Nothing is more satisfying than watching a shredder doing its thing. That is especially true if you have a heavy duty paper shredder meant to shred multiple sheets at a time, capable of shredding even plastic credit cards and DVDs. That’s why the AmazonBasics 12-sheet cross-cut shredder is the perfect addition to your office.


  • Cross cut 12 sheet capacity that can shred credit cards, CDs and DVDs
  • Shreds into strips measuring 7/32 by 1-27 inches
  • Auto start.
  • Manual reverse clears paper jams
  • Paper feed is 8.7 inches wide, with a 4.8 gallon bin
  • Thermal protected with auto shutoff
  • Dimensions: 15.67 by 8.9 by 12.48 inches
  • With AmazonBasics 1 year limited warranty
  • Comes with Instructional video and user manual


Perfect for offices and banks, the AmazonBasics 12-sheet cross-cut shredder will be your go-to basic shredder. Its cross-cutting mechanism makes a thorough job of up to twelve sheets, saving you time and effort when shredding multiple documents. That means that you can shred documents through folders and envelopes, saving you the hassle of having to disassemble folders and envelopes when you are in a hurry.

This heavy-duty shredder can cut through plastic cards and CDs so that you’re not restricted to shredding just paper documents, but can now shred digital ones, making information disposal easy.

This paper shredder reduces documents to minute fragments to make certain that the documents you wish to dispose of are gone for good. It is so thorough that the shreds are but a small fraction of an inch, making it nearly impossible to reassemble so that your unwanted information stays safely in bits.

The AmazonBasics 12-sheet cross-cut shredder has an automatic start feature so that you do not have to turn it on and off to shred. It also has a manual reverse feature so you can easily clear paper jams. This will guarantee you a smooth and jam-free shredding experience.

Its paper feed is 8.7 inches wide, allowing room for standard office paper, as well as smaller shreddables such as cards and CDs. Its 4.8 gallon bin also allows for a large amount of shredded documents, meaning you probably will not have to empty it daily, unless your office has a high volume of shredded materials.

There is little danger of this shredder overheating due to its thermal protect feature. This prevents heat and fire injuries from your new shredder.

Along with its auto start, the AmazonBasics 12-sheet cross-cut shredder also has an auto shutoff to ensure the safety of its users, as well as environmental efficiency due to this power saving benefit. This feature can not only reduce the risk of fires but also cut down on electricity costs for the office.

Despite its almost 5 gallon capacity bin, the AmazonBasics 12-sheet cross-cut shredder is only 15.67 by 8.9 by 12.48 inches in size, making it very effective for offices that have limited floor or desk area, without compromising efficiency.

This device comes with handy instructional video and user manual so that you will use it to its maximum capacity.

To top it all off, the AmazonBasics 12-sheet cross-cut comes with a 1 year limited warranty courtesy of AmazonBasics so you can rest easy about any problems with your new office supply.


A small number of previous users reported that after a few weeks or months of working well, the AmazonBasics 12-sheet cross-cut paper, CD, and credit card shredder suddenly stopped functioning, sometimes as a result of a paper jam. These problems sometimes required repairs.

Luckily, its 1 year limited warranty provides ample time for you to really test the limits of this product without concern.


If you are looking for an upgrade to your 90’s shredding machine, the AmazonBasics 12-sheet cross-cut paper, CD, and credit card shredder is the right choice. It has a considerable capacity for such a simple machine, and saves you the time and manual effort that you wasted on your old paper shredder.