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No longer cuts through paper

The shredder blades don't seem to cut through anymore - They just leave perforation marks where cuts should be.

Is this shredder done or can the blades be sharpened or serviced somehow?

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This is the problem I have the paper no longer cuts all the way. Some parts just seem marked with out cutting what do I do?

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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