Summary: The shredder works well so far. However, it seems a bit smaller than we anticipated, which means it must be emptied more often; and it is noisey. Also, when shredding a lot of papers, you must wait several minutes between batches so as not to overheat and shutdown the shredder. Perhaps this information could have been in the online product description.
Summary: Its an okay shredder. It is effective but very loud. I've only used for a couple of weeks and it seems to be holding up fine while I cram old documents into it. For that I am grateful - but the sound is pretty nasty. I've had quieter ones that had a less objectionable sound.
Summary: I bought this model shredder because Staples states it will run continously, not 5 minutes and then a 50 minute cool down wait. I bought it from WalMart because of the price - Staples online wanted $134.00 for it, WalMart price was $54.88 plus shipping for about $62.00 at my front door. When I first unpacked and tried the shredder, I could not get it to run.