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frequency of shredder oil applications is determined by a number of
factors. First of all cross cut shredders must be oiled more often than
strip cut shredders do. A cross cut paper shredder
will require regular applications of shredder oil while a strip cut can
go for a longer period of time without decreased performance. Secondly,
paper shredders that are used more will need more lubrication. A paper shredder
under heavy usage will need oil about once every four hours, while one
under normal use will only require oil once or twice a month. Most
manufacturers recommend oiling the cutters once every 30 minutes of
accumulative shredding, but an easy way to remember is just to oil your paper shredder
every time you change the bag. The type of material as well as amounts
fed at once can also effect performance and lead to the need for oil.
Directions You should only use specifically designed shredder oil to oil your paper shredder.
This oil is designed to lubricate precision heat treated shredder
cylinders, and any other lubricant or oil will void the manufacturers
warranty. So don't use WD-40 or the like to oil your paper shredder.
Shredder oil can come in both liquid and aerosol varieties. However, the most common is liquid shredder oil.
first way to oil your shredder is to spray or squirt lubricant into the
opening and onto the cutting heads. The oil is packaged in a squeeze
bottle and is applied directly onto the cutting head in a fine stream.
This is done through the paper entry throat. Take 1-2 seconds to oil
from one side of the opening to the other. Turn the machine in reverse
for about 10-15 seconds to allow the oil to transfer to all parts of the
cutting head. The final step is to shred a few sheets of paper to
remove any excess oil.
The other, and perhaps most common, way to oil your paper shredder
is illustrated in the image above. Simply spread a small amount of
shredder oil onto a piece of paper in a zig-zag type motion. Make sure
that you spread the oil over the entire sheet. (NOTE: you don't need to
soak the paper in oil, just ensure total and even coverage.) Feed this
sheet through the shredder and then operate the machine in the reverse
mode for a few seconds. This will make sure the oil is dispersed
throughout the shredders cutting cylinders. The final step is to shred a
few sheets of paper to remove any excess oil. You may want to repeat
this procedure depending on the results, and is recommended for up to
three applications to be assured of thorough oiling.
oil your cross cut shredder on a regular basis. If you are shredding a
small quantity such as only 50 sheets a week or if you are using a small
shredder, then you should oil your shredder every other day. If you are
shredding a large quantity such as hundreds of sheets, then oil after
30 minutes of usage or after you empty the bag.
Start oiling your paper shredder now. The shredder will run smoother, faster, and put less strain on the overall motor, gears, and bearings.
Wow, a name from the past.... with any shredder the easiest way to "oil it" is just to put a bead of oil in an "S" pattern down a sheet of paper to be shredded and then shred the sheet of paper.
If you shred a lot you should do this more frequently...if its only occassional shredding OR if its a strip cut shredder then you don't have to do this as often.
Have you ever oiled the machine.?????
Cross cut shredders need to be lubricated due to the amounts of small paper and dust generated.
Get some "shredder oil" run the machine in reverse and pour some of the oil onto the cutting blades...then when you shred paper put some oil onto a sheet of paper prior to putting it in the shredder. How often do you oil it??? depends how much shredding you do.
Just use regular "shredder oil", if you hav'nt put any oil on in some time pour it directly onto the blades....once in a while put the oil onto a sheet of paper you are going to shred and shred the paper with the oil on it.
Well considering your question about a shredder is posted under "fax machines" you have a problem...if it was/is a shredder then I would suggest that you occassionaly put some shredder oil on a sheet of paper and shred the sheet of paper to get oil into the cutting teeth....but if its a fax machine then oil on the paper will make a real mess if you put it into the fax. So I hope you know what kind of machine you have 'cause I'm not real sure.