small and I wish I hade been given the opportunity to try a sample model several times before I bought this.

This is the third product I bought from Staples that disappoints me.

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