The Kobra 240 C2T cross cut shredder features a 9-1/2" throat that can handle up to 10 sheets at a time. For added security this model shreds paper down to 1/12" x 3/5" pieces. It has automatic start/stop via electronic eye and stand-by function with light signal for one-handed paper shredding. The 240 C2T has a special safety feature that shuts the cutting heads off once the door is open. It comes equipped with a heavy-duty chain drive with steel gears and carbon hardened cutting knives that are unaffected by paper clips and staples. Its specially designed cutting mechanism compresses the shredded paper while the machine is in use and increases the capacity of the waste bin. The removable waste bin makes emptying a snap; simply pull out and remove. No plastic waste bags are required.