Formax FD 8200CC Cross-Cut Shredder Review by monomachines


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I In-Depth Review of the Formax FD 8200CC Cross-Cut Shredder

We recently took a look at the Formax FD 8200CC 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.

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 8200CC Cross-Cut Shredder can shred Paper, Paper Clips, 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 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
At 6 gallons, the Formax FD 8200CC Cross-Cut Shredder is a personal/deskside machine. You won’t
be able to shred too much before you have to empty it, but presumably you won’t be shredding
that frequently. If you will, we recommend that you jump up to something with a bigger bin size.

Throat Size
With a 8.7 inch throat this shredder gets the job done but doesn’t leave much room for error. Your
paper will fit in just fine but you’ll just need to make sure that it doesn’t bunch up and cause
problems. If you have odd sized paper, you may want to think about getting something with a
larger throat.

Auto Oiler
This machine does not come with an auto-oiler and does not have the option to have one installed.
Although automatic oilers are not necessary to maintain your machine, they do take the guess-
work out of maintenance. Don’t hold it against the machine though as you can easily oil the
machine yourself on regular intervals.
The Formax FD 8200CC Cross-Cut Shredder comes with a Lifetime on cutters/1 Year on machine.
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

The MSRP is $740.00 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
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
Formax FD 8200CC & FD 8200SC shredders are as compact as a wastebasket, yet provide enough
power to handle paper clips and staples. Cross-cut and strip-cut models provide on-the-spot
destruction of sensitive paperwork, phone messages and notes generated throughout the day.
Formax 8200 Shredders are ideal for busy professionals or the home office.

I hope that our break-down here has helped you make your decision on the Formax FD 8200CC
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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