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As much as all of us might want to think that we’re going to go entirely paperless either at home or in the office, the fact of the matter remains that we still need paper. And if we need paper, we also need a way to get rid of paper when we are done with it and when those pieces of paper might have sensitive information. That, in turn, means that you need a paper shredder.
As with all things, buying a paper shredder isn’t just a one-and-done sort of decision, because there are options. A shredder might just be used for small home jobs, or a shredder might be required for commercial operations, which makes speed and durability a much more important consideration. And paper shredders cut differently, too, making it important that you understand what goes into making a shredder and what goes into making a shredder the best fit for you.
For example, let’s talk about the way a paper shredder cuts. It may cut in strips, it might cut in what’s called a cross cut, and it might make micro cuts. So which one is best for you and which shredder will make you happy? This graphic helps to sort it out.