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Cross-cut Shredder: Home office shredder with 6-sheet capacity without removing staples, shreds paper into tiny pieces measuring 1/5 x 1-25/32 inches (5x40mm) in a short time.
Overload And Overheat Protectionï¼The Bonsaii Paper shredder will run continuously for 4 minutes before needing a 40-minute cool-down.
High-Security P-3 Level: Shredder for home office which can destroy clips, staples, and credit card (one at a time), receipts, bills and important document. Maximize the security of your personal information.
Convenient Design: Portable handle with 3.5 gallons transparent window bin makes it easy to see when it is full.Auto Start And Manual Reverse makes easy work of clearing any paper jams easily.
Moderate size (14.1 x 11.8 x 7 inches) make it practical as using in small home office or business office. Bonsaii paper shredder comes with a 1 year limited warranty and provides 7×24 hour online service.
Size:6 sheets cross-cut
Great for Your Home Office
Bonsaii Small home office Paper Shedder make it easy to use and perfect for your home office. It can shred all of your sensitive personal information from old tax records, bills to bank statements. Paper shredder can shred up to 6 sheets of paper (Letter Size, 20lb) at a time into 1/6 x 1-25/32 (5x40mm) smaller particles than standard cross-cut, minimizes your important document of identity theft..
No Hassle and Easy Operation
The bonsai shredder features convenient small handles for easily lifting the shredding part to empty the wastebasket when it is full watching through the window in the front.
In the auto start mode, the shredding begins automatically when the sensor in the middle of the feed slot detects paper inserting. If the shredder is jammed due to shredding exceed paper, the manual reverse can help clear it out.
Bonsaii shredder is equipped with an overheating protection system. If it shreds continuously beyond the max running time and begins to overheat, the unit will automatically shut off to protect the motor .
1. Shredder an ‘oil sandwich’ once a month for prolong the lifetime of the home office paper shredder.
2. When not in use, unplug and leave in corner by outlet ready to go next time.
1-Year Warranty: The warranty of this unit is 12 months from the date of first purchase, provided that the machine has been used appropriately, which ensures the least worries and best experience that we could provide for our dearest customers.
NOTE: A few pieces of shredded paper may be found inside the shredder blades or the wastebasket due to the 100% full shredding test in the process of manufacturing to ensure quality. If you are not satisfied, please contact customer service for further assistance.
What’s in the packaging
Size:6 sheets cross-cut
|Product Dimensions||11.8 x 7.1 x 14.3 inches|
|Item Weight||8.23 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||8.23 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
4.4 out of 5 stars
|Best Sellers Rank||
#10 in Shredders
|Date first listed on Amazon||March 3, 2020|
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
Reviewed in the United States on January 28, 2019
Right out of the box I put this baby to the test. It does what it says it can do and more. I ran it for an hour straight with no problems. Let it cool down a bit (but did no need it). I was a bit scared when it hit a dime glued to my junk mail. It kept on going . I was going to spend $109.00 on a professional shredding service but went for another $50.00 and bought this machine. No complaints here. I did about 100 plus pounds of documents in total.
Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2019
Ok…….. So this thing seems to do pretty well so far. My husband had paperwork as far back as the mid 90’s that needed shredding. I finally decided to buckle down and get it done. The shredder allowed me to get it done all in a few hours on the same day. It was quiet enough that I could watch TV while shredding and I didn’t have an issue with it over heating. It has a fan and it would kick on if it started to get hot. Very happy with it and worth the money.
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2019
I am *impressed* with this little shredder. We had several months backlog after unexpectedly having to cancel our quarterly shred service. I was expecting to spend hours catching up. Boy, was I wrong! This little dude ate envelopes full of credit offers, balance transfers, and every other annoying POS junk mail we get. I got through it all, including one time to empty it, in less than an hour. Never jammed, never overheated. I can’t say enough good things about this little guy! Just buy it!
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2019
When this item arrived I sat down with a big stack of papers that needed shredding and went to work.
Shredded for 35 minutes strait feeding in stacks of 8 to 10 sheets non stop and the unit just ate it all up !
