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Paper Jam Hi, I have paper stuck in the Shredder and i can't get it out how do i do that?

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Re: Paper Jam

Try to remove as much as possible from top and bottom of unit with a needle nose pliers or similar tool after that you can saturate any left over paper with shredder oil or a vegetable based LIQUID cooking oil. Let sit for 7-8 hours this should soften the paper enough to power thru the jam.

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    • 4 Lower two sheets of clean paper into the shredder. The paper removes excess oil, metal fragments and debris from the cutting blades. Blast the blades with compressed air when you notice a build-up of small paper scraps that may cause a jam.

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