If you are running out of space for document storage then paper shredders are the best choice and they are an eco-friendly method to handle waste papers. Not just that they also provide best solution and security for your leftover document if you have a risk of information leak from those documents. They also help in shred them perfectly.
Following are the three types of document shredding machines for different types of cuttings.
Types of Paper Shredders
At the high level, there are three types of paper shredders.
Strip-Cut: Cuts the paper into strips. It has a rotating blade to cut paper into long strips. This is the simplest, and minimum safe, means of destroying documents, as the strips can be reunited by someone with enough time and tolerance for the charge. There are different sizes of strip shredders that result in different strip widths, from 3/8 inch to 1/16 inch. From a security perspective, the thinner the strip, the more effective the shredding.
Cross-Cut: Chops up the paper into little bits. This type of shredders has specially designed blades to slice paper into small squares or diamond shapes. These pieces range from 3/8inch wide to 1/32inch wide, in varying lengths. As the smaller size of pieces increases the security so they are more efficient shredders. They are easily available and are relatively cheap, making them one of the most popular choices for small businesses and home use.
Micro-Cut: Turns the paper into confetti. They are most secure paper shredders, as micro-cut shredders reduce paper into tiny particles. They can reduce a single sheet of paper to more than 12,000 pieces. As they provide high safety by disposing of, these types of shredders are typically used by research facilities and government agencies to dispose of top-secret documents.