Staples SPL-826X Shredder

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  • Good to start, failed to finish...

    Dec 28, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good, reliable shredding for the first 6 months (at your own risk thereafter). Looks attractive.
    Cons: Poor quality of materials in shredder casing.  Not suitable for more than 6 months' use.

    Summary: My fiancee and I did our homework before purchasing this model.  Despite the fact that it was a little more costly than other models out there, we decided to spring for the medium-duty model.  It performed wonderfully and handled numerous ... read more

  • Cut the Crap!

    Jan 29, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good cutting power, durable, easy to use.
    Cons: A bit noisy, a little slow.

    Summary: If youíre anything like us, you get a ton of junk mail and a lot of it has personal information that you donít want to make public knowledge. Most people just throw this type of junk mail in the trash, but we donít feel comfortable doing that with the ... read more

  • Shred away your fear of identity theft

    Dec 27, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Handles 8 sheets at once with staples, junk mail, credit cards, doesn't overheat or jam.
    Cons: Dusty, messy to empty.

    Summary: I bought this shredder to replace a very loud obnoxious one that I was sick of. I asked an employee for assistance in choosing one, but when I told him my price range of less than $40, he did all but laugh at me. Had I not been so sick of the old ... read more

  • Only Ninja Turtles Can Beat This Shredder - Staples SPL-826X Cross-Cut

    Oct 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Affordably priced, cross-cutting, reliable, great for home use, cuts credit cards
    Cons: Can be hard to clear cutters, tends to overheat quickly, Basket could be larger

    Summary: My husband received a Staples SPL-826X Cross-Cut shredder from his staff Christmas 2006. Since his office has a high-volume shredding system, he brought it home. I was particularly excited because I run my own business from home as well as being the ... read more

  • Shred Paper (but not Staples) with the Staples SPL-826X 8 Sheet Shredder

    Jun 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cross-cut, doesn't wear down, handles variety of paper thicknesses, large capacity basket
    Cons: very heavy lid, thicker paper strains motor, can't handle staples or paperclips

    Summary: The Staples SPL-826X 8 Sheet Shredder is a mid-line shredder that cross-cut shreds up to 8 sheets at a time. Selling for around $40, it supposedly handles one credit card (I've not had the chance to try one) but will not take either staples or paper ... read more

  • Safely get rid of those pesky confidential papers and credit cards

    Mar 18, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wide enough for most papers, well-made and easily cleared, safe, low profile
    Cons: Doesn't shred CDs, sometimes tricky to feed paper in quickly

    Summary: I had been stockpiling credit card receipts, insurance information, and all sorts of other sensitive paperwork until I bought a decent shredder. I think I've finally found it with this Staples SPL-826X 8 Sheet Medium-Duty Cross-Cut Shredder. This ... read more

  • I Can't Stop Shredding!!!

    Mar 9, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, cross-cut action, size, basket capacity
    Cons: A wider slot would be nice, cannot shred CD's

    Summary: I work out of my home and I have plenty of sensitive materials from clients and also of my own. I used to either just rip things in half or throw them away when they were no longer needed, or just hold on to stacks of private information of my clients ... read more

  • Next time the Sox win the Series, I've Got My Confetti!

    Dec 29, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: confetti-cut shredder that also chews up credit cards
    Cons: not ready for heavy duty use - but doesn't claim to be.

    Summary: I was talking to Mom one night not long ago when I learned that my sister's credit card had been stolen and a bunch of merchandise charged on it (and shipped to her house - what's up with that?). Mom allowed as how she was worried about identity theft - ... read more

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  • Gear part strips then your screwed

    Jun 5, 2013 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Worked well for me for a few years
    Cons: cheap plastic gear was driven my a metal arm...lol.....wonder what caused it to strip out

    Summary: I tookl my machine apart since it is out of warranty and low and behold...a cheap plastic gear drive that if I could find would probably be a few bucks and I could replace myself.....finding that hard to ... read more

  • Quality is pathetic ...

    Jun 9, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Good until it fails
    Cons: Staples stinks ...

    Summary: Bought this shredder from staples and used very lightly keeping the sheets less than 8 all the time and the plastic separator broke and there is no remedy as per the CSR ... bummer. I hate companies who cannot stand by their product.I am not buying ... read more

  • Stripped Gear

    Jun 25, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Worked well until gear stripped.  Used only for paper.
    Cons: Out of warrenty.  Staples will not sell me a new gear.  Gears are plastic.

