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Rexel Stack & Shred Auto Feed Cross Cut Shredder 50X $50 (Was $182) in-Store @ Officeworks

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Hello everyone

I had been looking at getting a decent shredder from sometime. Ended up buying Rexel 50 page Auto/Manual feed shredder for $50 at Officeworks. Other stores are selling it at $200 from what I saw office works sold them previously for $180+.

There were others as well including another one from rexel with 110 page feed for $50 but I couldn't find any stock where I live but worth checking :

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/rexel-stac...

People who are impressed with other brands (Fellowes/ Burrows) office works have them on sale as well- I think they even had longer warranty, hell one stated 8 year warranty.

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/c/technology...

So good luck guys.

Ppl who are considering buying shredder at Aldi for about $60 should also consider and compare.

With so many people working from home, I guess this deal could be helpful.

There are quite a few including at Glen Waverley and Ringwood Victoria stores.

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    • +1 vote

      That says $150?

      • +2 votes

        Sorry I misread. Ignore me.

  • +7 votes

    My office has one, always overheating not sure how to do 50 pages.

    • +3 votes

      I don't think this if for office /heavy use. If I have 50 pages to shred I will stack them, turn on the machine and forget about it.This seems to be more for home use, for this reason it has a auto feed of only 50. Having said that I had been using it from last couple of hours and it seems fine.

      Also there are other brands on sale as well, go for your life but I found this to be of value.

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        I've had one for 5 or so years, probably my longest running shredder. It overheats under too much work, but fires back up. It performs better than similarly priced models I had in the past, but you get what you pay for with these things.

    • +5 votes

      Agreed. I had one. Does a few pages then stops to cool down.
      After a few months mine stopped drawing in pages.it would run but suck in nothing and then stop to cool down..I'd come back after a few hours and nothing was done

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        Did you regularly clean the roller and use oil sheet on the cutters?

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          Tried. Worked for a bit then same issue

    • +6 votes

      Agreed - had to add my 2c. The part where OP says they've been looking at a decent shredder….

      This is not it.

      Ours has never done a stack of paper properly, and even when it was well within it's warranty it stopped doing more than a couple of pages thick at a time. It's always stopping and now quite often jamming.

      I actually think it's a terrible shredder. Would never recommend this one if your needs are to do more than a few pages at a time.

      • +3 votes

        Agree - terrible shredder waiting to be land fill.

        • +2 votes

          Yes. This was the last shredder I bought. I now just burn sensitive stuff - so much easier and fun.

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        Must be why there on clearance.

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      Yes - I had one . stopped working after a couple of months.

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        Are you sure it was the shredder that stopped working and not the paper?

        Maybe the paper had enough of being shredded and revoluted… Thus causing the blame at shredder.

        Classic teenage mutant ninja turtles

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      agree. useless machine. overheats and take hours to cool. why are people upvoting this?

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      If you read how it works, it shreds for X minutes and does not operate for X minutes (was it shred for 8, cool down for 40 minutes??!?) i think thats how it works to prevent proper overheating it is just way more visible under heavy use.

  • +16 votes

    The reviews from officeworks are helpful, in short, get something else….

    • +5 votes

      For $200 bucks I would cry foul, for 50 bucks with auto feed for 50 pages, it seems fair game to me. Anyways seems like there are other brands to choose from as well.

    • +1 vote

      It cross-cuts quite finely, so its waste is fairly secure. An OK unit for a small office of a couple of people where there is a plenty of bench space to put it.

      If you need to use it heavily or space is a premium, get something else. It works well from cold and goes for a while, but once it gets hot, it stays hot for ages and shuts off.

      You know what to expect for $50.

  • +10 votes

    70% of reviews are 1 or 2 stars
    It's marked down for a reason

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    Got one to try. Thanks.

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      Same here, was looking out for one anyways.

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        same, it’s for home use, so overheat isnt an issue for me, and seems handier for $50 than tearing up bank statements or credit cards with scissors ….

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          Exactly my use case :)

          SMS to pick it up just came…

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            @JaeTee: Keen to hear your feedback and review once you test it out!

            • +1 vote

              @forrester: Will pick it up tomorrow and report back after I tested it.

  • +1 vote

    Lawnmower and compost

    • -1 vote

      Printing ink is carcinogenic~ people really need to stop composting it……

      • +2 votes

        Are you sure? I can only find research saying components that were thought to be carcinogens are no longer thought to be carcinogens.

