Geha Home & Office X6 CD

Test 04/2020

  • Geha Home & Office X6 CD - testing
  • Geha Home & Office X6 CD - front
  • Geha Home & Office X6 CD - back
  • Geha Home & Office X6 CD - left
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  • Geha Home & Office X6 CD - boxed
  • Geha Home & Office X6 CD - bottom
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Test seal: Geha Home & Office X6 CD, Rating 8.4

last modified: 23.03.2020, 12:26

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All rating criteria details:

Safety 30%
Handling 20%
Volume 20%
Cut quality 20%
Speed 10%
Tested by: Thomas

Thomas

Resumee

The Geha Home & Office X6 CD is a model that performs well in the midfield in the test. In terms of both speed and size, there are more recommendable models. Among other things, a readiness indicator would have been good.

Pro

  • Handle on cutting unit

Cons

  • Extra container only for CDs, credit cards end up in paper
  • Guarantee only with original packaging
Slow, small, expensive and additionally poor warranty conditions.

Special features

The Geha Home & Office X6 CD is the smallest device in the test and therefore takes up very little space. A special feature is also the very small particles, which provide you with a sufficiently high level of security when shredding your private papers.

Appearance

The Geha document shredder is small and compact and fits well into any office thanks to its simple black colour scheme. It is also ideal for home use.

Starting up the shredder

While there is no readiness indicator, the Geha shredder is equipped with a temperature sensor. This means that the device cannot overheat and damage to the motor is virtually impossible. If overheating occurs, the paper will get stuck in the feed tray and you will not be able to activate the reverse mode. It takes about 20 minutes to get the machine ready for use again.

Collecting volume, cut size and additional

Like all models in the test, the Geha Home & Office X6 CD is equipped with two operating modes: "automatic" and "reverse". As soon as the paper touches the feed tray, shredding starts automatically. Of course, you always have the option of activating reverse mode if the paper gets jammed. The capacity of up to 45 sheets in one minute is convincing with this model. The collecting bin also has a capacity for 45 sheets and is therefore full after just one minute. In order to empty it, you have to lift the cutting unit including the motor, which is quite easy thanks to the handle.

The Geha document shredder is suitable for shredding confidential documents for both private and business use. At 5 x 35 millimetres, the particle size is so small that no personal data can be detected. However, you should allow a little more time, as staples and paper clips must be completely removed from the files. If you want to make use of the 2-year extra warranty, remember to keep the original carton.

By the way: with the Geha Home & Office X6 CD shredder you can shred not only paper but also CDs/DVDs and credit cards. This waste ends up in a specially designed collection container, which you simply secure inside the paper collection basket.

We have evaluated about 4 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that about 50 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 25 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.0 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 50% positive and 25% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Fast and high quality
  • Cross-section

Negative comments were made on the following points:

  • Paper jam
Manufacturer Geha
EAN 4021808112319
Height 320
Width 310
Depth 200
Weight 3.8 kg
Scope of delivery Shredder, manual, CD container
Manual language GER and more
Quality of instructions Good
Max. number of sheets 9 (measured)
Capacity litres 13 l
Automatic switch-off Automatic temperature control, paper sensor
Power consumption 105 Wh (1 sheet) - 170 (6 sheet)
Maximum volume 77 dB
Speed 1 Sheet 5 s
Speed max. number of sheets 8 s
Sheet/minute 45
Cut size 5 x 35 mm
CD shredder Yes
Card shredder Yes
Staples/paper clips to remove Yes (no manufacturer information)
Extra container for CDs/cards Yes
Quality impression Good
Additional warranty 2 years with proof of purchase and original packaging!
Stand-by power consumption 0.8 Wh
Safety
Handling
Volume
Cut quality
Speed

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2020-03-11
Can the Geha X6 CD also shred CDs?
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Yes, it is specially designed for this purpose and even has its own collection container for CDs.
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2020-03-11
How fast is the shredder?
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We have achieved 45 sheets per minute in several passes.
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2020-03-11
Does the shredder have an automatic start/stop function?
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Yes.

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