Didn’t get hot or slow down so I would say it passed it’s trail by fire
I have previously owned Fellowes shredders. Although they were okay for occasional shredding of small amounts of paper in my home office, they were simply awful in dealing with large jobs. One could hear them struggling with anything more that a few sheets at a time. Then if I tried to do a large job, for example, shredding old tax returns, the job was very laborious because Fellowes shredders overheat after about 15 minutes and then require a cooling time of about 30 minutes. There is no such problem with the Bonsaii Evershred C149-C. Having disposed of my Fellowes 79ci shredder, and using the Bonsaii I was at last able to make a start on the dreaded job of shredding old financial and tax documents. I was enormously impressed.
Although I was careful to avoid shredding more than 12 pages at a time, I found i was able to shred continuously for 45 minutes without any problem whatsoever. I stopped eventually because I was tired. I’m sure the shredder would have gone on working! So, a task that can only be characterized as exceedingly boring, became at least possible to do. I really like this shredder. The slit where one inserts paper is designed so that the shredding blades are recessed. Unlike the Fellowes shredders there does not seem to be a risk of inserting and injuring one’s fingers so there is no need for the Fellowes shutoff feature. Also, with three simple controls on the top, namely auto, off and reverse, the Bonsaii shredder is a piece of cake to use. I cannot comment here on its longevity since I have only owned it for a couple of weeks. However, it is a pleasure to use. It is small and compact and moves easily on its casters so I can slide it under my desk where it takes up very little space. I had never heard of the Bonsaii company before this purchase. However, if the unit holds up over time, they have a real winner here!
I’ve had cheap shredders before and they always got hot and eventually jammed or quit on me, but I could get them unjammed and keep them going for a while until after a year or three they died and left me without a shredder for a few years. This time, I decided to splurge and buy one of these long-running Bonsai shredders with a cooling fan. I settled on the C149 because it seemed the right feature-price level for my light home use. Wow. This thing doesn’t get hot and doesn’t quit. I get bored of shredding long before it gets tired of eating paper. Takes no time at all to fill the bin and then I’m off to dump it in the recycling. I’ve only had it for two days so this could just be the honeymoon period, but at least I don’t regret spending the extra money on a stupid shredder.
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2019
I only received this 2 days ago, but have spent most of my time catching up on my “shredding”. The machine itself is a real workhorse, and does just as it was advertised to do.
A few comments and suggestions:
Upon receiving the machine, and the “adequate”, but not great manual, I had a question about the assembly, and so called the customer support number, which is prominently shown on the unit itself. They could not have been nicer, and promptly answered my question…so, “great customer support”.
Now, a suggestion: Amazon sells “Bonsai Shredder Lubricant Sheets”, which I highly recommend. Basically, you run a sheet through the shredder, and it lubricates the machine! No mess, no fuss.
Finally, when you assemble the machine (which only entails placing the motor on top of the wastebasket and the shell that holds the wastebasket, you must FIRMLY seat the motor onto the shell. If you do not, when you plug in the machine, the “Auto” button will flash. Now, the manual does not tell you why the Auto button would flash, but it is probably because the motor assembly is not FIRMLY set into the shell. Just give it a firm tap, so that there is no space between the motor and the shell. Once you do that, the Auto button will turn a constant blue, and you are ready to go.
As mentioned, I have REALLY worked this machine for the past 2 days, and it does everything it should, and is, therefore, highly recommended!
Brilliant hardworking machine well worth the money
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 31, 2019
Brilliant absolutely brilliant made easy work of a mountain of confidential and private paperwork that would have taken weeks of slog with our old one. I bought oil as well as I didnât realise the need to oil a shredder. Easy to oil I found a video online just add some oil to one piece of paper in a zig zag and feed through. Using reverse and forward switch.
It does take up to 18 sheets but mostly we have put a dozen or so at the same time.
No need to remove staples.
Laminates need to be sandwiched in between two sheets of paper.
We also tried it on credit card great job on that too.
