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This machine does not come with an auto-oiler and does not have theoption to have one installed

The DestroyIt 2503 Strip-Cut Shredderappears to be a solid machine with very competitive specs relative tothe competition. Used properly I’m not sure why you wouldn’t have thismachine for quite some time. Below we break down the individual specs.


This is the second lowest level of security available rated at a 2.This strip-cut shredder is a tad better than a level 1 machine but nota whole lot. If you are really concerned about the information on yourdocuments then we highly recommend that you start looking at some ofthe cross-cut machines. The one benefit of the strip-cut machine isthat you can shred faster and more pages per pass. Just make sure thatyou are choosing the right security level for your needs.

Shredable Material

The DestroyIt 2503 Strip-Cut Shreddercan shred CDs, Credit Cards, Paper, Paper Clips, Staples. If you needto be able to shred something else then we recommend that you look at alarger machine and/or look for something with a little bit lowersecurity (the higher the security the less likelihood that the machineshreds something other than paper).

Continuous Motor

This shredder is not rated for continuous use. That simply meansthat you will have to shut the machine down after a certain period oftime to let it cool off. Now don’t let this scare you away because mostpeople will never reach that point unless they just sit down and startshredding and shredding and shredding. If you plan on doing all yourshredding at one sitting then it is highly recommended that you get amachine with a continuous duty motor, otherwise you’re just fine.

Bin Size

The DestroyIt 2503 Strip-Cut Shredderhas a 26 gallon bin. We’re happy with this size because it will giveyou a bit more time between emptying your bin. Although the size maymake it difficult to fit this shredder in a tight space, it’s alwaysworth it in the long run to get a bigger bin size and move your officearound a bit.

Throat Size

We love the 10.25 inch throat on this shredder because you can putin odd sized paper and it leaves plenty of breathing room when it comesto regular sized paper. Some of the smaller machines will crumple thepaper and eventually jam because the throat opening is just not largeenough.

Auto Oiler

This machine does not come with an auto-oiler and does not have theoption to have one installed. Although automatic oilers are notnecessary to maintain your machine, they do take the guess-work out ofmaintenance. Don’t hold it against the machine though as you can easilyoil the machine yourself on regular intervals.


The DestroyIt 2503 Strip-Cut Shredder comes with a 1 year warrantyparts – lifetime warranty cutting shafts and wheels. This means thatyou have plenty of time to test out the machine and make sure thateverything is running smoothly. Just make sure to properly care foryour machine and you shouldn’t have any issues.


With an MSRP of $1,599.00 this shredder is not the cheapest aroundbut remember to NEVER pay the full amount. You can find discounts of upto 50% off if you look around on the web.

About the Manufacturer

Headquartered in historic Charleston, South Carolina, the MBMCorporation produces world-class Destroyit business shredders. MBMCorporation’s parent company, IDEAL Krug & Priester of Germany, isthe leading manufacturer of paper shredders and small format papercutters in the world. At MBM, innovative thinking and exhaustiveresearch and development go into every product we sell. Our productsare sold through an extensive dealer network throughout the UnitedStates and backed by a staff of knowledgeable service representativesand one of the best warranty packages in the business.

Manufacturer Jargon

“SPS” (Safety Protection System) package: electronically controlled,transparent safety shield in the feed opening; Wholesale Cable Reels “Easy Switch” controlelement uses color codes and back-lit symbols to indicate operationalstatus; automatic stop when shred bag is full or when cabinet door isopened; automatic reverse and stop in case of paper jam; doubleprotection against overheating

So as I mentioned before, we think that the DestroyIt 2503 Strip-Cut Shredderis a worthy competitor and deserves a second look. If you have morespecific questions I didn’t answer here, feel free to give us a calland we’d be happy to help you out. I also wanted to remind you thatreal-world conditions do not always produce the same results that youmight expect from the listed specs. Happy Shredding!


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