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Swingline Stack-and-Shred Shredder: Review and Giveaway

002I was recently given the opportunity to review the Swingline Stack-and-Shred Shredder 60X. What an awesome machine! I have one of those “other” shredders that is on top of a trash can and it does not hold a candle to the Swingline Stack-and-Shred.Not only is the “other” shredder ugly, I never used it because with a young child in the house, I was worried about little fingers getting in the blades. With the Stack-and-Shred, everything is enclosed which made me feel much better about leaving it out in the open. Did I mention that it also looks good?

008Having spent a lot of time shredding confidential papers when I was working an office job, I know what it means to spend the whole day shredding papers. I spent countless hours in front of a shredder feeding page after page into the chomping blades. The companies I worked for subsequently hired a shredding company to come in and do the dirty work. Keep in mind that the Swingline Stack-and-Shred 60X is not designed for larger office environments but it is perfect for home or a smaller office. Swingline does make larger Stack-and-Shred shredders with the capabilities of shredding larger amounts of paper.

009As you can see from my pictures, I started out with a good-sized stack of papers to shred. While I was shredding paper, I was able to do a few household chores. How could I do that? Easy. I opened the top of the shredder, placed the paper inside and shut the top. I was able to wash a sink full of dishes while the shredder did its job. When that stack was finished, I proceeded with my next stack after emptying the shredded paper drawer. I swept the floors while that stack was reduced to shreds of paper. I continued stacking the papers (about 60 pages at a time) and dumping the drawer whenever it would finish.

036Meanwhile, my son was anxiously watching the paper fall into the drawer through the clear area of the drawer. This is another great feature-you can see when the drawer is getting full.

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By now, I bet you are wondering how loud this machine is. In my opinion, it sounds something like a hand mixer on low speed. Not very loud at all. As you can see, it did not seem to bother my FuFu Kitty while she was eating. She is due to have kittens any day now. (Need a kitty or two?)

040I ended up with a huge trash bag full of shredded paper and a lot of work done. It was nice to feel productive. Especially after being sick all week and not getting anything at all done around the house.

My overall impression of the Swingline Stack-and-Shred is A+. I love it. It is well worth the price and I see my future as being free of stacks of papers to be shredded or burned. A couple of other features that I have not mentioned are:

  • Shreds regular sized staples and paper clips without having to remove the staples before putting them into the shredder
  • Shreds credit cards
  • Manual feed option where you can just insert a few pages in the slot on top. This is also good if you have envelopes.

Things to remember:

  • The shredder is not a magician-don’t expect it to pull an envelope full of papers into the blades. Envelopes do better if placed through the manual slot.
  • If you recycle the shredded paper, be sure to not let items mix in with the paper. For example, when shredding a credit card, empty the paper bin so the shards of plastic do not mix with the paper.
  • Don’t expect to shred stack after stack at one session. The poor machine will need a break in between, even if you don’t. Smile There is even a cool down indicator just to let you know. If you have a lot papers to shred on a regular basis, you should check into the larger capacity shredders available from Swingline.

Now, are you ready for this? You can buy one of these awesome SWINGLINE Stack-and-Shred 60X Hands Free Shredder, 60 Sheet Capacity, Black (1757572) at Amazon for $139.99 (at the time of this post) OR you can enter to win one!! We are going to be giving away one of these awesome Swingline Stack-and-Shred 60X shredders to one lucky reader!! All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter entry form below. All entries are optional, but you must do at least one to be entered. The more you do, the more chances you have to win!

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47 thoughts on “Swingline Stack-and-Shred Shredder: Review and Giveaway

  1. i now what you said about the older one and this one would like the machine i get so much mail in 2 day up to 20 book and then then envlopes wow desi the blonde at msn dot com
  2. My favorite product is the Swingline Optima Electric Pencil Sharpener grannylovesgiftbaskets(at)hotmail(dot)com
  3. I have never owned a swingline product, but I'd love to try the shredder. I love to stay organized and this can help me reduce my clutter and get rid of important documents safley! Thanks!! KatieCoriston at aol dot com
  4. I am definitely liking the stack and shred shredder -- 60 pages at a time? Who wouldn't love this? I have several boxes of stuff to shred and this would make the work so much easier and quicker.
  5. I like the Swingline DSM07-13 Super Micro Cut Level 5 Shredder but it's a little out of my price range. hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com
  6. I think my fav would be the SWINGLINE Stack-and-Shred 500X Hands Free Shredder, 500 Sheet Capacity, Black
  7. Love to get their cross cut shredder, but my faveSwingline product would have to be the bright red swingline stapler I've used for 4 maybe 5 years now.
  8. It has to be this one!! I've always had the swingline staplers - standard office supplies. But I never knew this shredder existed. I have years of files I have to shred, but we have a simple shredder. This would be the best!

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