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WD-40 oil Will WD-40 damage the shredder? I used it once!

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WD-40 should not have damaged your shredder if you have used it on metal parts, and though certain plastics can be melted with WD-40, probably hasn't done any damage. However WD-40 is not an oil, nor a lubricant (it is a degreasing solvent). If you want to apply a lubricant, use a light machine oil such as this: amazon.com/dp/B00200B22S. Much better.

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WD 40 is penetrating oil, so make sure to only put it on the metal parts of the shredder and not on the electronics. Minimize the overspray oil on the plastic parts also. This will not damage the metal blades.
The normal oil is a light viscosity like 3-in-one oil with no penetrating characteristics (10 weight oil).

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SOURCE: shredder sounds like dry rubbing when in use.

No do not use WD-40.

They make shredder lube. It is a thick silicon type oil. I would just google shredder lube and I'am sure you will find what you need.

Good Luck

Andrew

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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How do you oil this shredder?


You did not give the model ## of your shredder. Most all shredders are OILED from the top slot where you you insert the paper to be shredded. DO NOT USE WD-40 OR ANY OTHER BRAND TYPE OIL. Use oil made for shredders or you can use SILCONE type oil. Wd Corp & Liquid Wrench companies make this type of oil. I have used it for more than 10 years in my shredder and I have not had a problem. The cutters work great.
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Spray from one side to the other(paper feeding slot) Run the shredder forward and backwards (WITHOUT PAPER) for about 5 seconds. This should be sufficient.

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It should be alright. It's best to use actual lubricant sheets that you can typically get from stores that sell shredders.
Your best bet is to plug it in (being careful at EACH step) and try just a single sheet of regular paper in it.
I would run a few single sheets through, turn it off, unplug it, then see if the top of the pile is still wet from the WD-40. If not, then you should be good for standard use.

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Shredder sounds like dry rubbing when in use.


No do not use WD-40.

They make shredder lube. It is a thick silicon type oil. I would just google shredder lube and I'am sure you will find what you need.

Good Luck

Andrew

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