HOW TO GET OUT OF A JAM
Nothing can disrupt your flow like a jammed shredder! Paper jams, while annoying, are easily fixable. Several Fellowes shredders include advanced jam prevention features, such as 100% Jam Proof™ technology, Jam Blocker™, Jam Buster™ and Auto Reverse to help avoid jamming; however, sometimes the inevitable happens. Follow the steps below to learn how to quickly fix a basic paper jam:
HELPFUL TIPS TO PREVENT PAPER JAMS:
Avoid Overfeeding Shredder
Every shredder has maximum sheet capacity, which communicates the number of sheets it can safely shred at once. To reduce the likelihood of a jam, be conscious to not exceed the machine's sheet capacity when shredding and remember that a folded sheet of paper is the equivalent of two sheets! Fellowes ensures that the maximum sheet capacity is printed clearly on each shredder, near the paper entry.
Only Shred Machine-Approved Materials
Not every shredder is built to shred thicker materials like paper clips, credit cards and CDs. Trying to shred materials that are not rated for the machine can result in jams or serious damage to the shredder.
Empty the Waste Bin Regularly
A full waste bin prevents paper from falling from cutting block as it is shred, which can lead to jams. Be sure to periodically check the waste bin and empty when full.
All cross-cut and micro-cut shredders require oil for optimal performance. Regularly lubricating the cutters helps to enhance efficiency and extend shredder life. Fellowes recommends oiling the shredder each time the waste bin is emptied.
For Advanced Jam Prevention -
Look for a Fellowes Shredder with One of These Features:
|Eliminates paper jams and automatically powers through tough jobs for frustration-free shredding
||Blocks jams and prevents overfeeding by measuring paper thickness
|Powers through paper jams with the touch of a button for hassle-free shredding
||Stops and automatically reverses paper out if a jam occurs