The HSM Shredstar X8 is the answer to your personal / home office shredding needs. This compact unit weighs 13 lbs and stands about 17" tall but with all the features of the larger, more expensive shredders. Shred up to 8 sheets at once including staples and paper clips. There's even a separate CD cutting unit with its own waste container. A built in light barrier automatically starts and stops the shredder when paper is detected. LED indicators show machine status at a glance. When the 4.8 gallon shred bin is full, simply remove the shredder housing to empty. The Shredstar X8 cross cut shredder gives you both ease of use and security at a low price.