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Sharpening Paper Shredder Blades

I think the blades of my paper shredder are getting dull. Has anyone ever sharpened theirs?


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August 19, 20050 found this helpful

Yes I have!!! send one sheet of fine sand paper through the shredder. wwaaaalllaaaaaaa works great!

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August 19, 20050 found this helpful

We oil ours regularly. The sales clerk at Office Depot said most of them wear out because people don't know to oil them. They have a special oil, probably like sewing machine oil, a fine machine oil that you put on a piece of paper or just squirt a little over the blades every 100 sheets or so. This keeps the workings from drying out and the blades sharp.

The sandpaper idea sounds like a good one, too if the blades are already dull.

Susan from ThriftyFun

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August 31, 20050 found this helpful

Just recently started having problems with my shredder. It painfully shreds thin paper, but when I put in regular A size all I hear is the motor churning and the paper doesnt get sucked in to be shredded. I opened the darn thing and couldnt quite figure it out. Any help is appreciated.

I think it has something to do with the gear assembly but dont know what to look at. The company is Royal, shreds 9 pages at times(never really did that though)


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June 26, 20070 found this helpful

I run a piece of aluminum foil through mine monthly & have never had problems.

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