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Dahle 20396 High Capacity Cross Cut Paper Shredder

Brand: DahlePart# 20396

Your Price:  $5,330.00
Reg. Price: $8,200.00
Availability Usually ships within 48 hours
Condition New
Warranty 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime on Cutters
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Quick Overview

* Shred Type: Cross Cut shreds paper into 1/8" x 1-9/16" particles
* Max Sheet Capacity: 38-43
* Feed Width: 16"
* Bin Capacity: 50 gallons
* Continuous: Yes | Security Level: P-4
* Shreds papers, staples, paper clips, credit cards, CDs/DVDs, junkmail

Product Description

This Dahle 20396 high capacity paper shredder is just the tool to destroy large quantities of paper in a short amount of time. Housed in a wooden cabinet with casters, this rather stout machine is easy to move and position in its place of operation. Expensive shredding services are no longer needed with the ability to hold 50 gallons of shredded confidential waste.

The Dahle 20396 has a 16" feed opening and can shred up to 38/43 sheets of paper at a time. This machine is driven by a powerful 2.5 horsepower motor and is designed to shred between 12,000 and 28,000 sheets of paper per day. It features full electronic capabilities including such safety features as automatic shutoff when the door is open and auto reverse to prevent an overfeed.

Properly oiling this high capacity shredder is the key to maintaining optimal performance so we recommend purchasing an automatic oiler (model# SAO-120). Additional bags (model# 20726) and oil (model# 20741) are also available.


  • ETL listed
  • TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant
  • Shreds 38 (20#) / 43 (16#) papers per pass
  • Accepts CDs/DVDs, staples, paper clips, junkmail and credit cards
  • Automatic on/off
  • Fully electronic operation
  • Precision milled solid cylinders
  • Heavy duty chain and sprocket drive
  • Powerful 2.5 hp continuous duty motor
  • Auto reverse in the event of an overfeed
  • High capacity 50 gallon shred container
  • Rubber shock mounted for quiet operation
  • Housed in a wooden cabinet with heavy duty casters
  • Shredder automatically shuts down when bin is full
  • Recommended for small offices
  • Dedicated 120 volt, 20 amp line required

Sheet Capacity

Sheet CapacityThe amount of sheets that can be shredded per single pass.

Cut Type

Cut TypeCross cut shreds paper into 1/8" x 1-9/16" particles. Security level P-4.

Auto-Oil (Optional)

Auto-OilAutomatically lubricates cutters to enhance performance and reliability.

Continuous Shredding

ContinuousDesigned to work for hours on end without overheating.

Recommended Use

Recommended UsersRecommended for small offices.

What's in the box?

  • 20396 shredder, user manuals, 400 mL / 13.5 oz bottle of oil, cardboard shredder box, and 10 replacement bags.

Shred Capabilities

Paper Staples Paper Clips Credit Cards CDs/DVDs USB Sticks Floppy Disks Junkmail


  • Cut Type: Cross Cut
  • Cut Size: 1/8" x 1-9/16"
  • Paper Entry Width: 16"
  • Shred Capabilities: CDs/DVDs, Credit Cards, Staples, Junkmail and Paper Clips
  • Sheet Capacity: 38 (20#) / 43 (16#)
  • Bin Capacity: 50 Gallons
  • Speed: 22 Feet Per Minute
  • Maximum Run Time: Continuous
  • Oil Technology: Optional
  • Security Level (DIN 66399): P-4
  • Sound Level: 64 dBs
  • Safety Features: Auto Reverse
  • Auto Start/Stop: Yes - Electronic
  • Dimensions: 46-1/2" H x 27-1/2" W x 24" D
  • Weight: 328 Lbs
  • Warranty: 2 Year Machine / Lifetime Cutter
  • Model/Part Numbers: 20396

Paper Shredder Security Levels Explained

Additional Information

Name Dahle 20396 High Capacity Cross Cut Paper Shredder
Manufacturer Part Number 20396
Model 20396
Manufacturer Dahle
Product Weight 328
Warranty 2 Year Manufacturer WarrantyLifetime on Cutters
Price $5,330.00
Shred Size 1/8" x 1-9/16"
Shred Type Cross Cut
Shreds CDs/DVDs Yes
TAA Compliant Yes
NSA Approved No
Automatic Oiler Optional
Max Sheet Capacity 38-43
Feed Width 16"
Bin Capacity 50 gallons
Continuous Shredding Yes
Security Level P-4

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