Level 3 security shredder handles 38/43 sheets per pass at a 1/8" x 1 9/16" shred size

Dahle 20396 High Capacity Shredder

Available on GSA Contract Number GS-O2F-0112P - Price $3,800.00 Delivered

In today's society there's nothing more critical than the accumulation of large volumes of confidential waste. A company's financial records, health information or personnel records can be seen by all if not shredded immediately. This Dahle High Capacity Shredder is just the tool to destroy large quantities of paper in a short amount of time.

Dahle high capacity shredders are designed for shredding extremely large amounts of confidential data and are ideal for shredding bewteen 12,000 and 28,000 sheets of paper per day. Printed office data can be easily and efficiently managed with this small office paper shredder. Invoices, emails, marketing proposals, medical records and other business information should be properly destroyed to prevent others from gaining access to your organization's data.

The Dahle 20396 High Capacity Shredder is built with a wide 16" feed opening to accommodate large volumes of paper with ease. This cross-cut machine produces a very small 1/8" x 1 9/16" particle shred size to security level 3 standards. It can shred between 38-43 pages at a time.

The 20396 shreds paper, staples, paper clips, and credit cards.

Housed in a wooden cabinet with casters, this rather stout machine is easy to move and position in its place of operation. This machine fits nicely in company mail rooms or any other centralized location where large amounts of shredded material is taken. Expensive shredding services are no longer needed with the ability to hold 50 gallons of shredded confidential waste. Not to mention the confidence in knowing your documents are immediately destroyed and can no longer be seen by others.

Driven by a powerful 2 1/2 horsepower motor, this model comes with a visual indicator when the shred box is almost full. The shredder will automaticall power off when capacity has been reached. Simply change out the waste bag, close the door, and the shredder will resume normal operation. In addition, the shredder automatically powers off when the cabinet door is opened. This unit will also Auto Reverse in the event of an overfeed.

Accessories - such as spare waste collection bags, shred boxes, or lubricating oil - for this unit are available on our Shredder Supplies page or by clicking below.

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  • 1/8" x 1 9/16" Cross Cut
  • Security Level 3
  • 16" Feed Width
  • 38 / 43 Sheet Capacity
  • Shreds staples, paper clips, and credit cards
  • Fully Automatic Chain driven providing slip free power
  • Powerful 2 1/2 Hp motor
  • 50 gallon waste volume
  • Housed in a wooden cabinet with casters
  • dB 64

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Purchase Price
GSA Purchase Price $3,794.36
Shred Size
1/8" x 1 9/16"
Volume Heavy: 12,000 to 28,000 Sheets
Per Day
Shred Capacity
20# Paper
16# Paper
Up to 38
Up to 43
Speed 22 ft/min
Motor 2 1/2 Hp 115V
Waste Volume
50 Gal
115VAC; 60HZ; 30 amps or
220VAC; 50HZ; 15 amps single phase



46.5 inches

1181 mm


27.5 inches

698 mm


24 inches

610 mm


328 lbs

149 kg

Shipping weight on this unit is approx. 400 pounds. As international shipping and non-contiguous domestic shipping rates vary, we will provide a quote for your location upon receipt of your order.

Price: $7,800.00Sale price: $3,800.00