Olympia 14.52 Shredder Review by monomachines


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Thinking of Buying the   Olympia 14.52 Strip-Cut Shredder?            Here’s our Take
The Olympia 14.52 Strip-Cut Shredder appears to be a solid machine with very
competitive specs relative to the competition. Used properly I’m not sure why you
wouldn’t have this machine for quite some time. Below we break down the individual

This is the second lowest level of security available rated at a 2. This strip-cut shredder is
a tad better than a level 1 machine but not a whole lot. If you are really concerned about
the information on your documents then we highly recommend that you start looking at
some of the cross-cut machines. The one benefit of the strip-cut machine is that you can
shred faster and more pages per pass. Just make sure that you are choosing the right
security level for your needs.

Shredable Material
The Olympia 14.52 Strip-Cut Shredder can 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 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 time.

Bin Size
The Olympia 14.52 Strip-Cut Shredder has a 30 gallon bin. We’re happy with this size
because it will give you a bit more time between emptying your bin. Although the size may
make it difficult to fit this shredder in a tight space, it’s always worth it in the long run to
get a bigger bin size and move your office around a bit.

Throat Size
A 16 inch throat means that you can fit just about anything into this bad boy. Gone are
the days of folding your oversized paper or crumpling and jamming your machine with
regular-sized paper. This guy gets 2 thumbs up for the often underestimated large throat

Auto Oiler
With an Optional Auto-Oiler available on this machine we highly recommend that you get
it pre-installed. The machine is pre-wired to accept an oiler so all the manufacturer has to
do is hook it up properly and you’ll never have to worry about messy oil again.
Automatically oiling your machine takes the guess-work out of maintenance and will most
likely increase the life of your machine.

The 3 years parts and labor - Lifetime on cutters on the Olympia 14.52 Strip-Cut Shredder
is one of the best in the industry so rest assured that you are covered. Just make sure
that you oil your machine and avoid inserting any foreign object in the cutting heads and
you’ll be just fine!

The MSRP is $3,164.00 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
Martin Yale Industries is a US manufacturer of office and mailroom equipment designed to
make work life more productive and secure. Founded in 1940, Martin Yale has over 68
years of experience designing, engineering, and manufacturing quality products for the

Manufacturer Jargon
The Intimus 452 and 602 feature a new feed technique for processing continuous
computer printouts! Large working width for all standard continuous computer stationary
formats. Sophisticated, low-noise technology and convenient operation. Available in strip
and secure cross-cut versions.

So as I mentioned before, we think that the Olympia 14.52 Strip-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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