A DIY & home improvement forum. DIYbanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » DIYbanter forum » Do - it - Yourself » UK diy
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

UK diy (uk.d-i-y) For the discussion of all topics related to diy (do-it-yourself) in the UK. All levels of experience and proficency are welcome to join in to ask questions or offer solutions.

repairing a paper shredder?



 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old October 17th 09, 11:03 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 60
Default repairing a paper shredder?

Hi All
I've been offered an old paper shredder cheap. It's a Rexel P-190 strip-
cut shredder FWIW. It's been removed from mainline service in an office as
'it doesn't work very well' - I think it doesn't cleanly separate the strips
all the time etc.

A somewhat higher powered shredder like this would come in handy at home, if
only for shredding prior to paper going on the composter. We already have a
small cross-cut shredder but it's a bit short on grunt (as they all seem to
be). But would there be any mileage in trying to fix/improve this fault? I'm
guessing it may just be old age, and that the cutters are knackered ... but
I'd be interested to learn of uk.d-i-y type repairs/improvements I might be
able to consider...

Thanks
j^n


Ads
  #2  
Old October 17th 09, 11:44 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,837
Default repairing a paper shredder?


"The Night Tripper" wrote in message
o.uk...
Hi All
I've been offered an old paper shredder cheap. It's a Rexel P-190
strip-
cut shredder FWIW. It's been removed from mainline service in an office as
'it doesn't work very well' - I think it doesn't cleanly separate the
strips
all the time etc.

A somewhat higher powered shredder like this would come in handy at home,
if
only for shredding prior to paper going on the composter. We already have
a
small cross-cut shredder but it's a bit short on grunt (as they all seem
to
be). But would there be any mileage in trying to fix/improve this fault?
I'm
guessing it may just be old age, and that the cutters are knackered ...
but
I'd be interested to learn of uk.d-i-y type repairs/improvements I might
be
able to consider...

Thanks
j^n


Probably never been oiled in accordance with the instructions. I used to do
the one in our office every week. When I retired no-one did it and I believe
it failed after about 2 months.


  #3  
Old October 17th 09, 12:07 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 3,348
Default repairing a paper shredder?

On Sat, 17 Oct 2009 10:03:47 +0100, The Night Tripper wrote:

Hi All
I've been offered an old paper shredder cheap. It's a Rexel P-190
strip-
cut shredder FWIW. It's been removed from mainline service in an office
as 'it doesn't work very well' - I think it doesn't cleanly separate the
strips all the time etc.

A somewhat higher powered shredder like this would come in handy at
home, if only for shredding prior to paper going on the composter. We
already have a small cross-cut shredder but it's a bit short on grunt
(as they all seem to be). But would there be any mileage in trying to
fix/improve this fault? I'm guessing it may just be old age, and that
the cutters are knackered ... but I'd be interested to learn of uk.d-i-y
type repairs/improvements I might be able to consider...


I'd try oiling it. There is proper shredder oil but I'd be interested to
know how important that is!

I oil mine regularly (well, whenever I think it's not working as well).

I also find that the oily paper powder gums up the actuator paddle, and
once a year or so I take it apart and clean that out.




--
Use the BIG mirror service in the UK:
http://www.mirrorservice.org

 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which oil to lube paper shredder? Alan[_6_] UK diy 22 August 5th 08 06:23 PM
Paper Shredder problem with paper detect circuitry Father Guido Electronics Repair 9 June 18th 08 12:02 PM
Paper shredder-recomendation Blair UK diy 43 March 3rd 06 01:59 PM
Paper shredder troubleshooting? Michael A. Covington Electronics Repair 0 September 5th 04 05:30 AM
this paper shredder? Mason121 Electronics Repair 3 September 7th 03 10:21 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 DIYbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.