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Swordfish 500DC Diamond-cut Shredder - RRP £84.68
Swordfish 500DC Diamond-cut Shredder - RRP £84.68

Swordfish 500DC Diamond-cut Shredder - RRP £84.68

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Product Features
Shreds up to 5 sheets of 80gsm paper at once
High security diamond shaped particles (Level3)
Automatic Start/Stop control
Reverse function for clearing jams
9 litre waste bin for approximately 70 sheets
L 282 x W 150 x H340mm
Speed m/min 2.70

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"MOD" Put in description pls

Original Poster

is it not in the title?!

Nice deal - thanks. You do need to read the Amazon reviews before you decide whether to buy, though.

Original Poster

i know but I tend to look elsewhere for reviews - people seem to put negative reviews on amazon for all sorts of items

The reviews are dire.

COLD

1.0 out of 5 stars Don't touch it!, 12 Jan 2008By Graham Lockwood … 1.0 out of 5 stars Don't touch it!, 12 Jan 2008By Graham Lockwood "Hifi Musicman" (Haywards Heath West Sussex UK) - See all my reviews(REAL NAME) I had this less than 1 year and had only been using it occasionally for very light use before it broke down. I won't be buying any more Swordfish products.Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? YesNoReport this | PermalinkComment Comment22 of 23 people found the following review helpful:1.0 out of 5 stars Swordfish 500DC Shredder, 31 Oct 2007By A. Mead (UK) - See all my reviews(REAL NAME) Lasted 3 months light use before giving up the ghost. I shall not buy another.Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? YesNoReport this | PermalinkComment Comment (1)3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:5.0 out of 5 stars Swordfish 500DC Diamond-cut Shredder, 30 Jun 2008By Mr. Ian M. M. Stewart "Ian" (Crieff, Scotland) - See all my reviews(REAL NAME) I have found this to be an excellent little shredder. Compact and efficient, it is ideal for home and small office use, and the diamond cut is ultra-secure.From the engineering viewpoint close inspection of the mechanism is encouraging - well designed and well made. I do NOT ask it to eat umpteen sheets of paper all at once, nor do I feed it very heavy material.In other words I treat it with the care which befits its size, and I oil it regularly with Swordfish lubrication sachets. I am more than satisfied with it in every respect.

To be fair, when Which? tested this shredder they found it OK, and rated it a Best Buy:

This Swordfish shredder is a simple but robust medium-sized model.

It is fairly versatile and quick at destroying paper, so should meet the shredding needs of most families.

This shredder can destroy up to eight sheets at once and hold up to 70 pages - and there's a window to check out how full the bin is getting.

This model is easy to operate and empty, and also clear blockages with the help of its reverse gear.

Towards the end of our 1,000 sheet durability test, this shredder was working as well - we lubricated the blades every 250 pages as the manufacturer recommends.

This is a quick and durable shredder and blockages are easy to clear


Paper only, though, unlike some of the Swordfish models.

Original Poster

Which is why I said I don't trust the Amazon reviews!!! It's about as good as the reviews on here. There are so many deals that are voted cold because someone doesn't like the size/colour or believes everything they read on the internet. Also there are so many people on here that have deals flagged up if it contains the word 'Lexmark' JUST so they can vote it cold.

Therefore, it may not be your cup of tea because you prefer industrial size shredders and probably own your own waste site as well but to some people this will be a good deal and they might miss out because you voted it cold based on a COMPLETE STRANGERS review. For all you know they could have tried to shove a pizza box through it and got annoyed that it broke.

To conclude - why trust reviews on Amazon.

gemz700;2751933

Which is why I said I don't trust the Amazon reviews!!! It's about as … Which is why I said I don't trust the Amazon reviews!!! It's about as good as the reviews on here. There are so many deals that are voted cold because someone doesn't like the size/colour or believes everything they read on the internet. Also there are so many people on here that have deals flagged up if it contains the word 'Lexmark' JUST so they can vote it cold.Therefore, it may not be your cup of tea because you prefer industrial size shredders and probably own your own waste site as well but to some people this will be a good deal and they might miss out because you voted it cold based on a COMPLETE STRANGERS review. For all you know they could have tried to shove a pizza box through it and got annoyed that it broke.To conclude - why trust reviews on Amazon.



You make a fair point.

Newbold;2751985

You make a fair point.



But if a number of people post reviews all pointing to a similar fault, it can only be fair to say that the particular fault is a prevalent one for that product.

If you rely on one review though then agreed, you are being slightly naive!

Original Poster

centaurandrew;2752009

But if a number of people post reviews all pointing to a similar fault, … But if a number of people post reviews all pointing to a similar fault, it can only be fair to say that the particular fault is a prevalent one for that product.If you rely on one review though then agreed, you are being slightly naive!



Well these amazon reviews - 2 bad one good.

The 'good' Amazon reviewer boasts of oiling it regularly and treating it with due care. The 'bad' reviewers say they were not using the shredder regularly so maybe needed to be oiling it at every use rather than every 250 sheets?

That is IDENTICAL in every way to one that WH Smith sell for £20 - I've got it under my desk!!
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