A Level 6 DoD Cross Cut shredder designed for the heavy duty use. The M-16HC has been evaluated by NSA and meets the requirements of NSA/CSS Specification 02-01 for High Security Crosscut Paper Shredders. Built with a cutting head precision milled from solid blocks of Solingen steel and housed in an all steel frame, the M-16HC shredder is engineered to give many years of trouble free use. A Thermally Protected Motor, Chain Drive and Steel Gears all provide for maximum slip-free power. The All Metal Drive system uses no internal nylon or plastic gears as is common in lower quality shredders. The operator control pad includes all the functions of the shredder and a safety interlock shuts off the shredder when the bag is full or the door is open. An Auto-Reverse feature prevents overfeeding and reduces jamming. The rubber shock mounts isolate the cutting head noise and vibration and an attractive wood sound deadening cabinet provides for quiet dust-free operation. Casters allow for easy mobility.