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How to Oil a Shredder Using the Indirect Method?
Oiling your paper shredder is an essential maintenance task and should be performed regularly (every time you change your shred bag is a good idea). Luckly, shredder oiling isn't difficult. In fact it is incredibly simple and there are even multiple ways to do it. This video shows you one simple method for oiling your shredder. We call this the "indirect method" becuase it involves adding oil to a sheet of paper and then running the sheet of paper through the shredder. Watch this video and see how easy shredder oiling can be and if you have any questions feel free to give us a call or send us an email, a shredding expert will be glad to assist you.
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Welcome to MyBinding How To videos. This video will show you how to oil a shredder using the indirect 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. Oiling by the indirect method, you'll first take a few sheets of paper, say, three or four. Apply the shredder oil onto the paper in an "S" pattern all the way down the sheet. And that paper, along with a couple of other sheets of paper, are put into your shredder as if you were shredding a document. Then, turn the reverse button on so the rollers go backwards and fully coat all the gears inside. You should do this for a whole minute. And that's the indirect method for 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)