Micro Cut Paper Shredders

Micro cut shredders will cut an A4 sheets of paper into at least 2,000 pieces to give you peace of mind that your data is protected. Whether you need a compact shredder for home or a heavy duty, micro cut shredder for the office, Leitz has a model for you. Shop below now.

Micro cut paper shredder FAQs

What types of shredder cut are there?

There are three types of cut for paper shredders: strip cut, cross cut and micro cut. Strip cut shredders cut each document into vertical strips which could easily be reassembled. What makes a cross cut shredder different is that it cuts the documents horizontally as well as vertically. This creates small rectangular pieces of paper and is why cross cut shredders are also known as "confetti cut" shredders. Micro cut shredders also cut documents vertically and horizontally, but the tiny pieces produced are even smaller pieces than cross cut shredders, making micro cut shredded paper practically impossible to reassemble.

All Leitz IQ Paper Shredders are either cross cut or micro cut to give you the peace of mind you need when handling sensitive data.

P-security ratings for micro cut shredders

Leitz micro cut paper shredders are available in three security levels.

P5 shredders shreds an A4 document into 2,000 pieces. Appropriate for confidential personal and financial documents, such as bank statements, as well as strategic papers.

P6 shredders cut an A4 document into 6,000 pieces. P6 shredders are perfect for destroying legal or military documents, or bank documents containing protected data.

P6+ shredders shred an A4 document in 12,000 pieces, making it all-but impossible to reassemble.

Which shredder is best for GDPR compliance?

If you deal with confidential documents and personal information, it is extremely important to consider GDPR compliance whether you’re in the office or working from home, so you will need a high security micro cut shredder. When it comes to GDPR, it is important to consider the P-security rating of your shredder. Our Pro P6 shredder is perfect for this as it shreds a A4 document into 12,000 pieces to give you the peace of mind you need.

Which micro cut shredder is best for shredding lots of documents?

If you want to shred lots of documents at once, it is important to consider both the bin capacity and the sheet capacity. A shredder's sheet capacity refers to how many sheets of paper it can shred at once, which is often written as "shreds up to 15 sheets".

A large bin capacity means you will not need to empty the waste bin as often. Our heavy duty Leitz IQ Pro 600 micro cut shredder with a 110 litre bin allows you to shred 600 sheets of A4 paper automatically without having to stop to empty the bin. The Pro 600 micro cut also shreds paperclips, staples and even credit cards to give you a seamless shredding experience.

Leitz IQ Protect Premium Paper Shredder under Home Office Desk

Cross cut paper shredders

Perfect for everyday home and office shredding.

Not sure which shredder is right for you?

Not sure which shredder is right for you?

Our buying guide has all the information you need to find the right shredder for you.

GDPR Compliance

GDPR Compliance

Find out how to stay GDPR compliant when working from home with the Leitz blog.