800.592.1306 MonoMachines.com firstname.lastname@example.org MONO MACHINES LLC [Type your address] [Type your phone number] [Type your e-mail address] MONO MACHINES LLC Reviewing the Formax FD 8250CC Cross-Cut Shredder We recently took a look at the Formax FD 8250CC Cross-Cut Shredder. Overall the machine is quite nice but I’ll let you be the judge after you see the pros and cons below. Always remember that the stated specs of a machine do not always translate precisely to a real-world environment. Security This shredder sports a level 4 security which means that no one is going to be able to read your documents. A level 3 in generally sufficient for most environments but the level 4 provides that extra level of security. An added bonus with this machine is that because the shreds are smaller, they take up less space so you’ll be able to shred more paper before you have to dump out the bin. This will save you time and money (when it comes to bags). Shredable Material The Formax FD 8250CC Cross-Cut Shredder can shred Credit Cards, Paper. 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 not rated for continuous use. That simply means that you will have to shut the machine down after a certain period of time to let it cool off. Now don’t let this scare you away because most people will never reach that point unless they just sit down and start shredding and shredding and shredding. If you plan on doing all your shredding at one sitting then it is highly recommended that you get a machine with a continuous duty motor, otherwise you’re just fine. Bin Size With a 9 gallon bin, the Formax FD 8250CC Cross-Cut Shredder can hold a bit more shred than the smallest machines out there, but you’ll still be finding yourself emptying the bin fairly frequently. It is great if you need something to fit in a smaller space, but if you shred frequently we recommend jumping up in bin size. Throat Size The 9.5 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. Warranty The Formax FD 8250CC Cross-Cut Shredder comes with a Lifetime Limited Warranty on cutting head / 1-Year Warranty on all other parts. 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. Price With an MSRP of $995.00 this shredder is not the cheapest around but remember to NEVER pay the full amount. You can find discounts of up to 50% off if you look around on the web. About the Manufacturer Formax is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of paper processing equipment for the office environment to large mailcenters. Formax solutions include pressure sealers to process one-piece mailers, inserters, document folders and a wide range of complementary products such as commercial-grade shredders, bursters, cutters, letter openers, joggers and more. Manufacturer Jargon The FD 8250CC provides high shredding performance in a deskside model. Compact and powerful, it shreds both paper and credit cards, to security level 4 shred particles. This cross-cut model offers on-the-spot destruction of sensitive paperwork, phone messages and notes generated throughout the day. The removable waste bin features a fill-level window making it easy to see when it’s time to be emptied. Energy consumption is reduced with power-free stand- by operation. So as I mentioned before, we think that the Formax FD 8250CC Cross-Cut Shredder is a worthy competitor and deserves a second look. If you have more specific questions I didn’t answer here, feel free to give us a call and we’d be happy to help you out. I also wanted to remind you that real-world conditions do not always produce the same results that you might expect from the listed specs. Happy Shredding! 2
"Formax FD 8250CC Cross-Cut Shredder Review"