Formax FD 8300CC Cross-Cut Shredder Review by monomachines


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Thinking of Buying the Formax FD 8300CC Cross-Cut Shredder? Here’s our Take

We recently took a look at the Formax FD 8300CC 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 8300CC 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 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

Bin Size
With a 9.5 gallon bin, the Formax FD 8300CC 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 10 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.

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 8300CC 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

With an MSRP of $1,550.00 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
Formax FD 8300CC & FD 8300SC Deskside Shredders combine space-saving design with
commercial-grade components including all-metal cabinets, heat-treated steel blades, heavy-duty
AC gearedmotors, and rugged lifetime guaranteed waste bins. Available in cross-cut and strip-cut
models, each has the power to shred staples, paper clips, and the strip-cut model shreds CDs and
credit cards. Formax FD 8300 Shredders provide on-the-spot destruction of sensitive information
for small businesses or the home office.

So as I mentioned before, we think that the Formax FD 8300CC 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!


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