The Swingline EX14-06 Super Cross-Cut Jam Free Shredder has enough power to chew through credit cards, paper clips, DVDs, and other items aside from throwing in the usual sheet of paper. It does have significant shredding power despite it being a compact model. It is built for use for one or two people, which is quite good for small to micro office environments, or for people who just want to have a personal shredder at home.
The Swingline EX14-06 Super Cross-Cut Jam Free Shredder Displays Strong Chewing Power Despite its Compact Size
For its design, the Swingline EX14-06 Super Cross-Cut Jam Free Shredder comes with a black motif and it has rounded corners. It measures in at 18 x 10 x 16-inches. When compared to other shredders with a similar volume, it is thinner and deeper with its 9-inch-long feed slot placed with a right angle.
In the front of the device, you can find the shredder’s main controls which are only three of them. These are the Auto, back-arrow, and forward-arrow buttons. The Swingline EX14-06 is able to cut sheets of paper down into narrow strips that are much shorter than the length of the paper. Individual shreds measure in about 1.7 x 0.16-inches. These are small enough to protect and secure typical business documents. It has a 6-gallon basket which is able to catch the paper that it shreds. This volume for the basket is a bit on the small side and can rapidly full up.
This particular shredder has a light duty cycle, and it is designed to withstand for up to 8-minutes of continuous shredding. This would then be followed by a 40-minute cooldown period. There are many other shredders that have more robust duty cycles, but this Swingline’s offering is definitely just for the occasional shredding and it is not built for heavy-duty use.
When adding in one sheet of paper at a time, it does fairly well in the speed department. It can also shred up to 14-sheets of 20-pound paper at a time. However, if you add any more, there will be a red warning light that will appear beside the slot and it will then fail to undergo any further operation.
Overall, the Swingline EX14-06 Super Cross-Cut Jam Free Shredder presents itself with a capacity to handle fairly light-duty shredding tasks. It is fit for a home, small, or micro office. It can even shed other items such as DVDs and paper clips, which might be an advantage for some.