Cross-cut shredder powers through 10 sheets of paper, creating 430 cross-cut/confetti-cut particles per page. It also shreds staples and paper clips. Continuous-duty operation ensures continual shredding with no downtime. Anti-Jam Technology prevents jams if machine is overloaded. Energy Management Control System reduces power by putting shredder into energy-saving standby mode after 30 minutes of being idle. Quiet operation minimizes noise development in the workplace. Design also includes manual/automatic reversing functions; automatic start/stop; full-bag indicator; overload protection; and a level indicator through inspection window in the waste container.