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Formax OnSite AutoFeed Office Shredder, Cross-Cut FD 8502AF Review

***If you are unsure if this shredder is for you, we can schedule an online product demo especially for you! Just get in touch with us today.***

The Formax OnSite AutoFeed Office Shredder, Cross-Cut FD 8502AF features a dedicated AutoFeed Hopper which allows users to load up to 175 sheets, up to 11" x 17" in size, press start then walk away! It accommodates up to 24 sheets at a time with a 16” wide throat. This office shredder includes an easy-to-use LED control panel with load indicator, heat-treated steel blades, a steel cabinet, lifetime guaranteed waste bin, and a powerful AC geared-motor ensuring years of reliable performance and information security in your office environment. In addition, the ECO Mode saves energy by automatically switching into standby mode after 5 minutes of inactivity.


  • Accepts staples, paper clips and credit cards in the hand-feed throat
  • Manual Function: For shredding small paper or films which can’t be detected by the sensor
  • Two Infeed Options: AutoFeed Hopper and traditional hand-feed opening
  • AutoFeed Hopper: Capacity of up to 175 11” x 17” sheets, for hands-free operation, simply load paper and walk away. The FD 8502AF does the rest.
  • Traditional Hand-Feed Opening: Accepts up to 24 sheets of paper, with an extra-wide 16” opening
  • Auto Start/Auto Stop: Optical sensor detects paper and starts operation automatically
  • LED Control Panel with Load Indicator: Provides machine status and helps operators avoid jams
  • ECO Mode: Automatically enters energy-saving standby mode after 5 minutes of inactivity
  • Door Safety Sensor: Motor stops automatically if the cabinet door is opened
  • Auto-Reverse: In case of a paper jam, built-in controls switch motor into reverse to clear the jam
  • Heat-treated Steel Cutting Blades: Specially ground for longevity and require minimal oil
  • High Quality Geared Motor: Powerful, efficient AC geared-motor with heavy-duty steel gears for high performance and minimal noise
  • Extra-wide 16” hand-feed opening
  • All-Metal Cabinet with casters
  • Auto Sensor: Motor stops automatically when the waste bin is full
  • Lifetime Guaranteed Heavy-Duty Waste Bin
  • Auto Cleaning: Press the reverse button for 5 seconds and the motor will run in reverse for 1 minute
  • Oil Indicator: Control panel LED flashes to suggest oiling cutting blades for optimal performance
  • Self-Diagnosis System: Records a variety of information for use by service technicians
  • Thermal Overload Protection
  • Safety Circuit Breaker: Ensures safe operation
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty: Cutting head
  • 1-Year Warranty: All other parts


  • Cutting Head Lubricating Oil: #8000-10, six 8-ounce bottles per case
  • Shredder Bags: Uses #8000-50, case of 100


If you are looking for the best shredder from Formax at an affordable price, the Formax OnSite AutoFeed Office Shredder, Cross-Cut FD 8502AF is the one for you! But if you want a different sized one but love the features of this Formax OnSite Office Shredder, you can check out the other Formax OnSite Office Shredders now!

***If you are unsure if this shredder is for you, we can schedule an online product demo especially for you! Just get in touch with us today.***


Cutting Style:
Shred Size: 5/32” x 1-1/5”
AutoFeed Capacity: Up to 175 sheets*
Hand-Feed Capacity: 22 to 24 sheets*
Speed: 35 fpm
Dimensions: 24” W x 20” D x 35” H
Bin Capacity: 26 gal.
Weight: 242 lbs.
Security Level: P-4
Power Supply 110V, 50/60 Hz

Buy the Formax OnSite AutoFeed Office Shredder, Cross-Cut FD 8502AF today!


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      Lifetime limited warranty on Deskside and Office cutting heads
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      1-year warranty on High Security and Specialty cutting heads    
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Formax agrees to repair or replace, at its option, any defective part or component covered by this warranty, provided there was no abuse and we first receive written notice of a defect within the applicable warranty period.  Wearable parts are not covered under warranty. This warranty extends only to the original purchaser and does not include labor or the payment of any labor charges or incidental or consequential expenses.
Warranty claims must be submitted with a replacement part order. All parts are shipped FOB Dover, NH.

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