Visit the link below for various types of shredder oils.http://www.factory-express.com/Shredder_Oil__Bags-2025.htmRegular use
of paper shredders
creates paper dust that can dry out components, dull the blades, clog
the machine and burn out the motor. However, with proper oiling and
maintenance, a paper shredder can last for years.
Oiling a shredder can be accomplished using one of two quick methods.
The paper method limits excess oil to the paper, reducing the chance of
it splattering when you turn the machine back on. This method is more
common than the second and can be used with all kinds of shredders. The
paperless method may be less common, but it is just as effective at
removing dust buildup from the blades of the shredder.
The Paper Method:1. Place
a sheet of paper on or above a surface that will not be marred or damaged should you spill oil on it.2. Apply
the oil to one side of the paper in a wide zigzag
pattern across the whole face of the page to ensure sufficient coverage.
Do not saturate the paper with oil.
the shredder on
and run the oiled piece of paper through the shredder. As the paper
shreds, the oil that has been absorbed by the paper will lubricate the
blades. The motion of the blades will distribute oil so the shredder
continues to operate smoothly.
a few more papers into the shredder to absorb residual oil from the cutting assembly.
The Paperless Method:1. Set
the shredder to manual mode so you can control the direction of the blades and the amount of time the blades are in motion.2. With
the paper shredder turned off, squirt a solid line of oil into the paper entry lengthwise across the paper-shredder blades.
shredder in reverse, allowing it to run for 10 to 20 seconds before
stopping the blades. This will evenly distribute the oil to all parts of
the cutting assembly.
the shredder to automatic mode. Then feed two or three sheets of paper into it to absorb the excess oil from the machine.
How often you should oil your paper shredder depends mostly on how
much you use it. Office shredders that see heavy use every day will need
to be oiled several times a week, while home machines used occasionally
need be oiled only a few times a year. Cross-cut shredders will require
more frequent oiling than other paper shredder varieties because they
have more blades and create much more paper dust.
You can purchase a shredder lubricating oil from any major electronic or office supplies
store or you can contact Royal customer service at 908-429-4357.