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A good quality shredder is essential for protecting businesses, schools and home users from identity theft and privacy invasion. With so much sensitive and personal information flowing through every home and business securely disposing of printed material is something we all need to take seriously. Especially as identity theft and fraud is endemic and on the rise.

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There are three main types of shredder, and all are available from The device you choose depends on the amount of use it will be put to and the level of security needed. A brief summary of each different type is below:

Strip cut shredders are probably the most common, certainly in homes. These machines literally cut documents into between 30 and 55 strips and, whilst this level of cut will be adequate for most home users, businesses and those looking to dispose of sensitive material will require a more fine cut.

Cross cut shredders add an extra layer of protection as they cut documents both horizontally as well as vertically. Documents shredded in these types of machines are almost impossible to recover.

Micro cut shredders offer the highest level of security. They deliver super-fine vertical and horizontal cuts that more-or-less obliterates the document. These machines are used by large companies and are suitable for disposing of sensitive material.

Here at Ebuyer we have a huge range of shredders of all types to choose from. But, if you still aren't sure which is the right one for you, take a moment to look over our handy buying guide.

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Swordfish Shredder Lubrication Sachets - 12 Sachets

  • Prolongs the life of your shredder
  • For use with cross cut or microshred shredder
  • Easy to use
  • No mess
  • 1 Year supply

£7.98 inc. vat

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£6.65 ex. vat

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Swordfish 1000XC 10 Sheet Cross Cut Paper Shredder

  • Shreds paper and single credit cards
  • Pull-out waste bin for mess free emptying
  • Complete with 4 casters for mobility
  • Shreds 10 sheets at a time
  • Also shreds credit cards

£80.99 inc. vat

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£67.49 ex. vat

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Rexel Auto+ 60X Cross Cut Paper Shredder

  • Continuous shredding of up to 60 sheets
  • Cuts each sheet into 4 x 45mm particles
  • Easy empty 15 litre bin
  • Shreds paper, staples and credit cards
  • Quiet Operation

£138.33 inc. vat

£115.27 ex. vat

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Q Connect Shredder Oil - 150ml

  • Q Connect shredder oil
  • Prolongs the life of your shredder
  • Helps reduce service costs & shredder noise
  • 150ml aerosol

£1.70 inc. vat

£1.41 ex. vat

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Swordfish 800XC 8 Sheet Cross Cut Paper/Document Shredder

  • Shreds up to 8 Sheets of 75gsm Paper
  • Large 14 Litre Waste Bin
  • Also Shreds Credit/Debit Cards and Small Staples
  • Reverse Function
  • Shreds an A4 Sheet into Approx. 350 Pieces

£38.99 inc. vat

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Rexel Shredder Oil Sheets - 20 Pack

  • Prolong the life of your shredder
  • Distribute the oil evenly to all cutters
  • Safe for use with all shredders
  • The easiest way to oil your shredder
  • Recommended to use 1 per month

£21.50 inc. vat

£17.91 ex. vat

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Texet MC146CD 6 Sheet Microshred Shredder

  • Superior Security Micro cut shredder
  • Shreds each sheet of A4 paper into over 2,000 pieces
  • 6 sheet capacity
  • Noise Level 65db

£42.99 inc. vat

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Rexel Style Cross Cut Personal Use Shredder

  • 4x35mm confetti cut strips (security level 3)
  • 7.5 Litre bin capacity
  • 6 sheet capacity
  • Shreds credit cards, staples & paper clips.
  • Accessible pull out bin

£46.78 inc. vat

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Rexel RLWSFM9 Wide Entry MicroShred Shredder

  • Shreds up to 26 sheets into 0.8 X 5mm particles
  • 175 litre waste bin and pull out frame
  • Ideal for bulk destruction of A4, A3 and computer listing paper...
  • 405mm throat

£5977.77 inc. vat

£4981.47 ex. vat

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Rexel Shredmaster P180/6 Strip Cut Shredder

  • Ribbon-cut (5.8mm strips) for everyday security
  • Shreds 22 sheets at a time for medium shared usage
  • Large 35 litre bin (410 sheets)
  • P180 can also shred CDs
  • Accepts staples and paper clips

£254.13 inc. vat

£211.77 ex. vat

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Fellowes PowerShred M6C Cross Cut Shredder

  • Occasional use in the home
  • Shreds 6 sheets per pass into 4x46mm cross-cut particles
  • (Security Level P-3)
  • Shreds continuously for up to 4 minutes

£42.23 inc. vat

£35.19 ex. vat

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  • Rexel RLS32 Heavy Duty Shredder.
  • Shreds up to 34 sheets into 5.
  • 8mm strips.
  • Features a 115 litre waste bin auto oiling function and separate CD...

