Quiet machine with ample capacity both in number of sheet at a time and duty time. The bin for chads is more than adequate for large shredding parties. The machine is heavy (it should be) and very stable. I would buy this again and again. BTW it does a goos job of shredding old CD's, ( I had some old tax records on them.) But, who has CD's anymore? If you are wondering, the chads are small enough for security purposes. Besides once you shred 10 sheets everything is so commingled no one is stealing your info.