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How Well Does the Kobra S-100 Strip-Cut Shredder Stack up Against the Competition?

We recently took a look at the Kobra S-100 Strip-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.

Security
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 t hen 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 Kobra S-100 Strip-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
With a 9.5 gallon bin, the Kobra S-100 Strip-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
With a 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.

Warranty
The Kobra S-100 Strip-Cut Shredder comes with a Limited 1 Year Warranty on Shredder, 5
Years on Cutting Blades. 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
With an MSRP of $455.00 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
ELCOMAN is today one of the world leaders in production of office shredders capable to
shred paper, CDs, DVDs, Floppy Disks and credit cards, professional guillotines and
trimmers, flip charts with rewritable steel board adjustable in height through retractable legs.
All items are sold under the KOBRA trademark in over 80 countries, through a far-reaching
network of agents and retailers and 7 subsidiaries worldwide.

Manufacturer Jargon
Kobra shredders are a high quality product of the Elcoman company. All items are sold under
the Kobra trademark in over 80 countries worldwide. Kobra actively concerns itself with
environmental and power issues and continually innovates technology that "Energy and
Environmentally Smart". Recently the International patent office has officially granted
Elcoman with the patent of the new "Throw and Shred" system.

So as I mentioned before, we think that the Kobra S-100 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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