Powerful yet portable, the Shredstar BS14C Cross Cut shredder by HSM brings the security of cross cut shredding to a compact personal shredder that can be easily relocated to anywhere in the home or office. Whether its bank statements, tax forms or any documents containing sensitive personal information, the BS14C shreds them into 430 confetti sized pieces, meeting the requirements for security level 3/P4. Fast and efficient, the BS14C can handle up to 14 sheets at one time. Paper clips, staples even credit cards and CDs are no problem for the continuous duty motor and the solid cutting cylinder which comes with a lifetime warranty. Noise from shredding can be a major distraction, especially in small work areas. That's not a problem with the BS14C thanks to the noise reducing, Whisper Shred technology. The BS14C has a simple to use control panel that allows you to access both manual and automatic functions at the touch of a button. The automatic on/off setting means shredding starts only when paper is inserted and stops when all of the paper has passed through. Paper jams are easily avoided thanks to the built in Jam Alert which flashes when too much paper has been inserted. If a jam does occur the manual reverse/forward controls can easily clear it. The control panel also features a bin full indicator which flashes to alert the user that the 5.8 gallon waste bin must be emptied. Another important feature of the BS14C is the built in Energy Management Control System which automatically reduces power consumption up to 90% while the shredder is in standby mode. Practical design and money saving features are why the Shredstar BS14C is the smart choice for private use and home offices.