Cross Cut

Commercial Shredders


Cross cut commercial shredders


The shreds from a cross cut paper shredder reduce the bulk of shredder material significantly so that containers require less frequent emptying. Security is also increased because each document is shredded into more pieces.

Quiet enough for your office, yet powerful enough to handle all types of forms and documents, Cummins Allison heavy duty, cross cut paper shredders are styled so they can be placed wherever you need them -- desk side, next to the office copy machine, or in another central location to assure convenient shredding of all sensitive documents.

Reasons to consider a high quality commercial shredder at your business:

  • Compliance with federal privacy laws
  • Confidential business and employee documentation
  • Concerns with identity theft
  • Cost of outsourcing services
  • Peace of mind

Tips for selecting the right shredder:

  • Assess your volumes and plan for growth—go larger than you think you need
  • Determine your level of security needs—shred type is important
  • Ask about onsite service support

When selecting an industrial shredder, it is important to understand exactly what types and sizes of paper you will be shredding, in order to determine the correct throat width size for your needs.

Throat width refers to the size of the opening in which you put material to be shredded. It is recommended to select a throat width that is large enough to accommodate your widest paper size. A throat width too small may decrease paper shredding speed and efficiency. The following is a guide to help you determine which size would best meet your needs:

  • 8 5/8" -- Perfect for shredding letter or legal size documents.
  • 10 1/4" -- Accommodates letter and legal documents, as well as most letter size computer paper.
  • 12" -- Ideal for shredding mid-sized computer paper and standard file folders.
  • 16"- 20" -- Easily accommodates large-sized computer documents.
  • No matter what your shredding volume or your security needs are, Cummins Allison has the right heavy duty paper shredder to meet your needs.

Cross cut commercial shredders

The shreds from a cross cut paper shredder reduce the bulk of shredder material significantly so that containers require less frequent emptying. Security is also increased because each document is shredded into more pieces.

Quiet enough for your office, yet powerful enough to handle all types of forms and documents, Cummins Allison heavy duty, cross cut paper shredders are styled so they can be placed wherever you need them -- desk side, next to the office copy machine, or in another central location to assure convenient shredding of all sensitive documents.

Reasons to consider a high quality commercial shredder at your business:

  • Compliance with federal privacy laws
  • Confidential business and employee documentation
  • Concerns with identity theft
  • Cost of outsourcing services
  • Peace of mind

Tips for selecting the right shredder:

  • Assess your volumes and plan for growth—go larger than you think you need
  • Determine your level of security needs—shred type is important
  • Ask about onsite service support

When selecting an industrial shredder, it is important to understand exactly what types and sizes of paper you will be shredding, in order to determine the correct throat width size for your needs.

Throat width refers to the size of the opening in which you put material to be shredded. It is recommended to select a throat width that is large enough to accommodate your widest paper size. A throat width too small may decrease paper shredding speed and efficiency. The following is a guide to help you determine which size would best meet your needs:

  • 8 5/8" -- Perfect for shredding letter or legal size documents.
  • 10 1/4" -- Accommodates letter and legal documents, as well as most letter size computer paper.
  • 12" -- Ideal for shredding mid-sized computer paper and standard file folders.
  • 16"- 20" -- Easily accommodates large-sized computer documents.
  • No matter what your shredding volume or your security needs are, Cummins Allison has the right heavy duty paper shredder to meet your needs.


Cutting Spec
Shred Size (inches) 516: 1/8 x 1

526: 3/32 x 5/8

534: 3/32 x 5/8

536: 5/32 x 1 9/16

554: 3/32 x 5/8

556: 5/32 x 2 3/8

576-A: 5/32 x 1 9/16

96: 5/32 x 1 7/8

1406: 1/4 x 1 7/8
Sheets Per Pass 516: 5-6

526: 9-11

534: 9-11

536: 17-20

554: 16-18

556: 25-27

576-A: 30-40

96: 55-70

1406: 65-90
Throat Width (inches) 516: 8 5/8

526: 9 7/16

534: 10 1/4

536: 10 1/4

554: 16

556: 16

576-A: 16

96: 18 1/8

1406: 16 1/8
Physical Specs
Dimensions 516: 21 x 14 x 9

526: 25 x 16 x 12

534: 35 x 20 x 19

536: 37 x 20 x 19

554: 38 x 25 x 23

556: 38 x 25 x 23

576-A: 40 x 28 x 26

96: 67 x 29 x 30

1406: 57 x 49 x 67
Weight (lbs.) 516: 28

526: 52

534: 110

536: 108

554: 227

556: 227

576-A: 335

96: 706

1406: 904
Power Specs
Maximum Horsepower 516: 1/5

526: 1/2

534: 9/10

536: 9/10

554: 1 3/4

556: 1 3/4

576-A: 2 1/8

96: 7 1/3

1406: 8

Outstanding customer support and local service

Cummins Allison is committed to keeping your equipment up and running so your organization performs at its best. That’s just one reason why our technicians are noted for their expertise, quick response and friendly customer service.

Rigorous training is regularly conducted at our facilities to ensure that our technicians have the comprehensive product and application knowledge needed to keep your money counting equipment operating at peak efficiency. With 15 offices in Canada and immediate access to local parts inventories, we provide service coverage that is unmatched in the industry.

Service Support includes:

  • Over 35 highly-trained local service technicians
  • Fifteen sales and service locations with parts inventories
  • National Field Service Department
  • Cummins Allison Worldwide Service Organization

Cummins Allison branch warehouses and service vehicles are equipped with the parts necessary to complete most repairs on the first visit. Exceptions can be completed on the following business day by placing an emergency part order. Extensive repairs may require that the technician transport the machine to at the nearest Cummins Allison branch location. A loaner machine is provided, if available. We make every effort to minimize your downtime when repairs are needed.

Response time is generally within eight business hours from the time the call is received. Service requests made outside of normal operating hours, including holidays and weekends, are dispatched on the next business day.

In Canada, customer service hours are 8 am to 5 pm (EST), Monday through Friday. Technician hours are 8 am to 5 pm (local time).