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GoECOlife GQW80B 8-Sheet Personal Diamond-Cut Shredder - SOHO Review


GoECOlife Personal Diamond-Cut Shredder

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How Well Does the GoECOlife GQW80B 8-Sheet Personal Diamond-Cut Shredder -
SOHOStack up Against the Competition?

We recently took a look at the GoECOlife GQW80B 8-Sheet Personal Diamond-Cut
Shredder - SOHO. 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.

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 GoECOlife GQW80B 8-Sheet Personal Diamond-Cut Shredder - SOHOcan shred 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
At 3.2 gallons, the GoECOlife GQW80B 8-Sheet Personal Diamond-Cut Shredder - SOHOis 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 8.8 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

The GoECOlife GQW80B 8-Sheet Personal Diamond-Cut Shredder - SOHO comes with a One year limited
warranty. 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 $99.99 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
Certified CarbonFree to meet the rigorous standards of the CarbonFree Product Certification Program,
GoECOlife assessed the carbon footprint of this product throughout its lifecycle and offset the carbon
footprint of the product through investments in renewable energy and reforestation.

Manufacturer Jargon
GoECO (ENERGY-SAVING TECHNOLOGY) - Prevents power drain (phantom load) when your shredder
is not in use. Saves energy! Saves money!.RoHS-COMPLIANT (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) -
Meets RoHS standards that restrict the use of hazardous substances such as lead, mercury and
other heavy metals.

I hope that our break-down here has helped you make your decision on the GoECOlife GQW80B 8-
Sheet Personal Diamond-Cut Shredder - SOHO. 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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