Swingline Stack-and-Shred Shredder Review and Giveaway

With so much in the news about identity theft all the time, I jumped at the chance to review the the new Swingline Stack-and-Shred Shredder!  I always recycle my papers but I feel a little uneasy about dumping some of the mail into the recycling so I am very happy to now have a super easy to use shredder to so that I can recycle all of my paper waste without the worry.

Swingline has introduced two new shredders-the Stack-and-Shred 60X and Stack-and-Shred 80X. These shredders are designed for personal or home office use, the SAS 60X and 80X feature even more compact sizes tailored for under desk use, at a more cost-friendly price. The beautiful feature about these shredders is that you can just set a stack of papers inside and close the lid and go on with the things you have to do while it does all the work for you. Hands Free cross-cut shredding turns a letter-sized page into 335 pieces of confetti!

Swingline SAS 60X Shredder Review:

I got to review the Swingline SAS 60X Shredder .  That means I can stack up to 60 sheets, shut the lid and I’m done!  It even handles staples and paper clips in any corner so I didn’t have to waste my time pulling them out.  It collects all its shredded waste in a 4-gallon pull-out wastebasket with a viewing window so you can see when it’s full which keeps everything nice and tidy.  The machine is petty small and unobtrusive and I think it is a good looking addition to my home office.  It works pretty quietly to which I really appreciate.  I tried it on a stack of papers and it did an amazing hands free job on the shredding.  I also tried it with some trickier junk mail.  There is a manual feed that shreds things like credit cards and I tested that out on some of those fake cards that I got in my junk mail.  It handled very nicely.  Some of the junk mail I tried to shred was bit to thick and I had to push the reverse but and it came right out.  I opened up the junk mail and fed the thick envelope and thick contents separately and it shredded them just fine. It is also designed very safely and I let my son give it a try too!

I found that everything was very intuitive as far as knowing just how to use it.  There are little pictures that tell you the don’ts (no industrial staples, no ties, no catalogs) and the rest so easy to use you just stick the papers in the manual feed and it shuts on and shreds and then shuts off when it is done.  Same with the stack and shred area- just stick the papers in and shut the lid and it turns itself on and then off when it is done.   Automatic cool-down and automatic wakeup help save some energy.  I just turn mine off and unplug it because I am always trying to save more energy but I like the auto cool-down feature for busy office places.  It looks good, is easy to work, works well, and is pretty quiet.  I give it a big thumbs up!

Swingline SAS 60X Shredder Giveaway Details:

One lucky reader will receive one Swingline Stack-and-Shred 60X. The compact design is tailored for under-desk use. Coupled with quiet operation and an easy user interface, the Stack-and-Shred 60X features patent-pending Hands Free Auto+™ technology, rollers that automatically feed the paper into the cutters, cross-cut shredding/security level 3, and secure credit-card shredding. ($150 value)

Giveaway Dates:  February 2- March 1, 2012 Midnight CST

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Giveaway Rules:
Open to the USA, age 18+ to enter. Winner announced right here on March 2 , 2012. Thanks for entering and good luck! Winner selected through random.org and notified by email.

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED- WINNER IS #360, Kelly D.

I was provided with the shredder in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions.  I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own. 

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