Dahle 40414 Professional Cross-Cut Shredder Review by monomachines


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How Well Does the Dahle 40414 Professional Cross-Cut Shredder Stack up Against the

After pulling out our microscope and taking a closer look, the Dahle 40414 Professional
Cross-Cut Shredder has proved to be a worthy machine. It’s a fairly versatile machine with a
not-too-crazy price tag either (but remember you can often get a better deal if you call or
email :-) Overall we’d recommend this machine but I suggest that you take a look at the
specs yourself.

At a level 3 security, this cross-cut shredder gets the job done. Although there are higher
levels of security, a level 3 machine provides a sufficiently small cut size to put your
identity theft worries to bed. We also like the cross-cut because it takes up much less space
which means that you won’t have to empty your bin as frequently as you would with a strip-
cut machine. There is really no reason to jump up to a level 4 machine unless you have
some ultra-sensitive documents you need destroyed.

Shredable Material
The Dahle 40414 Professional Cross-Cut Shredder can shred CDs, Credit Cards, DVDs, Paper,
Paper Clips and Staples. If you need to be able to shred something else then we recommend that
you look at a larger machine and/or look for something with a little bit lower security (the
higher the security the less likelihood that the machine shreds something other than paper).

Continuous Motor
This shredder is rated for continuous operation. That means that theoretically you could shred
all day long and the machine would not have to shut-down to cool off. Remember that results
may vary under real-world operating conditions and things such as the temperature of the room
will affect the ability of this motor to stay cool and continue to shred. We give this machine 2
pats on the back for being rated continuous duty and we know that you’ll appreciate this feature
in due time.

Bin Size
The Dahle 40414 Professional Cross-Cut Shredder has a 26.4 gallon bin. We’re happy with this
size because it will give you a bit more time between emptying your bin. Although the size may
make it difficult to fit this shredder in a tight space, it’s always worth it in the long run to get a
bigger bin size and move your office around a bit.

Throat Size
The 10.24 inch throat on this machine gives you a little bit of breathing room when you’re
shredding regular size paper and the option to shred a few odd shaped things. If you really have
large paper, then you’ll need to look at machine with something larger than a 10” throat.

The Dahle 40414 Professional Cross-Cut Shredder comes with a 2 Year Limited Warranty on
Shredder / 35 Years on Cutting Heads. This means that you have plenty of time to test out the
machine and make sure that everything is running smoothly. Just make sure to properly care
for your machine and you shouldn’t have any issues.

The MSRP is $2,895.00 but you can find it for much less online if you look around. Don’t let the
price deter you until you do a little bit of comparison shopping first.

About the Manufacturer
When accuracy matters professionals prefer Dahle. Our German engineered trimmers feature a
precision graduated, self-sharpening blade made of German Solingen steel. This blade cuts in
either direction and maintains a perfectly honed edge every time it's used. Why trust your
images with anything else? With over 75 years of experience, our products are designed to meet
the strictest safety standards in both personal and professional grade products. You can have
the peace of mind in knowing you are about to purchase a quality product that will provide
many years of trouble free operation.

Manufacturer Jargon
Powerful motor for high shredding capacity, particularly quiet. Solid-steel cutters in special
high-grade steel can cope with paper clips and staples. User-friendly electronics with electronic
start/stop function controlled by integrated light barrier. Ergonomically designed control panel
with illuminated function and information unit. Integrated oil service indicator. Simple and safe
paper infeed. Motor cuts out automatically when waste bag is full and door is open. Auto-
reverse function. Energy saving from two inactivity levels: Sleep mode after 10 minutes and
complete shut-down after 30 minutes. Widely opening door for convenient waste bag disposal.
Good mobility from large casters and brakes for firm standing. High-quality wooden base
cabinet. Includes 10 waste bags and 50 ml of oil. Also known as the Dahle BaseCLASS

I hope that our break-down here has helped you make your decision on the Dahle 40414
Professional Cross-Cut Shredder. We are always available to answer more specific
questions that you might have, so don’t hesitate to give us a call. As always, remember that
the manufacturer stated specs do not always match up to the real-world performance that
you get from the machine so keep this in mind when deciding on what to buy.


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