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This is a virtually free tip that will extend the life of your paper shredder and can even bring it back from the dead: Vegetable Oil. Pour some vegetable oil (corn, canola, what have you -- probably not expensive olive oil) down where the paper goes every now and then (say, mabye once a month) and it will keep that baby shredding away.

I recently did a (typically harebrained) experiment of putting a small metal plate down the shredder. I wanted to see if it would shred. It did, and it killed the shredder. I was devestated. I love that shredder (and I got it for free from a neighbor who got it as a gift for opening a new bank account somewhere). Anyway, I decided not to just give up, and I looked online for solutions. They suggested putting shredder oil (purchased at a store) down the chute to clear the system. I figured corn oil was just as good, so I got some out and poured it liberally (about a cup or so) down the feeder and waited about 15 minutes (that was the hardest part for your impulsive and impatient blogger), then turned it on.....

It worked!! Now I put about a quarter cup into the feeder every few weeks -- whenever the shredding gears sound sort of clunky -- wait a bit, then turn it on. It really revives the shredding mechanism.

Comments

 

houston shredding said:

It is true that when you purchase a tool or device, you should be responsible enough to learn how to properly maintain it. Otherwise, instead of assisting you to be more efficient in your work, you will end up spending more for its repairs.

June 25, 2010 4:15 AM
 

rick rexor said:

With the amount of old documents and useless paper around the office, I knew I didn’t have the time or the equipment to shred it all.  I was surprised to hear that there were companies that specialized in  <a href="http://www.opsus.com/index.xml">paper">www.opsus.com/index.xml">paper shredding</a> but I was relieved to have found http://www.opsus.com .  A company representative met with me so we could discuss what kind of documents they were destroying to make sure their work was 100% legal.  With their extremely well trained staff, I was confident that my documents would be destroyed without any worry about security issues.  After the work was done, not only was I satisfied with the amount of time they took to ensure I was happy with their work, I had a clear and clean office!

July 8, 2010 3:40 PM
 

RickRexor said:

With the amount of old documents and useless paper around the office, I knew I didn’t have the time or the equipment to shred it all.  I was surprised to hear that there were companies that specialized in  <a href="http://www.opsus.com/index.xml">paper">www.opsus.com/index.xml">paper shredding</a> but I was relieved to have found http://www.opsus.com .  A company representative met with me so we could discuss what kind of documents they were destroying to make sure their work was 100% legal.  With their extremely well trained staff, I was confident that my documents would be destroyed without any worry about security issues.  After the work was done, not only was I satisfied with the amount of time they took to ensure I was happy with their work, I had a clear and clean office!

July 8, 2010 3:42 PM
 

lilly adams said:

I found an excellent company for all of my <a href="http://www.opsus.com/">paper">www.opsus.com/">paper shredding</a>

needs. They come to pick up the documents in locked containers. I have been using this company for some time. They are very timely and efficient. Check them out http://www.opsus.com  

September 6, 2010 3:10 PM
 

shredding Dallas said:

Paper shredders are indeed of great help to offices, schools and even homes - those establishments that make use of paper and other paper products most of the time. By having them shredded, they can be used for other purposes and this also gives you space to work with instead of just storing them in piles. Your information - if you want to keep private - are safe for disposal after they have been shredded. The important thing is that you also prioritize the quality functioning of your shredding machine so that you can utilize it for a long period of time.

September 17, 2010 6:45 AM
 

lilly adams said:

There are so many <a href="http://www.opsus.com">paper">http://www.opsus.com">paper shredding companies</a> to pick from. I have been using http://www.opsus.com for all of my paper shredding needs. They are very professional and I trust them completely with all of my private documents.

October 6, 2010 1:18 AM
 

houston shredding said:

There are various reasons as to why we opt to have our documents shredded, and the most common one for this is to ensure our protection against identity theft. As this machine takes care of our information, we should also conduct regular maintenance check-up with it to keep it running smoothly.

www.sanantonioshredding.com

December 6, 2010 1:50 AM
 

paper shredders galore said:

I think you just need to maintain and take care while it last! You must periodically clear the cutting heads of excess shredded paper. This build up of paper can lead to problems down the road if it is neglected.

April 18, 2011 9:16 PM

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