The MBM Destroyit 2245 strip cut paper shredder is everything you could want in a desk-side shredder. This compact unit weighs only 16 lbs. so it can be easily relocated as needed. But don't let the small size fool you, this powerful unit features an 8- " throat that can handle up to 12 sheets at one time. Improving upon the Destroyit 2240, the 2245 now features an EASY-Touch multifunction switch that controls stand-by, off and reverse functions as well as providing optical signals to indicate shredder status. Even on a shredder this size, MBM's high quality construction is very apparent. From the hardened steel cutting shaft that carries a lifetime warranty, to the safety shield over the feed opening to ensure user safety. Automatic start / stop operation is photo cell controlled. There's even a built in handle for lifting the unit off of the 5 gallon heavy duty shred bin. As energy efficient and it is durable, the 2245 has zero energy standby mode which means all power to the shredder is cut after 30min of non-use. The quiet but powerful single phase motor in Destroyit 2245 is sure to last for many years to come.