Aurora JamFree AU1400XA 14 Sheet Cross-Cut

Aurora AU1400XA

Aurora AU1400XA
8.875

Design

10/10

    Features

    9/10

      Affordability

      8/10

        Performance

        9/10

          Pros

          • Safe Auto power-off
          • Energy saving
          • Ultra quiet operation
          • Ability to shred multiple materials
          • Overload / Overheat protection

          Cons

          • Heavy weight
          • Low-volume shredding

          Paper Shredder Reviews- Aurora 14-sheet cross cut is so handy for every office!

          Overview

          It comes complete with castors and has energy saving auto power off when not in use

          It comes complete with castors and has energy saving auto power off when not in use

          Today, we will give some reliable paper shredder reviews. One of the greatest assets that any office can have is a reliable shredder. There are a number of features that you should consider when buying one that can run the gamut from the extent of use, the size of the office, its durability and diversity to the amount of expected work.

          To start off our review, the Aurora 14-sheet cross cut with pull out waste basket has plenty to offer for the medium sized office with its diverse number of features, ease of use and simple lay out that most offices and workers would find pleasant and stress free while operating.

          Features

          It is equipped with a Jam Free technology that keeps the shredder from working when an over-capacity has been detected, meaning that you do not have to waste your valued time waiting for the machine to get working again. This may also lengthen the life of the cross cut shredder and reduce the frequency of repair.

          Jamfree: Shredder will not operate when over capacity is detected; prevent paper jams.

          Jam Free: Shredder will not operate when over capacity is detected; prevent paper jams.

          Having in mind how vital it is for a business to save on resources to help reduce the running cost, the auto power off function that switches the machine off when it has not been used for more than five minutes is a feature that contributes greatly to the cause. Not only does this save on energy, but it also helps to improve on safety at the workplace.

          Shredsafe: Advanced safety feature automatically powers off upon forced entry to prevent mishaps and accidents.

          ShredSafe: Advanced safety feature automatically powers off upon forced entry to prevent mishaps and accidents.

          It is a workhorse when it comes to shredding and is capable of shredding up to 14 papers per pass. Additionally, it has a 5.0 gallon waste basket which is easy to empty and does not require you to empty it every time because it can handle up to 200 sheets of shredded paper at a go. The space is sufficient for smooth operations.

          14 sheet crosscut shredder with large 5 gallon pullout basket

          14 sheet crosscut shredder with large 5 gallon pullout basket

          The advanced shred safety feature allows the shredder to be powered off when there is a forced entry which helps to safeguard against mishaps and accidents that can be a hazard to the user and also destroy the machine.

          If you have a significant chunk of papers, the 10 minutes non-stop continuous running time ensures that you are able to handle a large load that needs shredding all at a go and has an off cycle of 45 minutes which allows it to be sufficient in most work places.

          It comes with bright LED indicators that help in communicating about the processes in action and any potential hazards. They are easy to see and interpret making it even easier for one to use the Aurora cross cut shredding machine.

          LED "Power/ Overheat / Overload / Door Open / Bin-Full" status indicator lights

          LED “Power/ Overheat / Overload / Door Open / Bin-Full” status indicator lights

          The shredder allows you to shred more than just paper. It can also handle CDs and DVDs, credit cards (even though one by one), paper clips and even staples. This means that if you have a couple of papers that have been stapled together, you can have them shredded without having to remove the clips or the staples. It saves you time and effort and makes the machine much more pleasant to use.

          Shreds CDs/DVDs; Credit cards; Small paper clips ; Staples

          Shreds CDs/DVDs; Credit cards; Small paper clips ; Staples

          One of the best features that make this particular shredder a great choice for an office setting is its quiet operation. You do not have to distract anyone every time you need to shred something. This allows others to continue with their business as you get around yours.

          Pros

          There are a couple of upsides that you are bound to experience with the Aurora 14 Sheet cross cut shredder that include.

          • It is simple and easy to use with an auto restart function that is simply triggered by inserting a paper into the shredder.
          • It comes with an overload and overheat protection which increases its durability while at the same time reducing chances of repair.
          • The shredder comes with a 1 year limited warranty and 5 year limited cutter warranty.
          • Is ultra-quiet in its operations making it ideal for office and home use.
          • Has an easy to empty waste basket that does not require much effort.
          • It is a great bargain for the price.
          • It is capable making the documents unrecognizable.

          Cons

          On the flip side of the coin, there are some areas in which the Aurora cross cut shredder is a bit shorthanded.

          • The JamFree function sacrifices speed and efficiency and hence it might take you a little longer to have your paper shredded.
          • It is limited to low volume shredding and hence might not fair very well in a busier setting that is more demanding with regards to shredding.
          • It has quite a heavy top and might be a bit awkward to move around.

          Warranty

          The shredder comes with a 1 year limited warranty and 5 year limited cutter warranty.

          Our Verdict

          Even though it might have shortcomings, the Aurora JamFree 14 Sheet Cross Cut Paper Shredder is an ideal buy for your home office or a medium size. Furthermore, no significant complaint has been made about its functioning so you will be getting value for your money.

          Aurora JamFree Series

          Sheet Capacity/
          Cut Type
          10 Sheet/ Crosscut 12 Sheet/ Crosscut12 Sheet/ Crosscut14 Sheet/ Crosscut
          Basket Volume /
          Type
          3.7 gallon / Pull-out 3.7 gallon / Pull-out 5.0 gallon / Regular5.0 gallon / Pull-out
          Continuous Run Time
          (at Max. Sheet Capacity)
          5 Min. 5 Min. 5 Min. 10 Min.
          Shred Size3/16” x 2 5/32” 3/16” x 2 5/32” 3/16” x 2 5/32” 5/32” x 31/32”
          Security LevelDIN Level P-3 DIN Level P-3 DIN Level P-3 DIN Level P-4
          Safely ShredsCredit Cards Credit Cards Credit Cards CDs / DVDs / Credit Cards
          Safety FeatureShredSafe ShredSafe ShredSafe ShredSafe
          Jam PreventionJamFree JamFree JamFree JamFree
          Overheat / Overload ProtectionYes Yes Yes Yes
          Warranty
          (Machine / Cutter)
          1-Year / 5-Year 1-Year / 5-Year 1-Year / 5-Year 1-Year / 5-Year

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