Whitaker Brothers selection of High Security Shredders feature some of the best shredders available today. Designed to shred your most secure documents to 1mm x 5mm² size particles,they are the perfect addition to your workplace to destroy sensitive information beyond repairability. All of Whitaker Brothers high security shredders are on the NSA evaluated list and are also approved for all levels of classified paper destruction, to include: SAP (Special Access Programs), COMSEC (Communications Secure), SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) and TS (Top Secret). As impressive as these shredders sound, they do come with a major downside.
The main claim that many shredder companies make is that their high security shredders can can eat through staples and paperclips. While technically, yes, a high security shredder has the ability to shred through a staple, we want to remind you that doing so will seriously harm your shredder.
Almost every currently available high security shredder has a solid cutting head, which features cutting teeth that are located extremely close together. When something as seemingly harmless and small as a staple or paper clip runs through the cutting chamber you run the risk of misaligning the cutting head which can compromise the size of your paper shred, no longer guaranteeing you high security document destruction. These cutting heads are very expensive, and could cost upwards of $3,000 to repair if they become damaged, and would be highly unlikely to be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. The bottom line is that no high security shredder is equipped to accept paperclips and staples without running the risk of damage to the machine.
While it may seem like a tedious inconvenience, removing staples and paper clips from your documents before shredding will prove to be worth the hassle in the long run. WThe 2360 SMC paper shredder cannot take staples or paperclips.ith proper maintenance and care, your high security shredder will last you up to 10 years.
To keep your shredder working efficiently, download our PAPER ONLY sign. Attach it to your high security shredder to ensure that foreign materials will not be inserted into your machine.