Shredding paper at 14 feet per minute, the Staples SPL-TXC122A paper shredder is twice as fast as most models, earning a CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award for this innovation. Both professionals and owners give this paper shredder high marks for overall capacity and convenience. Though it doesn't shred paper clips, owners like the way it swallows unopened junk mail without jamming. It can run continuously for six minutes (longer than most paper shredders), is rated for up to 100 passes -- insertions of one or more sheets of paper at a time -- per day. At 65 decibels it's also relatively quiet.
A red lock-out key provides safety. A light comes on to indicate that the bin is full, but some owners say it comes on prematurely. The main drawback is that like all wastebasket-style paper shredders, it's heavy to empty when full. If you value convenience more than capacity and don't mind opening junk mail before shredding it, consider the Fellowes Intellishred PS-79Ci (*Est. $180), which has a pull-out bin, better safety features and can handle paper clips.
ConsumerReports.org compares the Staples SPL-TXC122A paper shredder with 18 other models, based on thorough tests of speed and capacity. We also found over 500 owner-written reviews of this model at Staples.com.
The Staples SPL-TXC122A paper shredder is reviewed and ranked in relation to 18 other paper shredders in this roundup review, including nine other models with a similar wastebasket-style design. Ratings are based on objective tests of speed and capacity as well as overall convenience.
Review: Paper Shredders, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, October 2011
More than 500 owners rate and review the Staples SPL-TXC122A paper shredder here, of whom 90 percent say they'd recommend this model to a friend. Nearly all the owners say this shredder is easy to use and doesn't jam. The main complaint (voiced by about 20 percent of the reviewers) is that the bin can be hard to empty. Only about 10 percent say the bin is small.
Review: Staples 12-Sheet High Speed Cross-Cut Shredder, Contributors to Staples.com
This press release notes that the new high-speed Staples paper shredders (including the Staples SPL-TXC122A) won an award for innovative design and engineering. The new design shreds paper twice as fast as earlier models.
Review: Staples Named as CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award Honoree, Carrie McElwee, November 2011