A Shredding Review of the Intimus 602HS High Security Shredder
After pulling out our microscope and taking a closer look, the Intimus 602HS High Security Shredder has proved to be a worthy machine. It's a fairly versatile machine with a not-too-crazy price ta...
After pulling out our microscope and taking a closer look, the Intimus 602HS High Security Shredder has proved to be a worthy machine. It's a fairly versatile machine with a not-too-crazy price tag either (but remember you can often get a better deal if you call or email :-) Overall we'd recommend this machine but I suggest that you take a look at the specs yourself.
This level 5 shredder is nearly unmatched when it comes to shred size. Level 5 was previously the highest shred level until the NSA adopted the new spec for high-security shredding at a level 6. This machine will absolutely shred your sensitive documents to an unrecognizable state. If you are buying this machine you are most likely involved with the government or government contracting. If you are not, we recommend that you save a little bit of money by looking at a level 3 or 4 machine.
The Intimus 602HS High Security Shredder can shred Paper. If you need to be able to shred something else then we recommend that you look at a larger machine and/or look for something with a little bit lower security (the higher the security the less likelihood that the machine shreds something other than paper).
This shredder is not rated for continuous use. That simply means that you will have to shut the machine down after a certain period of time to let it cool off. Now don't let this scare you away because most people will never reach that point unless they just sit down and start shredding and shredding and shredding. If you plan on doing all your shredding at one sitting then it is highly recommended that you get a machine with a continuous duty motor, otherwise you're just fine.
The Intimus 602HS High Security Shredder sports a hefty 33.66 gallon bin. We know that you're not messing around when you get up in this size. You'll be able to go quite some time before you have to actually empty that thing out. Fill up your machine, skip the gym and just carry the full bag around the office all day!
A 16 inch throat means that you can fit just about anything into this bad boy. Gone are the days of folding your oversized paper or crumpling and jamming your machine with regular-sized paper. This guy gets 2 thumbs up for the often underestimated large throat size.
With an Optional Auto-Oiler available on this machine we highly recommend that you get it pre-installed. The machine is pre-wired to accept an oiler so all the manufacturer has to do is hook it up properly and you'll never have to worry about messy oil again. Automatically oiling your machine takes the guess-work out of maintenance and will most likely increase the life of your machine.
The MSRP is $4,476.00 but you can find it for much less online if you look around. Don't let the price deter you until you do a little bit of comparison shopping first.
About the Manufacturer
Martin Yale Industries is a US manufacturer of office and mailroom equipment designed to make work life more productive and secure. Founded in 1940, Martin Yale has over 68 years of experience designing, engineering, and manufacturing quality products for the office.
The high security 602HS shredder from Intimus offers uncompromising data protection with powerhouse performance. It's efficient. It's reliable. It's Intimus!
I hope that our break-down here has helped you make your decision on the Intimus 602HS High Security Shredder. We are always available to answer more specific questions that you might have, so don't hesitate to give us a call. As always, remember that the manufacturer stated specs do not always match up to the real-world performance that you get from the machine so keep this in mind when deciding on what to buy.
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