I bought a new document shredder today. I’m on a tight budget, so I got the cheapest I could find. It is marked “light-duty”. Okay, for the price I’m paying, I don’t expect high-quality or long-lasting parts, and I plan to run it until it doesn’t work any more. You get what you pay for, and I’m fine with that.
My question: The box says to limit myself to “25 uses per day”. I guess that’s how they define “light-duty”. But does it really matter if I use it 25 or 50 or 1000 times per day? Of course it will wear out in fewer days if I use it less per day, but will I get less use out of it? I figure the machine will last for a certain amount of shredding, and whether I spread it out over a few weeks or a few years doesn’t really matter.
But am I correct? My inclination is to use it 25 times, leave it off for a few minutes to let the motor cool down, and then tell the machine, “It’s now tomorrow.” I don’t think the machine will care. What do others think?