Dahle CleanTEC 51214 Oil-Free P-4 Small Office Shredder - Discontinued
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Dahle CleanTEC 51214 Oil-Free P-4 Small Office Shredder - Discontinued

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Item #: 04DAH51214
Brand: Dahle
  • Feed Opening: 9 1/2"
  • Shred Capacity: 12 Sheets
  • Shred Speed: 20 Feet / Minute
  • Waste Bin Capacity: 11 Gallons
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Dahle is a world-renowned supplier of office equipment, known most famously for their intuitive and powerful paper shredders. The Dahle 51214 is a part of their CleanTEC line that has a fine-dust filter built in that traps up to 98% of the fine dust that naturally occurs with paper shredding. Perfect for any small office with several daily users, this powerful shredder is small in stature, but packed with features. Special engineering has made this shredder oil-free, so you don't have to worry about that maintenance or if/when you should be oiling. Jam protection will protect your shredder from potential damage of overloading; the cylinders have unique three-pull contacts that ensure your pages remain straight to help prevent jamming. And SmartPower helps save energy and the motor by powering down automatically after 30 minutes of inactivity. The P-4 security creates tiny 1/8" x 1 9/16" particles to protect office security.


Item # 04DAH51214
Brand Name Dahle
Manufacturer Part Number 51214
Suggested User Small Office
Recommended Daily Users 5-10 Daily Users
Cut Type Cross Cut
Shred Size 1/8" x 1-9/16"
Security Level (Paper) P-4
Feed Opening 9 ½"
Shred Capacity 12 Sheets
Shred Speed 20 Feet / Minute
Cuts Through Paper
Credit Cards
Paper Clips
Special Features Automatic Reverse (Jam Protection), Bag Full Indicator, CleanTEC Air Filtration, Evergy-Saving Automatic Power Off, Oil-Free
Operating Noise 46 dB(A)
Waste Bin Capacity 11 Gallons
Actual Machine Dimensions ( L x H x W) 13.75" x 17" x 28"
Actual Machine Weight 56 lb
Shipping Length 17.5"
Shipping Width 20.5
Shipping Height 30
Shipping (Web) Weight 63 lb
Manufacturer's Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty (Cutting Cylinder)
Limited 2 Year Warranty (Shredder)
Certifications ETL


   • Dahle CleanTEC® - Breathe easy while using the world's only shredder with a fine dust filter system. This integrated system permanently traps up to 98% of the fine dust, and provides a cleaner, healthier work environment.

   • Oil-Free - Wondering when your shredder was last oiled is no longer a concern with this oil-free, hassle-free shredder. Through clever engineering, this machine maintains peak performance without the aid of oil.

   • Jam Protection - The cylinders Trident Grip design produces three continuous points of contact with the paper, pulling it straight through the cylinders providing unprecedented jam protection. The result is a machine with strength, power and the ability to handle all of your data destruction needs.

   • SmartPower - This shredder automatically powers down after 30 minutes of inactivity. It will appeal to those interested in conserving energy as well as reducing electrical costs.

Shred capacity ratings are based on 20# bond copy paper and may vary depending on paper stock.

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The Dahle 51214 CleanTEC shredder is a small office shredder, ideally suited for businesses and organizations with between five to ten daily users. With a mid-level security rating, it is approved for general business shredding of non-confidential documents and cards. Need something for a slightly larger office? Consider the 51414. Or if you need something more secure, then consider the 51322.

This shredder is equipped with some unique features that set it apart from competitive models. The first of those is the CleanTEC label, which means that it features an integrated air filter. This may seem odd to some, but the addition of this can actually improve office air quality pretty significantly. Especially useful in offices without regular fresh airflow, such as upper floor offices without windows, this filtration system virtually eliminates fine paper dust (naturally produced from shredding) from entering the breathable air. You can learn more about why this is important for your staff by clicking here.

Another great feature mot found in many other shredders of its class is the oil-free system. Oiling is a standard preventative maintenance step that all shredders should have, that helps lubricate the cutting shafts and keep them running as quietly and smoothly as possible, as well as to help clean out paper dust to prevent jamming. Through special engineering, the 51214 no longer requires oiling to maintain peak performance.

The most important things to consider before you buy were mentioned in the recommended users section of this review. This machine is not suited for all day use, or for use by more than about 10 daily users. It is also not ideal for those who need to destroy top-secret or sensitive materials. The P4 security level offers the perfect blend of security and price point, but might not be ideal for all situations. To learn more about particle sizes and security levels, click here.

The Dahle 51214 offers several very valuable features to keep your office clean and eliminate hassle while performing at impressive levels of speed and efficiency. For the intended user, it is a great buy.

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