Date: 28 Nov 2023 | Tag: paper shredder
Effective use of a paper shredder is not just about paper feeding. Here is a guide to ensure safe and effective use:
Read the operating instructions
First, read the operating instructions for your document shredder carefully. It is important to understand the features and safety tips.
Choose the right shredder
Make sure your shredder is suitable for the type of documents you want to shred. Different models can process different materials and capacities.
Prepare your documents
Remove staples and paper clips from documents you want to shred. This prevents damage to the grinding blades.
Oil the knives regularly
Keep your shredder in top condition by oiling the knives regularly. Follow the manufacturer's instructions regarding the type and frequency of lubrication.
Pay attention to the capacity of shredding. Overload will be easy to get stop and damage. If you process a large number of documents, shred them in batches.
Shred Credit Cards and CDs Properly
If your shredder is designed to handle credit cards and CDs, follow the instructions specific to those items. Avoid using force unless they are intended to be crushed.
Originally published 28 Nov 2023, updated 28 Nov 2023.