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Fellowes DM8C shredder

Materials aren't shredded, merely perforated by the blades. Did I overload it, or did it wear out all at once? Can the blades be sharpened? Can you adjust the alignment, are they just not close enough together any more? What can I do?

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Re: Fellowes DM8C shredder

What does the owners manusl tell you that the page limit is? Do not exceed it, and maybe just reduce it by one page at a time until you get the proper shred. Can not be sharpened. It would be cheaper to buy a new shredder.

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