  • +1 vote

    I don't think the reason they have dropped the price is because of reviews- a number of shredders from different companies are on sale. Also I am not sure if you are aware that shredder of this size(medium) generally have only few minutes of working cycle with then rest. Most realise it afterwards thinking it will continue to shred ..doesn't work like that. Check others that are bit expensive than this one to confirm.

    Anyways I have shredded about 300 pages in last few hours, all good for me..make your own choice

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      says 6 minutes of shredding 40 minute rest cycle … it only has 15 litre waste basket so that should indicate to people it’s for home office use not shredding at an embassy as extremists are trying force their way in.

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      How much electricity it usey?

  • +11 votes

    Wife always wanted me to get shredded.

    • +1 vote

      To shreds, you say?

    • +1 vote

      Gotta try more divine protein shake

    • +1 vote

      She'll need a bigger machine, like the woodchipper in Fargo.

      Which prompts the question, why did my wife and the gardener order a woodchipper when we don't have any trees in our yard?

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        For woodchips to put around the trees they are going to plant.

        • +1 vote

          Wood chips is my garden?!? Over my dead body!

          • +1 vote

            @CJ31: That may well be their plan, but more "body bits", than "body"…

  • +3 votes

    I just dig a hole in my yard once a while, put all the paper in it, light it up, then bury the hole.

    • +2 votes

      Hey son, need some evidence burned?

    • +4 votes

      How do you bury a hole?

      • -1 vote

        Just dig deeper.

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        The hole is still there, it's just got stuff in it. If you did a hole in the stuff inside the hole, does that mean you have a hole in your hole?

    • +1 vote

      Are you Ben Roberts-Smith? You buried USB as well?

    • +3 votes

      tried that then i got a letter from the body corporate saying people in flats shouldn’t dig holes in communal areas and use as a fire pit.

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        Mate, you can't just dig a hole in a communal area. It belongs to everyone ok? On the other hand, do whatever you want to inside your flat.

    • +3 votes

      Haha… imagine how hard his shredder works. It loves former trade deals the most.

      • +5 votes

        Everyone here is clearly a moron. Best way to dispose of incriminating evidence is clearly to put it all on a USB and bury it in the backyard. Be sure to tell your wife where you've buried it too in case she needs to dig it up once you've moved out after a falling out.

        • +1 vote

          And then claim “defamation” with the help of barrister, Bruce McClintock SC, in the Sydney High Court.

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    why would i need one? just dump your paper 1 meter below surface and keep it for 120 years

  • -1 vote

    can this cut cardboard? got too many cardboard from Amazon

    • +2 votes

      Get this instead. It's actually a joy to cut up cardboard. I got it specifically for all my Amazon boxes

    • +2 votes

      i’ll take your extra boxes 😆

    • +2 votes

      I have been using https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/j-burrows-... for the last 6 months or so primarily to chew through all of the cardboard (to make composting faster). It has been an excellent workhorse. It can shread 2-3 xl boxes before it needs to cool down.

  • +12 votes

    I brought it to use today and just wanted people to know that for 6mins of continuous use you need about 40 mins of rest/cool down.
    That is what it says on the box. Actual prefer the regular shredders that you manually feed 10-15 sheets at a time as the cool down time is much shorter.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah the boxy design holds that heat in pretty well.

      • +1 vote

        Just drill speed holes.

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      I agree with your views. I think at the end of the day, it will depend on how you want to use it.

  • +10 votes

    there is a reason this is on sale, it sucks.

    I got this for my home office.
    holds 50 sheets, stops shredding at 20 and overheats.
    Then you have to wait for it to cool down to work again.
    wheels have issues grabbing the paper
    Motor keeps running even if it isnt shredding so you have to turn it off manually
    The slot only takes 5 sheets at a time so also pretty bad in terms of feeding.
    The big collection bin was a selling point for me but I wouldnt buy another.
    I wonder if Officeworks will let me return it and get something with more firepower.
    My old stand up rexel that took heaps of paper was cheaper and better.
    I'd imagine the 80 sheet shredder one would be as bad as this one

  • +1 vote

    I had this one. After a period of use, I put it under my desk as it only works when my foot step on it.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah same here. The self feeder is a bit crap and needs force on the lid to work. Definitely not worth the RRP

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    Price beat at Bunnings:
    pack of matches: $0.50

  • +7 votes

    Not worth $50. Have had one for years, should've taken it back.

