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Ativa® HD PRO 1400 14-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder

Item #:182526
Average Customer Rating:
2.25 out of 5
2.3
 out of 
5
(4 Reviews) 4
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Overall Rating Totals
5 stars
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4 stars
(0)
3 stars
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2 stars
(1)
1 star
(2)
2 of 4(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Ativa® HD PRO 1400 14-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder
Review 1 for Ativa® HD PRO 1400 14-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder
March 2, 2012
SK01
Denver, CO
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
Bought this product:In-store

Worthless

Constantly "overheats" and stops functioning after less than fifty sheets. Much time spent sitting there and waiting for it to "cool". Doesn't even feel warm when it's "overheated", hence the quotes. Now the "Jam" light stays on constantly even though there's no paper in it. Don't buy this shredder.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Ativa® HD PRO 1400 14-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder
September 22, 2011
office99
mobile, al
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):Professional
Primary Use:Business User
Bought this product:In-store
Gender:Female
Age:46 - 65

Worst I've ever had

This is the worst paper shredder I have ever owned. We have a small business and use it regularly. It stops and says full everytime anything is shredded; it won't accept bags, although an Office Depot representative told me to buy their shredder bags, which I did, but it only fills up 1/2 way before its full. It overheats constantly, so I have to stop my work, wait for it to cool off and try again. For the price, I am very disappointed. I can't imagine how a cheaper one could have functioned worst.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Ativa® HD PRO 1400 14-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder
August 6, 2011
medic2442
Stockton, CA
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Quality
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I am a(n):Home Office
Primary Use:Business User
Bought this product:In-store
Gender:Male
Age:36 - 45

Very excellent shredder!!!

I needed a shredder that could tackle the riggers of everyday shredding and this shredder compared to my previous one does just that. This shredder can shred for 12 minutes continuous and do 14 sheets per pass. My other one only did 8 sheets per pass and 5 minutes continuous. So you can see why this one is a cut above the one I had. It has a jam free technology where if it jams it will automatically go into reverse so you can pull out the jam. Also a plus is that this model does not have that SmartGuard on it like other Ativa models do. That SmartGuard always kept coming apart after so many uses that I exchanged it twice before going with this model. On top of everything else I like that it has a bar graph telling you the overheat status so you can stop and let it auto-cool before it overheats. Just yesterday I shredded over 500 pages continuous without it going over 2 bars. That's amazing! After all the amazing praise I give this shredder there is one downfall, which I don't think is that big of a deal, but that I think they should improve. The shredder shows full and stops after only half full. It might be a safety issue so you do not overfill the shredder, I don't know. However what I do when it does that is pull out the basket and compact it down, put the basket back in and continue shredding. I keep doing that until I absolutely can't fit anymore in the basket.
Hope this review helped everyone in making there decision on buying this shredder. I love it and can't recommend it enough.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Ativa® HD PRO 1400 14-Sheet Cross-Cut Shredder
March 9, 2011
Checkers
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Quality
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Meets Expectations
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Primary Use:Business User

Adequate for our jobs

Cons: will not accept bags due to design, shows full and stops when only 1/2 full.
Bin will not accept bags due to design, and shows FULL when only about half full. Does a good job of shredding, and is not too loud. Good machine for small jobs.
17 of 21 people found this review helpful.