How well does the HSM Securio C18s 1/4 inch strip-cut shredder stack compete against?

We recently had a look at the HSM Securio C18s 1/4 “Strip-Cut Shredder – 20 Sheets”. Overall the machine is quite good, but after seeing the pros and cons below, I will let you become a judge. Always remember that the perceived specs of a machine do not always translate accurately to real-world environments.


This is the second-lowest level of protection available at 2… This strip-cut shredder is better than, but not entirely, a level 1 machine. If you are really concerned about the information on your documents, we highly recommend that you start looking at some cross-cut machines. An advantage of the strip-cut machine is that you can move more pages per pass faster. Just make sure that you are choosing the right security level for your needs.

Acclaimed material

HSM Securio C18s can cut 1/4 “strip-cut shredders – 20 sheets of paper, paper clips, staples, credit cards. If you need to be able to remove anything else, we recommend that you use a larger machine. And / or look at. Look for something with slightly less protection (high security is less likely that the machine shears something other than paper).

Bin size

At 6.6 gallons, the HSM Securio C18s 1/4 “strip-cut shredder – 20 sheets is a personal / discoidal machine. You won’t be able to shake too much before you empty it, but guess you won’t. It’s like that. Often when done. If you will, we recommend that you jump in to do something with a larger bin size.

Neck shape

The 9.45-inch throat on this machine gives you a little time to breathe when you have the option of peeling off regular-sized paper and some odd-sized things. If you have a really big paper, you have to look at the machine with a larger than 10 “throat”.


The HSM Securio C18s 1/4 “Strip-Cut Shredder – Comes with 2 Years on Machine / Lifetime Warranty on 20 Sheets Cutting Heads. This means you have plenty of time to test the machine and ensure that all Something is running smoothly. Just make sure to take care of your machine properly and you should have no problems.


With an MSRP of $ 799.00 this shredder is not the cheapest, but remember not to pay the full amount. If you look on the web, you can get up to 50% off.

About the manufacturer

HSM products are specifically designed to meet the needs of end consumers in all market segments. It includes our complete line of German engineered and manufactured products, as well, the value line of our products is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the small and SOHO market. Our specialty products include an impressive range of optical and digital media destruction products that provide complete solutions to your security and destruction needs.

Creator jargon

The entry-level personal / home office model, designed for 1 to 3 users, also cuts out credit cards/store cards (see below for details). Automatic start/stop and auto-reverse in case of a paper jam. Reverse button with multi-function (press reverse again process continues). Folding protection element with contact protection (closes when pressure is applied to the device element). Level indicator through inspection window. Handling recess at the top makes it easy to empty the useless container for lifting the upper part of the machine and automatically shuts off when the shredded material is removed. Quiet operating sound and zero power consumption in standby mode ZES (Zero Energy Standby).

So as I mentioned earlier, we think the HSM Securio C18s 1/4 “strip-cut shredder – 20 sheets is a worthy competitor and deserves a second look. If you have more specific questions, I did not answer. Give us a call and we would be happy to help you. I also wanted to remind you that real-world situations do not always produce the same results you might expect from the specs listed. Happy Shredding!