£777.20 inc. vat

£647.66 ex. vat

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Protect yourself against identity theft and corporate fraud with a shredder from

The importance of safely disposing of documents is something that most of us are now aware of and a shredder should be an essential item in every office and home. But, just like every other item, there are multiple models out there so how do you go about choosing the best shredder?

With so much choice it can be confusing to find the right one at the right price but we’ve put together this guide to help steer you in the right direction.

But first of all let’s consider

Why you need a shredder

As incredible as it sounds research shows that around 25% of UK citizens have been the victims of some form of identity theft. And much of that can be attributed to confidential information and documents ending up in the hands of criminals instead of being destroyed.

The only way to stop identity theft is to prevent your personal information falling into the wrong hands. And the easiest and best way to do this is to invest in a shredder. By shredding sensitive information and personal documents you are alleviating the risk associated with throwing documents into the bin or keeping them around the home.

But it isn’t just at home were problems with identity theft arise. There are even bigger risks with businesses especially those that hold customer information. Most organisations now have a policy of shredding documents and those that don’t really should have. But of course the heavy use that a commercial organisation will subject their machine too will require a more robust model than that used in the home.

What should we shred?

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The basic rule of thumb here is to shred all information that you wouldn’t want a stranger to know about. So, bank and credit card statements, financial and insurance documents and anything that contains personal details including your name and address.

Don’t forget to shred paid monthly bills paying particular attention to those that have payment slips attached. These usually include all your account details and are a fraudsters dream to get hold of. Similarly wage slips, tax documents, medical information and social security details should all be shredded.

And don’t forget expired credit and payment cards. Most shredders can cut plastic cards as well as paper documents

What you shouldn’t shred

Of course many of us need to keep documents that contain personal information such as insurance policies, outstanding bills and birth certificates. These documents should be kept in a secure cabinet if possible or at least stored in a place that isn’t immediately obvious to an intruder.

Choosing the best shredder for you

When choosing your shredder there are a few things to consider including the number of people who will be using the machine, how many documents will each person typically shred and what level of security is required.

Obviously the more people that will use the shredder the more robust the machine needs to be. But for one to three users a personal or desk side model will be sufficient whereas small businesses and shared workplaces will need a commercial grade model.

Prolong the life of your Shredder

As with all types of machinery, document shredders will not operate efficiently unless properly maintained. The most effective way to care for a shredder is to oil it regularly. Oiling is an essential part of shredder maintenance. It helps to maintain maximum performance and is necessary in order to maintain warranty coverage.

Shredding produces a surprising amount of paper dust which builds up inside the cutting assembly. Without frequent oiling, the accumulated detritus compacts, putting strain on the cutters, motor, gears and bearings. Failing to oil a shredder will inevitably reduce its lifetime. Shredders should be oiled on a regular basis and before any period of intensive shredding. Lubrication should always be done when the shredder is cold. Never add oil to a hot shredder. Never use oil from an aerosol as the propellant may be flammable. Always use oil designed for use in shredders.

Swordfish Shredder Oil is available in two handy varieties ( oil & sachets ) to suit your model of shredder and the frequency at which it is likely to require oiling.

Types of shredder

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The different types of machine are defined by how many stripes they cut a sheet of paper into. The more sensitive the information the more strips required. The different cuts available are:

Strip cut – The most popular type of personal shredder strip cut machines deliver a P1 Grade cut which cuts the paper into over 30 vertical strips of around 5.8mm. They are also available in a P2 Grade which provides a thinner cut of around 4mm and 55 strips.

These types of shredder are not recommended for sensitive information as determined criminals can actually piece strip cut documents back together using sophisticated software.

See the range of strip cut shredders here

Cross cut – These P3 Grade machines cut the paper both horizontally and vertically cutting the material into hundreds of pieces. This obviously makes it almost impossible for documents to be recovered. These are the minimum grade machines that businesses should be using to dispose of sensitive material.

See the range of cross cut shredders here

Micro cut – similar to a cross cut machine but delivers a much finer cut which basically destroys the document by shredding it into thousands of tiny pieces. Unsurprisingly these are the most secure of all shredders and are used by large commercial and public organisations to destroy highly confidential or sensitive material.

See the range of micro cut shredders here

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