How to get the best out of your Office Shredder
Posted: Monday 17th January 2022
If you have small volumes of paper to shred and do not need 'Certification' or 'Proof of Destruction' then a paper shredder is probably the best shredding solution for your workplace or home office
Three things that are important to keep in mind when buying a paper shredder are:
- It is recommended to only use cross-cut or confetti shredders. Strip cut shredded paper is easily to re-assemble and not as secure as cross-cut shredders. All cross-cut (confetti) shredders should have their cutters oiled regularly to maintain maximum cutting efficiency and to avoid breakdowen.
- Try and buy the biggest shredder your working environment requires and your budget will allow. Inexpensive shredders are just that and invariably need to be replaced within a relatively short period of time.
- All paper shredders need to be oiled because paper dust builds up inside the cutting assembly and this will impact the performance of the shredder and will cause over-heating and eventually breakdown. As a guide, oil your cross-cut shredder every 1/2 hour of shredding time. This can be weekly/monthly depending on your shredding time