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Powershred® DS-1200Cs Cross-Cut Shredder

  • Deskside shredder with SafeSense® for personal use
  • Shreds 12 sheets per pass into 5/32” x 2” cross-cut particles (Security Level P-3)
  • Patented SafeSense® Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening
  • 4-gallon pull-out bin



Model NumberDS-1200CS
Item Number3409101
Sheet Capacity12
Cut TypeCross-Cut
Cut Size (inches)5/32” x 2”
DIN Level - PaperP-3
Speed (Feet Per Minute)11
Maximum Run Time (minutes)5 on / 20 off
UsageMedium Use
Recommended Number Of Users1
Paper Entry Width (inches)8.9
Safety FeaturesSafeSense®
Can ShredStaples, Credit Cards, Paper Clips, Junkmail
Basket TypePull-out Bin
Bin Capacity (gallons)4
Warranty1 Yr Machine / 5 Yr Cutter
UPC Code043859593941
Item H x W x D (inches)17.00 x 8.56 x 15.25
Material TypePlastic
Throat Width (inches)9
Feed TypeTraditional




Stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening


Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Labor Intensive I purchased this shredder DS1200CS a few years back and have regretted it ever since. It does a good job of shredding, HOWEVER, when it stops because the hopper is full, there is no easy way to open the bin to clean it out. You have to wiggle it open until a couple of fingers fit inside so you can grab globs of paper to pull out and dispose of. Keep wiggling and digging and eventually you can pull the bin further and further out until you can remove the bin and dump what is left. There is no clean way to do this; there are bits and gobs of shredded paper everywhere, which requires lots of vacuuming. There is also no way to line the bin with a plastic bag--so you can just pull it out to discard the paper. I bought this because it had a larger capacity trash bin, but I much prefer my cheapie off-brand model. At least I can line it with a bag and just lift the head off to empty the contents. This was an expensive unit, but not worth it. October 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Purchase Works well after what seemed like a "break-in" period. Performs about the way I expected. It's a medium-duty shredder. It says 12-page max but 6 pages will be the most I'd feed it at a time. Just tried a credit card--not bad at all. Good heavy unit. It shouldn't topple unless kicked. Very good for home/light office use. Had a light-duty Ativa--gained a good waste basket from it. Reasonably quiet--it's not a wood-chipper. Safety feature is good but it didn't influence the purchase. Proper care and maintenance with a shot of Wesson Oil should give it a long life. May 9, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bad Choice! Too noisy and paper capacity is way overstated. This product will only shred two sheets at a time. April 24, 2012
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