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Reviewing the Formax FD 8202CC Cross-Cut Deskside Shredder

After pulling out our microscope and taking a closer look, the Formax FD 8202CC Cross-
Cut Deskside 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.

Security
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 Formax FD 8202CC Cross-Cut Deskside Shredder can shred CDs, Credit Cards, 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 7 gallons, the Formax FD 8202CC Cross-Cut Deskside 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 8.9 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.

Warranty
The Formax FD 8202CC Cross-Cut Deskside Shredder comes with a Lifetime on cutters/1
Year 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
The MSRP is $595.00 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
The Formax FD 8202CC Deskside Shredder is as compact as a wastebasket, with enough
power to handle more than just paper. This rugged model features a specially-designed
infeed which easily shreds CDs and credit cards, then flips open to shred paper up to 8.9"
wide, with or without staples and paper clips. This rugged cross-cut model provides on-
the-spot destruction of sensitive aperwork, phone messages and notes generated
throughout the day. In addition the slotted top cover allows for the safe destruction of CD’s
and credit cards.

I hope that our break-down here has helped you make your decision on the Formax FD
8202CC Cross-Cut Deskside 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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