Reliable, personal shredder offers a patented Safety Lock that disables the shredder for added safety protection. 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. Maximum runtime is three to five minutes on and 15 minutes off. Mechanical, auto start/stop feature ensures quick, easy shredder operation. Waste bin features an easy liftoff head and 4-3/4 gallon capacity. Powershred P-48C Cross-Cut Shredder also offers a 9" paper entry width, 5-minute continuous shredding and a decibel level of 70. Shredder is made of plastic and metal.