The TASKMASTER TM2800 Shredder quickly shreds steel drums down to strips of metal for a major reduction in space. It also facilitates the recovery of the steel and/or the contents of the drums. These units provide fast and efficient destruction of a wide variety of bulk solids, quickly reducing bulk volume by up to 80 percent. With its powerful shredding action, this low speed, high torque shredder tears through piles of steel drums, media, hard drives, pallets, rocket fuel, tires, biowaste and more. The TASKMASTER cuts storage and disposal costs, reduces scrap and helps in the safe disposal of hazardous or substandard waste. The TASKMASTER has a fully enclosed dust-tight body of heavy structural steel. Hardened and ground cutter disks and spacers ride on two parallel hex shafts. These cutters counter-rotate at different speeds, intermeshing with one another. Solids are grabbed and shredded by this high torque mechanism. The unit operates with little vibration or noise.