The Best Paper Shredders
Prevent identity theft―and say good-bye to the paper piles―with these winners.
Winner: Stainless-Steel Shredder by Office MaxWhat it shreds: Ten sheets at a time, staples, credit cards, CDs, DVDs.
Type of shred: Small, diamond-shape confetti―the hardest kind to piece back together.
Why it made the cut: It has casters, so you can move it easily.
To buy: $90, officemax.com.
Runner-Up: VF1700MX by RoyalWhat it shreds: 17 sheets at a time, staples, credit cards, CDs, DVDs.
Type of shred: Confetti.
Why it made the cut: Although bulky (and pricey), it handled the biggest loads.
To buy: $230, yourofficestop.com.