Frequently asked questions
Shredder specifications confuse me
To help make more sense of the shredder specifications, below is an explaination of the main features:
Security levels generally range from 1-6, 6 being the greatest. If you're shredding top secret information we recommend a cross-cut shredder with a security level of 4 or above. If it's just general shredding, then you may find a strip cut level 2 will suffice.
There are ultimately two methods of shredding: strip cut or cross cut. You may have also heard the term "confetti cut" used - this is simply another form of cross cut shredding, albeit with especially tiny pieces as the end result. The names are fairly self-explanatory - the strip cut will only strip along the length of the document, whereas the cross cut will also cut horizontally.