The AmazonBasics 12-Sheet Cross-Cut is no longer available as of early 2018. Check out our updated full review for information on current products.
The AmazonBasics 12-Sheet Cross-Cut provides tops notch speed, a decent interface, and respectable shredding power. Seeing as it does all this while being the second cheapest model we tested it was a shoe in for our Best Buy: Cross-Cut award. It dethroned the previous winner of his reward, the AmazonBasics 6-Sheet Cross-Cut. If your shredding needs are few and far between, you might as well save a little extra money and get the 6-Sheet model. However, if you want and inexpensive shredder that has enough oomph to get through large jobs in a respectable amount of time, you can't beat the AmazonBasics 12-Sheet Cross-Cut. If you want to get the increased security of micro-cut at a budget price you can get the Bonsaii DocShred C156-C Micro-Cut for just a bit more.