Having previously used various cheaper and more expensive shredders, this one has performed exceptionally well daily and without any drama for the last 18 months. It’s robust, shreds up to 8 pieces of A4 at a time, can handle staples, paper-clips, credit cards and even CDs/DVDs with ease. The small window on the front gives you a gauge as to how full the 16 Litre waste bin is and the power lead is 1.5M in length.As a general practice any document, envelope or material with your personal details on should be ‘cross-shredded’ and not just strip shredded or loosely discarded. Ultimately to destroy any trace of it’s origin and prevent any opportunity of recovery by fraudsters, scammers, ID thief’s. I work from an apartment so I use this shredder religiously. 15 other residents could potentially rifle through my information in the communal bin store.I trust the Aurora AS800CD Cross Cut Shredder for my business and personal documents. Highly Recommended.