Fellowes Powershred Performance Shredder Oil is designed to maximize shredder performance and extend shredder life. The 16 oz plastic round squeeze bottle with extended nozzle bottle provides total coverage for both cross-cut and micro-cut types of shredders. This product has dimensions of 2 x 2 x 10 inches and weighs 12 ounces. The product is offered at a low price. It may be one of the reasons why this is popular in the market right now. But to be fair, most of the reviews for Fellowes Powershred Performance Shredder Oil have been very good. This also ranks high in overall product review considering criteria such as brand user satisfaction, value for price, product popularity, brand popularity, and brand quality. Fellowes is considered a high end as well as one of the strongest and most popular brands. There are considerable differences in quality when it comes to products in this category so it would be wise to consider only those products ranked highly.
Features of Fellowes Powershred Performance Shredder Oil
Not everyone knows that their paper shredders also need regular maintenance to keep them in good shape and for its maximum life span. Paper shredders are just another machine, after all. I come across people who complain about their shredders performing poorly just after several uses. I have friends whose paper shredders died on them only after a short while. In all these situations, people are quick to point accusatory fingers at the shredder manufacturers, but when I ask them whether they ever oiled their shredder, they responded as if they only heard of it for the first time or that it was a ridiculous idea. I’ve done paper-shredding for as long as I could remember and used different types of shredders in the past. My experience showed me the importance of oiling your shredder regularly. It was important to apply intermittent amounts of oil on a sheet of paper before feeding it to the shredder. This simple routine helps the shredder to keep it moving. It’s equally important to oil the blades, too. So if you want to keep your shredder for a long time, keep a bottle of Fellowes Powershred Performance Shredder Oil always available and apply faithfully on your shredder and shredder blades. If you read your device’s manual instructions, you may even find that oiling every after basket fill is highly recommended to keep the machine in healthy shape. Ever since I followed this simple routine, I didn’t have to change shredders as much. 16 oz of shredder oil is more than enough for personal and home use, but perfect for offices or commercial use.
Benefits of Fellowes Powershred Performance Shredder Oil
For Shredder Blades
Lubricating the shredder blades with Fellowes Powershred Performance Shredder Oil keeps the shredder humming as good as new. I used to hear rubbing noise from my machine. Back then I didn’t know that this was already an indication that I wasn’t taking care of the machine like I need to. I might have not been lubricating the blades enough. I simply had to apply drops of oil to solve the problem. What an inexpensive fix! If I had not known better I might have resorted to purchasing expensive shredder sheets. Or I might have thought of just getting a new shredder. By the way, you can apply the Fellowes Powershred Performance Shredder Oil directly to the blades.
Things to be Aware Of
The MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) on Fellowes Powershred Performance Shredder Oil indicate that it is >99% Canola oil. It listed no other ingredients. Basically, canola oil is already enough in lubricating your shredder. Soaking a piece of regular paper in this oil and then putting it on your shredder (just like some people do on their fax machines) can work like magic. Some may opt to using the very canola oil they use for cooking. It’s really just the same. But I was worried that the canola oil would clamp up my shredder and make it smell. The Fellowes Powershred Performance Shredder Oil was my best option. It works just as well considering it’s almost purely canola oil. Plus, it isn’t expensive anyway. Besides, a bottle of Fellowes Powershred Performance Shredder Oil can already last you a considerable length of time. I figured it might be wiser to use the oil for what it was manufactured for. The Fellowes brand name only added to my confidence.
My verdict: so far so good. Be careful not to spill this shredder oil on your machine. You can use a safety pin to blow a hole or opening on the top of the plastic bottle. This can help you avoid too much dripping, though the oil bottle’s extended nozzle makes it easy to apply. You don’t really need to use too much of the oil; in fact, your bottle may last even longer than the machine itself!