Aurora AS420C Desktop Cross-Cut Paper Shredder Review

Due to many reasons, the privacy of individuals seems to be under assault and constant threat.  To adequately protect yourself from individuals of questionable character who commit such crimes as identity theft, your first solution should be to invest in a paper shredder.

The Aurora AS420C Cross-Cut Paper Shredder is a desktop model which can efficiently destroy sensitive documents to get the job done.

Desktop Shredder Ideal for Home Office

One of the biggest advantages of the Aurora AS420C Shredder is its compact size which allows it to be placed on a desk or a small tabletop.

This unit measures 9 x 7 x 10 inches and is equipped with a convenient handle which allows it to be easily lifted.  Additional features include a detachable power cord and a letter opener, making this machine a good fit for a home office location.

Powerful Steel Cutters for Proper Destruction of Documents

Aurora AS420C paper shredderEquipped with powerful and durable steel cutters which utilize the cross-cut method, the Aurora AS420C can efficiently and securely reduce documents to confetti.  Through its 4.5-inch wide paper feed slot, it can shred up to 4 folded 20 lb. bond pieces of paper or a single credit card per pass.

The 1.32-gallon transparent waste bin can hold about 40 shredded sheets.  The shredded confetti pieces measure 1/5 inch by 1 17/20 inch, which is small enough to destroy those sensitive documents securely.

Ease of Use

The Aurora AS420C Shredder is very simple to use and features a three-option power switch of auto/on, off and reverse.  The reverse setting is to remove paper which becomes stuck in the feeder or cutter.  This machine has thermal protection which prevents it from overheating.  Also, it is equipped with a handle which permits very easy and convenient waste disposal.

Positives
  • Compact design ideal for a small home office with limited space
  • Durable cutters for paper and credit cards
  • See-through waste bin and handle for easy waste disposal
  • Reverse mode for resolving overfeeding and clogging
  • Operates very quietly compared to most shredders
  • Affordable price

Negatives
  • Not adequate for large-scale shredding
  • Slower shredding than larger industrial models

Aurora AS420C
3.7

Shredding the Competition

At a list price of $39.00, the Aurora AS420C Desktop Shredder is in a league of its own when it comes to compact-sized home office shredders. This unit can be comfortably situated on any countertop surface, which is quite advantageous when space is limited.

Being a unit that is simple to use, the AS420C has durable steel cutters which can shred both paper and credit cards. It also comes with a letter opener and features a handle for easy waste disposal.

This unit is recommended for those who need the services of a shredder from time to time. Due to its compact size (probably its greatest advantage), it is not ideal for shredding a large number of documents over a short period of time.

If you are looking to conserve on space and preserve your privacy by destroying personal documents with sensitive information, this unit is well worth the modest investment.

Michael A. Ford

Michael Ford has been a passionate writer and reviewer for most of his life. Discussing, reviewing and taking apart the newest luxury products in homeware, garden and other niches is what he spends the majority of his time doing.

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