Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 16
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fig Machine was used
The machine was used and couldn't do the work, machine couldn't shred papers
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HomeDepotCustomer1million Shredder works very well
Quick to assemble and get operating. I would rate this as a medium duty shredder. It's ok for a few old household receipts and papers with personal data on them. Just don't try this in an office environment because it wants you to use it for something like 2 minutes and let it cool off for 5. Not sure of the times exactly, but you cannot continually shred. It's a tad noisier than some others, but it WILL eat credit cards and a few thick pieces of paper at a time. It backs up well when overloaded, and the bucket is easy to pull out and empty. The little view window gives you an idea when it gets full enough. Don't let it fill up past the window or you could be packing it up to the blades, and then you'll have a real mess when you pull the bucket out to empty it. It's more powerful than most, but like all shredders, they seem to advertise they can do more than what they actually do. Overall it's great for the occasional shred jobs and the wheels make it easy to move where you need it. Just remember to wet a piece of paper with some canola oil every now and then and send it through the shredder to keep the blades lubed. Good value for the price.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ed 12 Sheet Crosscut Shredder
The crosscut shredder is light weight and not noisy and great with wheels under the shredder basket, makes it easy to move around. The shredder waste drawer pulls out without lifting the shredder or turning off the shredder.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ollie True Value medium-duty shredder
I've found this shredder to be completely adequate for medium-duty shredding, as claimed,
but "12-Sheet" is a bit over-rated. I've found it to be most productive when I'm hand feeding
a continuous supply of up to six(6) sheets of 20-lb bond. At this rate, you'll fill-up the waste
bin in about 5-min ( 50 sheets) --permitting the machine to cool-down while you're emptying
the bin-- thereby not tripping the over-heat breaker.
April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MzBrown Decent Shredder
This is a great shredder for the price. It works nicely and cross shreds up to 12 sheets at a time, as well as CDs and credit cards (one at a time). Be careful not to use any shredding oil, otherwise it will clog the eye-sensor and the unit will stop working.
March 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jiminy Good Shreader
Works like a charm... does what it needs to do for me.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gramps Good Product
Unpacked the unit and it was ready to go. Easy to empty and stands ready when needed.
October 13, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OldCoot It works
It's advertised as a 12 sheet shredder. I tried 12 sheets and it jammed. After reversing it enough to cut some of the material off and pressing auto and reverse several times I got it to feed.
It is very quiet compared to the unit it replaced.
The basket is pretty flimsy. I expected a heavier bucket for a 12 sheet shredder.
I have to dump it a lot more than the old shredder even thought the shredder is taller. I think the basket is narrower.
I do like the window so you can see when to dump. But when it's up to the window don't wait or you may have a mess.
I probably won't buy another Royal unless they start making a sturdier product.
February 25, 2014