How To Oil Fellowes Shredder?

How To Oil Fellowes Shredder?
How To Oil Fellowes Shredder?
Using a shredder a lot can make its insides rub together and get worn out, which can make it work less well and maybe even stop working. But, you can keep your Fellowes shredder in good shape by putting oil on it sometimes. It's easy to do and helps it stay in good condition.

To oil your Fellowes shredder, follow these steps:

Before you begin, it's essential to use the right type of oil for your Fellowes shredder. Consult your user manual or check the manufacturer's website for their recommended oil. Many Fellowes models suggest using a vegetable-based or mineral oil specifically designed for shredders.

The Fellowes shredder recommending one types of Shredder oils,

Powershred® High Security Shredder Oil – 32 Oz. Bottle

  • Specifically designed for Fellowes High Security and High Capacity shredders with an automatic oiling system
  • Maximizes performance and extends shredder life by slowing blade wear
  • 32 oz. plastic bottle with twist-off top
  • Fellowes recommends oiling your shredder every time you empty the bin
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Step 2: Prepare the Shredder

Turn off and unplug your Fellowes shredder from the power source. This safety measure ensures that the shredder won't accidentally start during the oiling process. Next, carefully remove the shredder bin or container to access the cutting mechanism.

Step 3: Locate the Oiling Points

Fellowes shredders typically have designated oiling points or holes where you can apply the lubricant. These oiling points are usually located near the cutting mechanism or the paper entry slot.

Simple Steps to Oil your Shredder with a Lift-Off Head

Step 4: Apply the Oil

Using the recommended oil, gently put a few drops into each oiling spot. Don't put too much oil because it can leak out or gather dirt, which might block the shredder or make it stop working right.

Step 5: Spread the Oil

After applying the oil, turn the shredder on for a few seconds in both forward and reverse directions. This action helps distribute the oil evenly throughout the cutting process and internal components.

Step 6: Clean Up and Reassemble

Once you've finished oiling, use a clean, dry cloth to wipe away any excess oil that may have spilled or dripped. Then, carefully replace the shredder bin or container, ensuring it's properly secured.

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How to oil Fellowes shredder


Q: Can I use any type of oil for my Fellowes shredder?

A: No, it's best to use the oil recommended by the manufacturer. Using the wrong type of oil can potentially damage the shredder's components or cause clogs and malfunctions.

Q: Is it necessary to unplug the shredder before oiling?

A: Yes, for safety reasons, it's always advisable to unplug your shredder before performing any maintenance or oiling tasks. This prevents accidental starts and potential injuries.

Q: Can over-oiling harm my Fellowes shredder?

A: Yes, applying too much oil can cause leakage, attract dust and debris, or potentially lead to clogs or malfunctions. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and apply only the recommended amount of oil.