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Using a paper jogger in an office

Working in an office I handle a lot of paper on a regular basis. After getting a paper jogger I can not imagine getting any work done with out it.

Using a paper jogger is very simple, all you have to do is load the paper into the bin. What the jogger does is, is it used a motor to vibrate the paper so that it squares off nice and even around the edges. This is a very simple and brilliant piece of technology it takes advantage of gravity to make the paper perfectly aligned.

I have found that work has been much more efficient since getting a paper jogger. I have been getting less paper jams in the printer and the folding machines has to redo fewer folds. Usually what happens when I don't use the machine is I have to square off the paper by bouncing it on the table but if they aren't perfect, then the folds won't be even leading to more work because I have to redo it or the printer gets jammed and I'll have to open it up to find the jam.

There are special machines that can be used to feed paper into a scanner so that when the paper goes into the scanner all the pages are scanned properly and perfectly. This has been a great tool for scanning many pages really quickly. I have been using this for scanning in my boss' hand written notes so that he can have them saved in his email in case something should happen to the physical copies.

The joggers can be a little pricey but when it comes to saving time and working more efficiently you can't really put a price on saving time.

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when you insert the paper the shredder is only cutting the outside edges, the middle part comes out crimpled but still in tact.


The center cutting blades end up cutting more paper than the ones on the edges. It could be they are just dull.

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I just put some on a couple of sheets of paper, and shred them. This is supposed to be done on a regular basis.

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Why would someone need a paper jogger?


paper joggers are mostly used in places where you would be handling a lot of papers like a printing press and businesses that deal with a lot of paper. If you are say writing a book and have the manuscript on many pages that aren't held together you could use a paper jogger to square off all the pages so they look nicely stacked before you give them to your editor.

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My shredder stopped working in the middle of a shred. I have cleaned all shredding from it, but it still refuses to run. Is there a thermo cut off switch, and if so, where?


  • Shut off the shredder. Unplug it and let in cool down for up to one hour. This will work if the shredder has stopped due to excessive use.

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    Check to see if the shredder is jammed. This is the most common cause of shredder problems. Click the power switch to reverse, which should clear a minor jam. If not, set the shredder to auto, and then to reverse again until the jam clears.

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    Clear extremely stubborn paper jams by grabbing the stuck paper and gently pulling it out. If smaller pieces of paper cause the jam, shut off the shredder and unplug it. When it cools down, carefully use a pair of tweezers to remove the paper bits.

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    Determine if the power supply to the shredder is working properly. If the power supply is cold, use an alternative source of electricity for your shredder. If it is warm, there may be a problem with the shredder itself. Call your office machine repair shop or the shredder manufacturer for assistance.

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    Sharpen or oil the blades. Shredder blades need to be oiled on a regular basis to keep your machine in proper working order. Get oil made specifically for shredder blades from an office supply store.

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    my fellowes paper shredder is not operating. we have lifted the shredder head and fitted it back on the basket but nothing happened


    Hi,
    Instructions
    Step 1 Shut off the shredder. Unplug it and let in cool down for up to one hour. This will work if the shredder has stopped due to excessive use.
    Step 2 Check to see if the shredder is jammed. This is the most common cause of shredder problems. Click the power switch to reverse, which should clear a minor jam. If not, set the shredder to auto, and then to reverse again until the jam clears.
    Step 3 Clear extremely stubborn paper jams by grabbing the stuck paper and gently pulling it out. If smaller pieces of paper cause the jam, shut off the shredder and unplug it. When it cools down, carefully use a pair of tweezers to remove the paper bits.
    Step 4 Determine if the power supply to the shredder is working properly. If the power supply is cold, use an alternative source of electricity for your shredder. If it is warm, there may be a problem with the shredder itself. Call your office machine repair shop or the shredder manufacturer for assistance.
    Step 5 Sharpen or oil the blades. Shredder blades need to be oiled on a regular basis to keep your machine in proper working order. Get oil made specifically for shredder blades from an office supply store.
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    More than likely, there is a lot of paper debris jammed between the cutters and strippers. If you are handy, try the following.
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