The Formax FD 8254 provides secure, cross cut shredding in a convenient, compact, shredder that's perfect for deskside use. This easy to use shredder has automatic start/stop operation with an optical sensor that starts the shredding process as soon as paper is inserted. It features solid steel cutting blades that can handle up to 14 sheets of paper along with staples, paper clips and even credit cards. Paper is shredded into particles measuring 1/8" x 1 1/8" which meets security level 3/P-4 and HIPPA requirements. The continuous duty motor means nonstop shredding with no down time. The slide out waste bin has a built in sensor that detects when the bin is full and automatically stops the motor to prevent overflow. The FD 8254 also has a money saving Zero Energy Stand-by Mode which reduces its power consumption when not in use. With its compact size, the FD 8254 weighs less than 29lbs and stands only 23" high, it's the perfect shredder for personal office use or home office use.