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Ativa™ CX10B Cross-Cut Shredder

Item #:138353
Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for Ativa™ CX10B Cross-Cut Shredder
Review 1 for Ativa™ CX10B Cross-Cut Shredder
July 12, 2009
Anonymous
Indianapolis, IN
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Quality
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Meets Expectations
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
I am a(n):Professional
Primary Use:Home User
Gender:Male
Age:46 - 65
Bought this product:Online

Not Worth the Price

Pros: less expensive than others
Cons: Difficult to Use, Performance, Sound Quality, Design
I purchased my shredder about 2.5 years ago, not having used many shredders to gauge how this one compared to others. After using it now for over 2 years, and having used others, I can say this this unit performs poorly. The rated 10 page capacity is pure fantasy. I found in my use that the unit could not even handle shredding a single sheet of paper, tri-folded, in a standard mailing envelope. In other words, one small piece of junk mail was too much for it, without opening the junk mail and unfolding the paper before sending it though. The unit is also much noisier than others I have used. Also, the pull-out basket I found to be cumbersome and messy. The only way I found I could use it was to carry the whole unit outside before pulling out the basket, which seems to defeat the purpose of a pull-out basket. Pulling the basket out indoors would result in a big mess of cut paper spilling out into the house. This is caused by the fact that there will always be some paper dangling from the shredder blades when you pull out the basket. I recently purchaed another brand rated for 8 sheet capacity, and it out-performs this Ativa, and is also quieter and quicker. My new one can easily handle 2 tri-folded sheets of paper at once. It was also more expensive, but worth it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Ativa™ CX10B Cross-Cut Shredder
April 25, 2009
shark79
Sherman, Texas
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Quality
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Meets Expectations
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
I am a(n):Home Office
Primary Use:Home User
Gender:Male
Age:46 - 65
Bought this product:In-store

Ativa CX10B - Terrible Shredder

Cons: Performance, Sound Quality
I wish there had been reviews at the time of my purchase. This is probably the worst shredder I have ever purchased. All the reviews indicate problems I have experienced with this paper shredder. From the very beginning I had to clean and pull paper out of the shredder mechanism with minimal use. I thought it just might need shredder oil, so I purchased that and used it religiously. It would help in the beginning, but the mechanism would eventually clog and have to be cleaned. I rarely ever shredded more than 1 page at a time and it still contiuously had to be cleaned out. Gradually over time the shredder always sounded if it was bogging down even with only 1 sheet of paper. As in other reviews this shredder is very noisy. After a little over a years use I am afraid the shredder is about to bite the dust, it will barely shred a single sheet of paper. I would not recommend the purchase of this shredder!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.