Product Guide: Crosscut Shredder

When choosing a shredder for business use, it’s important to bypass the strip cut shredders. These types of shredders are only really designed for personal use, and don’t offer adequate business protection.

This is because a determined identity fraudster could easily piece together shredded documents that you have disposed of, in order to glean information for fraudulent use.

A crosscut shredder however shreds both horizontally and vertically, slicing the document into small squares. This method means that it’s far more difficult to piece together the shredded paper.

cross cut shredder

An office shredder is something that you shouldn’t skimp on, even if you’re a sole trader or a freelancer working from home. It’s vitally importation to protect both your own and your customer/client sensitive information, as identity fraud can cause a real problem for any business.

The good news is that purchasing the right shredder for you needn’t cost a small fortune. At Office Allsorts we have a wide range of crosscut shredders from budget brands to premium brands, so you’re sure to find an option to fit within your budget.

Make sure that you invest in a crosscut shredder that is adequate for your needs. For light use, choose a space saving under desk shredder such as the 5 Star Cross Cut Shredder CC8. This budget brand shredder is ideal for one or two users, and can shred up to eight sheets at a time.

For heavier use, the 5 Star Cross Cut Shredder CC24 is the largest shredder in the 5 Star range, and can shred up to 24 sheets at a time. This particular shredder comes with a two year cutter head guarantee making it a good value investment for your office.

Choosing a budget brand such as 5 Star doesn’t mean compromising on features or functionality. Of course, Office Allsorts also offers a range of other brands of cross cut shredder, such as Rexel or Fellowes – the choice is yours.


Carl Barton is a director of Office Allsorts who has worked in the office products industry for 15 years.

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