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Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: kap
Date: February 01, 2020 02:40PM
The motor of our 8 years old Bull Dog 10 page micro-cut is on its last leg. Its 80$ price has served us well. Now is the time to get a replacement. It does not have to be the same brand and maker but reliability is good. Tia.



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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: BernDog
Date: February 01, 2020 03:38PM
Amazon Basics used to be well regarded. Mine’s fine.

Edit: Wirecutter likes them alright. Link



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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 01, 2020 03:48PM
We use a Amazonbasics similar to this one in the school testing office (where most everything gets shredded) and it is on year four.



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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: kap
Date: February 01, 2020 05:48PM
Will check AmazonBasics. Thank y'all!



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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 01, 2020 06:44PM
Another vote for Amazon Basics. Quiet and doesn't bog down.
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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 01, 2020 07:14PM
whatever you get, just make sure to oil the cutters fairly frequently.... a lot of it is also learning how the cutters sound while munching when oiled, and when needing oil. I burned out a couple of shredders over the years due to lack of proper oiling, but our current (and hopefully last) shredder has been going strong for years w/ periodic oiling.
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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: February 01, 2020 09:03PM
Costco usually has a cross cut shredder on their shelf. Bought one from them works great! I forgot the model when I get back home, I will provide an edit.
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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 01, 2020 09:41PM
.....what about a dog......???

....the ol' 'the dog ate my homework'........



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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 02, 2020 09:16AM
I second regular oiling of the shedder.

I've got an old shredder that's a tank, but it's not cross cut and it cuts a little wider than a Fellows I ordered from AMZ (long before they did their Basics line of goods)

Besides the added security margin of cross-cut, I'd get it solely for the increase in capacity over the older single-cut variety.

Do they even make those anymore?

I'll never buy another shredder with a pull-out basket. They're a mess.

My next shredder, should I ever need another one, will be something like this Fellows.




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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 02, 2020 09:23AM
how does one oil a shredder?
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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: Cary
Date: February 02, 2020 09:37AM
Take a couple of pieces of 8.5 x 11 paper, dip a brush in vegetable oil, make an d from corner to corner on the paper with oil (1-2 inches wide), run paper through shredder.

Do this once or twice.
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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: JoeH
Date: February 02, 2020 10:06AM
Some shredders have a built in oiler. Would have to check the model of the mid range shredder at work, it has a plug under a cover on the top of its case near the feed slot. Just need to add an ounce or two of oil every couple months.
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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 03, 2020 12:43AM
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Cary
Take a couple of pieces of 8.5 x 11 paper, dip a brush in vegetable oil, make an d from corner to corner on the paper with oil (1-2 inches wide), run paper through shredder.

Do this once or twice.

I read to use mineral oil (baby oil) but same application.
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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 03, 2020 01:39PM
....will this help to get one's abs.....shredded.....???



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Re: Paper Shredder Recommendations
Posted by: kap
Date: February 08, 2020 02:51PM
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Racer X
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Cary
Take a couple of pieces of 8.5 x 11 paper, dip a brush in vegetable oil, make an d from corner to corner on the paper with oil (1-2 inches wide), run paper through shredder.

Do this once or twice.

I read to use mineral oil (baby oil) but same application.

We have used Gary's method. It kept our old shredder going for a long time.



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