A Level 6 / P-7 DoD Cross Cut shredder designed for personal or desktop use. The M-9 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-9 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. Auto Start/Stop operation and a safety interlock shuts off the shredder when the bag is full or the drawer is open. The rubber shock mounts isolate the cutting head noise and vibration. Recessed handles allow for easy relocation and a Sliding Drawer Waste Bin collects the shredded paper for easy disposal. An attractive wood sound deadening cabinet provides for quiet dust-free operation.