    Shreds about 10 pages then stops for 40 minutes to 'cool down' then doesn't grab the pages and runs for 6 minutes before shutting down again to cool down again.

    Worked a bit better at grabbing after I started sitting a weight on top while it shredded. Still couldn't do more than a few pages before triggering a cool down.

    Could shred faster with a pair of scissors.

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      Did the same with putting a weight on top, must be a common problem. Used a dumbbell weight plate to weigh it down, and worked better after that.

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        That's the exact same type of weight I used as well,

  • +3 votes

    Bought the 'premium' $60 cross-cut shredder from BigW. Works so much better than this Rexel model I used at 2 different workplaces, although, with the BigW shredder, you do need to sit there feeding the pages…

    Did a huge document shred with the BigW one a while ago, and it kept going for 30 minutes before it stopped to cool down. I thought I'd burnt it out and was pissed off I'd have to throw another electronic item in the bin, because the previous 2 years I had been using it, it had never stopped to cool down.

    It's this one (Sorry, it's $69): https://www.bigw.com.au/product/brilliant-basics-a4-paper-sh...

  • +2 votes

    I bought a cheap shredder from ow few years ago thinking it would work for small loads in home office environments. it kind of is, except it’s a pain and waste of time use it. you have to empty the bin very frequently, the feeder get stuck often and you have to do you dance with it to untangle the mess, overheating, shredding quality is bad, etc.
    I still use that piece of $hit, but i would not get anything like that next time. Reading the reviews this seems to have very similar problems. So if this is your first shredder and are on a budget may be. But be aware about what you are buying. I personally would not get a shredder with auto feeder that overheats often as reviews say. (paper and over heating motor next to it aint a good combination)

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      Then again this one does clearly state : "It has a run time of 6 minutes and a rest time of 40 minutes." in the description, with its main selling point being the 50 sheet feeder and the P3 anti Saigon jigsaw puzzle rating.

  • +1 vote

    Would appreciate review/opinion on this one? It's not $50 but not that much more and it's on sale
    https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/j-burrows-...

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      That's the same one I'm looking at.
      I wonder what the price was normally?

      Any feedback on this model?
      8 yr warranty is great, but no reviews on Officeworks.

  • +2 votes

    I have one. Better to buy a manual one. Most of the time the auto feeder doesn’t work.

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    Got the x110 from Officeworks yesterday. Managed to get auto feed working a couple of times with maybe 20 pages, but other than that, it just stopped doing anything.
    It's probably faster to just manually feed the paper through which seems to be working so far. Not sure if I should take it back or keep it as a manual shredder.

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    I bought it (without reading comments here)… but then after reading the comments have just cancelled the order.

    Thanks for posting OP, but clearly there's some issues with quality on this one- understanding that's what would be expected for $50.

    • +1 vote

      Yes, seems like really shitty reviews for Rexel but last I checked Officeworks had shredders from other companies on sale as well. Having said that I am keeping mine. I like that I can stack few papers together and it can do the job without having to sdrip feed the thing.

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        Thanks mate, yeah I'm still in the hunt and I'll have to check them out as well. Cheers.

  • +3 votes

    Buy it with the "1+2 extra cover - replace". Worth while the $5.

    They will either give you a better model or refund you in the event that it has any issues.

    I always buy the extra cover and most of the items have been replaced or refunded after 2 years

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    This overheated so much then finally got stuck and we couldn't dislodge the paper. Paid over 150, very unsatisfied. We returned it. Just stuck to a cheaper shredder that did the job.

  • +3 votes

    A cross-cut shredder at $50, taking into account it has a "6 min" (or much less) use time and a 40 min cool down. Sold. I shred maybe 2 - 4 A4 sheets a week. Perfect deal my my needs.

  • +2 votes

    My local Officeworks had the 80x down to $33. Must be a price error, so get in quick!
    Proof: http://imgur.com/a/XTbMrek

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      Where is your local store?

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        Adelaide Street, Brisbane

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          👍! Thanks for your response.

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      So stupid, officeworks won't pricematch their own stores.

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      2 in stock at Ipshit but at $86 and they would not budge in price

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      How many did you see?

  • +2 votes

    I picked mine up from Elizabeth St, Melb (80x) for $33.86. Russell St wanted $48.65. Call around to get the best price.

    I have one on hold at Russell St till 9PM today, DM me if you want it and i can give you my details for it. It is $48.65

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      Mate, can you post your receipt? want to price match at my local OW too.