Personal shredder provides innovative safety features and superior performance. Patented SafeSense Technology stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening. Shred up to 11 sheets per pass into 5/32" x 1-3/8" cross-cut particles (Security Level 3). Equipped with a 9" wide paper entry, the DS-1 easily accepts letter-size or legal-size documents. Durable cutters also shred staples, credit cards and paper clips. Electronic auto start/stop feature ensures quick, easy shredder operation. Maximum runtime is four to five minutes on and 20 minutes off. Included, 4-3/4 gallon mesh wastebasket with a step-can style can easily be emptied by stepping down and removing basket. Shredder is made of plastic and metal.