Summary: It's easy to empty the basket. You don't have to do it every 2 seconds, either. I can go 2-3-4 days without having to empty it. Putting it back together after emptying it, half the time I couldn't figure out which way the basket should go. Once I knew which side was the back, I put a sticky label on there saying "back," and now I have no trouble knowing how to reassemble it. I like that the shreds aren't little tiny pieces.
Summary: I had been looking for a new shredder for use at home. You hear so much about identity theft these days. This shredder shreds into very small pieces. It is easy to use. I've not had to use it too much so far, but it will certainly get a good workout at tax time. The price was also very good. It will also shred credit cards, which will certainly come in handy.
Summary: Had this shredder for a few days now and it has performed flawlessly. I ran a lubricating sheet (specific for shredder use) through it before using it, to make sure that it would work properly. It shreds really fast compared to my old in-line shredder. Having read other reviews, I do not find this shredder to be particularly noisy. It is way quieter than my old one.