Why oil your paper shredder?
While shredding with your paper shredder, paper dust gets between the blades. This slowly affects the blades and decreases both the cutting power and the lifespan of the blades. Therefore, it's advisable to remove this dust with a (brand-specific) lubricating oil. For optimum blade durability, we recommend lubricating the machine when emptying the paper container. Lubrication is necessary for all paper shredders of DIN P-3 and up. For paper shredders with DIN P-1 or DIN P-2, lubrication isn't necessary but it can't hurt either.
There are 2 ways of lubricating using a bottle of oil:
1. Pour the oil into the insertion slot and feed a sheet of paper into the shredder.
2. Pour a few strokes of oil across the width of a sheet of paper in portrait orientation, then shred it.