Formax FD 8730 High Security Combo Paper / CD Shredder

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Evaluated by the NSA and meets the requirements of NSA/CSS specification 02-01 for level 6 high security cross-cut paper shredders & NSA/CSS 04-02 CDs destruction devices


  • Sheet Capacity: 14-15; 1 CD
  • Throat Width: 12.9”
  • Continuous Duty: Yes
  • Security level: 6/P-7

Basic Specs of the Formax 8730 HS Paper & Optical Media Shredder

  • Shred Size - Paper: 1/32" x 3/16"
  • Shred Size - Optical Media: 1/16" x 5/32"
  • Power: 110V, 50/60 Hz
  • Weight: 319 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 28" W x 24" D x 43" H
  • Features of the Formax 8730 HS Paper & Optical Media Shredder

  • Shred type: Paper, CDs, and credit cards
  • Separate feed openings: one for paper and one for media
  • Feed opening: paper: 9-3/8"; optical media: 4-7/8"
  • LED control panel indicates loads level
  • Continuous motor allows for non-stop operation
  • Paper jam prevention: auto reverse operation by built-in controls to switch motor to clear jams
  • Steel Cutters: heat treated and specially ground to be long wearing
  • Heavy Duty Steel Gears: for continuous operation
  • Manual Function for shredding small paper which can't be detected by the sensor
  • Automatic Internal Oiling System: fully lubricates the cutting heads during operation
  • *capacity varies based on on paper/power supply

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    Description of Formax FD 8730 High Security Paper & Optical Media Shredder

    Whether its sensitive data stored on CD’s or classified documents that need to be destroyed, most businesses need more than just a paper shredder. Why choose one or the other when the Formax FD 8730 gives you the capability to do both. This high security shredder can shred up to 15 documents at once (23 feet per hour) effectively transforming each document into 1/32" x 3/16" unreadable particles. The FD 8730 is also equipped with a powerful CD cutting system capable of shredding up to 2,000 CDs per hour converting each disc into tiny 1/16" x 5/32" particles. Its practical design features 2 separate feed openings as well as 2 separate waste bins. Operation is simple thanks to the LED Control Panel with digital Load Indicator. 

    The FD 8730 dimensions are 28" W x 24" D x 43" H and weighs roughly 319 lbs. Even though the machine is large, it is quite easy to relocate this heavy duty shredder because it comes with casters on the bottom of the shredder. Its large size allows you to shred a large amount of documents and media. The 8730 has a waste bin capacity of 31 gallons for documents and 18.5 gallons for optical media. What really separates the 8730 from other high security shredders is its plethora of automatic functions. It has an automatic start/stop function which relies on its optical sensor to detect paper and automatically start operation. Once all the paper has gone through the shredder, it will detect that there is no more paper and automatically stop operation. When the bin is full the motor will automatically shut off so it will save energy. This shredder will automatically stop if the cabinet door is open for safety purposes. It is also equipped with EvenFlow, an automatic oiling system that will lubricate the cutting blades so you don't have to. If you're worried about having to deal with paper jams then the Formax FD 8730 is truly perfect for you. This high security shredder has an automatic reverse function that makes paper jams a thing of the past. The shredder can detect when it is overloaded with paper and a jam is going to occur so it will automatically switch to reverse mode and clear the jam before you have to. The last automatic function this great shredder has is its automatic cleaning, which will save you time and lots of efforts. All you have to do is press the reverse button for 5 seconds and the motor will run in reverse for 1 minute while shredding capacity is decreasing. There is no maintenance issue that you will need to worry about regarding this high security shredder as it will take care of hassles for you!

    Manufacturer Name Formax
    Throat Size/Feed Opening Paper:9 3/8"; Optical Media: 4 7/8"
    Shred Speed Paper: 23 fpm; Optical Media:2,000 CDs per hour
    Shred Size Paper: 1/32" x 3/16" (Level 6); Optical Media: 1/16" x 5/32"
    Bin Capacity Paper: 31 gal; Optical Media: 18.5 gal.
    Oiler Fully Automatic
    Security Level 6/P-7
    Cut Type High Security
    Sheet Capacity Paper: 14-15 sheets; Optical Media: 1 CD
    NSA Evaluated Yes
    Shreds Credit Cards? Yes
    Continuous Motor Yes
    Model # FD 8730 HS
    Manufacturer Part Number FD8730HS
    Weight 319 lbs.
    Height 43"
    Width 28"
    Depth 24"
    Voltage 110V

    Shipping Weight 319.0000
    1-Hour NSA Durability Test 19 reams/feeding 8 sheets
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