    Summary: Purchased product from Staples with one year warrenty.  A little more than a year and it quit workning.  Can not be repaired because parts can not be ... read more

  • Horrible shredder

    Apr 8, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: It was decent when it worked.
    Cons: It breaks faster than things you buy from the dollar store.

    Summary: This shredder is horrible. We are on our third one (all replaced under warranty) and it is broken as well. Only one cutter spins normally while the other one limps along, so it labors to even shred two or three sheets of normal printer paper. We have ... read more

  • PLASTIC GEAR - PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE

    Nov 28, 2007 by
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    Pros: Works well for a few months
    Cons: Plastic gear will break - just a matter of time

    Summary: The shredder whines - but doesnt shred. No longer have receipt so no warranty (I presumed). I took the head apart and there it was - a little plastic gear with 1/3 of the teeth worn down. I called Staples product support to inquire about ordering a ... read more

  • Junk

    Sep 29, 2007 by
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    Pros: Very nice metal cutters
    Cons: Piece of junk plastic gears

    Summary: I think the plastic gear that connects with the motor shaft is not a good idea. Lets face it, good construction connected by a weak plastic gear that makes the unit fill up our landfills. ... read more

  • Broke the same day I bought it!!

    Jun 27, 2007 by
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    Pros: seemed like a good buy at the time with the $20 rebate
    Cons: cheap piece of junk

    Summary: Picked this up at staples because it appeared to be a decent shredder for $50 ($30 after rebate) but found I quickly found out why they're offering a rebate. It broke after filling the basket half full while shredding a folded up credit card offer ... read more

  • The shredder is dead - good riddance!

    Apr 9, 2007 by
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    Pros: compact, attractive, inexpensive
    Cons: noisy, incapable of processing more than a dozen pages at a time

    Summary: I should have done my research in advance, but with a $20 rebate, the deal seemed innocuous enough, at the time. The shredder looked attractive, did not take much space and was capable of shredding up to 8 pages into tiny pieces. However, 2 weeks after ... read more

  • poor design

    Jan 21, 2007 by
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    Pros: attractive look
    Cons: poor design, destroys liner bags

    Summary: It has two metal tabs inside the mesh basket that the shredder mechanism sits on top of. One of the tabs interlocks with the switch to enable the shredder. These two tabs are sharp pieces of metal. If you put a plastic bag in the basket, it will tear and ... read more

  • Worthless

    Jan 9, 2007 by
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    Pros: None I can't think off.
    Cons: Unreliable, poor quality, won't last even if you use it as recommended.

    Summary: Purchased this unit last August. In November the shredders stopped working. Motor spun but the blades would not work the minute you tried to feed it paper. The local Staples Store manager was nice enough to exchange it even though I was suppose to ship ... read more

  • Avoid this model at all costs

    Nov 6, 2006 by
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    Pros: Shred basket capacity
    Cons: Overheats, two failed units in 6 months, unreliable.

    Summary: I've actually gone through two of these in under 6 months. The first unit failed with 2 weeks. The motor stopped working. I brought it back and received a replacement. Replacement finally broke after almost 6 months of use. I can hear the motor ... read more

  • Don't waste your money!

    Oct 6, 2006 by
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    Pros: Good for light, infrequent use. Affordable.
    Cons: Plan on it dying much too soon. A jam will be fatal.

    Summary: I bought this shredder and was really pretty careful. I cleared jams by reversing, as directed. I let it cool down. It started to make rattling noises. Per instructions from the tech, I mailed the head to Brooklyn. They said the rattling was caused by ... read more

  • Broke in almost a month, Staples replaced

    Sep 9, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The unit works well. 30 day return to store.
    Cons: The unit stopped working for no reason in about a month.

    Summary: I bought this product to do shredding of personal papers. The shredder worked great for almost a month, very small pieces. I went to use it one day and the cutters no longer turned, only a whining sound. Upon further inspection, thinking that I would ... read more

  • Does not meet advertised capabilities

    Jun 26, 2006 by
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    Pros: Large open mesh basket to catch shreddings
    Cons: Not capable of handling "medium duty" requirements.

    Summary: I have had this about 2 months. I chose it because it was advertised as being able to handle "medium duty." It does get medium usage, shredding mail for one person. Although it still functions at this point, I'm not optimistic about its longevity, as no ... read more

  • Broken in two weeks

    Apr 30, 2006 by
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    Pros: it will work for a week
    Cons: it will break after a week

    Summary: I bought this shredder about two weeks ago, and already its gears are stripped. I've only used it for shredding old papers, and I was very careful to follow all of the recommendations in the manual. But tonight, while shredding junk mail, its gears ... read more

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