The M-12T DOD High Security Crosscut Paper Shredder has been evaluated by National Security Agency / Central Security Service and meets the requirements set by the NSA/CSS for the destruction of paper. NSA/CSS performance testing has evaluated the M-12T ability to reduce paper documents to shards measuring 1 millimeter by 5 millimeter, or less. NSA/CSS testing protocol includes the timed destruction of conventional office copy paper (letter size, 20-lb weight, uncoated) and has classified the M-12T as HIGH VOLUME at greater than 10 Reams per Hour. A Level 6 / P-7 Cross Cut shredder designed for the office, it is engineered to give many years of trouble free use. It is built with a cutting head precision milled from solid blocks of Solingen steel and housed in an all steel frame. The 12" feed opening is also reinforced with steel and 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 M-12T includes an Energy Management System which places the shredder in a sleep mode when idle and completely powers down after 30 minutes of inactivity. 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 and a Slim-Line Low Profile 1 Gallon Automatic Oiler ensures peak shredder performance. The rubber shock mounts isolate the cutting head noise and vibration and an attractive wood sound deadening cabinet provides for quiet dust-free operation. Swivel casters allow for easy mobility. Trade Agreement Act (TAA) Compliant.