Why Would You Want A Hand-held Paper Shredder?
Most paper shredders that come to mind are electrical, about the size of a small bathroom trash can. If you don't want something that size because of your limited amount of storage space, yet still want the security of destroying personal mail or other data you'd prefer not to share with others, maybe a hand-held paper shredder is for you. One such hand-held shredder is called the shredder hand and resembles a mutated pair of scissors! It does indeed bring to mind something that would surface in a horror movie, but it is the most basic of paper shredders and would be wonderful for the traveler who has limited storage in their luggage. No batteries are needed, no electrical outlet, just your own ability to operate a pair of scissors! It would be a great addition to your arts and crafts tools. Even for someone living in a tiny space, like a boarding room or a studio apartment, a hand-held paper shredder could be a good idea to protect their valuable paperwork that needs to be destroyed. An Aihon shredder has 9 connected blades, sells for $17, and is certainly something you'd want to keep out of reach of children.
If batteries are not a concern or a bother, you may want to move up to the next type of hand-held paper shredder. Also handheld, it's still small enough to store in a desk drawer or a suitcase. Priced at around $13, you could purchase several to avoid having to carry it to other locations. Just place one in your desk, your car, or your kitchen. Although it may be stretching it a bit, another type of shredder that might be considered hand-held is the type that does not come with an accompanying waste bin.
The JS55 strip cut shredder by Royal is priced at $16. It does have automatic off and on with a 5 sheet capability. What will you do with your waste once your papers are destroyed? With only the need for a hand-held shredder, you shouldn't have to worry about answering that question. Once destroyed, the material can be safely deposited into any available trash receptacle. You could consider making shredding a game for your children, or a way to "help" Mom or Dad get their work done. It is still important to supervise so that unnecessary shredding does not occur! You wouldn't want the cat's tail to become an experiment. Which brings to mind another great point about owning a hand-held shredder: it's much easier to store out of reach of those tiny and curious hands. There are hand-held shredders that bring a smile and would make good gift ideas. These cute little inventions would perk up any office or desk.
Sold at around $13, they come in shapes like cows, elephants, hippos, frogs, and pandas. These operate with a hand crank, so their capacity is only as good as your hand strength. They double as pencil sharpeners, so they would make a fun and useful gift for the college graduate.
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