I use a tidy sized Fellowes paper Shredder.
Last week, I got a little greedy and overloaded the shredder and it just stopped dead.
No matter what I did, the jam would not clear, there was paper in the shredder mechanism.
I got tweezers and other medical devices out, and removed all that I could.
Nothing like some serious self-recrimination!!
And then I had a Taffy brainwave, less than one per decade, is the norm!
I had purchased some bottles of Fellowes Shredder Oil from John Lewis, around £5 per 120ml, so not cheap.
I ran about 1/3 of a bottle of this oil, up and down the cutters, particularly where I could see paper.
The plan for the paper to absorb the oil and the mechanism would hopefully clear when switched back on.
And VOILA, a plan that works from a man, in this instance it can!!
So I will not have to dispose of this shredder, just be more careful in future.
And I found some Fellowes Shredder oil on Amazon.
£7.79 for 355 mls delivered free with Prime!!
John Lewis £9.49 for 120 mls delivered. I checked!! lol
Caution Not all “oils” are the same, for example not a good plan to put cooking oil into the oil filler of your car. I once encountered a specialist oil that was £1000 per litre (1000mls). So if this shredder problem happens to you, have the correct Shredder oil to hand, otherwise it is possible that once cleared the mechanism may seize up!!
Clouds, on occasion, can have silver linings!!