Shredder Maintenance - Articles and News

There are a number of reasons why a shredder might not start, so let's get straight to it: Is the shredder plugged in and switched on at the mains? Yes, we know it seems like a daft question but we had to ask, right? The shredder itself might need to be switched to 'on' or 'auto'. If your shredder has a head that sits on top of a bin, is the head on correctly? For safety reasons a number of s... [Read More]
If your paper shredder won’t function properly there are a number of simple things you can do to try and get it working again: Turn off the shredder: Unplugging your shredder for approximately one hour may allow it time to cool down if it has simply overheated. Put your shredder into reverse mode: If your shredder has an unseen jam caused by paper - putting it into a reverse mode c... [Read More]
Oiling a shredder is an essential part of maintaining its performance and the more often you use it the more often it will need to be oiled. If you don’t oil your shredder regularly you may find that it starts to accumulate paper dust and begins to process fewer sheets of paper at a time and at a slower rate. You may also experience more paper jams. How often do I need to oil my shredder? ... [Read More]
Paper shredders don’t normally require much maintenance. However, to ensure that your machine is working at its best it’s a good idea to keep it both oiled and to clear the cutting heads of residual material. Oiling your shredder How often you need to oil your shredder will depend on usage levels and the type of shredder you have. However, this is an important part of your shredder m... [Read More]