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Shredder is very sluggish

The sound of the shredder changed and the action slowed. Does it required oil? If so, where to I oil it?

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Here is a cautionary tale. We had a shredder made by Royal. (The PX12D1 crosscut shredder.) It worked fine for about a year. Then after a rigorous shredding session, the blades started to run really slowly. It sounded like the motor was still working though. We examined it for metal debris and found none. After reading some advice here, we decided to clean it out and apply some lubricant. Our intern used a can of air on the blades, and unscrewed the top portion to clean out the dust around the wires. (There was a lot of paper dust in there.) She was very careful not to disturb the wires while cleaning it out. She screwed it back together and used some dry spray lubricant on the gears and blades. This was per the advice on several webpages on this subject. We plugged the shredder in and ran a shredding test. Again, the blades kept moving slowly and wouldn't shred. And then "BOOM!" the darn thing exploded. Our intern said that she saw a bright yellow light appear around the blades just before the explosion. We suspect that the lubricant caught fire. Our intern was shaken up, but fine. Fortunately she was standing up and looking down at the shredder when it happened and the paper waste try absorbed most of the force. But the room was full of gassy smoke for a while and we were all shaken by the experience.
Lessons learned: Shredders aren't that expensive, so tinkering around with one isn't worth our time or risk. When we run into a "slow" or malfunctioning shredder in the future, we will simply toss it and buy a new one. We didn't do anything weird to the shredder, all we did was use a can of air and lubricant. We feel very lucky that our poor intern wasn't injured during this incident.

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Yes they require lubrication

You can buy shredder oil from lots of office equipment suppliers

To see if it helps spray some WD40 (using the plastic extender) into either side of the opening where you normally put the paper.

Switch the machine on to run continually and give the blades another good spray

This should loosed up any dust which has gathered

If the machine picks up its pace then go buy some real shredder oil and use it before every operation

Do not go mad with the amount you apply but dont skimp

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    Tom May 31, 2009

    Yes they require lubrication



    You can buy shredder oil from lots of office equipment suppliers



    To see if it helps spray some WD40 (using the plastic extender) into either side of the opening where you normally put the paper.



    Switch the machine on to run continually and give the blades another good spray



    This should loosed up any dust which has gathered



    If the machine picks up its pace then go buy some real shredder oil and use it before every operation



    Do not go mad with the amount you apply but dont skimp

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