Powershred DS-2 Cross-Cut Shredder provides innovative safety features and superior performance. Patented SafeSense Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening. Shred 8 sheets per pass into 5/32 x 2" cross-cut particles (Security Level 3). Durable cutters also shred staples, credit cards and paper clips. Electronic auto start/stop feature ensures quick, easy shredder operation. Maximum runtime is three minutes on and 20 minutes off. Contemporary design complements any home or office decor. Design also features a wide 9" paper entry and sound level of 70 decibels. The 4.8 gallon bin offers an easy-empty handle for hassle-free waste disposal. Shredder is made of plastic and metal.