Small Paper Shredders

Designed to be small without compromising on performance, our small shredders fit perfectly under or beside your desk to help you protect your sensitive personal information. The Leitz Slim Home Office shredder will even shred staples and paper clips for a seamless shredding experience.

Small 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. Whereas cross cut shredders cut document both horizontally and vertically, creating small rectangular pieces of paper. Micro cut shredders also cut documents vertically and horizontally, but the pieces produced are even smaller pieces than cross cut shredders.

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

What’s the difference between manual and auto feed shredders?

There are two types of cross cut shredder: manual feed shredders and auto feed automatic shredders.

Manual feed shredders shred documents as they are inserted into the shredder slot by the user. Auto feed shredders, on the other hand, allow a stack of papers to be placed into the shredder by the user. Once the user starts the shredder, the shredder automatically shreds the documents, leaving the user free to complete other tasks. Automatic shredders are perfect for busy people as they save are incredibly easy to use. Leitz auto feed shredders can even shred credit cards, paperclips and staples, making them the perfect addition to your home or home office.

What do shredder P-security ratings mean?

Leitz paper shredders are available in four levels of security.

P4 shredders are ideal as office shredders or for home users needing to shred bank statements or confidential business documents. P4 shredders shred an A4 document into 400 pieces.

P5 shredders shreds an A4 document into 2,000 pieces. Appropriate for confidential personal and financial documents, 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.

Leitz IQ Protect Premium Paper Shredder under Home Office Desk

Need more peace of mind?

Head over to our micro cut shredder page for ultimate security.

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

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