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Swingline™ SM12-08 Micro-Cut Jam Free Shredder
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Swingline™ SM12-08 Micro-Cut Jam Free Shredder

Item # 305658 OfficeMax # 22163702
Shreds up to 12 sheets per pass
  • Micro-cut shredding for extra protection and peace of mind.
  • Shreds pages into 0.13" x 0.25" pieces.
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Shreds up to 12 sheets per pass
  • Micro-cut shredding for extra protection and peace of mind. 
  • Shreds pages into 0.13" x 0.25" pieces. 
  • Durable cutters slice through paper clips and staples. 
  • Jam Free Technology continuously prevents jams.  An indicator light illuminates red if too many sheets are inserted. Simply remove extra sheets to continue shredding.
  • Whisper quiet operation lets you work uninterrupted.  Up to 10 decibels less sound.
  • Eco-conscious energy saving power save mode for optimized efficiency. 
  • Includes 8-gallon pull-out wastebasket with a bin-full indicator. 

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Item # 305658 
Manufacturer # 1758496  
security level Level 4 (confidentiality is a must)
cut style microcut
shred size 0.13" x 0.25"
number of sheets per pass 12
can shred paper; paper clips; staples
continuous run time 20 minutes
wastebasket capacity 8 gallons
maximum shred speed 7 fpm
recommended shredder use small/medium office
number of users 1-5
throat width 9 inches
full-wastebasket indicator yes
automatic start/stop yes
manual reverse yes
overload protection yes
dimensions 22"H x 17"W x 13"D
warranty length 2-yr limited; 1-yr limited
model name SM12-08
brand name Swingline
manufacturer ACCO BRANDS
postconsumer recycled content 0%
total recycled content 0%

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Swingline? SM12-08 Micro-Cut Jam Free Shredder 5 5 1 1
Excellent product This is the best shredder I have ever used. The micro-cut allows for more paper to be shredded before the bin has to be emptied. Also multiple pages are shredded at the same time with ease. December 9, 2013
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  1. Non-stop Jam Free™ Technology
  2. 12 Sheet Shredding Capacity
  3. Micro-cut (Level P-5) Cut Type
  4. 8-gallon Waste Capacity
  5. Shreds Credit Cards, Paper Clips, Staples, Documents
  6. Intelligent™ Self-cleaning Cutters
  7. Wheels for Mobility
  8. Warranty

Non-stop Jam Free™ Technology

Non-stop Jam Free™ indicator glows red when too much paper is inserted to prevent jams before they happen. LED light glows green when you are within the shredder's capacity.

12 Sheet Shredding Capacity

Shreds up to 12 sheets at a time.

Micro-cut (Level P-5) Cut Type

Shreds one 8 1/2" x 11" letter size sheet into approximately 2117 pieces. Provides a high level of security, suitable for destroying papers with personal identity information or financial documents.

8-gallon Waste Capacity

Line pull-out bin with a shredder bag to catch all shreds. Holds up to 8 gallons. 

Recyclable paper shredder bag: 1765022
Plastic shredder bag: 1765016

Shreds Credit Cards, Paper Clips, Staples, Documents

Protect your identity with greater shredding flexibility. Shred documents without removing paper clips or staples, and shred credit cards too.

Intelligent™ Self-cleaning Cutters

Cutters are automatically cleared of any small pieces of paper that could cuase build-up over time and lead to shredder jams.

Wheels for Mobility

Quickly and easily move the shredder from place to place so it is always in the room where you need it.


2-year warranty.
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  • Jam Prevention

    Patented Non-stop Jam Free™ technology works constantly to prevent jams before they happen during manual feed shredding. Red and green LED lights indicate if you are exceeding or within shredding capacity. Green means okay to keep shredding, red means to feed fewer sheets.
  • Bin Full Indicator

    Icon on shredder interface illuminates when waste bin is full and needs to be emptied.
  • Recyclable Paper Bag Compatible

    Exclusive recyclable paper bags, made from recycled paper, can be used to line the shredder frame for easy clean-up.
  • Shreds Credit Cards, Paper Clips and Staples

    Cutters are able to shred credit cards, paper clips and staples to allow for easier, faster shredding of fastened documents.
  • Intelligent™ Self-cleaning Cutters

    Cutters automatically run to remove small pieces of paper that become stuck and lead to jams.
  • Intelligent™ Power Save

    Shredder automatically powers down after 2 minutes of inactivity to conserve energy. Shredder automatically wakes up when paper is inserted.

Comparison Chart

Cut Type (Security Level) Micro-cut (Level P-5) Cross-cut (Level P-3) Strip-cut (Level P-2)
# of Shreds per 8 1/2" x 11" Sheet 2117 335 37 strips
Sheet Capacity 12 sheets 16 sheets 20 sheets
Waste Capacity 8 gallons 8 gallons 8 gallons
Non-stop Jam Free™
Shreds Credit Cards
Shreds DVDs/CDs
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