Walmart 6-sheet Crosscut Review

A Walmart exclusive, this 6-Sheet Crosscut Shredder is arguably a steal. Hundreds of reviews assign the shredder four or five stars at the company's site, touting virtues such as the performance-to-price ratio, the efficiency, and the safety. Quite a few assert it handily beats out costlier rivals. But even fans of the Walmart 6-Sheet Crosscut Shredder make mention of a few hiccups. Many advise sticking with a maximum of four sheets at a pass, noting that six sheets pose too much of a challenge, and several report that it balks at windowed envelopes. Some also consider the 3.7-gallon waste bin to be a tad small, although that's about the size of the baskets found in other budget models.

The head of the shredder lifts off the basket for emptying, an action facilitated by a handle. There's a cover for the 8.7-inch slot during down times, as well as an auto-start function and a manual reverse to clear jams. The Walmart 6-Sheet Crosscut (starting at $23, Walmart) can also shred credit cards, small paper clips, and staples.

It's hard to ignore the appeal of the Walmart 6-Sheet Crosscut given the super-low price and more than passable performance. Its limited sheet capacity seems to be the primary weak spot.

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