When people think about shredders they normally think about the electric models that we are all now very familiar with. But a useful alternative for a number of situations is the manual, hand operated variety.
Hand operated shredders are typically much smaller, lighter and hence more portable than their electrical counterparts – and as they don't require mains power (or even batteries) they are great if you travel frequently but still need to shred material – or even if you just want to keep one around the house without needing to plug it in every time you want to shred something.
Due to their nature, hand operated shredders are not suitable for shredding large volumes – but for light use where you just want to shred single sheets at a time (or for example receipts) then they are a great alternative to electrical shredders.
To view a selection of hand operated shredders click here.