Royal is a well-known office products manufacturer with a long history of more than 115 years. The company is known for innovative and high-quality products made in the US. That applies also to their Royal micro-cut shredder machines they started to produce in 1996. We are going to review one of them in this article.
Micro-cut Shredder for Residential and Home Office Use
The MC14MX is well suited for residential and home office use. It will protect all your sensitive personal and business information.
The machine is powerful enough (1 HP) to discard 14 sheets of 20 lbs paper at once using the Auto start/stop function. They end up as tiny 4 x 10 mm micro-cut shreds, offering a very high level of security.
This Royal micro-cut paper shredder has no problem taking care of CDs, DVDs, and credit cards. So you do not have to worry about your digital information either. Credit cards and discs are micro-cut as well. They go to a different slot than paper, but then continue through the same mechanism and end up in the same wastebasket.
Other FeaturesThe easy slide-out wastebasket’s capacity is 8.5 gallons. That means you can hold around 575 sheets of shredded paper there. It also has a clear window in front to easily see whether you need to empty it. Additionally, there is a photosensor with LED and a buzzer indicating a full basket.
Four locking caster wheels make it easy to move this shredder from one place to another if needed. That is very helpful considering MC14MX’s above-average weight of 34 pounds and dimensions of 14 x 17.5 x 27 inches. On the other hand that indicates good-quality materials and improves the appliance’s stability.
For the correct operation:
- the hopper must be fully seated
- the wastebasket properly in place
Otherwise, the power button will not work. Only when the LED lights up, the shredder is ready for operation. Insert a paper and it will automatically start, then stop when the shredding process is completed. In case of a paper jam use the Reverse button to clear the cutters.
After the Purchase
Do not be surprised if you find a few paper shreds in your new Royal shredding machine. This is normal as all of them are tested in the factory before they ship them. This helps to ensure a high quality of their products before the consumers receive them.
The Royal company offers technical support if you have any questions or issues with their products. You can easily reach them by phone at 1-800-272-6229.
Royal 14-sheet micro-cut shredder is a solid and reliable machine sold for a good price. It has very positive reviews from customers. The manufacturer offers a standard 1-year warranty and on top of that a 7-year warranty on the blade cutters.