Rexel Shredder Oil
The most effective way to care for your shredder is to oil the
cutting heads regularly. All paper shredders need shredder
oil to continue to function properly.
Paper dust from the shredding process builds up inside the shredder
around the cutters.
To keep your Acco Rexel shredder shredding efficiently and to
prolong the life of the machine, oiling the cutters with Acco
Rexel shredder oil is part and parcel of owning a shredder.
As a rule of thumb the higher the security level and finer the
cut the paper shredder makes, the more oil it will need. Also
how often you oil your shredder is determined by a number of factors.
Cross cut shredders need to be oiled more often than strip cut
shredders. A cross cut paper shredder will require regular applications
of shredder oil while a strip cut shredder can go for a longer
period of time without decreased performance.
The more you use your Acco Rexel shredder the more shredder
oil you will need. Most manufacturers recommend oiling the
cutters once every 30 minutes of continuous shredding.
As a rule of thumb we recommend you oil your paper shredder every
time you change the shredder bag.
Oiling your Acco Rexel shredder is very simple and can be done
by anybody. You can apply shredder oil directly onto the cutting
head in a fine stream through the paper entry throat, and should
take 1-2 seconds to oil from one side of the opening to the other.
Make sure to turn your shredder on to reverse for about 10 to
20 seconds to allow the shredder oil to be transferred to all
parts of the cutting heads. The next step is to shred a few sheets
of paper to remove the excess shredder oil.
Another simple technique is to apply shredder oil to a sheet
of paper in a zigzag motion and then shred the sheet. Make sure
not to soak the entire sheet in shredder oil.
Rexel shredder oil is the only lubricant which should be used
on an Acco Rexel shredder.
Using other types of shredder oil or lubricants will void the
manufacturer’s warranty. The reason for this is because
shredder oil leaves no residue on the cutters unlike other oils
which will attract paper dust and in turn clog the cutting head.
Rexel shredder oil also comes in an easy to apply aerosol
can with is available from ABT.