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How to Oil a Shredder Using the Direct Method?
Oiling your paper shredder is not as hard as you think. This video will show you how to use a bottle of shredder oil to directly oil the shredding heads of your paper shredder. This task should be performed every time you change your shredder bag (or at least every other time). The oil will help to eliminate paper dust from building up on the shredding heads and will ensure that you machine performs optimally over time. Well oiled shredding heads also help to reduce the stress on your shredding motor to lengthen the life of your machine. Watch the video and if you still have questions please feel free to give us a call or send us an email and a shredder specialist will be glad to help.
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Welcome to MyBinding How To videos. This video will show you how to oil a shredder using the direct method. Very important is that you use actual shredder oil. These oils are formulated differently than other kinds of oils for your shredder. Some are packaged with an open end that allow you to fill a large container, like an automatic oiler in a larger or more expensive machine. Some are packaged with pour spouts. This is what you'll need for this method. In the direct method of oiling your shredder, you take the shredder oil and pour it directly onto the teeth, or the gears, of the machine, through the throat opening. Be careful to keep the oil inside the machine only. Then turn the rollers on in reverse for a good full minute so the gears are completely coated. And that's it. That's the direct method of oiling your paper shredder. For more articles, demos, how to's, and reviews, check out MyBinding.com.
< Over the years, a number of customers have asked me whether they can use twin loop wire with their plastic comb binding machine. These customers often don’t want to have to buy a brand new machine but like the look and feel of twin loop wire binding. However, the answer to their question isn’t as simple as it seems. You see, they actually do make twin loop wire that is designed to work with the plastic comb binding hole pattern. With that said, if you want to use these wires you are going to need a way to close the wires. What is Spiral-O Wire? Let me explain a little bit more…There is a product that we carry called Spiral-O Wire. This wire has 19 loops and is designed to work with the hole pattern from a plastic comb binding machine. Spiral-O Wire is sometimes called Wire Combs or Ibico Wire and was originally designed for use with some of the older Ibico binding machines. A number of the older Ibico plastic comb binding machines also included a twin loop wire closer on the front of them to allow users to use both plastic combs and wire. This 19 loop wire was designed for this purpose. What Equipment is Needed? As the Ibico brand has been phased out by GBC and all of the older Ibico plastic binding machines have been replaced with new models, they no longer have the twin loop wire closer on the front of them. This presents a problem in trying to use these spiral-o wires since you can’t use the wires without a way to close them. One of the only options left is to purchase a Twin Loop wire closer. However, since twin loop wire closers are not incredibly cheap this option usually only appeals to users who have larger electric plastic comb binding machines. Otherwise, it is often advisable to simply buy a low end 3:1 pitch twin loop wire binding machine (the supplies are cheaper). This being said, if you have one of the older Ibico binding machines that has a wire closer included you are in luck. The Spiral-O binding supplies that we carry will work perfectly with your machine and you will be able to use both plastic combs and wire depending on your needs. These Spiral-O binding supplies are available in Black, Silver, White, Blue and Red and in sizes up to 1″ in diameter. If you aren’t sure what type of wire binding supplies that you need to work with your machine simply give us a call. Our trained sales representatives will be glad to help you find the correct supplies for use with your machine.(Read More)