This is a confetti cut shredder that reduces sensitive documents to very small particles for higher security needs (yes, you, Miss Moneypenny). It shreds up to fourteen sheets of paper in one pass including staples and small paper clips. It starts automatically when paper is inserted and stops when complete. It has an updated design with softer lines and rounded corners and an elegant white finish. Although ideal for continuous use by multiple people in an office setting, it is also great for when you are doing the initial purge of your out-of-date and expired personal documents like old bank accounts and old insurance records. It also featured convenient basket-full and door-ajar features with LED indicator light Electronic auto start and stop function for easy operation. The jam protection shuts motor off if over loaded to protect motor from burn out. The Powershred has quiet motor operation as well.