Avoid over-feeding the shredder.As mentioned above, one sure-fire way to cause a jam is to feed more paper into a shredder than it is designed to handle at once. Luckily, the solution here is simple: after a jam, make an effort to feed fewer pieces of paper into your shredder than you previously did.
Avoid "fast-feeding" the shredder.1.Another way that jams are frequently caused is by feeding several loads into the shredder without giving each a chance to process completely (this is called "fast-feeding.") Remember that just because a sheet of paper has disappeared completely into the shredder does not mean it has been completely shredded.
Avoid folding or wrinkling paper before feeding it into the shredder.1.Folds, wrinkles and creases can easily jam a shredder as each one essentially doubles the effective amount of paper has to work through at once. Smooth out any rough spots on your paper before adding it to your shredder.
Be wary of thicker or harder materials (like cardboard, plastic, etc.)Materials thicker than ordinary paper can be difficult for shredders to handle. Try shredding these tough items by themselves to prevent a jam:1.Credit cards
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