Archive for April, 2011
7 Reasons Why Paper Shredder Equipment Leasing Make Sense
Save Money with Lease Terms

Leasing may be best for you.

Are you worried about the costs involved with purchasing a brand new paper shredder or other office equipment? Leasing may be the answer to your problems. It’s cost effective, easy to set up, and a great way to get the equipment you need right now!

Here at we offer a number of flexible lease agreements on paper shredders that our customers love. Here’s why.

1. Cash flow – Cash is king, right? Well, when you lease your office equipment from us, there are no big financial outlays or large loan deposits to worry about. That means you have more money for advertising, hiring staff, paying utilities and other running costs.

2. Future proof – Many businesses are stuck with outdated equipment that no longer meets the demands of their business. If you sign an office equipment leasing agreement with, it is easier and more cost effective to upgrade to a newer model. Simply let us know what your requirements are and we will arrange for the latest and greatest paper shredders to find a home in your office.

3. Value for Money – Leasing office equipment is also a great way to ensure that you get the most for your money. Although you may not be able to afford to buy the shredder of your dreams outright, the chances are much higher that you can afford to lease it. This makes your money go further and can reduce your monthly operating costs.

4. Tax deductible – Using leased office equipment can help with your tax returns at the end of the year, because the equipment you lease qualifies as an operating expense, and can therefore be deducted from your company’s tax return.

5. Easy to obtain – It can often be easier for a business to get a lease agreement, than it is to get a loan for new equipment. Approval times are shorter, and it won’t affect any existing lines of credit you have with your bank.

6. Get what you need now – Entrepreneurs love the immediacy of office equipment leasing. It gives you instant access to assets that you might not otherwise be able to afford. It will also maximize the profits and productivity of your business when you need it most.

7. Flexible financing – When you lease a paper shredder from us, you can set your monthly payments at a level your business can afford. You can also include the option to buy the equipment at the end of the lease, or select a stepped payment plan that starts with low payments that gradually increases over the life of the lease.

Do you still think buying new makes sense? If so, you may be in the minority. The Equipment Leasing Association of America estimates that as much as 80% of U.S. businesses lease some or all of their office equipment. So, to start saving, contact our customer service department to see what we can do for you.

The Pros and Cons of Strip Cut vs. Cross Cut Paper Shredders

Are you confused about what type of paper shredder to buy?  There are undoubtedly a lot to choose from, but the most commonly used office machines are either strip cut or cross cut paper shredders.

Strip cut and cross cut

Paper Shredder Cutting Blades

Each have their own advantages and disadvantages, so once you know what these are, you will quickly be able to decide which one is best for you. Here’s what you need to know.

Cost: Strip cut machines are less expensive than a cross cut paper shredder. This is primarily because the technology used in strip cut shredders is not as complex as that in their cross cut counterparts.

Capacity: Emptying the paper shredder is a fact of life in any busy office, but you will spend less time bagging shredded paper if you invest in a cross cut paper shredder. This is because the shredded paper it produces is smaller in size and takes up less space than the long strips from a strip cut machine.

Speed: Generally speaking, strip cut shredders are faster because they only make one continuous cut on the paper and they allow you to shred more sheets at once. The bi-directional cuts made on a cross cut paper shredder are not slow, but on a like for like machine, they are defintiely not as quick. They also cannot take as many sheets at one time because the blades produce more resistance and need a more manageable intake.

Security: Without a doubt, a cross cut shredder is more secure than a strip cut shredder. If you were to try to reassemble a shredded document, it would be significantly harder if you were starting with small cross cut shreds. Government agencies insist on cross cut shredders for this very reason, as do many security conscious businesses.

Maintenance: Keeping your shredder in peak condition literally means that it needs to run like a well-oiled machine. Strip cut shredders need oiled after about 60 minutes of continuous use, while cross cut shredders need oiled after every 30 minutes, and sometimes more often than that. However, shredder oil is relatively inexpensive, and you can install an Automatic Oiler to ensure that this is less of a chore around the office.

So, when choosing between these two types of shredders, it is less of about which one is best, and more about which one is best for you. A cross cut paper shredder is a popular choice, but there is still a lot to be said for strip cut shredders.

Dahle paper shredders are recognized the world over for their quality and reliability, so why not take a look at the models we stock to see which ones meet the needs of your organization.