New for old?

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I was going to buy a new paper shredder as mine has got so blunt it wouldn't cut butter. But I read an article in a mag that said to sharpen a paper shredder you just put 2 A4 sheets of heavy duty aliminium cooking foil through the shredder and it will sharpen the blades. Well I had a go and I kid you not it works. My old shredder is back in action as sharp as the day I bought it. Don't know why but just that it does. That is good enough for me.
Thought I would pass the tip on to you folk.

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Oiling the blades

Oiling the blades from time to time is supposed to help keep them sharp. You can buy oil at an office supply store but a guess any light oil like 3-IN-1 should also work. Just squirt the oil in a line across the paper, and run it throught the shredder.

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Smart guys! Isn't it amazing

Smart guys! Isn't it amazing Sussex the things tin foil can do???? I use it when making the stones on my house..it makes them look like they have big crack/crevices on them! Of course I only do it to one stone here and there.

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Apparently not only duct tape is silver!

:D

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Hadn't heard of that use

Hadn't heard of that use Colin,

Hoping that things are well with you and that you didn't get too much of a taste of Winter with this latest blast.

peter

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So happy to see you checking

So happy to see you checking in Peter! And thank you so much for keeping in touch with Starzy! So happy to hear she's doing well! Happy also to get to see your smiling face on here! :)

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