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Royal Machines VF1012MX White Shredder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Royal Machines VF1012MX White Shredder. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and price. Many are negative about the durability and reliability, while views about the size and design are different.

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reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Royal Machines VF1012MX White Shredder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Royal Machines VF1012MX White Shredder from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Printers on Reviews about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the noise and design.

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reliability, design, noise

39% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Royal Machines VF1012MX White Shredder

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Eric (

Plastic Gear FAIL


Looks like I can get a replacement by calling 1-800-222-2310 and ordering it, but if they offer replacements in metal, why use plastic in the original when it appears to be the across-the-board complaint?

Overall, great package: dedicated credit card/CD slot, shredded both without any issues. Rarely jammed, even with heavier paper loads, reverse function fixed that immediately

VF1012MX-08 Gear #2, a primary driving gear, is plastic. After 7 months of moderate usage, the plastic gear failed (worn/shredded). Must pay for replacement

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Mike (

Surprised at the other reviews


I have had my Royal VF1012mx shredder since December 2005 (4 years, 5 months) and it has served me well until recently. Only problem now is that it will often register "overload" immediately upon even putting in a single sheet of paper. I hope to...

Adequate Bin Capacity, Doesn't Jam, Easy To Empty, Easy to Use, Great Power, Shreds Quickly

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Sparky (

You built this thing WHY?


The nylon gear is a piece of junk. When the gear goes the machine is rendered useless. And where do you get repair parts? It only shreds about 3 sheets at a time. When the machine overheats its what i think is at the verge of causing a fire

The rollers are nice

Jams Easily, Lacks Power, Noisy, Overheats Quickly

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Scooter49 (

This is junk


I bought this thing because I had 4 or 5 boxes of personal paper and some old bills and stuff. After doing a 20- minute shredding session, I was getting an overheating light. The thing sounded like a meat grinder instead of a paper shredder. I took it...

Shreds Quickly

Messy, Noisy, Overheats Quickly

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Webster (

It's fine as long as you don't strain it


This is the first shredder I ever purchased and I've been happy with it until today, when it jammed while shredding a CD. Now it's totally useless and the Royal site doesn't have any troubleshooting support. As long as you plan to shred standard...

Easy to Use, Inexpensive, Portable, Shreds Quickly

Messy, Small Bin Capacity

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Todd (

Definitely a LIGHT duty Shredder


Appears to be a good shredder until the nylon gear strips - and from reading other posts and my experience - it will strip. Sooner rather than later. Not a good design at all.

Nylon Gear

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Ken (

Poorly made


It has a nylon or plastic gear which runs the other gears in the transmission. It jammed and the teeth of this plastic gear broke rendering the machine useless. I don't know how to find replacement parts or any place to fix it. The shredder is a piece...

Jams Easily, Messy, Noisy

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Happy (

Poorly made


The gear that turns the shredder is plastic. If you jam it , and you will, some of the teeth break off of the gear. I jammed it while grinding 5 sheets of paper and the plastic gear had less teeth than a 100 year old person. It is

Can not find repair parts, Jams easily, Poorly built, Shreads 3 sheets not 12

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: dlstewart (

So Far So Good! The Royal Shredder (Model # VF1012mx)


I've been using this Royal Shredder (Model # VF1012mx) for the past seven months. Two other people also use this machine, and it sees light to moderate use.

slim design, on casters that lock if needed, paper bin window, Auto Start and Reverse

noisy and heavy, price is a consideration

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: jcis1st (

Royal VF1012mx Shredder


Given to me as Christmas present 2005. I keep bills for about 1.5 years then shred. On 2nd use while shredding 6 pages of phone bill shredder jammed and made high pitch sound indicating gears were slipping and would no longer turn shredder assembly. On...


Not worth the price paid. Cheaply built

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

ROYAL 1610x Heay Duty Commercial/Business Confetti Shredder ROYAL 1610X Heaviest Duty Industrial Flat rate shipping - $49.99 (within continental US, this product does not qualify for free shipping due to its weight) ROYAL 1610X Heaviest Duty Industrial / Commercial Unreadable Confetti-Cut Continuous Form Shredder Shreds 12 Sheets of Letter Size Paper in a Single Pass or 10 Sheets of 16" computer Forms Continuously! Shreds Credit Cards , CD/DVD-ROM Disks, Plastic and Magnetic Media, Staples All Steel Gear construction Patented Jam-free rollers 3mm x 9mm cross cut pieces Extra wide 16" opening for wide sheets 10-sheet computer paper shredder (12, 14 and 16-inch computer paper)12-sheet letter paper shredderSeparate slot for shredding credit cardsAuto start/stop/reverse functions LCD message center Large capacity 66 liter wastebasket Pull out paper tray Indicates when bin is full 1 year warranty, plus 13 year warranty on blades Dimensions: 28" x 24" x 14.5", Shipping Weight: 96 lbs Included: Royal 1610x Heavy Duty Confetti Cut Paper Shredder Large capacity cardboard box wastebasket Plastic shredder bags