Bin nice and large Iâd advise emptying before it gets absolutely full to avoid mess spilling out on the floor.
It comes with 1 plastic bag insert we did use that, it clips on two lugs, this does make emptying easy, but we havenât bought more of these yet as the one has lasted.
All in all a brilliant buy and I would recommend to others who have large amounts of shredding .
Totally amazing shredder.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 16, 2017
This machine is incredible… nice and quiet and it completely demolishes huge amounts of paperwork with ease. Please see the photos below! No words needed!
Good shreader but not as good as the price suggests
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 17, 2017
This is the best we have had so far but, it doesn’t shred 18 sheets, no where near, that’s time consuming as I use this to shred leases and have to pull them all apart into max 8 sheets each shred. Although I do keep it oiled as instructions it has jammed up on me twice and has stopped when I put a credit card in. It is also really messy to empty, I put a bag in the hopper now ( you don’t want to be trying to empty it upside down into a bag and the sides are wide and a bit sharp so cut through a plastic bin liner easily but even so lots of bits hang on to the cutters and when you slide the hopper out they fly everywhere and into the base of the shredder so its always a vacuum job. One day I will find a shredder that is clean and easy to empty. This IS a good shredder but considering its cost its not so much better than its cheaper rivals.
Auto shredding failed
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2018
Bought this about 1.5 years ago, its not been subjected to heavy use and worked until recently when the auto shredding mechanism failed. That is, the shredder keeps running and not shutting down after a shredding operation. It appears the sensor (located in the middle of the shredder slot) which detects the presence of paper and controls the duration of the shredding operation has failed. The part is non-replaceable according to the retailer and one has to revert to manual control. Considering the cost of the machine I would expect better reliability.
Great while it lasted
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 28, 2019
I had this shredder for just under 2 years. It is a great piece of equipment. Contrary to some comments that it does not shred 18 pages, this is not my experience. It easily does. It has to be maintained like any shredder by oiling the blades every so often. The bin is large and can hold a decent amount of waste. It is very fast and robust, easily shredding discs and cards.
That’s all great but I got just under 2 years of use out of it before it started to malfunction this week.
Sadly, this has a 1 year warranty which is nowhere near what it should be guaranteed to work for; given its use as a business machine and its price. You would be better off buying a shredder for half the price (and there are many) and throwing them away every year. The shredder I had before this was quite basic handling 9 pages but it lasted 3 years until it packed up.
Buyers should be warned that a 1 year warranty means that the manufacturer is not themselves convinced you will get more than a year of use out of it.
Stopped working after 3 days
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 17, 2018
The item stopped working after 3 days of very light use.
Because of working commitments, I was unable to return the item once it was over 30 days old (over 30 day malfunction, who knows what would happen).
My intention initially was to buy a new one from the same supplier and return the old one in the new item box…but as we had ‘overrun’ the 30 day period, this became impossible.
When I saw the retailer was based in HongKong, I decided to cancel the replacement and buy from another more reputable supplier.
Stay clear of Bonsaii.
Good but annoying
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 27, 2018
This does cut well, this does do many sheets, you can do it for a long time without it overheating.
But… sometimes you switch it on and put the paper in and it does nothing. No shredder start up.
You check all the switches, switch it off an on again, check everything but it will not shred.
You have heard that thin paper may tell the sensor that paper is not there but that is not the case as this is many pages.
You spin it round, switch it off and on again. Put the paper in, take it out. Do this a few times more.
Boom! Suddenly it starts shredding for you again.
This is what I experience from my use of it.
Make of it what you will.
I like it when it shreds but it is picky about when it wants to do it.
I am glad that you contacted me
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 4, 2018
I am glad that you contacted me. I liked your product very much until about a week after using it. Unfortunately it stopped working then and I could not find out who to contact. I had no reply from Amazon. I know that the world is not perfect and I still do not believe that this warrants a poor review.
I will be very grateful if you can contact me so that I can describe the problem to you.
