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Old 16-04-2010, 05:22   #1
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Paper Shredder

Space is always at a premium. We need a new paper shredder so I looked for one of the type that sits on top of your trash can. I can't find any. All I find are the ones with custom bin fitted to the shredder. I don't want to store a whole bin aboard. Some are smaller desktop sized like the Staples model but the 'top of trashcan' type are smallest of all.

Anyone know where I can find those?

I guess Big American Shredders are what everybody wants. I thought we were downsizing?
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Old 16-04-2010, 05:29   #2
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Well - mine's from the UK but I think we got it in Staples. It's got its own bin but it's very small and when not shredding things it's holds all sorts of stationery very neatly, and sits at the back of the sock lockers. It's maybe three inches high and two inches wide and takes a A4 sheet or up to about 4 at a time, and it's handwound. It's travelled on RG since 2003.
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Old 16-04-2010, 06:41   #3
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Old 16-04-2010, 07:40   #4
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Lol... sorry about that... always tickles me seeing office supply needs requested on a so called sailing site....
My hands work great, and if worried about security... dunk torn up pages in salt water and squeeze, leave to dry..result unreadable/unentangleable mess.. free and energy efficient..
try this link...
Fellowes Powershred P-20 Strip-Cut Paper Shredder
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Old 16-04-2010, 08:40   #6
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These and a teenager work well:



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Old 16-04-2010, 08:43   #7
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my boatkat does an excellent job of shredding-- if needed after the papers are wetted by salt and freshwater to the point of oblivion.... goood luck..
i like the lmao post--is sooo appropriate..lol
shredders are ok if ye donot leave a dock. if ye do leave the dock ye may just find no need for shredding--water finds a way to remove the necessary paperworks just before ye needs them lol--i have found the need for preserving the papers more important than the need for shredding them!!!!
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But then where would I keep all my small notepads, extra erasers, spare pencils ....
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I'm with boatman61 here! Why devote space to such a device that can be replace with simple skills at destroying paper? What about a little action from the other side of the issue? Where is this paper coming from? Technology exists to pretty much go "paperless". 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Here's my paper shredder...
In low res that picture looks like you have an antique typewriter with a smokestack !


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Going down the west coast of Mexico and Central America, we counter culture types would have a combination wine tasting / paper burning on a remote beach. A hole was dug, a fire started, and the wine flowed. Several things were accomplished at the sametime.
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Sven - what a wonderful steampunk image! I may just have to Photoshop something like that....
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Why the hell do you people need a paper shredder on a boat?

Is the To Do list (cleaning the joker valve etc) highly sensitive?

No wonder people need an extra pot of antifouling each year. The plimsol mark keeps disappearing!

And the needless arguments...
"Nicolle! Where did you put the Shreader? Its not in the Galley, or the Saloon. Iv'e searched the boat from the front to the bow. Youv'e STOLEN my shreader!"
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Sheesh, such hostility. I guess I should go elsewhere to ask questions. Sorry to offend.

Yes, we will go as paperless as possible. But I run a business from my boat and get a fair amount of paper documents. I prefer to be secure in shredding anything I throw away. A small shredder is inconsequential in space. I can run it when I run the genset to charge batteries.

How about a freaking answer to a simple question and leave the cr@p at home. How often do you beat your spouse?
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