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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 19 June 2009
Swordfish One-A-Month Shredder Lubrication Sachets
Does exactly as advertised. I was at first a little reluctant to buy what appeared to be quite a pricy way to oil the shredder cutters, but after previously adding too much or too little oil from a bottle - with disastrous results - I decided to give them a try.

A first class product which evenly oiled the cutters without leaving any residue on the shredder case. The 'envelope' that contains the oil seems to be made of a kind of plastic, so if you recycle your shredded paper I suggest emptying the shredded sheet before starting your new batch of shredding.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
on 4 March 2008
Quick and easy oil capsulated sheets - use once per month to prevent clogging of shredder blades and thus reduce the chance of frustrating overload trips - no mess.Recommended.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 29 September 2009
I just couldnt understand why I had to keep buying a new shredder every two year, no one said you have to oil them. Then I came accross that intormation by accident. Didnt fancy oil everywere, so
when I found this item thought I would give it a try. . . . . So easy, 1st of every month just put it through the shredder, no fuss or mess GREAT. . .
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
This is a set of thin plastic sachets that contain enough oil to lubricate your shredder around once per month.

We do a lot of shredding but it is cyclical. In some months we do very little but on other occasions we will empty the bin perhaps twice in a week. I therefore do not use the sachets religiously once a month but when it appears that the shredder needs it - when it gets clunky, with a noisier motor or if it starts to jam up a little more easily. One sachet of oil, probably on average seven times a year, sorts things out.

Whilst the oil sachets do seem more pricey than a can of shredder oil, I find they are infinitely easier to use as well as being less messy. It is so simple to just pass one of the sachets through the shredder rather than mess about with an aerosol religiously running the nozzle along the teeth. I have used both and prefer the sachets by far.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 8 April 2009
Does the job without getting dirty, that is all you need really. No spillage problems. But - 1. not sure how often to use it; 2. expensive compared to oil hence three stars.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 19 September 2009
My shredder is now over 12 years old & I am sure that using the sachets once a month has prolonged its life as it's still going strong and is used on a daily basis.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2009
Since buying my Swordfish Shredder four years ago I have used the Lubrication Sachets religiously every month. They are a quick, clean way of keeping your shredder in tip-top condition as mine is. I highly recommend them.

Penny Savage
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Having 4 shredders I have quickly become aware of the difference regular oiling makes to their reliability and longevity. I stained a carpet in the study by over-oiling a shredder using a bottled shredder oil - the oil seeped through shredder base onto the carpet. These sachets from Swordfish will avoid such problems in the future. You get a "Trade Pack" of 12 sachets with exactly the right amount of oil in them and you just feed one into your shredder once a month. The shredder is then lubricated and the process helps clear paper dust out of the cutters etc. I find my shredders jam less frequently and actually run smoother since I started using these Swordfish sachets.

One thing I feel obliged to point out is that the product description refers to this product as "Shredder Oil Lubrication and Sharpening Sachets" - looking at the description on the box no reference is made to the sharpening properties of this product, there is a brief reference to its use "maintaining a clean cut" but I take that to be a consequence of contributing to cleaning the cutters rather than a claim of any sharpening qualities. I'm happy to be corrected if I've got this wrong and I think it's just a bit of careless wording rather than an attempt to deliberately mislead - so I haven't deducted a star.

In summary, this is a good quality product that is significant cleaner and easier to use than a bottle of shredder oil, and, which will pay dividends in terms of shredder reliability and longevity. Recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 4 December 2009
Have found this to be a great little product for many years. It's such an easy and mess-free way to keep a shredder oiled and working well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 4 June 2009
I have used this for sometime but the place that I used to buy it from, discontinued it - Amazon to the rescue!

It is perfect for my domestic shredder and using one sheet a month keeps the machine going perfectly.
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