Awesome!!!! Best shredder weve had
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 13, 2017
EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ONE OF THESE!!!! Did 2 years worth of shredding without overheating (45mins running constantly) Really doesn’t get jammed when overfeed. More of a quiet hum than a loud grinding (We have a dental practice and cant usually shred if someone on phone /dealing with customer, but not a problem now) Gave 4 star as the size of strips can still be read if font around size 10
0 out of 10
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 22, 2016
I won’t buy this again. First one only worked for 2 hours. Returned. Second one to replace first one has now stopped working after about a month. Same problem. There is power to shredder, but it won’t shred!
Body of unit too thin for the weight of the motor
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 5, 2019
The motor that does the work looks robust but the case is so thin and flimsy that it broke while I was putting it together which was rubbish. I needed this urgently so didnât have time to return it so had to stick it back together myself with glue. The entire base of the unit splintered into a dozen pieces. Not impressed at all.
Not as good as I thought it would be – would not recommend it
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 1, 2020
My machne was delivered on 24th November 2019 and I used it approximately every two weeks to shred papers etc. and, as I am a domestic user, this really didn’t amount to a great quantity. After I used the machine on 1st February 2020 I didn’t use it again until mid-February when I found that the machine would not work. There seemed to be power getting to the machine, but the power lamp would not illuminate. It was then I found out that my window for returning the machine ran out on 31st January 2020!! However, after communication with Amazon and the seller, which included sending proof via video that the machine would not work, the seller offered me a replacement machine, which I accepted and they told me that it sounded like something was wrong with the PCB board. So, while I have no complaints about the seller and the customer service, I must say that I personally would not buy this machine again. I found that the body of the machine was very lightweight and is all made from a medium weight plastic. It is not at all robust in any way at all. The top of the machine is very heavy, obviously because of the electrics and motor etc., so when the bin is out of the machine and you are perhaps cleaning it or removing paper from the blades, it is quite easy to knock over. Although it does certainly appear to do its job, I would not recommend buying this machine as the quality is very disappointing and for it to break down after less than three months of light use is very unsatisfactory indeed.
DIFFICULT TO INSTALL
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 10, 2019
We can comment only on installation difficulties as it took us a long time to discover how to set up the machine. The instruction manual is not helpful. It says nothing about how to instal the four castors, and its diagram on how to fit the shredder head to the wastebasket was too small to understand, and was accompanied by insufficient explanation. After much trial and error, much time-wasting, and several courteous but unhelpful exchanges with the firm’s ‘customer care’, we were faced with requests for photographs, videos and order numbers (difficult to locate) and we bypassed these by discovering eventually through time-wasting trial-and-error how to set up the machine for ourselves. The shredder head is very heavy, and it is extremely difficult simultaneously to bend over, lift it and position it correctly on the wastebasket while looking down on it from above. We also think that doing this would be positively dangerous for anyone with back problems: it puts the purchaser in the classic danger position of combining bending with lifting. After all this, we did eventually discover how to get the shredder working, but can’t yet comment on how well it operates. But our initial experience is not at all promising. We should add as a postscript, however, that the firm, without any pressure from us, volunteered a 20% discount on the purchase price. SIR BRIAN AND DR. HARRISON
Handy shredder for the home office
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 6, 2019
Very happy with this shredder; easy to use, quiet in operation and the window on the front is useful to tell you how full the bin is. The bin is easy to empty without leaving a trail of shreddings. Putting it in reverse before opening the bin is helpful too. I found it perfectly good at shredding 12-15 sheets at a time, this will depend on the weight of the paper you are using. I know also from experience itâs important to spray some shredder lubricant along the length of the paper slot from time to time, otherwise you may find the number of sheets it can handle reduces.
So far so good
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 15, 2019
I did 50 minutes of continuous shredding and it worked very well without a break.
It never jammed even when I put in more sheets at one time than I would ever have dared trying to feed into my old shredder.
The feed slot is a little narrow along its length, it doesnât start wide and narrow down, so can be fiddly to feed even slightly crumpled paper.
The hopper is a good size and has a window to check how full it is.
It comes with a plastic bag for the hopper which makes emptying it much easier.
All and all I am very happy so far