Exceeded my expectations! This smaller shredder really packs a punch! Some reviews complain of the 5 minute "limit." If you run 12 pages at a time and don't let it stop, it will only run for 5 minutes straight. However, grab some papers shred them, pick up some more then shred those and you won't have to worry about the 5 minute "issue." I shredded enough paper to fill two 30 GALLON garbage bags over the course of 3 hours and it didn't stop once! Shredded credit cards without missing a beat. This is a heavy duty shredder. Buy it, you won't regret it!