The Destroyit 4005 canbe considered one of the most efficient, safest, and simplest paper shreddersavailable. With a wide, 16” feed opening, the Destroyit 4005 canaccommodate a range of paper sizes. The level 3 model is the mostpopular, capable of shredding about 30 sheets per pass at a rate of 30 feet perminute. The hardened steel cutting shafts destroy not only paper, butalso paper clips, staples, credit cards, and CDs. While the strip cut andcross cut models offer such flexibility, the Destroyit 4005 SMC will not shred metals orplastics. The Destroyit 4005 level 3 produces 3/16” x 1 ½” particles,which fall into a convenient shred bin. This durable shred bin holds anincredible 44 gallons of waste. Such a powerful shredder must make a lotof noise right? On the contrary, the sturdy chain drive is enclosed in adust-proof gear box housing, which hushes operational noise. The singlephase motor is rated for continuous operation. When we say that operation iseasy, we mean it. Turn the shredder on with the “Easy Switch” button andjust start feeding paper. Photo cells located in the feed opening detectpaper and instantly activate the shredding process. After the last sheetis destroyed, your machine will automatically stop shredding. What aresome other benefits of the Easy Switch control? First off, this button ismultifunctional, with back-lit icons which light up to indicate operationalstatus. If the cabinet door is ajar, safety shield is open, or the shredbin is full, you will be immediately notified with color codes and lights. Secondly, this control button features handy power-cut off and reversemode functions. Reverse mode is essential for two reasons. Shouldyou experience a paper jam, the Destroyit 4005 will automatically switch intoreverse to remedy the problem. The Electronic Capacity Control (ECC)indicator can help you prevent paper jams. Colored lights located abovethe Easy Switch button illuminate to indicate sheet capacity levels duringoperation. If you are in danger of overloading your shredder, you’ll seethe light change from green, to yellow, to finally red. Once you reachthe red level, you are in danger of damaging your shredder. For maintenancepurposes, you must always have your shredder running in reverse when you oilyour shredder. Oiling, especially if you intend on using this shredderfrequently, is vital in order to keep your machine running in topcondition. An automatic oiling system comes standard on all of theDestroyit 4005 models. This auto oiler sits on the side of the shredder,while a tube connects inside to consistently oil the cutting head. User safety is alwaysguaranteed thanks to MBM’s Safety Protection System (SPS). Forgetworrying about getting your fingers, clothing, or some other object caught bythe sharp and dangerous cutting head. The electronically controlled,transparent safety shield covers the feed opening, making harmful shreddingnear impossible. This safety shield automatically locks during operationand if it is in the open position, your shredder will not run. Anothersafety feature is the double protection against overheating to ensure that yourmachine will not burn out. Walk away from your shredder and forget toturn the machine off? MBM’s Energy Saving Mode (ESM) shuts your shredderdown after 1 hour of non-use. This heavy duty Destroyit shredder weighs378 lbs and offers 39 3/4"H x 25 1/4"W x 23 1/4"Ddimensions. Mobility casters make relocating this monster of a machine amuch easier task. Offering excellent shredding power, capabilities, andsafety, the Destroyit 4005 is a perfect centralized office shredder.