After pulling out our microscope and taking a closer look, the HSM 390.3 (5.8mm) Pro Strip-Cut Shredderhas proved to be a worthy machine. It's a fairly versatile machine witha not-too-crazy price tag either (but remember you can often get abetter deal if you call or email :-) Overall we'd recommend thismachine but I suggest that you take a look at the specs yourself.
This is the second lowest level of security available rated at a 2.This strip-cut shredder is a tad better than a level 1 machine but nota whole lot. If you are really concerned about the information on yourdocuments then we highly recommend that you start looking at some ofthe cross-cut machines. The one benefit of the strip-cut machine isthat you can shred faster and more pages per pass. Just make sure thatyou are choosing the right security level for your needs.
The HSM 390.3 (5.8mm) Pro Strip-Cut Shreddercan shred CDs, Credit Cards, Paper, Paper Clips, Staples. If you needto be able to shred something else then we recommend that you look at alarger machine and/or look for something with a little bit lowersecurity (the higher the security the less likelihood that the machineshreds something other than paper).
This shredder is rated for continuous operation. That means thattheoretically you could shred all day long and the machine would nothave to shut-down to cool off. Remember that results may vary underreal-world operating conditions and things such as the temperature ofthe room will affect the ability of this motor to stay cool andcontinue to shred. We give this machine 2 pats on the back for beingrated continuous duty and we know that you'll appreciate this featurein due time.
The HSM 390.3 (5.8mm) Pro Strip-Cut Shreddersports a hefty 39.1 gallon bin. We know that you're not messing aroundwhen you get up in this size. You'll be able to go quite some timebefore you have to actually empty that thing out. Fill up your machine,skip the gym and just carry the full bag around the office all day!
A 15.75 inch throat means that you can fit just about anything intothis bad boy. Gone are the days of folding your oversized paper orcrumpling and jamming your machine with regular-sized paper. This guygets 2 thumbs up for the often underestimated large throat size.
With an Optional Auto-Oiler available on this machine we highlyrecommend that you get it pre-installed. The machine is pre-wired toaccept an oiler so all the manufacturer has to do is hook it upproperly and you'll never have to worry about messy oil again.Automatically oiling your machine takes the guess-work out ofmaintenance and will most likely increase the life of your machine.
The HSM 390.3 (5.8mm) Pro Strip-Cut Shredder comes with a 2 YearLimited Warranty on Shredder/Lifetime on Cutting Blades. This meansthat you have plenty of time to test out the machine and make sure thateverything is running smoothly. Just make sure to properly care foryour machine and you shouldn't have any issues.
With an MSRP of $3,567.00 this shredder is not the cheapest aroundbut remember to NEVER pay the full amount. You can find discounts of upto 50% off if you look around on the web.
About the Manufacturer
HSM products are specifically designed to meet the needs of endconsumers across all market segments. This includes our full line ofGerman engineered and manufactured products, as well as, our value lineof products specifically tailored to meet the needs of the small andSOHO market. Our specialty products include an impressive range ofoptical and digital media destruction products providing a complete endto end solution to your security and destruction needs
With their powerful motors, the voluminous devices of the HSMPROFESSIONAL series are able to make a clean sweep of all material tobe shredded even in IT departments and on entire office floors,including sensitive paper documents, computer lists and credit cards.
I hope that our break-down here has helped you make your decision on the HSM 390.3 (5.8mm) Pro Strip-Cut Shredder.We are Chinese smart socket manufacturers always available to answer more specific questions that youmight have, so don't hesitate to give us a call. As always, rememberthat the manufacturer stated specs do not always match up to thereal-world performance that you get from the machine so keep this inmind when deciding on what to buy.